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Avago Technologies CEO Hock E. Tan
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Stingy, but competitive"

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    Senior IC Design Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good, skilled people to work with. Company is growing. Stock awards have grown. Donuts and coffee are provided at work. Local recreation center (shared with HP).

    Cons

    Base salary seems low. Poor planning of physical placement of people. Cuts to workforce are deep during acquisitions. Too many requirements for people left.

    Advice to Management

    Low-level management has little say in anything, which should change. Division-level management accepts top-level requirements with little push-back.

    Avago Technologies2015-11-19
  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    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

    Avago Technologies2018-06-09
  3. Helpful (3)

    "No Innovation, Only Focused on the Next Quarter"

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    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 for 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.

    Avago Technologies2018-02-13
  4. Helpful (8)

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

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    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 for 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.

    Avago Technologies2016-01-30
  5. Helpful (6)

    "very political environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior IC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avago Technologies full-time

    Pros

    the stock price is good and the company is growing

    Cons

    1, Benefit is bad. There's no perk other than 401k 2, very political and finger pointing environment. If you are unlucky and led by a bad manager, life will be very tough and uneasy. Job security is not high. If the manager is unhappy about you, you may be let go. 3, lots of old people in wireless division. Other than the filter technology, circuit design knowledge is very old. the main design team is at Korea... and not many profitable projects at San Jose In a word, if you have a better opportunity at apple, google, join them.

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    Avago Technologies2015-11-22
  6. "Senior Hardware Engineer"

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    Senior Hardware Engineer 

    I have been working at Avago Technologies for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good for fresh graduates to start new carrier

    Cons

    Salaries are in-sync with market. All other compensations (bonus, stock) quite behind of what market offers today

    Advice to Management

    Give more authorities to Senior Engineers

    Avago Technologies2015-09-15
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Emulex (Now Avago)"

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    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avago Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This review is for Emulex which Avago bought. Good place to work because of light workload. Treats its employees well.

    Cons

    Average pay. Company is not very profitable and there are yearly layoffs

    Advice to Management

    No advice

    Avago Technologies2015-05-08
  8. "Not great, but not horrible either"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avago Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pays well and has decent bonus structure. I'm still unsure of any pro's in the values and leadership department

    Cons

    Significantly less vacation than my previous employer. Also, there is little to no reward system in place for acknowledging co-workers.

    Avago Technologies2014-08-06
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Field Sales"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avago Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Reasonable payout and bonuses. Some divisions are very supportive.

    Cons

    Middle sales management is taking the company down. They work towards their benefits, not the company and upper management actually listened to them.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to listen to the people who are actually doing the work.

    Avago Technologies2014-08-13
  10. "Ok company, ok outlook, ok benefit and compensation"

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    Current Employee - Senior IC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avago Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Midsize to big company, will not go bankrupted anytime soon

    Cons

    Subpar benefits, company too focused on operating margins rather than retaining employees

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with the compensation they deserved!

    Avago Technologies2014-06-25
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