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Avago Technologies Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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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 13 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Work-life balance doesn't exist (in 10 reviews)

  • High business unit operating margin requirements leave little room for R&D (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Employees perform well when they feel valued for long term.."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Mature product lines, good work and good pay.

    Cons

    Depending on your business unit (meet the numbers set by CEO, exceed the numbers, or below the line) - there is a constant fear of loosing job - resulting in below potential performance.

    Advice to Management

    1. Hopefully management has a long term (2-5 year) vision, rather than quarter over quarter vision.
    2. In lay-off's: use the performance-method over the buddy-method to retain the best talent.


  2. "former employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Process Specialist in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Avago Technologies (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    co-worker was extremely nice and friendly

    Cons

    Management was extremely micro-manage in my group


  3. "Firmware Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avago Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Part of small team with good cooperation and purpose. Overall, company had profit sharing and was growing. My experience was good and I learned a lot, mostly because the team I worked with was supportive in giving their time.

    Cons

    Few extra resources for training or equipment. We got by, but it felt lean.


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  5. Helpful (11)

    "Name keeps on changing, but nothing else does"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Great compensation and benefits
    - Great co-workers
    - Office politics rare

    Cons

    This company used to be part of Hewlett-Packard before spinning off into Agilent Technologies and then spinning off again into Avago Technologies. Recent acquisitions of LSI and Broadcom gives the appearance of growth and change, but behind the scenes it's business as usual. Engineers are promoted into leadership positions and there are very few, if any, really groundbreaking ideas being generated. Most people are just coasting through their careers, collecting paychecks, and turning the engineering crank. If you are interested in an exciting, high energy, high growth environment where you are doing meaningful work, this is not your company. If you want to spend the next 20 years getting paid really well and become really good at doing one thing over and over, then this is the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    No sense in giving advice to people who appear successful on the surface. My only question would be, "Do you REALLY enjoy the work you are doing?"


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company but kind of stifling"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative products and technologies. Great engineering community. Fast paced and exciting projects.

    Cons

    Upper management can be stifling and not supportive. Feels like too much oversight from the main headquarters. Not much autonomy in local project and engineering decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Trust local management. Trust local engineers to make sound decisions. The more empowerment the better.


  7. "A good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Avago Technologies full-time

    Pros

    We had flexible hours, as long as we got our work done, they didn't care when we did itt. They had a above average bonus plan, and I did great with the stock options.

    Cons

    My cube in the original building was a little noisy, but adequate size. My cube in the new building was about half the size, and had minimal storage.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent and honest.Continue equity sharing. Sometimes it feels there are meetings for the sake of meetings, and I feel they are a drag on my productivity.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Test Engineering and Operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avago Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large company to work for with customers all over the world and BUs. Ton's of work but...

    Cons

    Ops team is run out of Malaysia and no opportunities in the USA, it's all about cost cutting and margins. If not met, then layoffs take place in a heartbeat.

    Advice to Management

    Sooner or later you will loose the lead and eventually US based employees will leave for other companies who treat them better.


  9. Helpful (25)

    "Amazing company, ruthless that is"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - 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

    none, i haven't seen anything positive about this company yet, since officially we are not fully integrated (closed) with Avago as of Jan-27-2016

    Cons

    Amazing, that's the only thing i can say at this point. Not even Day 1 with Avago, they chopped off about 85% of our dept in Broadcom. They plan to ship all of our jobs overseas, outside of United States. Great strategy, buy and chop companies, slice and dice.

    Advice to Management

    Job well done.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "The worst CEO centric company I have ever seen. CEO always talks about himself as the main reason for company success."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You should feel good.If you survive the brutal business model of do more with less and less until CEO can buy another company and lays you off.

    Cons

    With Hack Tan as CEO, there is no passion for organic R&D since he is always looking to buy mature companies where he can cut cost and milk it as long as he can.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Bottomline oriented....workplace and colleagues are good."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Technology,
    Team and mid management are friendly.
    and general workplace atmosphere

    Cons

    The upper management is bottomline oriented. The BU management is always stressed and shows on the roadmap.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in R&D


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