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Avago Technologies Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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Avago Technologies President, CEO, and Director Hock E. Tan
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Pros
  • The company does support its employees and allow them freedom to do thier best work with a good work/life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Exciting, fast paced work environment (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • This is not a R&D or a cutting edge product development company any more; just focused on increasing margins (in 15 reviews)

  • Upper management can be stifling and not supportive (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Smart Business Focus"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avago Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Profits. Focus. Business Perspective.

    Cons

    Some management is poor. Not fair to some people from merger.

    Advice to Management

    Some management is not looking out for the company's best interest.


  2. "If you are serious about work and want returns for it, stay a mile away"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avago Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Stock is doing well and the compensation is ok.

    Cons

    1. Poor management; most execs are just retired and enjoying their perks
    2. Hiring practices and policies are the worst you can see in any real technology R&D company.
    3. This is not a R&D or a cutting edge product development company any more; just focused on increasing margins.

  3. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avago Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, fast pace, challenging

    Cons

    No yearly cost of living raises

    Advice to Management

    More job related training.


  4. "Best"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good team working - nice enviroment

    Cons

    some staff need to improve their knowledge


  5. "Great People, Iffy management decisions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avago Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people. They are fun to work with and not a lot of office politics. The company does support its employees and allow them freedom to do thier best work with a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Good company to work for they support thier employees well but have made some poor management decisions on staffing that forced a later decision to layoff about 15% of the people working in my business unit.

    Advice to Management

    When a group is slipping on its comittments try in getting more help or slowing down the project schedule and look beyond the near commitments. This will keep you from laying off people in large quanties.


  6. "Good CEO, Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avago Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good people in Fort Collins, challenging work

    Cons

    CEO is very cost driven


  7. "Varies by division"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avago Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with and strong customers
    strong stock growth

    Cons

    R&D not a priority
    Company culture erosion

  8. "Research & Development Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avago Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Structure is set up to reward employees when company and division does good. Most of the time the company met its goals.

    Cons

    CEO is a bit extreme on cutting staff and facilities. Cubicles and labs keep shrinking. Staff head counts are controlled from the top.


  9. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Operations Support Manufacturing in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Operations Support Manufacturing in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company and above average pay, very good benefits, repetitive easy work with okay work environment.

    Cons

    Training could be better, lots of inexperienced workers and competition for advancement is sometimes based on favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in training and make more decisions based on performance rather than favoritism


  10. "application engineer"

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avago Technologies (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good bonus plan, good stock plan

    Cons

    keep changing management and business outlook


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