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Great company to work for. Strong and effective management and engineering innovation

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Current Employee - Hardware Engineer  in  New Marlboro, MA
Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in New Marlboro, MA

I have been working at Cavium Networks full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Excellent engineers to work with, competent management and in general a very good place to grow professionally.

Cons

No cons that I can think of.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing what you are doing right now. Continue valuing employees. They are the only assets to the company.

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Other Reviews for Cavium Networks

  1.  

    Good products, decent engineering, below-average benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cavium Networks full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The company has managed to get products out the door that reasonably meet the market needs and win designs. Starting from the early security processors all the way through the current multicore processor, the technology has been world-leading.
    I've been here 9 years, and the work hasn't grown stale - there's always some new angle, wrinkle to it, new technology to learn.
    The executives demonstrated unusual leadership by taking a major pay cut when we had serious financial trouble. Even now, the salaries are reasonable (though the total compensation package is starting to look out of line).

    Cons

    The process of getting products defined is very chaotic - it causes a lot of confusion with our early customers, our field, and our engineering team as features come and go.
    The benefits are fairly poor, by valley standards. Pay levels are OK, but the vacation policy (starts at 2w, rises to 3w - and that's it) is poor. There's a broad array of medical options, but the company kick-in covers only the very bottom. There's a very minimal 401k company contribution.
    Middle management has been promoted from within, often without any formal training, so you have engineers becoming average-to-worse managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve benefits, and especially vacation policies. Make your employees feel valued, not like they are replaceable cogs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good semiconductor company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cavium Networks

    Pros

    Good environment, lot of opportunities for learning.

    Cons

    More focus required on software to support the hardware solutions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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