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Broadcom Reviews

Updated November 15, 2018
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Broadcom President & CEO Hock E. Tan
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  • "Work life balance during release cycle" (in 128 reviews)

  • "no work life balance, tight schedule" (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "IC design enginner"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - 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

    challenging work
    good rsu
    Really enjoy the majority of my coworkers. Most are humble, friendly, and skilled. They don't over exert you but challenge you to bring your best. Lots of people to learn from, and you're not micromanaged.

    Cons

    No work life balance
    cost cutting
    Not everyone gets good bonuses. I think the way they assess people could be better. Could have some more events, but usually related to your specific group

    Advice to Management

    spend more on R&D
    Improve assement of contributions, and hold onto good people. Share the birthday peoples names on their birthday (at least if they are ok with it)! Its nice having celebration but weird that we don't know who for.


  2. "Good place to work in a dying field"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Diverse set of products to work on.

    Cons

    company vision unclear. compensation low compared to software jobs

  3. "engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    flexibile working hours and professional environment

    Cons

    less growth oppotunity in management

    Advice to Management

    give employees more chance to grow


  4. "Field Application Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits - 6% 401k Match, free life insurance (2x OTE Salary)

    Cons

    Culture could be better, people are fearful of losing their jobs with all the acquistions


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Save for the "Security Team", a decent place to work..."

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

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

    Pros

    1. Good RSU and Bonus Program - Company tries really hard to KEEP talented staff
    2. Decent amount of Innovation going on - enough budget to "try" new things that aren't always "by the book"
    3. Relatively "flexible" hours
    4. Cross Functional work relatively easy, w/out major road blocks

    Cons

    1. Facility Security team run by rather infantile "Toy Cops".
    2. Hard to be "heard" in such a large organization.

    Advice to Management

    The BU managers needs to have more "Team Sessions" so they can get a "feel" for what's really going on.


  6. "Manufactoring Process Operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Structured, clean, consistent, good schedule

    Cons

    Long days, Hard to move up

    Advice to Management

    Dont treat everyone like a number.


  7. "Staff Engineer 2"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    location, team, projects and benefits

    Cons

    work and life balance, management, stress

  8. "Old School Hardware Compsny"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are solid

    Cons

    Company has outdated
    systems and policies and a weak talent pool. Top talent leaves for more competitive tech companies . No women execs at the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Consider upgrading talent and moving to a modern business. Consider building a diverse team with female execs


  9. "Good for the most part"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Intelligent and driven people to work with. Pretty good compensation. I made extremely close friendships with a few coworkers.

    Cons

    CEO before Hock Tan was very ruthless and power hungry. Top priority was making profits and staying in control of power. The company is extremely large and not very good at making individual employees feel valued besides your compensation. Your job satisfaction is very dependent on who your manager is. I never felt passionate about the culture or company values.


  10. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Efficient execution and cost conscience place

    Cons

    Distributed work place across the globe


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