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Broadcom Santa Clara Reviews

Updated August 29, 2017
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  • Work-Life balance is not the best (in 112 reviews)

  • No work life balance for engineers (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. 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

  3. 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.


  4. "Sr Staff Design Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good and knowledgeable design environment. Good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Never know when your division will be terminated and your job will be dismissed.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "It is OK,"

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    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.


  6. "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.


  7. "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

  8. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am working in a software team supporting hardware development. A lot of interactions with hardware teams. A very good experience for a person want to learn how and why hardware is designed as such.

    Cons

    The company is valuing hardware much more than software, probably because a lot of customers will develop their own software anyway. So the software quality is often low.

    Advice to Management

    The software team is an international team with members in both US and India. The cooperation sometimes become difficult because time zone and task division. Management needs to be
    constantly aware of this in order to keep team spirit high.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Information Systems Engineer Sr"

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    Current Employee - BI/Information Systems Engineer Senior in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - BI/Information Systems Engineer Senior in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, employees and managers

    Cons

    Consolidation in semiconductor industry is hurting employees

    Advice to Management

    Invest in R&D


  10. "Senior Principal Software Development"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Talented engineers. Challenging engineering work. Compensation is ok to good.

    Cons

    Since Avago acquisition many layoffs and many good engineers leaving. Business support like HR and IT very poor. Work environment awkward due to ambiguity of future direction , layoffs, work life balance due to increased work load from lay offs and resignations.


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