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Marvell Technology Design Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2014
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ASIC Design Engineer Interview

ASIC Design Engineer
Santa Clara, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Marvell Technology in March 2014.

Interview Details – one phone interview, asked about projects on the resume. Then asked about MESI protocol. Then Onsite interview. There are 5 people. First one asked basic CPU questions, such as 5 stage pipelined CPU. Second one asked me about reorder buffer in the out of order processor and load store queue. Third one asked about waveform questions. The last two asked me about some verilog questions.

Interview Question – reorder buffer store pointer.   Answer Question


2 people found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Senior ASIC Design Engineer Interview

Senior ASIC Design Engineer
Santa Clara, CA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Marvell Technology in March 2013.

Interview Details – The interview process is standard, first , there is a telephonic screen which is totally technical, and lasts about an hour.
Then they call you for an onsite interview , which lasts about 5 hours, with 5 one-on-one interviews with the whole team.
The interview itself is pretty standard.
But, what comes after that is an utter non-professionalism. 2 days after the interview, I get a call from the HR that I have been selected for this position, and we can start the background check and have the salary negotiations.
I did that, and the background check results also came back after a week, which was clean.
Then, I get a call from HR that the approval now needs to be taken from VP of the group, the hiring manager has given the approval already.
So, I wait 1 week and no response. So , I call the HR and ask her what is the delay about. She says, VP is busy in meetings, and will take 2-3 more days. I wait, and then comes and reply that the approval of VP is done and approved.
The next thing now is that the approval needs to come from CEO. I was totally shocked at this - I am interviewing for a senior engineer position, and not a director position, why would the CEO be involved in this selection process.
She answered - its a standard procedure for all employee selection at Marvell. The approval for all should come from CEO, and since he is out of the country for a couple of weeks on business, that will take time.
So, I wait, and after 2 weeks, I call again, and comes a reply that he is busy, and cannot be done this week.
I was totally angry at this unprofessional behavior now. I was made to wait for just an approval, and that too, I need to call everytime to ask for an update.
So, after a week, I call again, and she says, the CEO has not approved. I asked why is that - the whole interviewing team has given me full marks for my technical skills, the hiring manager was totally impressed by my skills, the VP approved, and why not CEO?
The answer was totally unacceptable - we do not know why he has declined, and we cannot ask why.

I was so angry at this. I have vowed never to work for Marvell in my life, even of they offer me 10 times the salary. I wasted a lot of my time in the procedure, which was thoroughly unprofessional.

Interview Question – The interview was straight forward and aveage   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

ASIC Design Engineer Interview

ASIC Design Engineer
Aliso Viejo, CA

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Marvell Technology.

Interview Details – I submitted job application 8 months ago online. No HR contacted. Directly contacted by hiring manager and setup one phone call about 45 min, then onsite interview about 6 hours.

Interview Question – How many data bits needed to represent A*B+C, all are 8 bit unsigned   View Answer


No Offer

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Difficult Interview

Logic Design Engineer Interview

Logic Design Engineer

I applied online and interviewed at Marvell Technology.

Interview Details – phone interview about 30 mins

Interview Question – Asked about FIFO, cache, pipeline, Computer architecture, logic design, testbench   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

ASIC Design Engineer Interview

ASIC Design Engineer

Interviewed at Marvell Technology

Interview Details – 4 rounds, one hr and three technical. Generally good. They asked questions about the resume, one interviewer asked a lot of basic circuit problem, like how to draw an inverter(transistor level), state machine, etc.

Interview Question – Most of the questions are just normal, like state machine, timing, clock gating.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

ASIC Design Engineer Interview

ASIC Design Engineer

I applied online - interviewed at Marvell Technology in April 2014.

Interview Details – I've applied online at Jan. and wait 2-3 months to get this phone interview. One guy from Marvell emailed me and set a time to call (so I choose the next day's afternoon). And that guy called on time. The whole time of this phone interview is about 50min, and he asked about 8 questions.

Interview Question – How to check if a fabricated chip has a hold time violation, and how to fix it.   View Answers (2)


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Logic Design Engineer Interview

Logic Design Engineer

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Marvell Technology.

Interview Details – First HR sent an email asking about general questions like work authorization and relocation. It's preview inquiry. Then if you are qualified they will contact you within two weeks. You will answer the email's questions and tell HR more about yourself to be qualified to the job. After that it's the phone call interview.

Interview Question – Question about verilog function and task, the functionality and difference   View Answer


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Systems Design Engineer Interview

Systems Design Engineer
San Jose, CA

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Marvell Technology in February 2014.

Interview Details – Submit resume on Linkedin and received phone interview about 10 days later.

Interview Question – Basic questions about 5-stage Pipeline, Cache Coherence, Out-of-Order processor   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

ASIC Design Engineer Interview

ASIC Design Engineer

The process took a day - interviewed at Marvell Technology.

Interview Details – I was offered 2 phone interview. And then have an onsite interview. They pay for the flight and hotel. Their interviews are quite difficult. In the 1st phone, they asked to describe MESI's all transition on phone. And most question is on CPU design. They asked a lot of implementation details.

Interview Question – They asked a lot questions on pipeline design. Like how to optimize the overall ipc regarding branch? Is it possible to get branch resolved in decode stage?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Physical Design Engineer Interview

Physical Design Engineer

Interviewed at Marvell Technology

Interview Details – Campus writing interview first. Questions about VLSI circuit design. Then move on to on-site interview. On-site interview is going through all the projects in the resume. Didn't get offer at last. The entire process takes about two months.

Interview Question – Common technique questions, no difficult problems.   Answer Question

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