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Broadcom CEO Hock E. Tan
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  1. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great place to work and paid

    Cons

    After 2016 it was not great

    Advice to Management

    Nothingto talk about management

  2. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Good pay if you work hard.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Too much work.

  3. "Abysmal Acquisition"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Decent bonuses (if your division meets its goals) & RSUs, fine benefits (but worse than CA's), 401k match up to a certain point, Rally still values work-life balance.

    Cons

    They are a hardware company and have no interest in meeting the needs of a modern software company. They don't have much empathy for humans & the values of the broader company are very money-centric. We've lost a lot of people and are losing more because we're being forced to move to Broomfield from Denver and Boulder. That puts pressure on the business unit and every individual and forces continual, often difficult...

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    Advice to Management

    Get your people raises in order to balance some of the many things that have been sacrificed through the transition. Fight for a healthy company culture (listen to your people's needs, encourage volunteering and gifting, hire for diversity).

  4. "Good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Nice technology, skilled people and helpful

    Cons

    constant layoff pressure, rest is good

  5. Helpful (3)

    "Company great, manager sucks."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Good pay, bonus and rsu structure. Been almost 8 years with the company.

    Cons

    Direct manager is discriminative and pushing staff to leave, or laying off competitive staff to secure own position

    Advice to Management

    When making layoff decisions, top executive should collect same division team feedbacks instead of purely listen to direct manager. You’re losing valuable contributors because of bad manager.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Above average yet typical big hardware company"

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

    I worked at Broadcom full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great benefits. If you're in a high-performing division in a given year, a great bonus. Money was not liberally given for projects, yet it did seem to be spent on the most important things to my actual work (computer, software.). People are smart and hard-working.

    Cons

    The focus is more on financial engineering than bold technical innovation. The main strategy by management is to buy other companies with established niches, and keep improving the received products until the market has dried up, then repeat. Their is no room for home-grown new products or bold new directions. This can make being an engineer feel humdrum by its constraints. Also there is relentless cost reduction,...

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  7. "Ex-Broc"

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      Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in San Jose, CA
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Broadcom full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Good pay, good benefits, opportunities

      Cons

      Not personal, too big to know individual employees, company first-employee second

    • "Great Place to Learn and Grow"

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      Current Employee - Product Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Broadcom full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Great Stock compensation Great Technology Very high skilled groups Nice campus Great Stock performance

      Cons

      After Avago acquisition, it has become more of a Financial company than a technology company. It now focuses more on acquisition and bottom line than technology developmen.

      Advice to Management

      Don't neglect the technical development of new products.

    • "Great Place"

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      Current Employee - Finance 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Broadcom full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Very focused, great technology, well ran financial business, great pay

      Cons

      Lack of resources, amount of pressure p, stressful

    • "Broadcom LTD Amazing Opportunity"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Broadcom full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      All benefits are amazing. Must be present to win

      Cons

      Infrastructure for business processes and resources are often old not well thought out

      Advice to Management

      Simplify where we can and reduce non value add processes and learning curve

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