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Broadcom Irvine Reviews

Updated April 12, 2017
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  • People who can manage work life balance will cherish every moment here (in 101 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. "The company is going downside"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is good. But it is going down side after merge. Bonus is good. Location. Is good. I used to like the classic Broadcom.

    Cons

    It is going downside after merge. It is time to move on. The old Broadcom is good. The new CEO only cares Wall Street.


  2. "so so"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Layout Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Layout Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    my direct management is great but upper management isn't the best. very profit driven with no regard to people.

    Cons

    things have gone down since the avago take over. unsure what the future holds, unfortunately.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Design engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Master Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Master Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good and hard to match. Technology is good in some parts of the company. Stock price is good.

    Cons

    Politics are everywhere. Management with little and out-of-date technical knowledge making technical decisions all the time. Fake RSU which vests once a year, and most will not get it because of future layoffs and site closure.

    Advice to Management

    Please just quit


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  5. "Senior Staff Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Good working atmosphere and environment

    Cons

    Different culture in different groups


  6. "RF Wireless Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RF Wireless Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - RF Wireless Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance.
    Good work environment and no office politics

    Cons

    Company is cutting and future career path is not clear


  7. "Staff 2"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff II Test Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Staff II Test Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Place to Work. Great innovative place with quality work and very flexible work culture

    Cons

    Uncertainty in business units. Never know whts next

    Advice to Management

    Continue as a innovative Lab which was there till 2014


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Got the axe after nearly 11 years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people. Nice Irvine campus.

    Cons

    New CEO milking it for all its worth. Very impersonal. Cutting costs big time. Many lay-offs including me.


  9. "It was a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    It was a great environment
    Good pay & benefits
    Good management
    Flexibility

    Cons

    They sold it to Avago


  10. "Director, IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Broadcom Corp always took care of its employees, cannot say the same about Broadcom Ltd

    Cons

    Top heavy Senior management with wrong direction that led to company being acquired by Avago


  11. "Continues system integration tecnical leader"

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

    I worked at Broadcom (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very high quality people.
    Great place to learn new staff.

    Cons

    No concerns at all for now.



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