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Broadcom Reviews

Updated January 18, 2019
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Broadcom President & CEO Hock E. Tan
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  • "Work life balance during release cycle" (in 129 reviews)

  • "no work life balance, tight schedule" (in 35 reviews)

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  1. "IC design enginner"

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    • 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. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Finance
    Current Employee - Finance
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lack of resources, amount of pressure p, stressful

  3. "Broadcom LTD Amazing Opportunity"

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

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


  4. "Great company to work at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation and strong financial company

    Cons

    Work long hours and no company culture


  5. "GREAT opportunity to learn"

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was OK, Great benefits make up for pay. Top notch company that fires on all eight cylinders.

    Cons

    Many cuts after the merge with Avago.


  6. "Applications engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Work with new technologies and enterprised devices, good salary, stock options, yearly bonus and benefits

    Cons

    Highly stressed and high work load


  7. "Decent benefits but lack of human interaction w/ management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are decent; bonus structure is good.

    Cons

    Lack of human support personnel for employees; difficult to understand / learn company policies / structure and no info on how to speak or contact someone to help.

  8. "Associate Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Engineering oriented, good technology

    Cons

    Stupid M&As, not hormnized each BU


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Broadcom Review"

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    Current Employee - FAE in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - FAE in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great team of hard working persons. Fast moving company. Very organized. Good place to work at. Great medical benefits.

    Cons

    Company is very focused on acquisitions which are then followed by work force reductions in order to maintain the work force costs down.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on internal growth seems to have been neglected in favor of a buy and sell approach to corporate management. Usually not a good long term strategy.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "hostile culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I could not find any pros

    Cons

    hostile corporate culture, started from weirdo Tan