Avago Technologies Reviews

Updated Sep 21, 2020

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3.0
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Avago Technologies President, CEO, and Director Hock E. Tan
Hock E. Tan
153 Ratings
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  • "High business unit operating margin requirements leave little room for R&D(in 15 reviews)

  • "Some excellent people left after the LSI acquisition and Broadcom acquisition(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Sales"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avago Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, fast pace, challenging

    Cons

    No yearly cost of living raises

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  2. "Good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Engineer 

    I have been working at Avago Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Compensation, challenging work, people, hours

    Cons

    Cost cutting, changes in work culture


  3. "Amazing work culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - R&D Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avago Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    One of the most helpful people to work with

    Cons

    No consideration for division performance

  4. "Time to update to gen X style of management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avago Technologies full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    well run financially which is good for employees

    Cons

    collaboration and old school of management techniques not appealing.

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  5. "Strict"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Avago Technologies full-time

    Pros

    A lot of good friends and colleagues

    Cons

    No life work balance, low income

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  6. "Strong Company with Solid Leader"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President/GM 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avago Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Hock know how to make money and not waste on too many projects.

    Cons

    Be prepared to follow, not lead. It is Hock's show

  7. "Good company if the upper management sees value in your team"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Systems Applications Engineer in Allentown, PA

    I worked at Avago Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and stock options

    Cons

    You may be laid off at any time

  8. "Process Analyst"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Analyst in Breinigsville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Avago Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, on-site gym and cafeteria

    Cons

    Terrible management, bad and/or incompetent employees get away with almost anything, yet are viewed on the same level as people who work hard and consistently do their best, little to no recognition of hard work or accomplishments, inadequate training, little to no room for advancement, frequent politicking and animosity between departments, a pattern of the parent company of poaching other companies for their IP, and then doing mass layoffs, low pay.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "For pay and benefits, good company; expect nothing more"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avago Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent pay and stock (as long as the price stays up, its ok.).

    Cons

    Quarter earnings/profit focus and no real R&D. Management ladder valued than individual contributors (obvious when you don't want R&D but want to make earnings/profit) Pathetic cooperation/services from non-engineering support services (HR, IT, IP everything else); so bad that you don't expect it in a big company like this

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Focused on profit"

    3.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avago Technologies full-time

    Pros

    The company has been very successful.

    Cons

    Profit seemed to be the prime motivation.

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