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"Hectic, but a joy ride"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Staff Scientist in Andover, MA
Current Employee - Senior Staff Scientist in Andover, MA
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Pros

When you work at Broadcom, you get a chance to look at everything from the silicon, to the board, to the kernel, apps, etc. This is a very different mindset in comparison to other companies who use Broadcom products or similar companies chips/board. For example, if you work at networking company, most of the times you will touch some part of the stack or may be some application. Here we do everything.

Cons

Work and Life is not fairly balanced. Broadcom is very aggressive in competition which means we almost always promise the sky to the customer and as it happens sometimes deadlines slip and everyone is working late nights or is at customer sight resolving issues from a weeks stay to over a month. If you like to be challenged and not stick to one component (SW/HW) and also like travel then you will love the job (which I do too).

Advice to Management

Management needs to plan very well. Yes every customer is important, but there should be realistic goals and a mindset for Agile thinking from eliciting product requirements to SW development to shipping and support.

Other Employee Reviews for Broadcom

  1. "It used to be a nice work place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal IC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal IC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, cutting edge technology, challenging projects

    Cons

    Engineering language is not English but Chinese

    Advice to Management

    Make Broadcom an American company again


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    "Bad Management, but lots of opportunity"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Freedom to work on whatever you want to do
    - They don't care too much when you do your work as long as you get it done
    - Managers are chill, do not micromanage

    Cons

    - Managers sometimes are TOO chill, and don't give a crap what you do.
    - Hard to find necessary information when needed.
    - Some people sleep on the job.

    Advice to Management

    Have a better mentor system for interns. Try to host better events for interns and new engineers to grow technically in.

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