Marvell Technology

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Marvell Technology Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
372 Reviews
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Marvell Technology President, CEO, and Director; President and CEO, Marvell Semiconductor Sehat Sutardja
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227 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • I was able to learn a lot in my time there as well as work on my own personal coding skills (in 11 reviews)

  • Depending on team and manager, good work/life balance (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor decision making by upper management (More reactionary than pro-active) (in 19 reviews)

  • If you care about your job or your sense of professionalism, your work life balance is awful (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff ASIC Design Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Marvell Technology full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on Cutting Edge technologies
    Opportunity to hone skills and get expertise in your basic job function
    Opportunity to get experience in system level testing and debugging

    Cons

    Bonus and pay hike not satisfactory
    Unbalanced work-family life due to rigorous work schedules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize employee's contribution and reward them with the best benefits (promotion, bonus etc..)
    Try your best to keep experienced engineers
    Need to bring more rationalism and transparency in work culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very hard work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Marvell Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits are not bad, although they could be improved. Every designer had good chances to learn and to deploy new design techniques.
    Training are offered regularly.

    Cons

    Time for completing a design is becoming shorter and shorter and sometime to get these targets the work is becoming very hard. Quality of results are lower than expected.
    Few career advancement opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share your view to get better market share.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    OK company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Marvell Technology full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    learn some wireless stuff, and management skill

    Cons

    not a rewarding working environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    motivation, motivation and motivation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    OK in general. But it depends on which division you are in.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Marvell Technology full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, friendly and cooperative culture, on-site gym, access to almost any type of advance industrial tools.

    Cons

    Stressful environment, schedule and decisions were made top-down, with little input from even mid-level management. Project execution also have much room to improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic on scheduling with available resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to innovate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Marvell Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Everything is open to rethinking and redoing...plenty of opportunities to contribute and get creative.

    Cons

    The culture is much different than the typical silicon valley employer. There also appeared to be a layer of unproductive politics in the G&A organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for opportunities to build trust between management layers. Find trustworthy leaders and shovel more responsibility in their direction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    salary not competitive

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Design Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Marvell Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    reasonable workload , cafeteria is not bad

    Cons

    not much compensation, salary not competitive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Fast paced environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ASIC Design Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Marvell Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employees were expected to do more. Could benefit someone with a desire to know.

    Cons

    Poor communication, most of the time it's one way.
    Schedules were tight and unrealistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create friendlier environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    senior physical design engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Physical Design Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Physical Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Marvell Technology full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    good benefit, good cafe

    Cons

    working environment in some group is not good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great People, Bad Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Marvell Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great to excellent working level people. Gaining market share with exciting new technologies and products.

    Cons

    No employee appreciation, limited growth, cost cutting in the wrong places, very political, cross organizational communication can be improved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are your greatest assets. Value and develop your employees so they can build and improve their skills which will resulting create a sense appreciation and then they will willingly give back to the company without any hesitation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice for engineers but not good for sales/marketing jobs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Marvell Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    $2 all-you-can-eat breakfast and many nice people especially engineers

    Cons

    Nobody really told CEO/President the facts on the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to the pros and trust/empower them to do the jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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