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Updated July 18, 2018
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Broadcom President & CEO Hock E. Tan
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  • "Work life balance, high competitive environment" (in 124 reviews)

  • "no work life balance, tight schedule" (in 31 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. "Broadcom"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Good shifts, 4 and 3 days off

    Cons

    Too old school management, be lucky u have a job mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Be accountable for your people. Update your culture.

  3. "Systems Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Was a great place to work up until the Avago acquisition

    Cons

    Avago acquisition cut all budgets and projects. Mass layoffs.


  4. "Research and Development Engineer 4"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good semiconductor company with the emphasis on Research

    Cons

    Too Many acquisition and layoffs


  5. "New Broadcom is way better"

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

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    more transparent management, competitive pay, incentives

    Cons

    less family friendly, more stress


  6. "Good Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefit package, work/life balance is really good

    Cons

    Commute Tax Benefit has restriction for using Uber Pool and Lyft Line


  7. "Program Manager"

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

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Talented colleagues, advanced market leading devices

    Cons

    Terrible new management (Avago), culture will eventually self implode.

  8. "Engineer at Broadcom"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    high bonus
    relatively high salary

    Cons

    very bad diversity. it looks like a monopoly is forming in the company and money is distributed between them


  9. "job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Many layoff and management changes


  10. "Went downhill"

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    Former Employee - Engineering IT Operations
    Former Employee - Engineering IT Operations
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was average but stock and bonuses were decent.

    Cons

    Way too much work for the staff and the Avago acquisition ruined it.


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