Marvell Technology
3.0 of 5 334 reviews
www.marvell.com Santa Clara, CA 5000+ Employees

Marvell Technology Interview Questions & Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated Mar 21, 2014

Getting the Interview 

68%
17%
5%

Interview Experience 

29%
41%
29%

Interview Difficulty 

33 candidate interviews Back to all interview questions
Relevance Date Difficulty
in

No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Systems Design Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
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

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Product Marketing Manager Interview

Product Marketing Manager
Sunnyvale, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Marvell Technology in January 2014.

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

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Design Verification Engineer Interview

Design Verification Engineer
Santa Clara, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed 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 Question – FSM, timing issue, perl   Answer Question

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Logic Design Engineer Interview

Logic Design Engineer
Santa Clara, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Marvell Technology in March 2013.

Interview Details – CPU group
1 phone 1 onsite
Met 6 people including hr.
most interviewers were nice except for one guy.
This guy was eating snack and playing with whatever in his hands when I was solving problems.
Not sure they really wanted to hire or just bored at their daily work

Interview Question – Asked me to draw all Pipeline forwarding paths   Answer Question

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

ASIC Design Engineer Interview

ASIC Design Engineer
Santa Clara, CA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Marvell Technology in December 2012.

Interview Details – Online applications and call within 2-4 weeks. Strange thing manager called directly without scheduling an interview and started asking all sorts of questions. He was so impressed that towards the end he said the next round might be bypassed and HR might send the on-site invitation. Till date, I haven't heard back from them neither the HR nor the manager who called.

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Verification Engineer Interview

Verification Engineer
Santa Clara, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Marvell Technology in May 2012.

Interview Details – first a phone interview, then a screening interview with a hiring manager. If you pass this screening process, you'll get to meet with 5 or 6 engineers not necessarily from the same team. The technical interview takes about 3~4 hours.

Interview Question – 1. what's the difference between matlab function and matlab script?
2. how does a system know when there is an error in the codeword?
  Answer Question

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

ASIC Design Engineer At Marvell Technology Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
San Jose, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Marvell Technology in March 2013.

Interview Details – Let me do a introduction, also about my resume

Interview Question – 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

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Hardware Engineer Interview

Hardware Engineer
Sunnyvale, CA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Marvell Technology in April 2012.

Interview Details – A while back, I applied for this position. I received a call for this position while I was in my office. I promptly asked the human resources to call me back another time and she agreed. I never heard from her again. Talk about being professional!!

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Finance Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Santa Clara, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Marvell Technology in August 2012.

Interview Details – Initial phone screen with recruiter, then 1:1 interviews on site with hiring mgr and peers. Didn't hear back until a month later and then asked me to come back for final round interviews. Overall interviewed with probably 10 different people, and was more cultural fit type of interview questions and getting to know me. Everyone I interviewed with was considerate. Issue though in that I never heard back after final round interviews and it's been 5 months - I would expect after final round interviews at least a call back.

Interview Question – Why should I hire you over someone with finance and engineering background?   Answer Question

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

ASIC Verification Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Santa Clara, CA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Marvell Technology in October 2012.

Interview Details – Contacted by hiring manager and got arranged a phone interview a week later. First self-introduce. Then got asked four technical questions. Clock frequency divider, digital circuit design- given 4 inputs, outputs and timing diagram to design gate level circuits, Verilog question about signed and unsigned integer... The interviewer was very nice and asked me about my interest.

Interview Question – Black box CRC circuit checking...   Answer Question

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response
RSS Feed Embed
Interviews for Top Jobs at Marvell Technology

Worked for Marvell Technology? Contribute to the Community!

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Marvell Technology interview questions and advice in San Jose, CA. All 33 interview reviews posted anonymously by Marvell Technology employees and interview candidates.