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Marvell Technology Austin Reviews

Updated April 9, 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 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Marvell is a Good Company to Work For"

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marvell Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cutting edge of mobile technology. A lot of internal knowledge accessible when needed. Provided meals for employees.

    Cons

    You can find yourself in a group that gets dropped when the industry changes.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed feeling"

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    Former Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marvell Technology (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Technically, learnt a lot. Great team and still in touch with ex-teammates (all of us were laid off due to site closure).

    Cons

    The then CEO and his wife were nut case. They were the ones responsible for the downfall of the company. Recently both were fired.

    Advice to Management

    They have already what most of us wanted - firing the husband-wife duo.

  3. "White water rafting"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very shallow organization. Only 4 levels of hierarchy between engineer and CEO. Entire management chain is highly technical and hands on in most groups.
    For someone with enthusiasm and motivation there are endless opportunities and possibilities. There is some politics but very minimal.

    Cons

    Lack of long term product roadmap at the executive level. This results in unnecessary thrashing and schedule pressure at the engineering level.

    Advice to Management

    Marvell is no longer a startup but transitioning into a mature company. Internal processes and execution have to be adjusted to allow that growth or the company will bootstrap itself from expanding to the next level.


  4. "Great place to work, great total compensation."

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to do a lot of different things if you show interest.

    Cons

    Development opportunity depends on geography of your site.

    Advice to Management

    Be more courageous in monetizing products, keep an open mind for all markets.


  5. "Marvell Austin"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Marvell Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    very fast paced work env. Smart people to work with

    Cons

    very busy...and pay is below the average comparing the similar size companies,.


  6. "Tough company with great futuure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. techniques is strong
    2. Efficiency is high
    3. Employee take mutliple tasks, good for growth

    Cons

    tough, work hard, compensation is not attractive (improving now)

    Advice to Management

    No professional management in Marvell. Still has family business impact


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great engineers, great technology, great markets, great potential, but something's missing."

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Handheld and mobile computing business is an interesting market to play in. Good engineers with great ideas. An ongoing commitment to improve the product development cycle with regard to quality and time to market. It's great seeing our products being adopted by key customers, and even better to have those customers return to us for their next generation product needs. Great cross-collaboration between same-site project teams. A good mix of disciplines and career backgrounds provides well rounded development teams. Employees are encouraged to ask tough questions and demand honest answers, and management generally does its best to provide those answers. Remarkably little corporate B.S. as compared to other companies I have worked at.

    Cons

    Santa Clara is a newcomer in a business that the Austin (ex-Intel) site has plenty of experience, but Santa Clara often downplays or outright ignores the expertise and experience of the Austin site. Too much micromanagement, starting at the top. Before we make an offer to hire someone, the offer must first be personally approved by the CEO. This is fine in a small startup, but is a questionable practice in a company employing over 5000 people. I see some of my peers working insane overtime, which again might make sense in a pre-IPO startup, but given the stock performance level, I just don't understand the benefit of making such sacrifices.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage your people to do what they do best, and then enable them to do it. Don't micromanage.


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