Broadcom Reviews

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941 Reviews
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Broadcom President & CEO Scott McGregor
Scott McGregor
480 Ratings

    The work environment at Broadcom was challenging, fulfilling and fast-paced.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Markham, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Markham, ON

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


    In a large company as Broadcom, there are always opportunities for lateral movement and opportunities for learning. The compensation is commensurate with your achievement, which is fair.


    Broadcom does not tolerate failure. This is good, but also can be bad. When people are afraid to go out there and take risks, progress may be slow.

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    I found the culture is very much closed in terms of sincerely looking at potentially more efficient or better ways of doing things. Ideas may be blocked with little explanation as to why.

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Broadcom Interviews

Updated 28 Oct, 2014
Updated 28 Oct, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




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    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    There was only one interview at first. There there was a manager and a senior engineer who briefly went over my resume and asked me about my past work experience such as what I did what was my role and etc. The interview probably lasted for about 2 hours or so and then HR contacted me and got an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Pretty straightforward. They asked about object oriented programming questions such as what is polymorphism in C++.   View Answer
    Declined Offer

Broadcom Awards and Accolades

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America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2008

Additional Info

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Headquarters Irvine, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1991
Type Company - Public (BRCM)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (CAD) per year

Broadcom harbors broad ambitions for its semiconductors' impact on broadband communications: it wants them to drive every part of the high-speed wired and wireless networks of the future. The core applications for its integrated circuits (ICs) are digital set-top boxes, cable modems, servers, and networking gear for homes and offices. Broadcom also makes semiconductors for carrier access, DSL, and wireless communications equipment, including mobile phones. Customers include Apple (13% of sales), Samsung Electronics (10% of sales) Cisco, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, LG, and Nokia.

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