Marvell Technology Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Bad company, but stable job

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

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

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

    Pros

    Nice cafetaria and gym. And if you work in established group (not in speculative group working on product with no customers), then it's a very safe house. You will find worst engineer in your life in this group but somehow always survive and keeps working at Marvell for many years.

    Cons

    No transparency from management. In a recent case, the bonus was small because management said that company's target was not met. However, the management also said that they don't know what the target was. And promotion seems to be random. Some average-performing people got promoted, and some good-performing people just don't get promoted.
      In conclusion, only work here as your last choice or you're lazy to move to other company.

    Advice to Management

    The company's management is so bad that any advice to management is of no use.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Start Up Trying to Act Like a Corporation

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

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

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

    Pros

    Very nice Campus, good cafeteria.

    Cons

    Chaotic 'management' style, based on flawed concept 'best technical staff will make the best managers'. Start up culture failing to scale to corporation.

    Advice to Management

    Enjoy it while it lasts .....


  3. FPGA engineer

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

    I have been working at Marvell Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible working environment, friendly co-workers, healthy food,

    Cons

    lack solid management and detailed career guidance.


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  5. Overall it is a good company

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

    I have been working at Marvell Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good cafeteria, relatively relax environment

    Cons

    Lack of new challenges


  6. Safe house

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

    I have been working at Marvell Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Less lay off.
    Cheap lunch.
    That's all.

    Cons

    Less pay.
    Too many Chinese.
    Cheap stock.


  7. Overall very positive and productive experiences for my 7 year stay at Marvell.

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

    I worked at Marvell Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Market leader in many segments. Innovative new technologies (first to WiFi in Sony game console, first to WiFi in Apple iPhone, WiFi in Google Chromecast etc).

    Engineering management overall is very hands on.

    Nice gym, cafeteria and facility.

    Cons

    No clearly established process. Cross department coordination is really difficult. Career growth could be challenging depending on the particular group(s).

    Advice to Management

    Find better ways to empower and reward employees. Improve management communications.


  8. Review - OK

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

    I have been working at Marvell Technology as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    get a full time job, internal politics

    Advice to Management

    get more fresh blood in the company


  9. Public company with Mom and Pop

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

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

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

    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 Management

    Show your appreciation to the employees


  10. Fast paced environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 5 years)

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

    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 Management

    Create friendlier environment


  11. senior physical design engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    good benefit, good cafe

    Cons

    working environment in some group is not good



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