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The worst experience that I absolutely loved...

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Contractor in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Contractor in Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Marvell Technology as a contractor (less than an year)

Pros

The people. Marvell has some very brilliant employees, it has a very special culture. Love the graciousness of most of the employees, their kindness, their manners. I believe people bring their heart and passion to work and are very grateful for their jobs and being able to contribute to some of the most utilized, leading industry technology in the world. They have an amazing hiring record for supporting immigration and giving people from around the world opportunities they might never have otherwise. They are a phenomenal training ground for new grads. In general people work a lot however they are afforded a level of flexibility most silicon valley environments don't embrace anymore. I think this has helped them retain talent that they might not have otherwise. It is not uncommon to work with people that have been there 7, 10 and 15 years, a refreshing change from a 2 year employee life-cycle in so many technology companies.

Cons

Poor internal mobility, lack of non-technical training to support new managers and better management, bad management in areas that have not been addressed which equals unnecessary high turnover, contractors utilized as employees not as contractors should be, long hiring cycle and inconsistencies in the offer process, in some areas the business units are fairly siloed which create a lack of team work, overrun of expenses and poor inefficient processes. Bad internal and external marketing - the most widely used products that consumers don't know about which greatly affect stock price. Multinational environment does not equal an EEOC compliant company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Clean up your HR - EEOC, Talent Acquisition, recognition programs, internal mobility, professional development and advancement opportunities. Fix your marketing - every new hire should have stock options, the belief in Marvell's internal economy begins in-house. Build your vision, mission and values internally and then externally so all employees are moving forward together (get them to drink your cool aide! Internal/external marketing consistent - people won't buy Marvell stock if they don't know what you do; build consumer awareness and you will build their confidence in Marvell's future. Brilliant future in technology, pull it together with world class "hiring, branding and retention" programs coupled with building consumer awareness and identifiable "CPG" marketing and you will be unstoppable!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Very good working atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer

    I have been working at Marvell Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice facilities/cafeteria, great environment with trials and very good working atmosphere

    Cons

    Not very well known as worldwide company brand(could be much better)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can see company’s efforts on improving gradually(working efficiency, salary, …etc), although it is still long way to go.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Company has lost its edge and good people

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

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

    Pros

    Healthy lunch, Gym, Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Product definition is totally reactive to the market, no innovation but only too little and too late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO himself still thinks himself as an engineer, he needs to see bigger pictures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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