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Broadcom Sunnyvale Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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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. Helpful (1)

    "ASIC Design Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. 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

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "A great place for an internship"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My internship with Broadcom was great. The company helped me relocate and gave me a stipend for travel costs. The engineers in the Mobile Group were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. There were some fun company-wide events and intern events.

    Cons

    They seem to only hire people with graduate degrees, but that is understandable considering the special skills required in most Broadcom jobs.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Warning Warning Visa Visa !!!!"

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    Current Employee - Staff Firmware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Firmware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    After acquisition by Avago, literally nothing except for RSUs and the stock price.

    Cons

    Previous company was a heaven to work for. But, post acquisition there have been lot of changes happening in the name of cost cutting. Fear of business units getting sold and layoffs. Visa procedures are in stake. People in mid of green card process are stumbled. H1b filings were messed up and was not done for many. New grads shouldn't opt for this company anymore. Talents are starting to leave the company. No new hires recently. Work culture seems to have changed. Time to leave for a better option.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to advice for current management in the hands of such a CEO.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Principal HW Eng."

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    Current Employee - Principal HW Eng in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Principal HW Eng in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Currently there are unstable due to merger

    Advice to Management

    Plan for good roadmap for the company

  8. "Tech Intern Masters"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Core RTL Design and Verification opportunities.
    Talented Engineers with great technical skills.
    Flexible working hours.
    Good pay.

    Cons

    Conversion of intern to full time less.
    Social activities and events are less

    Advice to Management

    Consider interns for full time.
    Organize events so that people from various teams get to know each other


  9. "Research Engineer"

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

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong technical background and focus on true technology implementation. Good for self improvement

    Cons

    Too much layout and loss of experienced colleagues after changing to the Broadcom Limited


  10. "Application Development Internship"

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    Former Intern - Applications Development Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Intern - Applications Development Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very competitive pay for the position I held. The interview wasn't too bad and the whole hiring process went very smooth. Many of my coworkers were very helpful and the facilities were great.

    Cons

    I was hired to work part-time because I was attending college full time and my original understanding was that I wouldn't be asked to work more than 20 hours per week. This changed very quickly as I took on more projects, and eventually I was being asked to work upwards of 30-35 hours per week with complete disregard for my class schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the class schedules of people you hire. It is unfair to ask a student to miss classes for work.


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