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Marvell Semiconductor San Jose Reviews

Updated August 7, 2017
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  • Upper management seems to go down the wrong path (in 33 reviews)

  • Sometimes you can get so caught up in work that you don't find enough time for work/life balance (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Accounting Mamanger"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Marvell Semiconductor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good cafeteria . nice campus

    Cons

    Not good working culture under current management team


  2. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marvell Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    nice cafe, good gym, large parking lot

    Cons

    work and life balance can be improved

    Advice to Management

    need to select really capable people

  3. "Can only rank 'old' Marvell"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marvell Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Early on had hard working smart people

    Cons

    Many of those people have left, mostly due to ex-CEO


  4. "Design Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Marvell Semiconductor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place for enhancing your skill set and great people to work with.
    Good Cafe

    Cons

    Worst HR ever. If you are not a green card or citizen, stay away from this company. If you leave the company, they ask you to pay all the GC and PERM fees they spent on you. Very cheap minded.
    HR doesn't even allow managers to provide you with skill verification letter for future PERM applications. Very Rude HR department.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Poor business management replaced by no-vision management"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cafeteria subsidized meals, gym on site,

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities professionally or as a company. Current management strictly short term slash and burn mentality. No vision for growth, just focus on cutting cost (employees, benefits).

    Advice to Management

    Quit. Find managers with actual engineering experience and get out of their way.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be better"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marvell Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Low cost breakfast (all you can eat for $2). Nice showers in Gym. Parking in the shade in lower levels of parking structure, or under solar panels.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care if they kill the employees, only looking for short term gains. Work load increases each year (not replacing people that left), while compensation decreases each year.

    Advice to Management

    None, they don't care to listen to anything, only care about their own bonus and stock option price.


  7. "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Marvell Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Work/life balance is moderate. Not much political.

    Cons

    Top heavy for a small scale company.

  8. "Marvell Semiconductor, Inc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    nice cafeteria, friendly people, wonderful place to learn new areas

    Cons

    doesn't share information much between different groups. Company is only managed by a few key engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Marketing needs to be improved to sell more chips.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Awful Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Marvell Semiconductor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Catering staff and facilities/security are stellar people who made a crappy environment almost tolerable

    Nice gym

    Pretty campus

    HR held a number of nice events throughout the year, but that couldn't compensate for the mirthless daily environment

    Cons

    One of the worst jobs I've ever had. It might be better if you're an H1B visa from China, but otherwise, the culture was very closed off. Management was unrealistic and unsupportive. Deadlines were based on what would be most appealing to the customer, without letting reality of meeting it get in the way. No amount of hard work was rewarded, and not much in the way of incentives. You do the work because you care about the customer and coworker experience and your personal commitment to a good product, but management showed next to no stake in the employees or the contribution they were trying to make. Working there was a thankless grind.

    Advice to Management

    Why bother. They're not going to listen. Just avoid working there if possible.


  10. "Like any other semicon company"

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    Current Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people. self motivated and know their work

    Cons

    too much micro mgmt. from top management.
    Not too much transparency

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and be more transparent to employrees


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