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Broadcom Reviews

Updated May 22, 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. "Sr Principal IC designer Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  2. "MMMMM?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    3-4 days off on a weekly basis with 12hr shifts

    Cons

    Horrible comm. throughout company

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize


  3. "E"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really smart engineering team - hard working and intelligent- no dead wood here

    Cons

    Some people make all the decisions the rest just work at an insane pace to keep up with ever changing direction


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  5. "Used to be a nice place to work at."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment and you learn new stuff

    Cons

    Company is moving away from wireless sector.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  7. "Great technology, Nice people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    cutting edge technology, owns the wifi market

    Cons

    dealing with legacy, lots of things could be optimized, but is not worth the risk


  8. "good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Broadcom (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    benefits were good when I was there

    Cons

    base salary was not good for me at least.


  9. "compensation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Principal Sys/Database Administrator in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Sys/Database Administrator in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good talented people to work with
    a lot of interested projects to choose
    friendly working place

    Cons

    workload is a bit too high and also timeline requirement
    top management has too much cost-saving mindset.


  10. "Director, Business Transformation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Ability to work hard and get rewarded for it

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is not a priority for the company


  11. "Sr. Staff Analyst, HR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


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