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Good wages
Customer Account Specialist (Former Employee), Breinigsville, PAMay 28, 2015
Pros: Good Wages
Cons: No job security
Business is good currently, wages are good with good bonuses, Benefits are very good. The hardest part of the job is job security.
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Great people to work with
Facility Manager (Former Employee), San Jose, CAMay 19, 2015
Pros: work with dedicated employees
Cons: Change of work culture
Work with dedicated and hard working employees that wanted to make a difference for the company. Goal driven teams that worked together to complete difficult tasks on time an on budget.
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Stock doing well
Engineer (Current Employee), AnywhereApril 23, 2015
Pros: Good stock value, work/life balance
Cons: No perks, no money spent on anything except selling product
Company is doing really well but very little opportunity for advancement and margins are very tight - so don't expect any perks.
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Old school management focused on the bottom line
Engineer (Current Employee), San Jose, CAFebruary 19, 2015
If you like the idea of a tech company that tracks whether you badge in and what websites you visit even on your home network, this might be for you.

Very cost/bottom line focused, currently making good money of cell phone business. Could get very nasty if that business drops off.
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Highly competitive stressful work environment
Product Engineer (Former Employee), San Jose, CAJanuary 26, 2015
Pros: bonus
Cons: salary
A typical day is to arrive and ready to work and keep the competitive edge going. One would either need to lead, follow, or get out of the way. Management has clear hierarchy and communication is top down. The hardest part of the job is interacting with others as the competition is high, sharing of information or techniques are kept within a group or individual to keep their competitive edge. The most enjoyable part of the job is the end of the day.
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Doing good business but many employees not happy
Verification Engineer (Current Employee), San Jose, CAJanuary 15, 2015
Not the ideal company you would like to work for especially if you are coming from a smaller company
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Great folks to work with; lousy management
Digital ASIC Design Engineer (Current Employee), Fort Collins, CODecember 1, 2014
Pros: good equiment - work stations, laptop, grid-based compute servers. creature features like donuts, coffee/capuccino/cocoa machines, sodas, break area
Cons: high schedule pressure. emails all times of day, night, weekends, holidays imply work life balance is ... well ... work.
Fantastic and intelligent coworkers. Good CAD tools and ample licenses (the usual glitches at crunch times). Good benefits and bonus. Meager salary adjustments, if any. Career advancement unlikely unless you migrated from HP with "the gang."

Management fully consumed with head count and cost. No long term vision. Human Relations practically non-existent. Most projects are godfathered with impossible-to-meet schedules that management simply says "yes" to.
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Manager (Current Employee), CONovember 29, 2014
Pros: na
Cons: na
Typical day is long hours with people who are aggitated. Hardest part of the job is dealing with people who are unhappy to be there.
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Progressive company
Operator (Former Employee), Fort Collins, CONovember 6, 2014
Takes care of community and employees. Co-workers showed up every day eager to help make strides in becoming better.
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It's a job
Test Automation Lead Engineer (Current Employee), Wichita, KSOctober 22, 2014
Pros: pays at least competative
Cons: company worries about every penny but not the employee
Being an LSI employee that was bought by Avago, I don't see why anyone would work for the CEO. There seems to be a lack of respect from upper management/CEO that demands total respect/acceptance/obedience from the employee. The CEO only cares about the shareholders and turning a buck. If doing something affects 100 people's livelyhood in the company, it doesn't matter as long as it makes the stock go up.

Also, Avago is following suit with a lot of other companies and closing small sites. Currently anything less than 100 seems to be on the chopping block. Based on the "main" sites, if you're less than 300, you may want to reconsider the job or consider relocating if possible.
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A very successful company
Sr. Engineering Manager (Current Employee), COOctober 14, 2014
A very cost conscious company. Have built a perspective on managing cost in all aspects of design and development. Definitely led to engineering creativity in achieving cost goals.
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Working in recently acquired division where they are gutting it
Senior Staff Digital IC Engineer (Current Employee), Longmont, COOctober 8, 2014
Pros: no weekend work
Cons: pay is poor, no job security
Had mass layoffs and sell-offs of the different divisions in LSI when Avago purchased it. Made working at this place very hard to do.
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Company run on tight financial models.
Program Manager (Former Employee), Fort Collins, COAugust 25, 2014
Company run on tight financial models.

Company run like a holding company with each business being staffed and managed individually.
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Experienced Machine Operator
Machine Operator (Current Employee), Fort Collins, COAugust 12, 2014
Pros: always busy with many different projects, always enjoying learning new things from engineers, r&d, and other experienced employees
Cons: management slacks on attention to operators
• Effectively operate machinery to produce quality products created and manufactured by Avago Technologies
• Qualify machines post-maintenance to assure operations run according to standards
• Obtain a clean and maneuverable area for expected traffic by other co-workers
• Uphold and maintain policies required by OSHA, and Avago to work a class 10 clean room
• Safely transition product from one machine to another
• Record and enter any data needed for measurements
• Visually inspect for any defects that may interrupt the circuitry expected in the final product
• 2 ZED Awards
• Experienced Metrology Maint. Assist. (solder circuit boards to reassemble downed tool)
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Great place to work if advancement is not a concern.
Processing Operator (Current Employee), Breinigsville, PAJuly 17, 2014
The wage is more than fair and the industry is strong. Avago is one of the leaders in the semi-conductor industry and that will probably not change. The advancement opportunities are limited however and the work can get stale. It is the perfect place for someone who wants to do their 40 hours a week but that's it. Probably a solid company to retire at. If you want more opportunities and to be challenged however, I have yet to see that available.
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Good pay and benefits. Long days but three to four days off a week.
Operator (Former Employee), Fort Collins, COJuly 10, 2014
Get up to work twelve hour days in a hazmat suite working on only the tools you are certified in. You learn how your tool works and what it does to create the lot of wafers you put into it. Also learn if your tool is out of spec and needs to be qualed or fixed. Never really see management unless they come into the fab to see how things are going or if a tool you are resposible for is broken or not running correctly. Co-workers are pretty much the same just doing their job and trying to get through the twelve hour day. Some are friendly and others don't want to talk, just trying to get through the day. Hardest part of the job is getting through the long day and trying to keep busy the whole time. The benefits and most enjoyable part of the job is to be busy the whole day, learning new tools to expand your management of tools, and the best part is however as many days you work you also get off.
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Senior NPI Quality Engineer (Former Employee), San Jose, CAJuly 8, 2014
Flexible hours during the day.
Require employees to be available for conference calls in after hours
Management provides good flexibility to manage one's work.
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Great Place to work and learn
Network Architect (Current Employee), San Jose, CAMay 15, 2014
Have been working on close to 5 projects in last 6 months, very fast learning and growth perspective.
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great place to work
R&D Development (Current Employee), san joseFebruary 8, 2014
Make sure the project meet deadline.
Friendly environment to work with.
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Could use more people skills and better training for new hires.
Fab Operator (Former Employee), Ft. CollinsJanuary 15, 2014
Pros: good working conditions
Cons: poor management, low wages and disrespectful trainers.
This can be a great place to work if your a permanent employee but if you are a temporary worker through a staffing agency, you are treated poorly. Very poor training. Low wages for 12 hour days and weekends.

About Avago Technologies

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