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Updated January 20, 2018
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Broadcom President & CEO Hock E. Tan
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  • Work life balance, high competitive environment (in 116 reviews)

  • No work life balance for engineers (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "The worst thing for an organization, B-players"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stock price has appreciated measurably over the past few years. So many employees have done very well with RSU compensation.

    Cons

    No upward mobility. Little to no decision making below the VP/GM level. Slowing investment in new products. This has caused most A-players to depart, leaving behind a majority of B-players, and the B-players that can be recruited. In addition *if* the acquisition run is over, the stock has a long way to fall. Avoid this place, unless you need a job.


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    "Compensation is high, but so is the workload"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High compensation, good workplace environment, skilled co-workers, nice offices, stocked kitchen, gym, etc. Management is professional and it mostly seems like promotions are done on merit.

    Cons

    Workload is high and the job is stressful. Each business unit is pressured to perform or else. The work itself is sometimes unexciting.

  3. "R & D Test Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance and great place to work

    Cons

    Surprise business call from Management

    Advice to Management

    Not interested to comment on this


  4. "Great company with great techical positions"

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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

    Excellent research profile.
    Flexible work hours
    Decent work life balance

    Cons

    Cant think of any particular cons for the company


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with some of the best Engineer 's

    Cons

    Work life balance, high competitive environment


  6. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay and benefits, unlimited vaca

    Cons

    Culture of frequent layoffs, flat organization, limited career opportunities


  7. "My tenure was ok ok at broadcom"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    The work is awesome. Highly technical.

    Cons

    Culture is not that great! There is no work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Can indulge the employees more in the company.

  8. "okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    The compensation package is great

    Cons

    The team atmosphere is lacking. The work environment is everyone is working in silos.


  9. "Was a great place to work but not in the recent past"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, Brand value, stock options

    Cons

    Highly insecure job with layoff threat every year
    No growth
    Internal politics
    no quality work

    Advice to Management

    Get over the internal politics and start recognising the talent and appreciate it with rewards and growth. Retention should be purely performance based and not on the other aspects


  10. "Broadcom/Avago good company for engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    good salary and compensation, after meeting your BU goal

    Cons

    not much new projects and too much work


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