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Marvell Technology Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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2.8 176 reviews

44% Approve of the CEO

Marvell Technology President, CEO, and Director; President and CEO, Marvell Semiconductor Sehat Sutardja

Sehat Sutardja

(123 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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

  • It has really good healthy working environment(in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor decision making by upper management (More reactionary than pro-active)(in 19 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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    Just a job, do not expect much

    Staff Design Verification Engineer (Former Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsSome of the project is interesting. Have main stream tools.

    Consculture is not good. As cheap labor, the company not care you, your join and leave. Keep moving job to China, and layoff in US.

    Advice to Senior Managementwill not listen :)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Work Hard Stay Late

    Applications Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsGet a chance to work on different job roles thanks to just required work force

    Consif u know any Chinese language, ur life is easier

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good, hands on technology work.You have to be hardworking.

    Senior Staff Engineer (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsLot of opportunity to learn & work on technology forefront.

    ConsLot of lobbying among certain class of people, no career growth opportunities for others.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDiversify,diversify,diversify-hire different types of people..

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    OK Company

    ASIC Design Engineer (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    Pros-- Good Work-life balance
    -- Good gym, cafe
    -- On-site app support for all major tool vendors ( cadence, synopsys )

    Cons-- Low Salary, bonus etc etc compared to other same-sized companies
    -- No visibility outside manager level.
    -- Lack of transparency in project assignments, career prospects, team meetings etc.
    -- Design quality entirely on manager discretion, no internal approval flows, audits etc

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    OK Company

    Design Verification Engineer (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsVery nice people around, good food, you can learn a lot during the first years. The company is changing. that is good

    ConsNot so good base salary. Don't have a clear career path. Salary is not growing. Sometime need to work very late.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore salary

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good food, so so package

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsGood food, friendly environment, GYM

    ConsSo so package, focus on low end customer, not efficient

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not make change before deadline

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    Great internship

    Intern (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsI was able to learn a lot in my time there as well as work on my own personal coding skills. I learned a lot of new technologies while working at Marvell.

    ConsI was the only intern and thus didn't have much company. However I was able to work with people in the group I was interning.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Schizophrenic executive management creates lots of thrash

    Manager (Former Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsNice physical work environment, reasonable tools
    In Santa Clara - heavily subsidized meals
    Some very smart people - most teams are quite capable
    Marvell has lots of neat technologies - that seem quite synergistic

    ConsDecision making is crippled by too many late reversals/edicts by executive management
    Compensation is not really competitive, very poor variable compensation (so no upside)
    Internal product teams are often set up to compete against each other - this saps morale
    Marvell never seems to capitalize on its technology fully....
    Just feels like the whole is less than the sum of the parts

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire senior managers and give them enough time to make a success of new directions
    Get out of the way... you seem to think you know more than the content experts you hired
    Spend your time on the big strategic issues and not second guessing/micro-managing the troops

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok Company

    Test Engineer (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsBig CompanyBig CompanyBig CompanyBig Company

    ConsMacro managementMacro managementMacro managementMacro managementMacro management

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't micro manage

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Environment

    Analog Design Engineer (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsGood leader, co-worker, and Food

    Conscurrently everything is good enough

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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