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Broadcom IC Design Engineer Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  • Work/Life balance is not a priority for the company (in 99 reviews)

  • Chose the correct team as quite a few teams are difficult place to work (no work life balance, lots of internal bickering) (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent growing company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal IC Design Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Principal IC Design Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very talented team, great work. Good compensation. Overall I am enjoying being part of this awesome company from last few years.

    Cons

    Less engineers more work, little hard on work life balance sometimes.
    Multiple small remote sites makes collaboration a little challenging sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the growing spirit and invest more in longterm R&D projects


  2. "Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Principal IC Design Engineer
    Former Employee - Principal IC Design Engineer

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get to work on good technology. Year-end bonus and stock grants are good if the company does well and if working in a profit-making division.

    Cons

    Company culture and work environment are not so great. No fringe benefits other than compensation. Management runs a lean organization.


  3. "Stock options were great back then"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal IC Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Principal IC Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    401k matching of 6% of base salary, annual bonus of up to 25%, really not many other pros to speak of

    Cons

    Too many layoff lately, no vacation, management too focused on merger n acquisition, health plan are not very attractive, morale does not feel high

    Advice to Management

    Need to spend more RnD dollars to be sustainable


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  5. "IC Design"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - IC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Quality of work is good.

    Cons

    Some time work is more.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Decent job in big company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer-IC Design in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer-IC Design in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits especially medical. Having RSU makes it possible to gain more in years to come. Open environment with management.

    Cons

    Internal competitions makes it a pretty stressful environment at times. Constantly high expectations from management to achieve the impossible. New culture means cost down on everything.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Principal design engineer"

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

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible timings
    Good technology
    Nice colleagues
    Good pay
    Benefits are good
    Nice office
    Good cafe
    Classic broadcom had quarterly rsu vesting

    Cons

    Avago transition
    Lack of foresight from ceo
    Upper management lacks management skills
    Too much politics
    Avago transition spoiled entire culture

    Advice to Management

    Fire ceo


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be a great place to work... Not any more"

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

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stock price is go after the acquisition. Couldn't think of any advantages working at the compony after the acquisition. Company culture changed drastically.

    Cons

    No work from home, everything is profit-oriented, cost-cutting. The so called unlimited vacation is actually restricted, and it all deeds on the management team. Losing talented engineers gradually.


  9. "Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer- IC Design
    Former Employee - Engineer- IC Design

    I worked at Broadcom (More than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging work environment, access to latest technology, overall good learning environment.

    Cons

    less full time conversion chances once internship is done


  10. "Good company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal IC Design Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Principal IC Design Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Talented group of IC designers, good support from IT, many perks such as discounted meals, etc. Large company which is able to act as a small company in some positive ways.

    Cons

    Not sure of overall vision at this point


  11. "ic design"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - IC Design Engineer II in San Diego, CA
    Current Intern - IC Design Engineer II in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    people are very nice. Building is not tight. Surrounding is convenient.

    Cons

    Management has some problem. they do not assign lots of tasks to young guys, so lots of young guys leave here after 3 to 4 years