Marvell Technology

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Marvell Technology Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
392 Reviews
3.2
392 Reviews
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Marvell Technology President, CEO, and Director; President and CEO, Marvell Semiconductor Sehat Sutardja
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236 Ratings

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.  

    good plan to learn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marvell Technology

    Pros

    good place to learn and people are willing to share.

    Cons

    pay is not as good.

  2.  

    Good exposure to industry experience, bad management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marvell Technology

    Pros

    Good place to gain experience

    Cons

    Low pay, no rewards for working hard, low/no bonus, bad management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place for new grads to grow and hone basic skills

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation. Highly skilled co-workers/managers with strong technical backgrounds. Good/cheap cafeteria food.

    Cons

    No clear visibility in career path. Sometimes long hours and very tight schedules. Lack of cultural diversity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Look elsewhere for ethical leaders

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer

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

    Pros

    Less meetings than larger technical companies
    Do a good job training new college graduates
    Outside of the executive circle, several VPs show brilliance

    Cons

    Incompetent, unethical high-level management.
    Company invests nearly 100% of PR highlighting president who should be in jail on 2-counts of SEC fraud
    NO growth opportunities.
    Match bonus in job offer, then find excuses year-after-year to not pay
    Raises do not keep up with inflation
    Company is very, very cheap with R&D
    Spend after hours trying to coordinate with geographies outside of the US

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop seeing employees simply as an expense item on account spreadsheet.
    Tie bonus to possible objectives determined at the beginning of the year; not an obscure wish list 5-months before the end of the year.
    Hold executives accountable for mistakes that cost the company millions
    Decentralize responsibility and decision making

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Working fro Marvell SC

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

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

    Pros

    Very stable company, always looking ahead so that your are sure to work on state-of-the-art technology.

    Cons

    Deadlines are many times unreasonable. You very easily can become a slave to a certain customer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    You have to really prove yourself before you can see huge benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, bonus, RSU, ESPP, 401k. Many companies do not pay bonus or give RSU. You start with 3 weeks of vacation and 4 weeks after completing 5 years. Most tech companies give only 2 weeks. Food is decent and is heavily subsidized. Note: Bonus and RSU fluctuate wildly year to year based on company earnings and individual performance rating (which is reasonable).

    Cons

    It is impossible to move to a different business unit (example move from wireless to CPU) or different job role (engineering to marketing). Managers are not forthcoming when asked how promotions are decided. Promotions are not announced. Be prepared to work very hard in the first several years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Who am I to give advice to upper management?

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Training ground for the Competition

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    Former Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Cafeteria is excellent, beautiful campus, successful core business (storage). Good learning opportunity for new grads. Its a paycheck.

    Cons

    Arrogant incompetent upper management with questionable ethics. Below market compensation. Limited career growth opportunities. Opaque business plan and compensation review. Experienced talent loss accelerating. Flat organization with rampant nepotism in upper management. Useless sycophant board guarantees continued poor company management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn some humility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on Cutting Edge technologies
    Opportunity to hone skills and get expertise in your basic job function
    Opportunity to get experience in system level testing and debugging

    Cons

    Bonus and pay hike not satisfactory
    Unbalanced work-family life due to rigorous work schedules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize employee's contribution and reward them with the best benefits (promotion, bonus etc..)
    Try your best to keep experienced engineers
    Need to bring more rationalism and transparency in work culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    ASIC designer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marvell Technology

    Pros

    Payment is not bad for new grads. And they do teach you how to go through the design procedure.

    Cons

    Well, hardware dept is not so well paid as software one.

  11.  

    Marvell FAE

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    Current Employee - Staff FAE
    Current Employee - Staff FAE

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Technically strong management.

    Cons

    Review process needs improvement. Lacks cultural diversity.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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