Broadcom Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2021

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Broadcom President & CEO Hock E. Tan
Hock E. Tan
573 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good stock options and competitive work environment(in 181 reviews)

  • "Professional Friendly Good work life balance(in 176 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Less work life balance once you start dedicating yourself to the work(in 167 reviews)

  • "Not much innovation, no job security, HR(in 61 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good place

      Jan 17, 2021 - Pharmacy Technician in Fort Collins, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay,time off, 401k, locations, and hours

      Cons

      None that i can think of

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    2. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Was once a great company

      Jun 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      RSU's, generally high pay, very good health insurance, unlimited PTO (If you have good direct management)

      Cons

      PTO is hard to get the ok for unless you have management that really care about it. RSU's are dependent on annual performance reviews. Annual performance reviews are a forced ranking so regardless of actual performance, there will always be people marked as needing improvement, sub par performance. Everything about the company is about sales, and quotas are unreasonable. Layoffs every year. They do not backfill, so teams are constantly understaffed, and it gets worse year after year. No promotions available. No internal training. Very hard for people to stay proficient. There is no company culture or sense of team

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Strong company to work for but the pay isn't up to par for area

      Apr 19, 2021 - Semiconductor Maintenance Technician in Fort Collins, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good structure, friendly people, well organized company that is strong financially and a global leader in semiconductor and cloud computing. Great hours (24/7 manufacturing using 12 hour shifts) but essentially you get HALF of the month off to do what you want -without- burning leave.

      Cons

      Facility in Fort Collins doesn't pay enough to compensate for the high cost real estate and living in Northern Colorado. Average pay for -experienced- technicians starts around $30/hr. Company is having a hard time filling positions because other semiconductor companies in Utah, Arizona, and elsewhere pay at least $10 more/hr. This division/location was the bread winner for the company for over 10 years but lately the market has become more saturated and challengers are making great strides to take away market share. Fort Collins facility has been on the market to sell but no takers stepped forward. I don't see wages increasing within reason since housing in this area averages $400K for 3 br/2ba house. The gap between California price for housing is closing. Many Californians and dot-com boom business people have flooded here and will pay way over ($50k+) just to buy a house, so most locals are priced out of the market.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      One of the best

      Jun 13, 2021 - Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible, good career opportunities, good compensation, great teamwork

      Cons

      Too many meetings day and night

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Technical lead

      Jun 10, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Excellent Pay - Competent Management - Very good work life balance

      Cons

      - Bare bone office perks - Very hard to get promotions past a certain level

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good learning and culture in specific department

      Jun 7, 2021 - R%26D Engineer in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      learning with busy work good team discussions good salaries and benefits great team and management

      Cons

      fear of loosing job unhealthy competition due to job security problem strict rules , feeling like a school boy, like time to office or office during covid etc

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Good and Bad

      Jun 9, 2021 - General 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The benefits are good for health insurance

      Cons

      Not an employee oriented company, no flexibility

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    8. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      fair

      May 19, 2021 - Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      pay is ok - most compensation is in RSU's

      Cons

      To reiterate No work from home policy, ALL Utah employees must be 100% in the office this summer. NO raises for the second straight year. Management will treat you like a number, not a human being, regardless of what you bring to the table. Expectations are clear, but tools are rarely provided unless you provide them for yourself.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good pay solid company

      May 25, 2021 - Designated Support Engineer in Eugene, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Broadcom pays very well in RSUs, good team and management

      Cons

      Changes come hard and fast, some don’t make the most sense.

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Principal

      Jun 10, 2021 - IC Design Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefit compared with other hardware company, mainly rsu

      Cons

      No growth, young engineers need big picture for your self. You need to find some company can grow yourself and long time gain. Broadcom just but cost and layoff ppls.

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