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Avago Technologies Reviews

Updated May 17, 2018
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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 19 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)

  • High business unit operating margin requirements leave little room for R&D (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "Focused on profit"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.

  3. "Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avago Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues were reasonable people to work with.

    Cons

    Hock. What I have to say you probably already heard before.


  4. "ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - CAS in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - CAS in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leaned a lot - had a good boss - established good relationships with other employees

    Cons

    You do more than one job - wear more than one hat.

    Advice to Management

    ease up -- let people do their jobs, and feel good about it.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "No Innovation, Only Focused on the Next Quarter"

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast work environment, smart people

    Cons

    This company doesn't care about one, two or 10 years in the future. The management is shortsighted, and can't see longer than 6 months in the future. They are hated by all of their customers (HP, Dell, Google) since they raise prices on a whim.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that everyone hates you, and wants to jump ship as soon a new Ethernet/WLAN supplier is available.


  6. "Smart Business Focus"

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    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.


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "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


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