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Marvell Semiconductor Interview Questions in San Jose, CA

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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Marvell Semiconductor (Sunnyvale, CA) in April 2012.

    Interview

    A while back, I applied for this position. I received a call for this position while I was in my office. I promptly asked the human resources to call me back another time and she agreed. I never heard from her again. Talk about being professional!!


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    Associate Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Marvell Semiconductor (Santa Clara, CA).

    Interview

    I got this job 10 years ago. It was around the dot com bubble. Interview was simple. Different people covered different topics from CMOS design, combinational logic, Verilog, board design, instruments, puzzles, etc. But the process still seemed ad- hoc at that time since it was a small company. The questions were not complicated. I have had other harder interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • I found it very simple. So hard to tell. Nothing a college grad would not know. But one question was what happens to the ground when a lot of lines suddenly draw current.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There were no negotiations. I was told the company does not negotiate. Take it or leave it. I needed it. So I took it.

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Marvell Semiconductor (Santa Clara, CA) in May 2012.

    Interview

    there is some phone interviews, some engineers called me and asked a lot of questions, they give me a lot of time to find the answers, I can ask anyone for the answer, some questions do not have an answer, because there are no answer for these questions, do not understand why they ask questions which do not have answers

    Interview Questions


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    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Marvell Semiconductor (Santa Clara, CA) in October 2008.

    Interview

    Co-workers appeared friendly and knowledgeable. The managers, not so much.

    Mainly technical questions, basic design, timing and verification questions.

    Negotiation

    Negotiation? They let you negotiate at this place? The first thing they tell you when they give you an offer is "hey, I've already negotiated the highest possible salary for you with our CEO. Unfortuantely, it's still ower than what you started your last job with. Do you think it's OK with you?"


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    ASIC Verification Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Marvell Semiconductor (Santa Clara, CA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Contacted by hiring manager and got arranged a phone interview a week later. First self-introduce. Then got asked four technical questions. Clock frequency divider, digital circuit design- given 4 inputs, outputs and timing diagram to design gate level circuits, Verilog question about signed and unsigned integer... The interviewer was very nice and asked me about my interest.

    Interview Questions


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    Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Marvell Semiconductor (Santa Clara, CA) in August 2012.

    Interview

    Initial phone screen with recruiter, then 1:1 interviews on site with hiring mgr and peers. Didn't hear back until a month later and then asked me to come back for final round interviews. Overall interviewed with probably 10 different people, and was more cultural fit type of interview questions and getting to know me. Everyone I interviewed with was considerate. Issue though in that I never heard back after final round interviews and it's been 5 months - I would expect after final round interviews at least a call back.

    Interview Questions

    • Why should I hire you over someone with finance and engineering background?   Answer Question

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Marvell Semiconductor (Santa Clara, CA).

    Interview

    The interviews were purely technical. Also, they asked a lot about my resume including in-depth of my course work and work experience. Overall, all interviewers were very polite and respectful. The process was very pleasant.

    Interview Questions

    • Circuits about filter, and their input and output behavior. Phase shifter   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate because the package was very satisfying. They offered the salary 10% more than my expected salary that I told them.

  8. Helpful (1)  

    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Marvell Semiconductor (Santa Clara, CA) in December 2012.

    Interview

    Online applications and call within 2-4 weeks. Strange thing manager called directly without scheduling an interview and started asking all sorts of questions. He was so impressed that towards the end he said the next round might be bypassed and HR might send the on-site invitation. Till date, I haven't heard back from them neither the HR nor the manager who called.


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    Logic Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Marvell Semiconductor (Santa Clara, CA) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Campus interview first during the career fair time. Followed by a phone interview one week after and scheduled onsite one week after. I heard back from the HR person after one week of my onsite. Great campus, nice people, fancy cafe.

    The CPU group is a mix of design and verification. Average difficulty for the questions, some recruiters are also from the verification team.

    Interview Questions

    • How to apply what we learned from school to the current going on project?
      Some verilog coding questions.
      Basic logic design questions.

      More on the verilog project we did at school for a RISC processor.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Have other offers.


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    Physical Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Marvell Semiconductor (Santa Clara, CA).

    Interview

    Phone call from HR, tell details about grounp, and On-Site with 7 rounds, each round takes 45 mins, 1:1 style, Very basic question, setup, hold, timing report,
    Manager took for lunch, and talk about the group, and visit campus.
    Logic effect calculation, draw stick picture of NAND, sample sequence detector, cross clock domain.
    Talk about your resume, and explain your project at school.
    Nothing surprises, pretty basic stuff.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation


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