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Broadcom Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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  • People who can manage work life balance will cherish every moment here (in 107 reviews)

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

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  1. "A nice place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Breinigsville, PA
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Breinigsville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, most of management is understanding and easy to work with, work itself is generally technical and engaging. Company is growing, positions are steady and reliable.

    Cons

    Gossip is rampant, though no worse than any other workplace. Twelve hour shifts are difficult to balance with life outside of work, especially night shift. Few internal career opportunities.


  2. "full time engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    work life balance is ok
    decent 401k

    Cons

    No room for promotion in the future

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. "Company Overview"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    It used to be a great company

    Cons

    After it got acquired, the whole company went through so many changes


  4. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    interesting work with cool stuff

    Cons

    typical office job though, sad!


  5. "Great experience, little room to grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Great learning experience, most teams are great to work with

    Cons

    Little room to grow, wages are bit low for the area


  6. "Worked there for 7.5 years"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good engineers, occasional Happy Hours

    Cons

    Bad management, lack of technical documentation on Broadcom chips


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Tech vs. Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Aggressive, S&P500, Good equity compensation

    Cons

    Aggressive, profit driven,layoff and sell-offs

    Advice to Management

    Back to technology root, look more than financial tools

  8. "Sr Principal IC designer Engineer"

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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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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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

    Pros

    Great people and the benefits are good.

    Cons

    Sweat shop. Doing more with less is an understatement.

    Advice to Management

    Need to simplify and improve the processes.


  10. "E"

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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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