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Updated June 2, 2017
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  • People who can manage work life balance will cherish every moment here (in 106 reviews)

  • No work life balance for engineers (in 25 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Highly political and aggressive company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Software Engineering in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Director, Software Engineering in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No micro-management, company subsidized food and drinks, flex work hours

    Cons

    Political, unreasonably aggressive, lack of sufficient training for new employees, ineffective HR

    Advice to Management

    A great company always should focus on it people first


  2. "Broadcom Bay Area"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great engineers and solid technologies

    Cons

    Too stable, not much freedom to explore new things. Everybody is work for job security.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing managers can do under new Avago top management, just cutting cost.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Not the same Broadcom"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and great stock performance. Benefits are good, 401K is excellent. If you solely care about making money then this will be a good fit.

    Cons

    Run super lean, lots of work, lonely environment, not open to gaining efficiency. Buys companies all the time, COA environment because people are scared to lose their jobs, always adding more work while driving headcount down. Runs flat so hard to grow. No work life balance, you are always on call.

    Advice to Management

    Most people work to live, not live to work. Need to find out how to give employees work life balance. Need stronger talent at the executive level, that went out the door once it was sold to Avago.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Downfall of a once great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ATE Test Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - ATE Test Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and work environment pre Avago.

    Cons

    Hock Tan is destroying the company.

    Advice to Management

    To Broadcom legacy managers. Defend your employees, fight for them or more jobs will go to Singapore. Stick together and fight Hock Tan management style.


  5. "principal software engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    used to be good, lots of talented people, cutting edge technology

    Cons

    politics, people don't do work actually can survive, but hard working people got laid off.

    Advice to Management

    nothing to say.


  6. "Staff engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good compensation. flexible work, work life balance

    Cons

    The goal is like somehow completing the project. It is not do it in the best way. Employees have not been valued

    Advice to Management

    Care technically about the employees


  7. "Sr. HR Operations Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Pleasant environment, team building encouraged.

    Cons

    compensation lower than other tech companies.

  8. "Working at Broadcom"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Andover, MA

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

    Pros

    Excellent salary, latest tech, options and bonus

    Cons

    Difficult environment, not a lot of fun


  9. "Worked there for 7.5 years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good engineers, occasional Happy Hours

    Cons

    Bad management, lack of technical documentation on Broadcom chips


  10. "Sr Principal IC designer Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good technology, compary is money driven so no BS

    Cons

    no free drink and cell phone anymore


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