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Excellent Engineering technology development but limited career growth

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Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

Pros

Employees receive many perks and are well compensated. Management projects high competence and works hard to dominate markets. Founders are excellent engineers, some of the smartest in the business. Generous recognition and acknowledgements of employees' contributions.

Cons

The founding executives tend to be autocratic in their management of the company as is often the case with leadership styles of asian cultures. The Board has not always been as independent as it should have which has led to some serious oversights and missteps. The company does a poor job of creating opportunities for career growth and laterial movement. Marvell is very engineering driven which leads to a lack of focus on other aspects of the business. Bring your families to the office with you on Saturdays and Sundays so you can work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to diversify and decentralize your board. Make sure HR has a policy for promoting career growth from within.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of opportunity, but ultimately at the benefit only for the founders

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    Current Employee - Director, Marketing  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Director, Marketing in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to do a lot of different things
    Opportunity to wear lots of hats
    Lots of hard working people around you

    Cons

    Emotional and irrational decision making
    Lack of planning
    Very reactionary, poor decision making environment
    Senior management does not trust anybody

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awful company culture

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    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

    Good food, cheap cafeteria. Free on-site gym. Benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    -Company culture is awful. Everyone keeps to themselves - people weren't necessarily unfriendly, but not friendly, either. There is NO diversity at all (just spend a minute in the cafeteria during lunchtime, and you will understand).
    -There is a lot of fighting/politics between groups and it often felt like we were working for different companies, and not on one team. Extremely frustrating.
    -People are resistant to change/improving necessary process, even though current systems/tools/processes are severely outdated and hamper the company's efficiency.
    -Executive management only cares about themselves (husband-wife team) and how to make themselves richer. Focus is only on engineering instead of running a real business.
    -Company outlook is not great, and they're in the middle of a huge lawsuit with Carnegie Mellon. Raises/bonuses have been a pittance because company has not been doing well.
    -No career growth at all.
    -Because management is so paranoid of headhunters, there is no published org chart, which makes cross functional roles very difficult because you don't know who works for what. It's not like not having an org chart will keep people at the company - people are leaving in flocks anyway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you really care about the company, you'd bring someone in from the outside to help run it instead of only caring about your own wealth and your family.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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