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Broadcom San Jose Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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  • People who can manage work life balance will cherish every moment here (in 101 reviews)

  • Chose the correct team as quite a few teams are difficult place to work (no work life balance, lots of internal bickering) (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "Worked there for 7.5 years"

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    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


  3. "Sr Principal IC designer Engineer"

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    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


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  5. "E"

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    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


  6. "Great technology, Nice people"

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    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


  7. "good company"

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    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.


  8. "compensation"

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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.


  9. "BRCM Salary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Technology focus Lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Not easy to move to different departments


  10. "Staff Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Staff Physical Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Physical Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic Working environment,
    challenging projects with diverse tasks
    nice buildings with full service cafeteria, coffee bar and fitness center

    Cons

    no telecommuting policy in place


  11. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Broadcom (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Competitive salary and compensation

    Cons

    - A very dynamic employment landscape due to frequent acquisitions and resource actions


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