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Broadcom San Jose Reviews

Updated September 27, 2017
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Broadcom President & CEO Hock E. Tan
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  • Work-Life balance is not the best (in 113 reviews)

  • No work life balance for engineers (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "good company with great benefits. Hard to maneuver within company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IC Design in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - IC Design in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    stock option if you joined at the right time

    Cons

    career opportunity after 4 years is limited

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Great Place to work- prior to Avago Meeger"

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    Former Employee - Principal Planner in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Planner in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My manager was awesome! Loved all the people I worked with. Employees were experts in their field and made for an awesome place to work.

    Cons

    Upper management was out of touch or unconcerned with employee happiness or morale. Not much opportunity for promotion or upward movement.

    Advice to Management

    Employ more females

  3. "Sr. Staff IC Design Enginner"

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

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

    Pros

    Work and life well balance

    Cons

    Limited career development both in technical and management

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunity for career development


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Principal Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent salaries, Very good equity compensation.
    Very fast paced, Excellent technology and brilliant colleagues
    Liberal time off policy and good work life balance (By SV standards)

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  5. Helpful (1)

    "ASIC Design Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good env Good Management Interesting work

    Cons

    Not much to complain about


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Run like an investment holding company not an advanced technology company"

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary and RSUs above average, good place to work if money is all you care about

    Cons

    Engineers requires to use obsolete tools, no commitment to developing new technology, incremental technology improvements protecting the cash cows even as they become obsolete, terrible office support for engineers (I had to print my own cube name tag after 3 months), you are not building the future world there you are maximizing short term shareholder return

    Advice to Management

    Learn the difference between an investment bank and an advanced technology company, and realize great engineers will go where they can change the world not just collect a decent paycheck


  7. "Design Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Broadcom as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging work great place to learn

    Cons

    Rapport could have been incaresed

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Broadcom Bay Area"

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    Former Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great engineers and solid technologies

    Cons

    Too stable, not much freedom to explore new things. Everybody is work for job security.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing managers can do under new Avago top management, just cutting cost.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "A Wall Street Outlet and a bottom feeder"

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    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


  10. 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


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