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Broadcom Reviews

Updated Aug 22, 2019

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Broadcom CEO Hock E. Tan
Hock E. Tan
248 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits and work environment(in 165 reviews)

  • "Great work life balance, great work schedules that don't burn people out and good management(in 145 reviews)

Cons
  • "Poor work life balance though it may vary from one team to another(in 135 reviews)

  • "On many occasions, long hours with tough schedules exist(in 50 reviews)

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  1. "Quality Assurance Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Broadcom

    Pros

    Good team and work environment

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons

    Broadcom2019-05-07
  2. "from acquisition"

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    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    you will learn a lot of new technologies and during meetings the food choices are awesome

    Cons

    priorities keep on changing

    Broadcom2019-04-10
  3. "Maintenance of old code that was good at one time."

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    Former Employee - Director in West Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Was good in terms of compensation but boring work.

    Cons

    Nothing new going on other than maintenance.

    Advice to Management

    Management is clued out completely.

    Broadcom2019-03-26
  4. "Software Engineer in Test (Coop)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Good learning experience and opportunity

    Cons

    high workload for coop student

    Broadcom2019-03-08
  5. "Former CA - part of Broadcom acquisition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The contributors in Vancouver are, for the most part, very good people suffering under a legacy of a revolving door of terrible management. The downtown office location is excellent; however, at the end of April 2019 it is being closed and remaining staff will be moved to Richmond.

    Cons

    Broadcom is a numbers-driven nightmare. They have zero orientation towards people; thus, the Vancouver office post-acquisition is bleeding people. The attrition has confounded the new, US-located management, as they throw RSUs at people to get them to stay. Even that isn’t enough, as people make the calculation that there is more to life than invested shares. Very little onsite, local management left.

    Advice to Management

    The move to Richmond destabilized what was already a difficult situation. In addition, by not addressing sexism and lack of diversity in the office, you have lost the confidence of the most affected people; there are fewer than a handful of women, with more leaving every week. Without people, all you have are walls, desks and computers. Who does the work?

    Broadcom2019-04-02
  6. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Broadcom

    Pros

    Worked here as a Coop intern and people were fantastic and supportive.

    Cons

    Can't really think of any cons!

    Broadcom2019-02-23
  7. "Work and life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great job growth opportunities and great compensation

    Cons

    Cost Cut to the bone, very few team building activities

    Broadcom2019-02-07
  8. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Coop in Richmond, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Broadcom for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance and good pay

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to full time

    Advice to Management

    Have more plan for interns

    Broadcom2019-02-02
  9. "Software testing intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Broadcom for less than a year

    Pros

    - Work with smart people - Higher salary than average - Nice coffee machine

    Cons

    - Work could be boring sometime

    Broadcom2019-02-03
  10. "Support Engineer"

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    Current Employee - B C in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, good product, good working conditions

    Cons

    Recently came over from CA and future is uncertain

    Broadcom2019-01-10
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