Marvell Technology

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2 people found this helpful  

Great engineering, so-so marketing, lousy HR

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Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Marvell Technology

Pros

Very competent engineering groups. Engineering managers tend to be technically savvy unlike some other companies. Low level of politics at least within engineering. Fast moving projects - get to learn a lot. Very dedicated people working together.

Cons

Long hours and sometimes unreasonable schedules.
Lack of management appreciation on effort people put in.
No visibility on what is happening even 6 months from now.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

HR is really bad and not adding value. HR is more concerned about protecting their backs than helping engineering groups to become more effective teams. Marketing do not seem to cooperate with each other between product lines. Marketing always seem to be a step behind on what is needed in the market. Marketing is more interested in how to divide up revenue rather than help the company move forward together as a whole. CEO sometimes dismissive of efforts put in by employees.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a place to grow your career

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

    I have been working at Marvell Technology

    Pros

    Benefits are better than at other companies - health insurance coverage is pretty good, and there are a lot of extra perks that other companies don't provide (free food, free use of on-site gym, etc)

    Cons

    Management promotes within themselves or family members.
    There is no visibility to understanding the future or vision of the company.
    The company grew too fast in a short amount of period, it still runs like a startup when it shouldn't be.
    Everything is so secretive - there is no org chart so it's difficult to understand people's roles & responsibilities and how to best communicate/work with them, or who to contact when you have a question.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with your employees via all-hands meetings so we understand what is going on with the company.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Marvell better start trusting your employees!!

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

    I have been working at Marvell Technology

    Pros

    The only good reason I can think of is if a person wants to grow technically strong & develop a good pace at work & then the person should move on

    Cons

    Complete lack of confidence right from the CEO to the management team for the employees. Just asking for a laptop/VPN to work from home is just too much !!! Trust me in spite of begin in the heart of silicon valley you don't get the opportunity to work from home!!!

    Lack of transparency. There is absolutely no visibility into the road map/direction of the product line. There is no visibility in the basic organization, its the first time I've seen a company does not show a organizational hierarchy chart.

    Any decision from the upper management just comes in as a surprise without any intimation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start trusting you employees !!! PLEASE !!! Trust the people who work for you !!! Then you wont need to pressurize anyone to put in more hours to work !! Give the engineers basic facility like work from home option.

    Try to motivate every member in the group equally to produce the max out of a group !!!

    Disapproves of CEO
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