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"The Best and Worst Job"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Pays really well. Near perfect autonomy. Minimal corporate BS. In fact, no non-technical management that I've run across. Low expectations. Solid, steady growth (excluding the last two quarters, but I think we'll be back to growth next quarter). The Marlborough office employs a good share of geniuses.

Cons

The best of our growth is probably done. The flip side to only technical management (which is a plus on balance) is that your boss may not be as good at bossing as he used to be at engineering. This is the Peter Principle in action. I haven't been promoted nor has anyone above me or next to me. There has never been a re-org. It seems the power structure is set in stone. IMHO some of the recent acquisitions are nutty. Parties are terrible.

Advice to Management

You have a solid company. Focus on core products and stop buying random things. Let people change hats once in a while so they can feel like they're on a career path. Spend a little more on team building. Your parties are terrible.

Other Employee Reviews for Cavium

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Very good, Coworkers are very helpful and knowledgeable"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Marlborough, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, can work from home or take time to run errands etc.
    You are able to make a difference and see it affect products from the start. Interesting and challenging work.
    Coworkers are friendly and helpful.
    Pizza for lunch every Wed.

    Cons

    Health benefits are o.k but not great. 401k matching could be better. A lot of pressure to make deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    Management is very helpful and understanding with regards to family issues and other errands or emergencies that come up. A better structure for job titles etc would be nice.


  2. "Best Company to Work with Work-Life Balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compiler Lead in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Compiler Lead in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance
    Work from Home facility
    Technical learning

    Cons

    Salary can increase and on par with the Current Industry Standards

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