Marvell Technology

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Marvell Technology Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated November 28, 2014
Updated November 28, 2014
401 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Training ground for the Competition

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't join this company if you're a product/marketing manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice food provided and smart hard working engineers around you.

    Cons

    Top management has no ideas what they're doing but they decided every single direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The top management there might be the worst in the chip industry - they should have been replaced by professional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company for new grad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Physical Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Physical Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    the company hires many new glads.

    Cons

    salary is not gain a lot these years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Senior Engineer

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

    I worked at Marvell Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good for people who want to do repetitive mechanical work and aren't interested in learning anything new

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities
    Not an open culture
    Not a good place for thought leader
    Age based promotion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Very hard work

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits are not bad, although they could be improved. Every designer had good chances to learn and to deploy new design techniques.
    Training are offered regularly.

    Cons

    Time for completing a design is becoming shorter and shorter and sometime to get these targets the work is becoming very hard. Quality of results are lower than expected.
    Few career advancement opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share your view to get better market share.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    OK company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    learn some wireless stuff, and management skill

    Cons

    not a rewarding working environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    motivation, motivation and motivation

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

    very good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital IC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Digital IC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Marvell Technology full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great food and flexible work time. up to date technology. helpful team workers and helps spread knowledge.

    Cons

    the future of hardware will be narrow. most jobs will be done by machine. There will be less and less opening jobs for job seekers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    OK in general. But it depends on which division you are in.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, friendly and cooperative culture, on-site gym, access to almost any type of advance industrial tools.

    Cons

    Stressful environment, schedule and decisions were made top-down, with little input from even mid-level management. Project execution also have much room to improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic on scheduling with available resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Crazy and stupid top management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Marvell Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice and cheap breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.

    Cons

    Poor job security. Top management has no idea what they're doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unless for storage, this is a terrible company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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