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3.6
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Broadcom CEO Hock E. Tan
Hock E. Tan
208 Ratings
Pros
  • "good work environment and good team(in 164 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "No work/life balance - As a US based employee(in 134 reviews)

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

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  1. "Fantastic company"

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    Current Employee - Lead Security Officer in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    They care about their staff. Always in hand to listen if you have work/personal issues

    Cons

    Was better when it was Broadcom version 1, not so good when Broadcom was bought out

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

    Broadcom2017-05-16
  2. "BOoooooring. but pays well."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    lots of time for work life balance. Great pay with stocks added.

    Cons

    Decisions made without consultation, bad communication no career progression.

    Broadcom2019-04-23
  3. "good,"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer 

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    good salary, good benefit, working hard since teh aquistion

    Cons

    kind of boring some times, software is not repsected as hardware

    Broadcom2019-04-08
  4. "Tech Support ESD"

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    Former Employee - Sn Support Engineer in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Money is good, nothing else

    Cons

    Bad office location, worst HR in history (ever been threatened with dismissal if you do not agree to a change in T&C?) , no idea on how to handle a software company, massive churn of talented people, laughable RSU grant schedule. No interest in EX, as a quote: We are in the business of making money. You as an employee do not matter, you can be amazing but if you are in a BU that does not make enough money...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees you want to stay.

    Broadcom2019-04-04
  5. "Good company to work for"

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

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    fast, efficient, allows, trusts, empowers employees to get on with their work

    Cons

    lack of communication, too many acquisitions , acquired companies are not integrated enough, no clear long term strategy or plan

    Broadcom2019-03-05
  6. "Great at destroying good companies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Very few - I annuals to think of any

    Cons

    Buy companies then strip them to the bare bones whilst trying to make employees quit rather than pay them off

    Advice to Management

    If you have just been bought, prepare for the worst. The CEO wants share price to increase and the quickest way is push out all managers and staff, then run the remaining few into the ground. Profits will be up year one, as staff costs will disappear, by year 2 or 3, expect there to be nothing left and technology to be collapsing as no experienced staff remain to code or QA correctly.

    Broadcom2018-11-12
  7. "Alliance Manager"

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    Current Employee - Alliance Manager, EMEA in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Rewarded for hard work and self development

    Cons

    As a manufacturer of digital components they lack understanding of sales process and sales compensation required to retain people

    Broadcom2018-10-02
  8. "Software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bristol, England

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Aggressive company with good salary and other benefits

    Cons

    feel like there is no future in this company since the day i have joined i am doing git bisect to find bug between baselines. with avago the work is also less now and lot of projects have gone away. office politics are peak level and very less job security in this satellite site .

    Advice to Management

    Pl improve your hiring process

    Broadcom2018-09-18
  9. Helpful (2)

    "CA Security Doomed!"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Broadcom is a a great engineering company built by engineers and not programme managers.

    Cons

    Conditional Access Security is in turmoil since lot of high profile people have resigned now . The leadership/management of CA Security in UK is dumb technically and are not able able to cope with dynamic requirements of security. It is time that Broadcom restructure and remove inefficient and incompetent people otherwise competition will get an edge. The current leadership is good at managing a Pub or working at Retail...

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    Advice to Management

    Please restructure before it is too late and make sure good talented people can lead and not bunch of Program Managers who talks on phone otherwise we are heading towards fate of ST micro.

    Broadcom2018-09-07
  10. "Principal Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good company with no vision into future.

    Cons

    A lot depends where is the location of work. USA is a much better place to work for Broadcom. In Europe it is mostly good for Braggarts, Programme Managers and people in management ladder to put it straight it is mostly those people who don't write a single line of code; so not a place for engineers. For good engineering work better look at US. Here I can see 5 managers talking on phone on one trivial issue and only...

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    Advice to Management

    Hock Tan should retire and sit at home after failing to acquire Qualcomm.

    Broadcom2018-08-31
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