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Marvell Semiconductor San Jose Reviews

Updated October 7, 2017
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  • Sometimes you can get so caught up in work that you don't find enough time for work/life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • Upper management seems to go down the wrong path (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Senior product engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good facilities, good cafeteria with employee discount.

    Cons

    Salary paid below industry average.

    Advice to Management

    Need improve performance review process. Salary need comparable with the market.


  2. "Finance Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marvell Semiconductor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    people there are friendly & easy to work with

    Cons

    too much work to do and can't get family-work balance

    Advice to Management

    It seems the management is on its track to regain its momentum, keep it up good work!

  3. Helpful (2)

    "New Leadership is working"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marvell Semiconductor full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    New leadership team is definitely turning the company around.
    Equality between men and women, unlike other tech companies in the news.
    They hired a lot of new people that are positive and helping the change in culture

    Cons

    Need more innovative engineers as well as head counts
    15 PTO days with 5 used for shutdown is terrible
    Health care cost is increasing
    No flexibility working from home
    Traffic is really bad
    Some departments are still working in their own silos
    Overseas team may be difficult at times

    Advice to Management

    trim the negativity
    invest more $ in NPI team head counts as many of them do not seem to have work life balance.
    invest more in IT team as they need to move faster on project timelines.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company for newbies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Marvell Semiconductor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly learning environment. Generally the people around like to help each other out and share ideas.

    Cons

    Some technical people got promoted to management role just because of outstanding technical contributions, even they have no interests in management and are not qualified for being managers.


  5. "system design engineer"

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    Current Employee - Systems Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marvell Semiconductor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good peer, money is good!

    Cons

    Not an increase industry to join!


  6. "Apps manager"

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    Current Employee - Applications Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marvell Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    excellent team and great technology

    Cons

    many changes happened too fast

    Advice to Management

    make sure organization is stable and changes not affect employees.


  7. "Good company, but really long hours"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marvell Semiconductor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Good technology company
    - Great people, very approachable

    Cons

    - Not a great brand name
    - Extremely long hours
    - Management not very aware of employees complaints

    Advice to Management

    - Pay more attention to customer issues and get the plan in to deliver good products
    - Focus on expanding the support system.

  8. "Applications Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marvell Semiconductor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hands on Experience
    In Depth Learning
    Personal Time for Self Study
    Has great food including Indian
    Work Life Balance is good

    Cons

    Compensation and Benefits are low
    Transitioning for a fresh grad is hard
    Ramp up time is short
    Escalations happen causing hectic work style

    Advice to Management

    Need for a mentorship program for newbees
    Provide better compensation for additional work
    Support positions needs defining
    Identifying existing issues in the execution and ensuring corrective measures


  9. "Sr ASIC design engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marvell Semiconductor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Opportunities to learn new technology, friendly colleagues, good working environment.

    Cons

    Salary below average, core business declining.

    Advice to Management

    Management making progress since new ceo join.


  10. "design engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marvell Semiconductor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    cafeteria is good, campus looks good

    Cons

    company is doing downsize, some group is unstable

    Advice to Management

    focus on technology improvement


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