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Not good environment to work in.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Developer
Current Employee - Software Developer
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Cavium Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Ok technology. Must have better Management

Cons

Not much salary improvements, 401k

Advice to Management

Better compensation and work environment

Other Employee Reviews for Cavium Networks

  1. Helpful (2)

    Its all (good) work and no nonsense "beating around bushes and meetings"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Marlborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cavium Networks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team members - many are from the Alpha design team from DEC. Extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Very open to new ideas and never hesitate to try. Everyone is interested in getting things done and not trying to pass the blame when things go wrong.

    Cons

    Grade designation structure could be better. 401k matching needs to improve. Only 10 vacation days (which is a big minus).

    Advice to Management

    You cant find people unless you do something about vacations.


  2. Helpful (4)

    The Best and Worst Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pays really well. Near perfect autonomy. Minimal corporate BS. In fact, no non-technical management that I've run across. Low expectations. Solid, steady growth (excluding the last two quarters, but I think we'll be back to growth next quarter). The Marlborough office employs a good share of geniuses.

    Cons

    The best of our growth is probably done. The flip side to only technical management (which is a plus on balance) is that your boss may not be as good at bossing as he used to be at engineering. This is the Peter Principle in action. I haven't been promoted nor has anyone above me or next to me. There has never been a re-org. It seems the power structure is set in stone. IMHO some of the recent acquisitions are nutty. Parties are terrible.

    Advice to Management

    You have a solid company. Focus on core products and stop buying random things. Let people change hats once in a while so they can feel like they're on a career path. Spend a little more on team building. Your parties are terrible.


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