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Updated May 18, 2017
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  • People who can manage work life balance will cherish every moment here (in 104 reviews)

  • Too much overtime, stressfull, no work life balance (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "It is OK,"

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    Current Employee - IC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - IC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work, good office, good benefits

    Cons

    Politics is more important than work.


  2. "Was Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ppl. are smart. Business module was great.

    Cons

    After Avago takes over, everything becomes manual.

    Advice to Management

    Try to understand why Broadcom was great


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Shadow of former self"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Salary is still decent, but almost no other pro's since acquisition.

    Cons

    Job security, favoritism, poor morale

    Advice to Management

    Take a cue from the former Broadcom, who did things right. Morale is now terrible with everyone on edge afraid of when they'll be laid off with each passing round of terminations. Those in Irvine especially, as favoritism seems common to putting old Avago employees first despite contributions. New benefits are worse than before, cutting support for learning and removing all cafeteria and new equipment benefits is all negative. Denying holiday parties and social elements doesn't help either. Management's continued emphasis about only caring about cost-cutting is demotivating. As our new CEO literally says in his all-hands, Broadcom now has "No perks."

    Though it seems like it's no longer the focus intentionally, my advice is to care about your employees again and you'll see innovative tech and motivated employees return.


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  5. "A developer's short stint as a tester"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Contractor - Systems Test Engineer, Contractor in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - Systems Test Engineer, Contractor in San Diego, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, nice folks mostly, good location

    Cons

    too many H1-B workers, needs more diversity. recruiting is very academically oriented.


  6. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Broadcom (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Competitive salary and compensation

    Cons

    - A very dynamic employment landscape due to frequent acquisitions and resource actions


  7. "Administrative staff"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in India, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative in India, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work. Nice colleagues. Good benefits.

    Cons

    High volume of work load. Need to work overtime.


  8. "Senior Principal Software Development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented engineers. Challenging engineering work. Compensation is ok to good.

    Cons

    Since Avago acquisition many layoffs and many good engineers leaving. Business support like HR and IT very poor. Work environment awkward due to ambiguity of future direction , layoffs, work life balance due to increased work load from lay offs and resignations.


  9. "If you can survive, you may be rewarded"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Verification Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Verification Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay seems to be above industry average, annual bonus have been good in recent years, RSU's are good and more are given annually.

    Cons

    Good luck sticking around to collect your RSU's due to constant layoffs. No vacation accrual, so called unlimited vacation which is granted at manager's discretion.

    Advice to Management

    Constant fear of who will be the next group sold or laid off is extremely damaging to the moral of workers.


  10. "Technical writer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Broadcom (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are great people just trying to make a living

    Cons

    Managers don't have a clue and top heavy. They don't care and it starts at the top with COE Hock Tan

    Advice to Management

    Dont tell people without a degree that they don't have skills to do the job they have successfuly been doing. Replace them with a Masters and lay off the other person who is single 58 years old and given the company 37 years of their lives. They don't care


  11. Helpful (1)

    "No longer a good company after the acquisition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits compared to other companies. Not as good since acquisition.

    Cons

    Lots of meetings and manual work.


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