Broadcom Employee Reviews about "no job security"

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Broadcom President & CEO Hock E. Tan
Hock E. Tan
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  • "Good stock options and competitive work environment(in 181 reviews)

  • "Professional Friendly Good work life balance(in 176 reviews)

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  • "Less work life balance once you start dedicating yourself to the work(in 167 reviews)

  • "Not much innovation, no job security, HR(in 61 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great Company to develop cutting edge technology

      Nov 2, 2017 - Principal Engineer in Allentown, PA
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      Pros

      Opportunities to develop state-of-the -art technology. Compensation is very good, specially with stock grants.

      Cons

      Company tends to layoff frequently and keep barely enough people to staff projects. That puts a lot of pressure on current employees and gives no job security

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Broadcom does not care about its employees

      Oct 1, 2019 - Senior Support Engineer 
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      Pros

      a lot of expensive stock options offered

      Cons

      tons of layoffs, no job security, teams are too small to effectively do work, too few managers

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Good pay job but no career outlook

      Jun 6, 2018 - Principal Engineer in Irvine, CA
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      Pros

      High stock price makes stock plan attractive

      Cons

      No job security. Everyone is subject to layoff and replacement, everyone. No work life balance. Work load keeps increasing each time they get rid of some people and spread the work to remaining folks. No career path. CEO keeps organization very flat, which means there is a very short career ladder without many titles to climb. Moving up takes a really long time. You won't feel any confidence about long term career path no matter how good you perform. There is no culture here, just cost cutting. You can only focus on surviving current year without getting laid off. This is design by intention so everybody keeps their head down in the same position year over year. The performance ranking rule is as heartless as it can be. Every group is given a under perform quota to meet regardless of how the group performs. It forces managers to pick some folks as under performer even though they do not deserve such ranking. This system is designed to force people out year over year. It also makes rest of folks get less recognition from how good they actually perform. Come work for Broadcom if you just want valuable stocks and don't care how long to stay. If you want a serious career path, seek somewhere else.

      5 people found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      No longer the company I started with

      Nov 18, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Good salary, great team of people to work with on a daily basis, lots of opportunity for remote work

      Cons

      Since being bought out by Avago: - Terrible senior management - Drastic cuts to budgets - More concerned about numbers than making the client's product successful - Job security is thrown out the window - Making the company "more efficient" by just reducing high-cost staff through attrition - Quick to abandon R&D or experimental programs if no immediate profit seen... leads to large layoffs - Insurance changed from excellent PPO to high-deductible(thousands of dollars) HSA insurance In short, they took a company I could have seen myself working with and retiring with after 20+ years and gutted it within a year.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Shadow of former self

      Feb 16, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
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      Pros

      Salary is still decent, but almost no other pro's since acquisition.

      Cons

      Job security, favoritism, poor morale

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      8 people found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      good place for internship.

      May 13, 2010 -  in Irvine, CA
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      Pros

      they pay well for interns, but certain depts (wont be specific... its kind of a standard in this line of work anyway) can be a little tedious. they have a good gym, basketball court, general on site facilities. cutting edge state of the art equipment to work with -- i appreciated this alot when i was an intern.

      Cons

      job security. not much else.

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee

      You will appreciate any help and any kindness of humankinds after you worked there

      Jan 9, 2010 -  in Andover, MA
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      Pros

      relatively higher compensation compared to peer companies

      Cons

      Cold, not the weather, but the people. About 2 dozen engineers were hired in 2006~2007, more than 50% left the company in 2008, either was squeezed off or laid off. Because that team was merged from a startup, in sake of their own job security, the job related engineering information is not well shared among team workers, especially to new employees. They expect the new employee cannot guess out their old things, then give the new guys underperformance in review and squeeze them off. Intense office politics and high turnover rate.

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      10 people found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Broadcom Limited review

      Nov 16, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Shakopee, MN
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      Pros

      Challenging and exciting cutting edge technology, working with talented engineers. Excellent overall pay, also including bonus and stock options. Health and dental benefits are competitive. Compensation is great, if you are able to stay with the company.

      Cons

      The job security of employment is considered low. Work environment can be very hectic at times, since there a few employees to get the job done. Seems to be a shift of more engineers abroad and less in the United States.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good place to work

      Nov 3, 2015 -  
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      Pros

      very receptive to feedback and good place to learn

      Cons

      too many changes in the recent past. job security in question

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great company to work for with a few (big) warts

      Nov 1, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Fantastic compensation and benefits, flexible vacation days.

      Cons

      Very low job security, quarterly RIFs.

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