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Updated February 23, 2018
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Broadcom President & CEO Hock E. Tan
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  • Work life balance, high competitive environment (in 117 reviews)

  • No work life balance for engineers (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "R&D Engineer II"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Best work culture and best people.

    Cons

    Not significant enough to mention.

  3. "maintenance"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Breinigsville, PA
    Current Employee - Operations in Breinigsville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Safety is very important and taken seriously.

    Cons

    Warehouse workers need better training.


  4. "Excellent company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Transparency is excellent in the company. You will be exposed to many advanced technical and management fields.

    Cons

    Not many to be noticeable.

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Principal Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is technically challenging. Bonus is a big plus -- if you do stick around, that is!

    Cons

    Pressure on Business unit to perform well.

    Advice to Management

    Stability?


  6. "environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Excellent people, nice working space.

    Cons

    busy at projects due, some time needs to work late.


  7. "The worst thing for an organization, B-players"

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

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

    Pros

    Stock price has appreciated measurably over the past few years. So many employees have done very well with RSU compensation.

    Cons

    No upward mobility. Little to no decision making below the VP/GM level. Slowing investment in new products. This has caused most A-players to depart, leaving behind a majority of B-players, and the B-players that can be recruited. In addition *if* the acquisition run is over, the stock has a long way to fall. Avoid this place, unless you need a job.

  8. "Broadcom/Avago good company for engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    good salary and compensation, after meeting your BU goal

    Cons

    not much new projects and too much work


  9. "Firmware Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    RSU and Bonus are pretty good at the moment.

    Cons

    Work life balance. Expect to work overtime.


  10. "Well run, but a little too much cost-cutting"

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    Current Employee - Master So in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Master So in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely capable CEO, Company performance, Compensation

    Cons

    Medical insurance can be costly / dishonest
    Lack of organic growth - done by acquisition
    Brutal cost-cutting

    Advice to Management

    Some cost-cutting is counter-productive - well-paid sardines won't be happy.
    Allow a little more flexibility on expanding into new market segments other than by acquisition.
    Offer at least one HMO other than Kaiser.
    Ensure that HR understand the benefits, especially medical, as they currently outsource that, which makes you wonder how they chose them in the first place.


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