Marvell Technology

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Marvell Technology Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
398 Reviews
3.2
398 Reviews
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Marvell Technology President, CEO, and Director; President and CEO, Marvell Semiconductor Sehat Sutardja
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 4, good work-life balance, great colleague, a lot of smart people to work with (in 14 reviews)

  • I was able to learn a lot in my time there as well as work on my own personal coding skills (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Arrogant incompetent upper management with questionable ethics (in 20 reviews)

  • If you care about your job or your sense of professionalism, your work life balance is awful (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    ASIC Design Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marvell Technology

    Pros

    Good company, nice environment, the cafe is awesome!

    Cons

    Asian dominated company, maybe need to accommodate multi culture

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to learn and relax

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Marvell Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    nice campus, good cafe, nice gym and backetball court.

    Cons

    If you stay too long, compensation will fall behind the market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marvell Technology

    Pros

    Good place to work, good team, fast growing company

    Cons

    engineers work a lot of overtime, a lot of products means hard to stay focused

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Feeling like the red-headed stepchild

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marvell Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great cafeteria with subsidized prices that are nice, as well as other on-site benefits that make it really easy to never leave campus. I do enjoy the on-site gym and dry cleaning services, but if I wanted, I could also get my car's oil changed, hair cuts and basic dental work completed on campus.

    Cons

    I've been here for more than 5 years, so I have the added benefit of additional vacation time. Other than that, there are no other 'perks' or incentive for being a long-timer. The equity is lacking, at least in the G&A function that I occupy. Big money being an engineer, but other internal supportive groups do not get any type of respect or acknowledgement. If anything, we are made to feel that we are just $ suckers and take away from their profit. Really? And if this is the feeling from the top, what type of support do the heads of these G&A function get? Enough said.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop letting co-founders continue to run the company as if it's a private company. It's a very sick cycle that doesn't get broken and the company is very dysfunctional as a result.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    ASIC deisgn engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Marvell Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learn all the tools, and free to try new tools.
    Best chinese lunch in bayarea.
    Nice work - life balance if your group is not busy,

    Cons

    Old working style. Old flow, don't want to change design.
    Work overnight is there is tapeout coming up.
    No working from home allowed in most of the group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper managers need to change the way they do things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    ASIC Design Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Marvell Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    FOOD, environment, life work balance

    Cons

    SALARY, compensation, benefits, bonus, RSU, all are too low

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Overall good employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Cafeteria with 4+ cuisines, coffee/tea room, Benefits (401K, Medical, dental, AD&D and many others), good managers

    Cons

    More work but less people to do that! That sometimes affects quality of service delivery.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and hire more (good performers) people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    insults the intelligence

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Decently nice corporate campus. Good workout facilities. Cafeteria offers variety of subsidized food. Pockets of smart, hardworking engineers. Still get paid.

    Cons

    Many incompetent engineers in some critical positions. Sometimes very inefficient and chaotic processes makes many tasks much more difficult and frustrating that necessary. Anonymous upper level management who are rarely seen and who often dictate arbitrary policies that can change often. Lots of politics and sometimes questionable ethical behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is all about the emperor and empress. The rest of us in the trenches really do not matter. Many smart people have left; we stupid ones are milking it for what it is worth until we, too, can leave. Even the co-founder and CTO left this year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    It is a great company but less pay

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    Former Employee - Mask Designer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Mask Designer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Marvell Technology full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great campus, company provided food cost only $4, good work-life balance, great colleague, a lot of smart people to work with

    Cons

    pay is lower than industry standard, and don't expect to get a big raise at annual review, if you are not satisfied with your current salary, look somewhere else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recognize talent and the people who work hard, reward them accordingly and give them opportunity to advance in career

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    kind of stressful

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marvell Technology

    Pros

    The company has a good structures for opportunities to learn, good work environment, great food, and excess to different things

    Cons

    Not very good management, not really work/bal,

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