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Marvell Technology San Jose Reviews

Updated January 15, 2017
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  1. "embedded software engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company, professional management and engineering.
    Great craftsman ship.
    This is a semiconductor company.
    It is located in santa clara.

    Cons

    It is located along 237. The traffic is very bad during early morning and late afternoon times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job.


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    "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


  3. "senior staff"

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

    Pros

    balance work life environment, good place to learn and grow

    Cons

    need more focus on profit projects

    Advice to Management

    listen listen and listen


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  5. "Senior Manager"

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

    I have been working at Marvell Technology full-time

    Pros

    Work/life balance is moderate. Not much political.

    Cons

    Top heavy for a small scale company.


  6. "Company needs to focus on profitable areas"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA

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

    Pros

    Good engineering teams, employees get to work on cool projects

    Cons

    Very weak product marketing teams, no ability to think strategically and lack focus to select profitable product segments.


  7. "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.


  8. "Hanging there until top management figure out what's next"

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    Current Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, mostly. When you are not on the fire fighting mode, workload is OK

    Cons

    Lack of long-term strategy on products. Politics at the mid-top level is impacting project and product development.

    Advice to Management

    Finish the CEO transition quick and come up with a real long term strategy that you really commit.


  9. "Marvell"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good cafe, gym and facility

    Cons

    bad management team including executive and interim CEOs, loss the sight of business, core strength getting weak

    Advice to Management

    focus on the essence


  10. "An average company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Marvell Technology (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, don't need to work during weekends.

    Cons

    Poor management. Projects are pushed too hard. Always projects running in parallel and always get delayed. Salary too low.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary to retain talent.


  11. "Marvell Semiconductor, Inc"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.



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