Marvell Technology - Marvell - "the girl you proposed to not because she is the love of your life, but because you knew she'd say yes." | Glassdoor
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"Marvell - "the girl you proposed to not because she is the love of your life, but because you knew she'd say yes.""

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Product Engineer in Chandler, AZ
Current Employee - Product Engineer in Chandler, AZ
Approves of CEO

Pros

Perks - they're trying to retain people - with stuff like free lunch, sodas, and a semi-annual friendly ping pong tournaments. Potentially, it could get some decent projects and revenue growth, and it has a solid revenue base, so the stock options may well be worth one's time...(are they ever anymore?)
As a moderate sized company, it still has some very small thinking (which can be refreshing, providing freedom) and yet...

Cons

401K contributions are lousy.
Turnover is generally high, especially in silicon valley
Sometimes that small company mentality (smaller mentality than it is) means the VP of Engineering has to approve your unix account...really???

Advice to Management

The perception is that there is a buddy-buddy-club of good friends of Sehat (CEO and founder)...and that makes it somewhat of a joke from time to time.

Other Employee Reviews for Marvell Technology

  1. "Great Engineers, Management needs to build confidence"

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

    Pros

    Good Experience. Cutting edge design work. Marvell takes care of employees by providing good benefits and free food.

    Cons

    Higher than average stress environment.. Little reason to trust management

    Advice to Management

    Management should work to regain the trust of employees who went through the option trading blackout.


  2. "Management should stop trying to kill each other and focus on building chips."

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

    Pros

    nice campus, free food. Don't need to be productive and work long hours, but need to look like working. Can learn pretty technical stuff as it is a semiconductor company. Good pay.

    Cons

    Management does not communicate; this is a policy of the company. I.e., there is no org chart, no list of projects within a given BU, and no discussion about what is the focus of the BUs. I do not know what most of my coworkers are working on. All hands meeting are a joke. This lack of communication is due to both obvious reasons: management is scared of information leakage, management has no idea what to do.
    There is no way to be creative in this company. Nobody cares, i.e. may be 75% of the project go nowhere and are just discarded...

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to kill each other, try to communicate and give focus to employees

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