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Marvell Technology San Jose Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "No growth opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Staff Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gym and cafetaria are nice (especially compared to other semiconductor companies).

    Cons

    Not much growth opportunity, a lot of things are in disarray and many good employees have left.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "ASIC design engineer"

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

    Pros

    food is ok, gym is ok

    Cons

    Terrible management style, too much tedious staff, including organizing excel table once and once again, hand-draw clock diagram in very detail.
    below average salary, bonus, RSU.
    One of my colleagues about to leave and he is not allowed to use floating holidays.


  3. "Unstable company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Marvell Technology full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    CEO does not know how to grow a company only cost cuts...look at his history at Maxim.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of CEO. He will destroy value and jobs.


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  5. "Flawed Management"

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

    I worked at Marvell Technology as a contractor

    Pros

    -Lots of amenities, such as cafeteria, cafe, and gym.
    -Inexpensive breakfast, lunch, and dinners on site.
    -A good amount of on-site events to keep morale up.
    -Overall, friendly people to work with.

    Cons

    -Management is poor. There's a lot of micromanagement and politics involved in manager-employee relationships and between different teams.
    -Power absence from CEO had left a bit of uncertainty in top management.
    -The company uses contract workers to keep wages and benefits low and make it easier to get rid of people.
    -Departmental VPs do not seem to care about their teams.
    -HR seems to care about management more than the workers.
    -As in all companies, your supervisor can make or break your experience.
    -Location makes for bad commuter traffic.
    -Overall, poor management and uncertainty in the higher management makes this a miserable place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Improve relationships and trust between managers and teams. Improve relationships and cooperation between teams as well. There's a lot of ability for management to take advantage of newer, contract employees.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technology and Team that work hard

    Cons

    Old Management (ex-CEO/President) were ego maniacs and zero business sense
    New Management - lack of experience in this field and really have not laid out a clear strategy on how they plan to steer the company out of the current mess.
    On top of it one of the Business Units is led by yet another dictatorial guy who pushed out very Talented Senior VPs leaving a huge vacuum and the teams in disarray.
    There is no hope for this company unless they rectify and get rid of such people

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the BU VPs


  7. Helpful (1)

    "tough place to work"

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    I had intersting projects to work on but they work you ard. It was a good place to learn though uyou dont always get rewards

    Cons

    bad management, too much politic. management not always good to people.too many rumors that worry average worker

    Advice to Management

    sell ther company


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Logic Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Logic Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Cafeteria is good but you need to pay
    - gym is great
    - workload is low, no deadlines.

    Cons

    - The company is too cheap. Pay is low, they tried to save every penny from employees
    - The high-level management is not transparent, the decision maker is not doing a good job, made the company's future unclear
    - Absolutely NO culture and value.
    - Some teams are really hard to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Need to think about the correct direction of company, instead of thinking about how to cut the cost all the time.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "sinking ship"

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    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pockets of decent engineers. Good cafeteria. Good workout facilities.

    Cons

    Incompetent upper management as evidenced by failure in mobile space, inability to retain a CFO, and recent accounting irregularities. Inability to grow due to lack of scale and inability of management to delegate authority. Questionable ethics and business practices at the top. Industry is consolidating but no one would want to buy this piece of trash.

    Advice to Management

    Give up. Close it down.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Finance"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marvell Technology as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    None. This place is the worst I've ever worked in my 30 year working career. Terrible in every respect.

    Cons

    Terrible management, salary, working conditions. Middle management is always scared they will be losing their jobs while senior management has no clue as to how to manage their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management, especially the founders should retire and leave the company. They don't know how to manage and grow a business. They show no respect for anyone working beneath them.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "But the food is good."

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    Current Employee - Yes in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Yes in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marvell Technology full-time

    Pros

    The cafeteria has great food and is inexpensive.

    Cons

    All decisions are made at the top with little delegating down stream.
    Extremely poor communications within and between groups - you know just barely what you need to know.
    Hard to advance if you do not speak Mandarin.

    Advice to Management

    The competency of the company has dropped in the short period I've worked at Marvell. THe management style and compensation is driving out the most senior and talented employees.


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