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Marvell Technology Design Engineering Interview Questions

Updated Feb 17, 2015
Updated Feb 17, 2015
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    Logic Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Marvell Technology in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Campus interview first during the career fair time. Followed by a phone interview one week after and scheduled onsite one week after. I heard back from the HR person after one week of my onsite. Great campus, nice people, fancy cafe.

    The CPU group is a mix of design and verification. Average difficulty for the questions, some recruiters are also from the verification team.

    Interview Questions
    • How to apply what we learned from school to the current going on project?
      Some verilog coding questions.
      Basic logic design questions.

      More on the verilog project we did at school for a RISC processor.
       
      Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Have other offers.

    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Design Verification Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Marvell Technology in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Referred by the employee in the group. It takes only 1 week to proceed. Most people are nice. The interview takes 8 hours including 1 hour for lunch. You must be prepared.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Marvell Technology.

    Interview Details

    First phone interview , then on-site

    Interview Questions
    • What is the difference between the syn and asyn FIFO? Is there any way for cross domain signal transfer? Tell me related technique and writing verilog code to describe it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Marvell Technology.

    Interview Details

    First round telephone interview: A design manage of their Datacom group called me to schedule a telephone interview next week.

    Asked questions based on my resume, projects, especially circuit logic design, STA, dynamic structure

    He is very polite, nice people.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Marvell Technology.

    Interview Details

    a phone interview followed by an onsite interveiw

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Senior ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    1 round phone interview and 1 round onsite

    Interview Questions
    • design sensor with minimal logic block   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Design Verification Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Marvell Technology.

    Interview Details

    1 telephonic interview followed by 2 on site interviews.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Digital Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    interviewed at Marvell Technology in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview first then on site

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions are about timing, like setup time and hold time   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Have better offer

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    ASIC Design Engineer At Marvell Technology Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Marvell Technology in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Let me do a introduction, also about my resume

    Interview Questions
    • Two questions:
      1. 2 2bits comparators to 4 bits comparators, and reduce the delay to 1 units
      1. data buffer like 0100000001, most simple rtl design to get the length (which is 9)
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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