Marvell Technology Interview Questions in San Jose, CA

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  1.  

    North America Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Marvell Technology in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    I knew a manager who thought I fit perfectly into a current need, so he asked if I would interview. Knowing someone here is the best way to get hired, as HR is a joke when it comes to reviewing candidates and hiring off the open job reqs. Go to an event like CES, chat up someone in sales and really get to know them. Let them know you're looking for an opportunity and you're very interested in Marvell.

    My interview was pretty grilling, but I spent a week preparing for it. I knew the corporate organization, who the managers and players were, the products and markets, but above all I told a complete story about myself that they could relate to. Everyone here is hard working and ambitious but they value ethics and teamwork above all else. No one here would ever consider hurting someone else or the company for personal gain, just keep that in mind.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question was "why should we hire you if you haven't worked in technology before?" which was expected and fair.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    At the time I was a starving grad student, so though I was ready to negotiate I accepted based on the opportunity to grow in an ideal environment. Marvell doesn't pay employees very well, so I knew if I demanded a high number they'd find someone else.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Associate Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Marvell Technology.

    Interview Details

    I got this job 10 years ago. It was around the dot com bubble. Interview was simple. Different people covered different topics from CMOS design, combinational logic, Verilog, board design, instruments, puzzles, etc. But the process still seemed ad- hoc at that time since it was a small company. The questions were not complicated. I have had other harder interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • I found it very simple. So hard to tell. Nothing a college grad would not know. But one question was what happens to the ground when a lot of lines suddenly draw current.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There were no negotiations. I was told the company does not negotiate. Take it or leave it. I needed it. So I took it.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Marvell Technology in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    1. phone interview
    2. on site interview 4-5 hours

    Interview Questions
    • basic questions about the terms mentioned in job description   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    ASIC Verification Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Marvell Technology in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    The entire process took about a month. Two phone interviews followed by an onsite interview. Environment was very friendly. Basics of Comp. Arch., Perl, Verilog and OOPs asked.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Logic Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed 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
  7.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Marvell Technology in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    Had to interview with 7 managers from various departments who will be interacting with me.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They offered me sign on bonus as they needed my skiils badly.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Marvell Technology in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    Met with Director of Operations, Manager, co-workers and HR person. It was an all day affair, sometimes many wait periods in between interviews. Everyone friendly.

    Interview Questions
    • Had to explain tester and feedback loops and why they can cause problems. Sometimes tough to remember details especially in interview situation. Also needed to understand transistor physics of CMOS technology.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Not much room for negotiation. Sort of take it or leave it if you wanted the job.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Digital Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate 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
  10.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The interviews were purely technical. Also, they asked a lot about my resume including in-depth of my course work and work experience. Overall, all interviewers were very polite and respectful. The process was very pleasant.

    Interview Questions
    • Circuits about filter, and their input and output behavior. Phase shifter   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate because the package was very satisfying. They offered the salary 10% more than my expected salary that I told them.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Senior Staff Engineer, Physical Design Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Marvell Technology in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview first by Director of mostly high level questions. Followed by onsite of about 5 people in 5 hrs. Notified in about 2 days regarding an offer. They needed verifications of my current pay to "match" salary. Background check also took place.

    Interview Questions
    • None. Just know physical design concept and you should be fine.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They asked my present pay, want to see proof before matching it.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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