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Broadcom Reviews

Updated June 21, 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. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits. Best culture experienced within the industry. Supports employee growth through tuition reimbursement. Consistently growing as a company since joining.

    Cons

    Not a ton of downsides to explain. There has been some loss of company perks since joining including less social budget, office supply budget, and things of that nature. Overall, however, Broadcom still far outpaces any other companies I have worked for within the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging employees to take advantage of the tuition reimbursement package as it appears to be rarely utilized. Also, consider a co-op program in the future.


  2. "Sr Staff Design Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good and knowledgeable design environment. Good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Never know when your division will be terminated and your job will be dismissed.

  3. "Sr. Staff Analyst, HR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed my time workin for Broadcom, the culture and work environ mentioned was great and the affinity groups that were formed was such a great project to be a part of.

    Cons

    I left Broadcom for a new position because the acquisition with Avago made me uncertain of the position I had being available long term.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have much to say on this topic as I was very impressed on the leadership at Broadcom.


  4. "Staff Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Physical Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Physical Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic Working environment,
    challenging projects with diverse tasks
    nice buildings with full service cafeteria, coffee bar and fitness center

    Cons

    no telecommuting policy in place


  5. "Good Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and smart.

    Cons

    Too less personnel in my group and there was a lot work to do for each person.


  6. "PCB Manufacturing Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Top of the line talent and systems.

    Cons

    Very secretive, No room for personal growth

    Advice to Management

    Engage more with Employees. Create talent improvement roads for employees. Invest more in R and D instead of depleting the adventurous spirit of the current staff.


  7. "Excellent growing company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal IC Design Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Principal IC Design Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very talented team, great work. Good compensation. Overall I am enjoying being part of this awesome company from last few years.

    Cons

    Less engineers more work, little hard on work life balance sometimes.
    Multiple small remote sites makes collaboration a little challenging sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the growing spirit and invest more in longterm R&D projects

  8. Helpful (23)

    "What It Was Isn't What It Is Now"

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

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

    Pros

    Broadcom Corporation was known for it's innovation and provided great opportunities to work with very intelligent and skilled people. They also understood and supported a good work-life balance, and provided many facilities (including gyms, cafeterias, etc.) that helped with this. The best part was definitely the people...such great people. It's not much of a job when you consider you were working among "family."

    Cons

    Broadcom Limited, previously Avago, is not the same company. Their interest is purely profit now and do not foster innovation. Instead, their focus is purely profit. When the CEO was asked during an all-hands meeting about company culture, his response was "When I was young and starting out, I didn't care very much about company culture. Now that I'm a CEO, I care even less. We pay you well to do a job, and that's enough." NO thank you.


  9. "Test Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Principal Test Engineer in San Marcos, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Test Engineer in San Marcos, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Broadcom (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, good RSU stock,

    Cons

    don't like unlimited vacation policy


  10. "Eng. Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Eng Technician in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Eng Technician in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice and professional people to work with

    Cons

    The management not communication so well


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