Broadcom Reviews

Updated May 26, 2020

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Broadcom President & CEO Hock E. Tan
Hock E. Tan
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  1. "Good place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Good health and bonus benefit and good people

    Cons

    Work stress and long work w Hours

    Broadcom2019-07-11
  2. Helpful (2)

    "pros and cons..."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Technical Support Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    They pay you a lot. Good bonuses, huge stock grants.

    Cons

    They hate work-from-home. Like, they hate it a lot.

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    Broadcom2020-05-01
  3. "Hard on you"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Engineer III in Draper, UT
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great RSU disbursement along with MTO

    Cons

    Constantly on edge regarding layoffs

    Broadcom2020-05-21
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Very Corporate"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent stock grants and benefits.

    Cons

    Organization seems old. They spend too much money acquiring new businesses without developing out the ones they own very well. They squeeze products for every last penny, lay off huge amounts of staff and then move on. Too many people from different companies trying to prove their value. Rigid structure that makes it hard to get raises.

    Broadcom2020-05-12
  5. "Profit (not customer) focused"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits; RSU appreciation potential; decisive leadership

    Cons

    If you like pleasing customers; you might be frustrated

    Broadcom2020-05-15
  6. "Solid growth company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, excellent benefits, company is in growth mode.

    Cons

    There are no glaring cons working at Broadcom.

    Broadcom2020-04-29
  7. "good benefits"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    stock, PTO, flexible work environment

    Cons

    top and bottom line revenue driven

    Broadcom2020-04-27
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Austere"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The logo is impressive. Stock does well.

    Cons

    The company lacks zero personality with strict rules . The man's word is king. I feel I have regressed to the 1950s. Downtime, lunches, vacations, a break is considered poor performance and unreliability. You must be overworked with minimal resources to do your job to keep them happy.

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    Broadcom2020-05-01
  9. "Demoralizing, nonexistent work-life balance"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    RSU's are nice, company's stock performs well

    Cons

    Upper management hates headcount, they'll lay people off solely on the fact that they want the team smaller so they can push up the stock dividends a couple cents higher next quarter. They'll lay off talent and those that know the product best just to save a buck or two. Ends up killing the product line and they let the rest of the team go soon after. Management is heartless. Politics is rampant, you can't escape it. If upper management doesn't like your numbers, they don't care, you and your department are gone immediately, even if you have had a bunch of successful quarters and one doesn't do as well. They are also very greedy. They do not like to share in the bonuses or dividends, the less people getting those, the better. Broadcom has almost no employee loyalty. They expect long hours with no compensation or a thank you and no guarantee you'll keep your job. There's no work-life balance, I've worked every federal holiday this year and most weekends. I've had to drop out of classes in school just to keep my job. Otherwise, I'd be let go if anything were to take precedence over my job. Since working at Broadcom, I can't hardly take a day off, I almost have to ask for weekends off. I'm constantly having to reschedule doctor appointments because I can't get a break to go. I can't remember what it's like to work an 8 hour day, I've worked mostly 12-16. They hate work from home, they also hate remote employees. Anything they can do to eliminate that, even if it means laying off the best guys on your team, they'll do it. No communication from the top, management does not tell lower management or employees what they're thinking. Once they've made an instant, poorly thought out decision with no input from others, there's no changing it.

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    Broadcom2020-05-26
  10. "Excellent salary/benefits"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lisle, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    High paying Good benefits Stock grants

    Cons

    Laid off for no good reason

    Broadcom2020-04-04
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