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"Intense, but educating and challenging."

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Former Intern - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Intern - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

It's real work, in a highly technical environment. There's lots of scope for learning, and, in keeping with the tech culture in the Bay Area, as long as you get your work done, nothing else matters.

Cons

Work pressure is generally greater in Broadcom than comparable companies, and may encroach on your personal time. HR is almost invisible, and the number of social activities/events are minimal.

Advice to Management

Better care must be taken of the employees in terms of perquisites, goodies(!) and socializing events. Project rotation policies must be more transparent.

Other Employee Reviews for Broadcom

  1. "Excellent start to my professional career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    experience was quite fruitful, colleagues were very encouraging and motivating, and my manager was the coolest manager ever

    Cons

    could not convert my internship into full-time position because of the unfortunate hiring freeze


  2. Helpful (1)

    "lots of work, no future"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Austin has few opportunities for design engineering despite all the hype of being a tech center. Being a traffic choked city there are very few opportunities where your commute is reasonable.

    If you're coming from California to Austin your salary will go a long way--but if you're hired from Austin direct, expect to get a Texas salary. Big delta between native Texan and California import salaries.

    Good health benefits, stock grants (RSU) can be great if the company is doing well.

    Cons

    Lots of work that cycles between normal full time and extreme weekend and long days. Schedules do not take personal life into consideration--when the project is hot you'd better be ready despite kids, school, wife, or other life commitments.

    Very low commitment on part of company to employee development. Lots of recognition if you do a patent but that's about it.

    Company policy is vacation at manager's discretion. Nerve wracking for shy people with managers that never say "take time off." You've got to ask and the vacay has to meet your project's schedule (see above).

    Advice to Management

    go back to normal industry vacation with comp-time at manager's discretion
    find innovative ways for employee development

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