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Marvell Technology Interview Questions in San Jose, CA

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    North America Sales Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Marvell Technology (Santa Clara, CA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    I knew a manager who thought I fit perfectly into a current need, so he asked if I would interview. Knowing someone here is the best way to get hired, as HR is a joke when it comes to reviewing candidates and hiring off the open job reqs. Go to an event like CES, chat up someone in sales and really get to know them. Let them know you're looking for an opportunity and you're very interested in Marvell.

    My interview was pretty grilling, but I spent a week preparing for it. I knew the corporate organization, who the managers and players were, the products and markets, but above all I told a complete story about myself that they could relate to. Everyone here is hard working and ambitious but they value ethics and teamwork above all else. No one here would ever consider hurting someone else or the company for personal gain, just keep that in mind.

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult question was "why should we hire you if you haven't worked in technology before?" which was expected and fair.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    At the time I was a starving grad student, so though I was ready to negotiate I accepted based on the opportunity to grow in an ideal environment. Marvell doesn't pay employees very well, so I knew if I demanded a high number they'd find someone else.


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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 Technology (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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    Program Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Marvell Technology (Santa Clara, CA) in August 2012.

    Interview

    It was an all day interview. Met with a different teams within the organization. It was a more casual interview, more focused on the behavioral side. Usually given situations and how will you as a program manager address the situation. The final interview was with the VP of the business unit

    Interview Questions

    • How to manage priorities and dealing with change and risk management   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    It was not very easy to negotiate, but I was able to do it.


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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Marvell Technology (San Jose, CA) in August 2012.

    Interview

    1. phone interview
    2. on site interview 4-5 hours

    Interview Questions

    • basic questions about the terms mentioned in job description   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    no negotiation


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    Design Verification Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Marvell Technology (Santa Clara, CA).

    Interview

    Phone interview.

    Interview Questions

    • 1 is heavier than the other 5 marbles among 6 mables . given a weight to find the heavier one.   2 Answers

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    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Marvell Technology (Santa Clara, CA) in July 2012.

    Interview

    1.Frequency divider by 3
    2.MUX finish AND,OR,XOR,XNOR function
    3.Simple STA problem
    4.FSM to detect 11011
    5.detect how many logic 1 in circuit level
    6.Bubble pushing problems
    7.FIFO working function

    Interview Questions

    • There are 8 bits inputs ,only use full adder to detect how many logic 1's   2 Answers

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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Marvell Technology (Santa Clara, CA) in June 2012.

    Interview

    It had 4 rounds and was easy. They wanted people with basic understanding of Wireless LANs.They asked questions about protocols and features. A couple of programming questions were also asked.

    Interview Questions

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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Marvell Technology (San Jose, CA) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Firstly got a phone screen from HM, 15 minutes. Behavioral questions and Asynchronous reset.
    5 round 1:1 interview, 4 engineers and 1HM

    setup and hold time concept;
    whether there is a FF have both setup time and hold time violation;
    FSM, detect 01100;
    FSM, beverage system design;
    how to deal with hold and setup violation;
    static timing analysis;
    if clock skew occurs, what happen ti setup and hold?
    invert a int
    design MUL

    Interview Questions

    • setup and hold time concept;
      whether there is a FF have both setup time and hold time violation;
      FSM, detect 01100;
      FSM, beverage system design;   Answer Question
    • how to deal with hold and setup violation;
      static timing analysis;
      if clock skew occurs, what happen ti setup and hold?
      invert a int
      design MUL   Answer Question

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    Digital IC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Marvell Technology (San Jose, CA) in May 2012.

    Interview

    on site interview with 5 members from team

    Interview Questions


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    Verification Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Marvell Technology (Santa Clara, CA) in May 2012.

    Interview

    first a phone interview, then a screening interview with a hiring manager. If you pass this screening process, you'll get to meet with 5 or 6 engineers not necessarily from the same team. The technical interview takes about 3~4 hours.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. what's the difference between matlab function and matlab script?
      2. how does a system know when there is an error in the codeword?   Answer Question

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