Marvell Technology

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Marvell Technology Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
371 Reviews
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Marvell Technology President, CEO, and Director; President and CEO, Marvell Semiconductor Sehat Sutardja
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226 Ratings

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.  

    OK Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for more than a year

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great internship

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

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

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    I 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Ok Company

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

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

    Pros

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    Cons

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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't micro manage

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Environment

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

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

    Pros

    Good leader, co-worker, and Food

    Cons

    currently everything is good enough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    OK Company

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Low pay company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 8 years

    Pros

    - Great cafeteria, BF $2, Lunch $4, Dinner $3, many choices
    - gym, people spent time exercising
    - talented engineer

    Cons

    - If you are not one of the boss's favorite person, you will probably get low pay, and will stay low forever
    - Marvell don't care to compensate employee fairly, it doesn't matter whether you performed the best and worked the hardest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - The management lacks professional management skill, they judge employee based on their feeling, not based on the facts
    - Recognize the productive and hard working employee and reward them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good food, so so package

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

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

    Pros

    Good food, friendly environment, GYM

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not make change before deadline

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    management has no clear direction and does not communicate much to rank and file

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a year

    Pros

    - good cafeteria
    - decent gym, flexible lunch hours
    - annual company picnic is usually at a big amusement park
    - not many formal processes so sometimes feel like a startup

    Cons

    - lack of career development.
    - upper management does not communicate their vision for the company
    - very little inter-team cooperation leading to failure
    - unbalanced work loads between teams as some are over-staffed while others are under-staffed
    - opaque bonus process
    - salary is usually below market rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give employees your vision for the company, let engineers know how their work is impacting customers so that people are more motivated, better communication about big company-wide changes should be formally announced instead of hearing through the rumor mill

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Schizophrenic executive management creates lots of thrash

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

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

    Pros

    Nice 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

    Cons

    Decision 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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    "Big" company experience

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

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

    Pros

    Good sport facilities, good cafeteria (used to be better).

    Cons

    Bad, not educated management. A lot of games: who is better, who is worse. Old timers do not care about company future, but they own "good" life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with your employes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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