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Updated September 21, 2018
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Broadcom President & CEO Hock E. Tan
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  • "Work life balance, high competitive environment" (in 127 reviews)

  • "no work life balance, tight schedule" (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good work environment and good team

    Cons

    none , everything is well maintained.


  2. "7 years of work"

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

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

    Pros

    Good stock options, remuneration, and bonus.

    Cons

    After the Avago takeover, the R&D culture has gone down. The primary focus is Shareholder's value. The only way to expand is M&A. The frills/other incentives have gone away.

  3. "Director of engineering"

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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

    Great company to work for and smart people to work with. New management got rid of useless and self serving leaches in charge who gave themselves huge bonuses and RSUs and cutting the poor engineers’ benefits. Scott McGreggor hired a bunch of yes men and together they raped and destroyed Broadcom, good thing they are not there anymore, thank you Hock!

    Cons

    Need to bring back the startup culture where people worked longer hours and contributed more.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the culture and listen to the employees, they are the reason Broadcom exists.


  4. "Strong Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Technology leadership, stock market driver

    Cons

    manager becomes tougher.
    lay off people consistently.


  5. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay and work/life balance

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  6. "Good place if in the right group, If not you only live quarter to quarter. No loyalty."

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    Current Employee - IC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - IC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stock and benefits are good while you are there
    Lots of quality people to work with

    Cons

    Requiring revenue growth each year or else layoffs is not a very great environment if you are in an under performing group.
    Constantly watching revenue each quarter to see if layoffs coming
    Hock wont let BUs try developing new tech unless there is a guaranteed ROI.

    Advice to Management

    Dont be afraid to try new things, few big rewards without risks.
    cant always grow by acquisitions


  7. "ASIC Design Engineer"

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    Former Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Broadcom was a great working environment. The job was challenging (in a good way), with great co-workers. I felt compensation was fair for the required effort. The company continues to push you to achieve more.

    Cons

    Working for Broadcom can be stressful, if you can't let work take a back seat at times. The management team will continue to demand as much as you will give.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for the opportunity to work at Broadcom. It was great while it lasted, but it does reach a point that moving on is a good thing.

  8. "operation fab 2"

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    Current Employee - Operation Fab II in Breinigsville, PA
    Current Employee - Operation Fab II in Breinigsville, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benfits, and good people to work with.

    Cons

    Only focus on the short time, no room for growth, management does not care about the workers.


  9. "Sr. Manager, Software Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineering Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineering Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation (salary, equity, bonus), engineering focused operation with low overhead (i.e. flat organizational structure), flexible and reacts quickly to changing competitive environment

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance (more work, less life), extremely competitive working environment, stingy on the non-salary perks


  10. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    bonuses were ok. Had 401K

    Cons

    no work/life balance. Little interest in employee welfare.

    Advice to Management

    See your employees are trained.


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