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Broadcom Reviews

Updated April 22, 2018
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Broadcom President & CEO Hock E. Tan
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  • Work life balance, high competitive environment (in 119 reviews)

  • No work life balance for engineers (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "IC design enginner"

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    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. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good stock based compensation with excellent stock performance if the past few years.

    Cons

    Work life balance is complrtely off balance.

  3. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment. Good cafe.

    Cons

    Self push to learn new things can make progress


  4. "Just Okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good

    Cons

    Unlimited vacation is not for everyone if you have a heavy workload. Constant stealth layoffs.


  5. "Fast-paced work, high reward environment, but without job security"

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Engineer managers and directors are technical and hands on
    Good learning environment
    OK compensation

    Cons

    No job security
    Work-home balance
    Schedules are tight


  6. "Product Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Place for experience , high paced work

    Cons

    sometimes politics are too much

    Advice to Management

    need more engagement from management side


  7. "It was better..."

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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

    The pay is still above industry average...

    Cons

    The overall company culture has changed so much after the AVGO acquisition. Engineers are no longer valued, and everyone is replaceable.

  8. "Overall experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation, benefits, and decent workplace

    Cons

    Mostly self serve environment with minimum support from support orgs


  9. "Generous pay; tough environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Hard
    Former Employee - Senior Hard
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The base pay and bonus structure is very competitive

    Cons

    Expectations are very high, company is constantly cutting employees and remaining employees expected to do more with less.


  10. "company environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    The working environment is nice.

    Cons

    not invest in new technology.


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