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Marvell Technology San Jose Reviews

Updated June 13, 2017
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  • Upper management seems to go down the wrong path (in 33 reviews)

  • sometimes work life balance is hard to maintained (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Good company, but really long hours"

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    • Senior Management
    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 Technology 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.


  2. "Applications Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    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 Technology 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

  3. "Sr ASIC design engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    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 Technology 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.


  4. "design engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    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 Technology 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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Moving the right direction"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great engineering talent, products, and care for employees. New management has very strong direct for the company.

    Cons

    People stay long enough to be promoted beyond their competence.

    Advice to Management

    Teach engineers how to manage people!


  6. Helpful (10)

    "opinions based on four-year working at Marvell"

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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are generally friendly; Good work environment; Most Engineers are nice to work with.
    Work life balance is generally true.
    Good cafeteria; Lunch and dinner are provided with very reasonable price.
    Good facilities. Gym on campus is not bad.

    Cons

    Salary is below market average. Low bonus (if you don't work at the key BU).
    Less training programs for junior engineers. Less growth.
    Market is shrinking; Good engineers are leaving; These days a lot engineers left are either juniors or seniors but not really technically strong.

    Advice to Management

    Due to shrinking storage market and competitive consumer industry, company wide re-organization seems inevitable. But try not to lay off talent and hardworking engineers just because they are working on the projects the company is about to deinvest. As far as I know, a lot of young and hardworking engineers who are still under work visa got laid off in recent large reduction at HQ. Do more reviews and judge people by performance not only projects. Do not lay off engineers but leave the managers there. Company needs people actually do the work if you really want to get it back on track. Try to keep talent engineers and provide more training if you want to use cheap juniors. Hire people based on their knowledge and experience not the GPA.


  7. "staff software engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good food/gym, nice colleague nice location

    Cons

    work overtime sometimes due to urgent request

  8. "Senior Staff Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    good work life balance. Gym and Café. Great team work.

    Cons

    Uncertainty in long term development

    Advice to Management

    retain talents on all levels


  9. "Working at Marvell"

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    Former Employee - Administrator in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Administrator in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Marvell offers a great benefits package to it's employee's and keeps a positive atmosphere within the company. There are always opportunities for growth and for networking with other departments.

    Cons

    Micromanagement never works well, but I've recently heard that they are taking a new approach. Pay is significantly less than others in the silicon valley.
    Department VP's lack compassion towards their team.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest a different management approach; adjust the pay in comparison to other companies in the surrounding areas and listen to your employee's concerns and idea's instead of brushing them under the rug.


  10. "Senior Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Startup like atmosphere.
    Get to work on wide variety of tasks.
    Expected to be hands-on while managing team.
    New engineers are very motivated, so easy to work with.

    Cons

    Financial growth not as good as technical growth.
    Technology Road map is not clear.
    Execution strategy could be better.
    Upper management intervention in everything.

    Advice to Management

    Shakeup happening now, hope someone bus us out.


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