There are many complainers here, which makes sense, however, no matter how angry and frustrated someone is at this company, one should still try and be objective. Guys, is there anything you like here? I also have many complaints, but working at Broadcom also has some positive sides, whether some want to admit it or not.
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To OP, this is a layoff site. What do you expect? Don't expect an unbiased view here. :)
have you heard the term "aging in place...?"
For most engineers who've been at Broadcom a while the job offers better total compensation and more reasonable work hours than many other tech employees.
Basically you make a good wage and get to have a life.
The work isn't that exiting due to Hock's opposition to organic development of anything. And if you're a junior level engineer it's really hard to get promoted. Those are the basic tradeoffs. High pay, reasonable hours, boring work, no chance for advancement.
It's not that bad.
No exaggeration.. the culture is trash. Morale is in the toilet. The products are boring. The leaders are subpar. I'm so glad I got the fk out!
@5atn+1hXqahTW You might make ascend to become a "B" player one day.
@3zff+1hXqahTW You will be a fossil one day, just wait.
It is extremely positive that during my tenure, the Broadcom paycheck has my name correct and it gets deposited into my bank account. As we all know, the "problem" is that not even people resign every quarter so that to make the numbers work, there is a RIF list. And the cut typically happens before the RSU gets vested in a few days. It does not even matter if the BU makes $2 million revenue per employee.
This is a real positive about Broadcom. Even months and years after people exit this company, they still check and post on a site about layoffs for a company they most likely were laid off by. That really says something if you ask me.
@OP+1hXqahTW Can you name some of the positive sides?
Here is the thing with Broadcom....
Having you come in during the pandemic is because they don't trust you. You know why ? Because you are all dated fossils working on old crusty projects from the 90's. If you had any respect for yourself you would not stay one more day. The fact you continue to come in day-after-day is because they know they have you by the ba--s. Yes you are a slave to hock. More importantly they know 99% of you have no other option. Basically those that work for Broadcom likely failed all other interviews before landing at Broadcom. Broadcom is a cesspool of industry rejects. I know for some this is hard to take in. Perhaps you think you have talent, you work hard. I'm sorry to say nobody cares. Accept you are industry left overs and reinvent yourself. Until then don't expect your employer to respect you because you are just a slave working on a plantation.
I was crying last night on how wonderful that I have a front-row seat to study the various degrees of social control there is.
Good things. All the free time to do our jobs during Coffee Talks, Town Halls etc.
No exaggeration required. This is the only company I've worked for that actively seems to hate their employees. The only people they seem to hate more than their employees is their customers. I like the money, but I feel my soul dying a little more every day. It is sad, as generally like the team I work with and the product I work on, but none of it seems to matter.
I really appreciate the care they showed for us during the height of the pandemic. Having us come to offices, really showed how this company trusts and treats its people. Everything else pales in comparison in my view, this company does not care about people. There is no way around it. Money is good if you are an A player, it is outstanding if you are a B- player.