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Marvell Technology Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
367 Reviews

3.1
367 Reviews
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Marvell Technology President, CEO, and Director; President and CEO, Marvell Semiconductor Sehat Sutardja
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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.  

    You have to really prove yourself before you can see huge benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, bonus, RSU, ESPP, 401k. Many companies do not pay bonus or give RSU. You start with 3 weeks of vacation and 4 weeks after completing 5 years. Most tech companies give only 2 weeks. Food is decent and is heavily subsidized. Note: Bonus and RSU fluctuate wildly year to year based on company earnings and individual performance rating (which is reasonable).

    Cons

    It is impossible to move to a different business unit (example move from wireless to CPU) or different job role (engineering to marketing). Managers are not forthcoming when asked how promotions are decided. Promotions are not announced. Be prepared to work very hard in the first several years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Who am I to give advice to upper management?

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company for new grad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Physical Design Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Physical Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    the company hires many new glads.

    Cons

    salary is not gain a lot these years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    very good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital IC Design Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Digital IC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    great food and flexible work time. up to date technology. helpful team workers and helps spread knowledge.

    Cons

    the future of hardware will be narrow. most jobs will be done by machine. There will be less and less opening jobs for job seekers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Safe house

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

    Pros

    Less lay off.
    Cheap lunch.
    That's all.

    Cons

    Less pay.
    Too many Chinese.
    Cheap stock.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall it is a good company

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

    Pros

    Good cafeteria, relatively relax environment

    Cons

    Lack of new challenges

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    FPGA engineer

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

    Pros

    flexible working environment, friendly co-workers, healthy food,

    Cons

    lack solid management and detailed career guidance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Overall very positive and productive experiences for my 7 year stay at Marvell.

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

    Pros

    Market leader in many segments. Innovative new technologies (first to WiFi in Sony game console, first to WiFi in Apple iPhone, WiFi in Google Chromecast etc).

    Engineering management overall is very hands on.

    Nice gym, cafeteria and facility.

    Cons

    No clearly established process. Cross department coordination is really difficult. Career growth could be challenging depending on the particular group(s).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find better ways to empower and reward employees. Improve management communications.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Applications Analyst

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

    Pros

    Good exposure
    more work to sharpen skills

    Cons

    Less Extra curricular activities
    More biased politics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    System Manager

    Current Employee - Systems Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    Pros

    Nice place to work even though work pressure is quite big

    Cons

    Management needs to appraise the employees correctly

  11.  

    Great exposure in a friendly environment

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

    Pros

    Learn about and work on the latest technology. Very helpful and friendly co-workers.
    Excellent cafeteria and gym facilities.

    Cons

    The HR team is not very responsive and internship training/support needs to be improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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