Marvell Technology Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
369 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
  • I was able to learn a lot in my time there as well as work on my own personal coding skills (in 11 reviews)

  • Depending on team and manager, good work/life balance (in 10 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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  1.  

    Review - OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst Intern  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst Intern in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Marvell Technology as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    People, work, other-than-work activities, food

    Cons

    get a full time job, internal politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get more fresh blood in the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Public company with Mom and Pop

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent food, beautiful campus, nice people around

    Cons

    Low salary with very small raise. You'll find your salary is way below the market after working here for working here for years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your appreciation to the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Fast paced environment

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

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

    Pros

    Employees were expected to do more. Could benefit someone with a desire to know.

    Cons

    Poor communication, most of the time it's one way.
    Schedules were tight and unrealistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create friendlier environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    senior physical design engineer

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

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

    Pros

    good benefit, good cafe

    Cons

    working environment in some group is not good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great People, Bad Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Great to excellent working level people. Gaining market share with exciting new technologies and products.

    Cons

    No employee appreciation, limited growth, cost cutting in the wrong places, very political, cross organizational communication can be improved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are your greatest assets. Value and develop your employees so they can build and improve their skills which will resulting create a sense appreciation and then they will willingly give back to the company without any hesitation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice for engineers but not good for sales/marketing jobs

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

    I have been working at Marvell Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    $2 all-you-can-eat breakfast and many nice people especially engineers

    Cons

    Nobody really told CEO/President the facts on the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to the pros and trust/empower them to do the jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Applications Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Marvell Technology as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Good exposure
    more work to sharpen skills

    Cons

    Less Extra curricular activities
    More biased politics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    System Manager

    Current Employee - Systems Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work even though work pressure is quite big

    Cons

    Management needs to appraise the employees correctly

  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Senior Management is CLUELESS

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Food is cheap, some people are nice.

    Cons

    I've been told "It's not your place" when discussing potential positive changes to processes by direct manager.
    Direct manager has zero training, expect to be offended regularly.
    People get fired for other people's mistakes.
    Sales team has zero accountability so everyone else has to do their work.
    Work 3 jobs, they pay the price of one.
    Watched Weili throw her jacket at a support staffer, expecting them to hang it up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop with the blatant nepotism. And learn what a real business model looks like, no one could understand the concentric circle displayed at the last meeting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great exposure in a friendly environment

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

    I worked at Marvell Technology as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Learn about and work on the latest technology. Very helpful and friendly co-workers.
    Excellent cafeteria and gym facilities.

    Cons

    The HR team is not very responsive and internship training/support needs to be improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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