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Marvell Technology Reviews in Santa Clara, 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.  

    Good place to learn and relax

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

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

    Pros

    nice campus, good cafe, nice gym and backetball court.

    Cons

    If you stay too long, compensation will fall behind the market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    ASIC deisgn engineer

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    • 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 3 years)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Upper managers need to change the way they do things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    ASIC Design Engineer

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    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)

    Pros

    FOOD, environment, life work balance

    Cons

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

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

    insults the intelligence

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    • 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 8 years)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    It is a great company but less pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Overall good employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good people good techenology

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to be more open and consistant

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place for new grads to grow and hone basic skills

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Working fro Marvell SC

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    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Who am I to give advice to upper management?

    No opinion of CEO

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