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"Good to be an engineer, bad management"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

It is possible to work with a lot of different technologies. The facilities are good. The offices in Santa Clara are very nice. There is free food (breakfarst / lunch / dinner, fruit and snacks and there is a coffee bar). There is a positive atmosphere. It is a good place to be an engineer - the company is very engineering driven.

Cons

Managers play favorites. There are a lot of politics going on among management - a lot of blaming and finger pointing. Long hours are expected. The schedules are not realistic. You often will only get time to "get it done" not "do it right". The pay is below average. The benefits are average - it all depends how the stock is doing.

Advice to Management

Find a way to make BUs/groups work together. Its hard to see how the company will scale to the next level if the founders need to be involved in every decision. Try to bring in more proffessional managers.

Other Employee Reviews for Marvell Technology

  1. Helpful (1)

    "marvell, go go go!"

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

    Pros

    1. stock ( it used to be the reason) . 2. people are easy to work with and most are very harding working, I like this kind of working environment. 3, I can still learn something there. ASIC design, front end, back end, verification, lab stuffs, FPGA, debuging, testing, on site support customer, pretty much every thing.

    Cons

    1. low salary ( it's not a secret in marvell, every body complains about this, haha :P). 2. stock ( sadly , now it'a\s the reason ) 3. need to work very long hour, weekday and some weekends . though it's better that the situation was several years ago when mrvl is small..

    Advice to Management

    haha, I don't think I am qualified to comment on this ;)


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Marvell needs a radical change in executive management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bean Counter in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Bean Counter in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free food, it's a job in a terrible economy and not much sexism.
    Management does try to hire the best engineers possible.
    Very strong technically

    Cons

    Management expects 16 hour work days seven days a week.
    Meetings are scheduled saturdays, evenings - there is little or no respect for employees personal time.
    Upper management's ability to run a large company is dubious at best - lack of professional executive management
    Too much nepotism
    It's a constant state of fear because of the crazy way upper management makes decisions.
    The company's reputation is terrible - I find it embarassing to say i work there.

    Advice to Management

    Get a new CEO and stop the nepotism.

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