I've joined Broadcom via VMware and was pleased with the RSU grant I received. I'm curious what is typical for the size and cadence of annual "re-greening" grants. A few questions.... Do most employees get refresh grants annually? Are the... — read more
VMware folks could only contribute a whole percentage amount (i.e. 1%, 2% not 1.5%). We will not have access to BCOM 401k until January. Would like to know if BCOM allows dollar amount contributions and/or partial percentages (i.e. 1.5%). Also... — read more
Question for folks going into office. How many hours per day do you go in? Does Broadcom check badge in and badge out times to monitor the number of hours?
Ca technologies / Symantec folks, VMware employee here. After the acquisition closed for you folks, when were people who didn’t get offers or who declined the offers laid off (when did they lose access). I declined the offer and I know others... — read more
As a VMware employee, we haven't been given visibility into most of BCs benefits and it's an extremely stressful time. Can a current BC employee talk to the maternity leave provided in the US? If it is state dependent, CA?
There is a buzz in the Broadcom offices now with the acquisition complete. We look forward to sharing our cubicles with you once you are required to move in. We won’t bite!
For those of you that are at BCOM now, during previous acquisitions, how long before divested business units were sold after closing? Asking because EUC and CBlack are likely meeting a similar fate.
https://www.thelayoff.com/post/@OP+1pp5u2bP We all though Broadcom is taking over VMware but it sounds like it was more like Michael Dell takeover of Broadcom all along. What do you think? Ready to work for a new boss?
Here is a template for the letter for Broadcom violations we know so far. Send it to: 1- Your house of Rep. 2- Your senate. 3- Your DA. 4- Department of Labor. And to news outlets: 1- Anonymously using TOR browser to: > CNN :... — read more
what does this mean? Is Broadcom saying the deal will definitely close by nov 26th?
At VMware, we saw a 5-10% cut in headcount every year at the end of Jan/early Feb like clockwork. Does Broadcom have a similar 'unspoken schedule' where you know there's a certain time (or times) each year that a wave of cuts will come through? — read more
In the realm of corporate acquisitions, the recent acquisition of VMware by Broadcom has garnered significant attention. As with any merger or acquisition, the transition of employees and their roles within the newly formed entity raises various... — read more
The deal is definitely delayed, not closing tomorrow. Actually, it will never close. It's over. There is no other explanation why vmware cancelled the company wide all hands meeting at the very last moment without any valid reason. They thought China... — read more
After over 9 years at VMware, and having reached the P6 IC level, I was really looking forward to joining Broadcom. Yes, I received a full-time (FT) offer. However, I decided to decline. First of all, I am a naturalized U.S. citizen (no visa... — read more
I've read that AVGO's 401k match is 6% (great!), but is there a total dollar cap (At VMware they capped matching contributions at $9k per year. Also, I've read that broadcom matches aren't paid out until the following january. Is this... — read more
Should I be worried about the VMware acquisition? Are any of Broadcom employees ever cut in situations like this one or is it always just people from the company that is being bought? I'd just like to know how worried I should be in the next few... — read more
VMW management is absolutely mum about this, we were meant to have a company wide all hands meeting today which mysteriously got cancelled. Just wondering if any BC peeps had heard anything?
For those who went thru CA , symmantec - how many months post close did they start the next round of layoffs?
CA/Symantec how did Broadcom handle payout of prior companies comp plan. Did they payout the attainment/accelerators, or did the prior companies handle that pay out prior to close?
Ca technologies and Symantec folks - VMware employee here. For the welcome RSUs you folks got, was the vest start date immediately and the vest over 4 years or was there a delay in the start vest. I’m trying to understand if I got 100 RSUs and I... — read more
Former CA, Symantec or other employees that joined broadcom via acquisitions, how was the experience working there for the first year? Were there regular layoffs? What roles or criteria are chosen for further layoffs? If a business unit... — read more
On my offer letter it stated RSUs are awarded on a quarterly basis. Is it common place given good performance that X amount of RSUs are awarded every quarter ? If so what do you typically get awarded ?
Hey folks! Any idea when we need to decide about COBRA and when our benefits will cease?
Now, only China is remaining. Are they going to approve soon, or delay? The report says: Broadcom (AVGO) reiterated that it expects to close the VMware deal on Oct. 30... — read more
It‘s so draining for us.:(
VMware person here. What is the BC expense policy for customer facing travel in software sales and customer success? Are you forced to stay in 1/2 star flea pits out of town, or are you allowed to stay at location relevant rates in 4 star hotels... — read more
Did you get downleveled after acquisition? What is the criteria BC uses for leveling?
At VMW we used the Radford index with P levels within a wide variety (THOUSANDS!) of different job codes. We've heard Broadcom's setup is much simpler but it might be helpful for us VMW folk waiting on offers to get some context about job levels... — read more
Hey BC folks, What is the average RSU comp for a sales IC, are you able to share? I hear it’s usually in a quarterly vesting cycle, but would be good to know on average what most folks get as the salary seems to be fairly static.
Anyone in the US currently working at BC, does your 401K allow for the mega-backdoor Roth, allowing you to get ~70K/yr into your retirement account? Or just a standard 401K plan? VMware has has the mega-backdoor for years, so hoping BC has it as... — read more
Within Vmware, a concerning pattern of retaliatory behavior exhibited by managers has emerged, signaling a broader leadership issue that permeates the company's culture. This cultural concern is exacerbated by the lack of accountability measures in... — read more
Who’s no. 2? Asking for a friend.
Is there a chance that we could end up on another team doing a different job?
Question for all BC employees here that were hired through acquisitions, I have couple of questions: Did you get a raise in your compensation? If you were at a location when BC does not have presence but your base company does, were you forced... — read more
I heard that their will be deep cuts to make room for VMWARE associates that are client facing. Is this really the case?
Just wondering about the nature of the work in the software division of BC ie prior Symantec and CA within customer success. I've tried to ask around and network to find this information but have been unsuccessful. At VMware we have technical... — read more
Hi folks, Any CA or Symantec staff from the UK able to say what happened to them when acquired. Where you under TUPE? When did you get notified, before or on the acquisition close? See: https://www.thelayoff.com/t/1oAKlkPY Can you say what the UK... — read more
Did Broadcom offer severance to folks who refused a perm or transition role?
Broadcom employees that were acquired from another company (Symantec, CA, etc.), when were you notified of your fate with Broadcom? The VMware board is overflowing with "we'll know if we have a position within Broadcom on September 1st"-esque... — read more