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Great place to spend your working hour.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I have been working at Broadcom full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Company is doing very well in the marketplace, creating many opportunities to keep customers happy. Very broad IP and wildly successful in may technical areas. Lots of highly technical expertise home grown in the company!

Cons

Training is not so good. Long history and a large code base creates a burden to ramp up and be productive and successful on projects quickly.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Benefits (especially medical) are costly and not competitive with industry peers.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    An intimidating workplace for creativity and growth...

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    Former Employee - Technical Director in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Director in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They had fairly good compensation but dwindling steadily...nice Irvine campus

    Cons

    They are so paranoid and sinister they sent their company attorney to rather insidiously trap me (pretending he was PR) into admitting I may have used company resources to write my Switching A-Z Power book -- very deceptive and tricky HR and an overall culture that does the opposite of encouraging growth for anyone really.. They think they own you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to cut back on your testosterone (and malice) when dealing with huge proven contributors, in particular --- just because they don't suck up to you and say you are God, doesn't mean they have "poor communication skills"...perhaps you do

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Challenging and Rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Irvine, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Irvine, CA (US)

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots to do, interesting and challenging work. Leadership trusts you to do your job and does not micro manage. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Work levels sometimes very high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep open communication going.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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