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Avago Technologies Reviews

Updated November 16, 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 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. "R&D Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avago Technologies full-time

    Pros

    401k matching and vacation policy

    Cons

    Uncertainty from quarter to quarter due to employee cuts

    Advice to Management

    Identify key people prior to layoff instead of by a number


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Dog eat dog world"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Above average compensation package, healthcare, 401k, etc.

    VP level managers are very sharp and driven

    Good products

    Almost no competition left in their niche space

    Cons

    -Director level managers are lazy, doesnt proactively resolve problems. Many are old dead weights, milking time until retirement.

    -Some roles have insane workload, expectation is that you will work almost 24x7. When things don't get done, you will be blamed.

    -CEO's strategy is to acquire companies to artificially inflate stock value, followed by massive layoffs and then cycle starts again.

    -People do everything to protect themselves from blames. It's hard to do job well when that's the strategy. Very dog eat dog environment and they will fire you if you are the victim.

    Far eastern culture and work ethic driven by the CEO. Work work and work, nothing else matters.

    Advice to Management

    Improve company culture.

  3. "ASIC"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Avago Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The environment is very friendly

    Cons

    Projects have very tight schedule

    Advice to Management

    more bandwidth


  4. Helpful (4)

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

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    • 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.


  5. "good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Avago Technologies full-time

    Pros

    good benefits,good salary, new technologies

    Cons

    lot of work, more weekend and evenings aggressive schedules

    Advice to Management

    good thin and flat management


  6. "principal"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avago Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    this is a great palce to work and learn new things and I like it

    Cons

    too much work...silos of different proejcts
    need to learn something new


  7. "former employee"

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    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

  8. "Firmware Engineer"

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    • 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.


  9. "Run like a used car dealership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good stock performance over the past couple years.

    Cons

    Impossible schedules, lots of overtime.


  10. "Projects at Avago"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The projects at Avago are interesting projects where you can learn and become
    a significant player . Managment of the projects is very well done.

    Cons

    Are the acquistions good for the business


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