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Broadcom Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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  • Work-Life balance is not the best (in 109 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great stock options, new management is too business oriented"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Stock options, great co-workers, great benefits

    Cons

    Cut back on too many perks, bottom-line business oriented


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Not the same Broadcom"

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    • 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.

  3. "Pretty good job satisfaction"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good managers
    Good job satisfaction
    flexible hours

    Cons

    Bad food.
    Cubicles are not great.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time on 1:1


  4. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A lot of hard working engineers

    Cons

    Slave drive management. No balance on life/work. Living with harsh word from manger is a must.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A Wall Street Outlet and a bottom feeder"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - R&D Engineering in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - R&D Engineering in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good and Bonuses are above expectations. If you are lucky to work on profitable project, you may enjoy the company.

    Cons

    Feeding on acquisitions rather than targeting innovations and talent growth. Politics of "profit harvesting" prioritizes in squeezing out the juices from newly acquired companies, followed by merciless layoffs and downsizing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep tough to oppose Hock's management style


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Broadcom is in transition"

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

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

    Pros

    Really smart people.
    Market leading products.
    Competitive salaries.

    Cons

    Merger occurred recently; attitude towards employees is getting worse.
    Very cost-conscious management.
    Company info does not filter down to employees.
    Little opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Do more to make employees feel valued.


  7. "manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    benifits , perks, damm, pls, no

    Cons

    ,nothing nothing nothing nothing nothing nothing

  8. "Great Place to Work"

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    • 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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Downfall of a once great Company"

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    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.


  10. "Sr Staff Design Engineer"

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    • 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.


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