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Fabulous company to work for
Admin Assistant/Receptionist (Current Employee) –  Fort Collins, COJune 18, 2018
Broadcom has great benefits. They are mindful of your health and fitness and provide opportunities like workout rooms, classes, and time off. I am an contractor there and everyone is treated fairly. I love meeting new people everyday and hearing about their lives.
Pros
Clinic on site, fitness classes, friendly work environment
Cons
Contractor's like myself are treated well, but don't get the benefits
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Broadcom is a great company for work for
Senior Test Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAJune 17, 2018
Good team work, good communication. Great bonus every quarter. Learned a lot from co-workers. We have to work on the weekend when new product released from design engineers. Friendly working environment
Pros
Company paid 60% lunch and free snacks daily after 3:00pm
Cons
Works very hard/late to meet customer orders
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4.0
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Fast paced manufacturing
Production Control Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Fort Collins, COJune 6, 2018
The alternative work schedule is a big plus in the work-life balance. Some compensation policies discourage good workers from trying to move up.

Excellent OTJ training and corporate training.
Pros
Great schedule, paid lunches and breaks. Good benefit packages. Good people to work with
Cons
Compensation
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4.0
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Good place to work
R&D Hardware Engineer & Lab Manager (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CAJune 5, 2018
Lots of freedoms, but a very feverish pace of work. If your group does well at there job and in the market, you will be reworded well. Very nice campus.
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4.0
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Nice team and culture, work life balance
Sr. Staff System Scientist (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAJune 2, 2018
Nice team and focused management team; Good engineering execution; Good place to gain engineering knowledge; work life balance. Too much talent loss after the merge.
Pros
cutting edge technology; work life balance
Cons
Not pushing hard on innovation after the merge
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4.0
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amazing place to work
Director (Current Employee) –  Irvine, CAJune 1, 2018
Very competitive yet a good work-life balance, career growth is good, compensation is very attractive, few meetings, main focus is to get the work done!
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3.0
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Poor Job culture
Network Switch Intern (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAMay 18, 2018
The compensation, benefits, PTO are very good
Poor senior leadership, lack of integrity and trust in leaders, culture is to squeeze every penny out of each division by continually cutting expenses and head count.
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4.0
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Work execution is greatly rewarded
Principal, IC Package Signal and Power Integrity (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAMay 17, 2018
Great company to work with. CEO delivers. People are collaborative due to division bonus opportunities. Bonus payout scheme is well-defined and generous. Business units are lean so there is less bureaucracy. Employees affected by RIF are given months ahead notice so they can look for internal or external career opportunities. Managers are authorized to recommend RIF'ed employees externally.
Pros
CEO consistently delivers. Generous well-defined bonus pay-out scheme. Unlimited vacation days
Cons
Lean organization needing work automation and extreme time management skills, offices in San Jose Ridder Park are small, finding parking spot is hard, cafeteria food is below average
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Not bad place, too overloaded with different projects
Senior Principal Design Engineer (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CAMay 14, 2018
Good place to work in terms of stability . Main problem of company - too many aquisitions, sometimes people do not correspond the required qualification, because jumping from one project to other and similar management problems.
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Great place and great pay.
Junior Network Engineer (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CAMay 7, 2018
Great place to work, Always around a group of motivated individuals. Good pay and good perks. Work will never be stressful in this environment. I strongly recommend this.
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boring and life sucking
Operator (Former Employee) –  Fort Collins, COMay 3, 2018
Broadcom is a company where if you don't know someone above you, you will never move out from operations. Basically you have to kiss a lot of butts to get a better job at the company.
Pros
time off, long lunches
Cons
long work days, boring work
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4.0
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Incredible product portfolio and engineering talent
Manager (Current Employee) –  CaliforniaMay 1, 2018
The CEO has built a business with an incredible set of franchise products. He's mastered the art of extracting maximum value from those franchises from customers, service providers, manufacturing partners and employees alike. This is a company constantly under construction for the benefit of the shareholder.
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3.0
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Company is a good place to work for.
Hardware Principal Engineer (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CAMay 1, 2018
The upper management make all the decision of who will get the good compensation and rating. The direct manager has no input for your compensation/rating of your work.
Pros
Good place to work
Cons
constantly worry if you job can be axed in the next quarter
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5.0
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Good learning experience
Software Verification Intern (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAApril 25, 2018
I was an intern at broadcom and I had just started out so I didn't have much experience in the real world. As an intern there, I saw a lot of career growth options and was able to see what I wanted to do in the future.
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No comment
Sr. Principal Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAApril 22, 2018
Speak with someone at an industry event to form an opinion. Since I have vested shares, my bias will be towards the positive despite any reservations.
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3.0
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Good compensation
Senior Principal (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAApril 18, 2018
Broadcom is nice place to work. You get a chance to work with sharp minds and always on edge of technology. They offer good compensation and benefits.
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4.0
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Work life balance.
Server Analyst (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAApril 7, 2018
Working at broadcom was a great experience. Got to connect with amazing and very talented people. Would love to work with broadcom in the future. Good benefits.
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4.0
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Great place to learn and expand horizons
Principal Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Francisco Bay Area, CAMarch 19, 2018
Fast paced, given responsibility, great place to learn many technical areas. Because of acquisitions and M&A activities, sometimes the workload can be heavy, and direction not crystal clear to all.
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Very good company to work for
Sr. Staff Engineer (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAMarch 1, 2018
Great benefits and salary. Good path for growth. Technical managers are knowledgeful. Flexible hours and work from home. Great RSU and ESPP. Great work ethics!
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Fast paced job with a lot to learn about.
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Fort Collins, COFebruary 23, 2018
This job requires the ability to work for 12.25 hours straight, getting anywhere between 10,000 to 30,000 steps per shift depending on the area. The job as an operator involves working with multiple tool-sets that range in difficulty from easy to learn to difficult. Some tool sets take two to three weeks to learn where others take six to nine months. You must multitask at all times in order to keep up with the fast pace.
The difficulties that arise with this job come from a lack of communication from the higher-ups and the engineers about changes and updates. There are too many updates and changes that occur from individuals who have not worked inside the cleanroom where operators work.
All this aside, the job is fairly easy and steps are being taken to improve the lack of communication.
Pros
2 hours worth of paid breaks per shift, free gym, cafeteria on site, insurance, $100 shoe stipend for full-time operators, and either day or night shifts.
Cons
12.25 hour shifts, lack of communication from higher-ups outside of the cleanroom, and stiff hire-on rates for temporary workers.
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