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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 (2)

    "principal software engineer"

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    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Glassdoor requires five word minimum.

    Cons

    Jobs in my team had a forced relocation from WA to AZ, and then one year later they closed the AZ site and forced relocation again. Not a stable work environment.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Board designer"

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

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Nice stock option, good benefits

    Cons

    Too much overtime, stressfull, no work life balance


  4. Helpful (1)

    "It is OK,"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - IC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work, good office, good benefits

    Cons

    Politics is more important than work.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Staff engineer"

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    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


  6. "Staff-I Product Engineer"

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

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in fast paced projects for high profile customers.

    Cons

    Since it is a large scale company, there are too many redundant processes and procedures.


  7. "Post Silicon Validation Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Post Silicon Validation Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Post Silicon Validation Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It ia a great place to work

    Cons

    I actually have no cons with this company.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Was Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ppl. are smart. Business module was great.

    Cons

    After Avago takes over, everything becomes manual.

    Advice to Management

    Try to understand why Broadcom was great


  9. "Sr. HR Operations Specialist"

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    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.


  10. "Gone was the day"

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

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Good while it lasted and then bought

    Cons

    No bad here back in the day was nothing but good


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