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"best place to work so far"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Technical Director in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Technical Director in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Broadcom is not very bureaucratic, it's OK to work with multiple business units, and the engineering/marketing division is less pronounced than most. There is very good internal communication, so various projects can share IP and ideas. Compensation (cash) is OK, but the equity-based compensation (RSUs mainly these days) is unusually good, and the patent rewards are generous. Perhaps the best part is the high quality of the rest of the staff.

Cons

It's a bit chaotic, so it takes a while to learn how things work. The company makes lots of acquisitions, and tries not to mess with the new group's internal processes too quickly. This means there are many different working styles and tool chains that need to be integrated over time.

Advice to Management

keep looking forward, don't be reactive

Other Employee Reviews for Broadcom

  1. "Best semiconductor company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, and the opportunity to work on industry-leading projects and technologies.

    Cons

    It's not a 9-5 job, people work hard.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the start-up culture that has made the company successful.


  2. "Great employees, lack of growth opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Design in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Design in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of engineers and technologies. Very engineering driven culture which sometimes doesn't work for employees looking to grow into technology management rather than specific engineering management roles. Great benefits and equity (options + RSUs). Base salary seems to be a lower (atleast 5-15% lower) than the rest of the industry.

    Cons

    Very engineering driven and not enough opportunities to grow inside the company. Engineers will remain engineers seems to be the motto of the company. No opportunity to work for diverse groups inside the company. The HR policies seem to make it extremely difficult to transfer out from one group to another group; that said HR works very hard for the employees

    Advice to Management

    Put in a rotational program for engineers as well who want to see different areas of the company.

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