Marvell Technology Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. ASIC deisgn engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Upper managers need to change the way they do things.


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    ASIC Design Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

    FOOD, environment, life work balance

    Cons

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


  3. It is a great company but less pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. Overall good employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  6. insults the intelligence

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  7. good people good techenology

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Architect in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Architect in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    you have more opportunities to learn latest technologies, tools, etc.

    Cons

    management tree is too flat. limited room for career development.

    Advice to Management

    need to be more open and consistant


  8. Great place for new grads to grow and hone basic skills

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  9. Working fro Marvell SC

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Who am I to give advice to upper management?


  11. Helpful (1)

    Training ground for the Competition

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Learn some humility



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