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Broadcom IC Design Engineer Reviews

Updated August 25, 2017
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  • Work-Life balance is not the best (in 110 reviews)

  • No work life balance for engineers (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Sr. Staff IC Design Enginner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff IC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff IC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work and life well balance

    Cons

    Limited career development both in technical and management

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunity for career development


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It is OK,"

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    Current Employee - IC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - IC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work, good office, good benefits

    Cons

    Politics is more important than work.

  3. "Job"

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    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.


  4. "Excellent growing company"

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    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


  5. "Stock options were great back then"

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    • 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


  6. "IC Design"

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    • 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Decent job in big company"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Principal design engineer"

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    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


  9. Helpful (2)

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

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    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.


  10. "Intern"

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    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