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Updated March 26, 2017
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  • Work/Life balance is not a priority for the company (in 99 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. "Broadcom Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO

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

    Pros

    Nice Work environment. Little micro-management. Good benefits. Interesting work

    Cons

    Lower end of the pay scale.


  2. "Hardware Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    its good cuz its nice

    Cons

    it is sometimes bad cuz of time

    Advice to Management

    dont kill anyone


  3. "Interesting work, high quality design"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting cutting edge technology. Employee input is well received

    Cons

    going through some size changes

    Advice to Management

    focus on quality


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  5. "Average"

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

    Pros

    Very Good RSUs are there

    Cons

    Always Constant Layoffs are there

    Advice to Management

    Don't look ONLY for Gross Margin


  6. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good overall compensation package. Good 401K match and good RSU.

    Cons

    You never know whether you will have a job next quarter or not.


  7. "Working at Broadcom"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Andover, MA

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

    Pros

    Excellent salary, latest tech, options and bonus

    Cons

    Difficult environment, not a lot of fun


  8. "A nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Breinigsville, PA
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Breinigsville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, most of management is understanding and easy to work with, work itself is generally technical and engaging. Company is growing, positions are steady and reliable.

    Cons

    Gossip is rampant, though no worse than any other workplace. Twelve hour shifts are difficult to balance with life outside of work, especially night shift. Few internal career opportunities.


  9. "Used to be a great company to work for. Post Avago, it may be still a good place to be"

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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

    Great RSU with the $200+ stock price. Above average base salary. Still some great engineers and staff left around. If you still report to ex-BRCM managers, your work life shouldn't be much affected post acquisition. With the downsize and getting rid of the excess, the company is more efficient in some ways.

    Cons

    Number driven which make everyone in the entire organization expendable if the performance doesn't meet Hock's threshold. No clear commitment to technology/innovation which can be discouraging to eng community.


  10. "full time engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    work life balance is ok
    decent 401k

    Cons

    No room for promotion in the future

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. "Company Overview"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    It used to be a great company

    Cons

    After it got acquired, the whole company went through so many changes



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