When Broadcom takes over most of the control. My friend working at Broadcom told me, Broadcom employees are 5 days a week IN office. As per him, we might be very very lucky if we get 2 days work from home a week. (Apple, Google etc have already... — read more
Does anyone know what the Big Ragoo intends to do after the CIC amount is paid out?
Anyone know about the fate of CB or other security products under BC?
What a story.... questions will be.... is it stinky enough? https://www.crn.com/news/channel-programs/broadcom-ceo-hock-tan-s-guide-to-buying-vmware-in-30-days
Heard that the retention bonuses are now rolling out? Is it true?.if so wats the criteria and wat %of people are on the list?
I see new roles being advertised for VMware and their recruiters keep pinging me on a weekly basis for Solutions Engineering type roles. If VMW is in as much trouble as it appears to be in, then why are they hiring so aggressively?
If you are 2 years into the company for example as a new college graduate. You have less experience than most, you will cost less to layoff (granted also cost less to keep), and you cant “do more with less”. Does that mean layoff is likely? How has... — read more
I work for Broadcom. Have been doing so for 10+ years in a couple semiconductor divisions. You would be an id--t to leave right now, before the acquisition is finalized. Yes, BRCM is no frills: little HR, very little IT, the administrative staff is... — read more
Anyone have insider knowledge on what will happen to Tanzu?
Can you guys provide your opinions on what returning to the office would look like under BC? Im not near a physical office and would have to move. Not interested in Palo Alto because of CoL. Lets say the deal close Jan 23 what offices do you think... — read more
Hey, folks, listen! I have a great idea! Let's send an e-card to everyone from HR telling them that we appreciate there hard work! This will boost morale and show that we mean BUSINESS, and that their contributions have not gone... — read more
Or more to the point, should not have to exist. It shouldn't exist because if we had senior management that was competently handling the merger, it wouldn't need to. But we don't. Management reaction to the merger has been shameful. It has been... — read more
Is Broadcom promoting people based on merit? At VMware, going up the ladder means a lot of shoulder rubbing and a-s kissing and not so much hard work and experience. If working for Broadcom means that my work will be properly rewarded and I don't... — read more
Broadcom - No surprises here; the current execs haven't the slightest clue about what's actually going to happen and it is pointless to ask them. SEC Fine - Thank you Mr. Magoo for the non-answer answer. Let's be honest about what it was. It's... — read more
And why? (I don't think there are many like that, but there are certainly some.)
It is true that VMW needed some changes, but I do not like the fact that we are now talking about its acquisition. I personally think that the acquisition should not have happened and I wonder what the future of the company would be like if it had... — read more
Anyone has any idea on how much we can expect as severance in some countries in EU? I mean on top of the normal generous notice period that we usually have here. Don't want to be specific on the country but let's say like in the Netherlands, Germany... — read more
So I have understood that legally and formally they will not communicate us anything officially until before the acquisition date (Day 1) but... let's assume the discovery phase will end in November 2022 and the Day 1 will be in March 2023 (dates are... — read more
For your sanity just assume every department will see layoffs and deal with it accordingly by either sitting back and wait and see what happens (layoff / keep job or compete for old job against old VMware and Bcom staff) or take your destiny into... — read more
Can anyone please update any news etc they have come across recently. Its so quite in here. Not sure why people are not commenting here. As we are approaching October, my heart beat and BP is continuously rising.
Anyone here successfully transition out of sales? If so, how did you do it, and what do you do now? Sincerely, Don't feel like selling my soul any longer
If the stock drops below 100 - will this impact the acquisition? Curious where there is a point on the stock price where it doesn't make good business sense.
It's been nearly four weeks since my second interview and I've heard nothing from them. Both interviews went really well and I was told to expect to be called in for a third. Nothing since then. I did send an email after two weeks passed but never... — read more
I am seeing lots of people becoming literally inactive. Slack responses are slow, people taking PTOs left and right and in general total lack of morale. Not seeing a single person doing more than is required on the job. To top it all, we have a lousy... — read more
Okay, they must mean some other kind of positive impact because ESG sure isn't having a positive impact on the financial numbers, but hey the virtue signaling at Explore was up there... — read more
How do you guys deal with this stress? If I wasn’t bald I’d be pulling my hair out
Anyone know if bcom is wanting to continue to uphold our epic2 values? I really love the culture here and would hate if they changed that.
Broadcom won't have to pay any severance if people keep leaving at this pace. On Friday, two more of my teammates said they accepted offers and that they'd let our manager know this week. That's five total so far. My team is not that big so this will... — read more
What’s the word on what Broadcom wants to do with offices? If they lay a bunch of people off would they still need the space?
Have it on good authority that the deal is closing in March 23. Hold onto your butts.
It’s getting stupid over here. Literally not even paper clips in our stationary anymore. I’ve had it.
I'm surprised noone mentioned this cash dividend VMware paid about a year ago now as one of the possible issue we faced. The cash dividend was actually a huge sum like 11Billions mostly gone to DELL shareholders. As the dividend wasn't really... — read more
Tech industry is going through massive layoffs. I know about the rules that you need to join new employer within sixty days. But realistically, all the people who are unable to find job in given time period leave US? Since finding jobs in sixty... — read more
Since many seem to think Tanzu will be spun off, what are people’s opinions on who could be a potential buyer?
Do you think our EPIC days for the Christmas break are safe even if the deal happens before? Any possibilities for Broadcom to remove them like it was done for ESPP?
Some Observations and a Reality Check Timeline. Broadcom announced the acquisition intent in May. The desired timeframe is "FY23" - which gets us into Q4 of Calendar Year 2023 - perhaps more than a year from now. If you want to have a reference... — read more
That's it, that's the post. This Forum is amazing. I love reading all the wild comments and genuinely get a kick out of the witty things people say. Thank you all for making my day suck less. Sorry we are all in this predicament. Wish we could all... — read more