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  • Work-Life balance is not the best (in 115 reviews)

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

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  1. "Test Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Principal Test Engineer in San Marcos, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Test Engineer in San Marcos, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Broadcom (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, good RSU stock,

    Cons

    don't like unlimited vacation policy


  2. "Senior staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    People are nice and helpful. Location/office setup/nice facility including gym and basketball court

    Cons

    After new CEO, a lot of cutting corners.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Highly political and aggressive company"

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    Current Employee - Director, Software Engineering in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Director, Software Engineering in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No micro-management, company subsidized food and drinks, flex work hours

    Cons

    Political, unreasonably aggressive, lack of sufficient training for new employees, ineffective HR

    Advice to Management

    A great company always should focus on it people first


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

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    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.


  5. "A developer's short stint as a tester"

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    Former Contractor - Systems Test Engineer, Contractor in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - Systems Test Engineer, Contractor in San Diego, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, nice folks mostly, good location

    Cons

    too many H1-B workers, needs more diversity. recruiting is very academically oriented.


  6. "Used to be a really good company."

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    Current Employee - Master Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Master Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Smart People, nice atmosphere, first in many industries.

    Cons

    Squeezing the buck has become the new standard.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent company full of talents"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Management has excellent visions
    Products and technology are best in industry
    Hard-working and talented employees

    Cons

    The acquisition by Avago made the company focus on short-term financials, rather than long-term growth.

    Advice to Management

    The old Broadcom is better in the long term.

  8. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Principal Configuration/Release Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Configuration/Release Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of challenging tasks to work on

    Cons

    Upstream management change directly impact.


  9. "BRCM"

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    Current Employee - R&D Engineer III in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer III in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    lots of changes recently still getting direction

    Advice to Management

    should invest in more technology


  10. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Staff Firmware Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Firmware Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    1. High pay, good benefit
    2. Provide soft drink and coffee
    3. Work with excellent professionals.

    Cons

    Work life balance is hard.

    Advice to Management

    No comment.


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