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Marvell Technology San Jose Reviews

Updated September 2, 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 14 reviews)

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  1. "Good company, but really long hours"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Satisfied"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good facilities, ESPP plan, health plan

    Cons

    Depends on the team you work with, culture is is currently changing in +ve side due to the new management

  3. "Applications Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  4. "Sr ASIC design engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "No growth opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Let's move forward faster!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    I have been working in Marvell more than 7 years and experienced the up and down. Thanks to new management team, the company is on the right path again. Marvell's focus on moving swiftly toward higher-margin products with lower operating costs should lead impressive growth like avago and other company. The future outlook is improved a lot just in past one year.

    Cons

    Marvell's losing its position dominant market like storage due to technology shift. There is and will be more and more challenge as well as chance ahead.

    Advice to Management

    1) work closely with customers 2) recruiting experts and invest in R&D


  7. "design engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "It is a good starting point for all the new graduate."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Test Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company, many internal teams. It is not too hard to find something interesting.

    Cons

    Maybe that is not the problem of Marvell, it is the problem of the entire semiconductor industry. Just lacks of the momentous

    Advice to Management

    Good to try. But if you have the better choice, that if totally up to you.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior System Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work for

    Cons

    poor help from HR w.r.t immigration

    Advice to Management

    Improve HR staffing


  10. Helpful (2)

    "frontline management"

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

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

    Pros

    The cafe and gym are good.

    Cons

    The front line managers are bad in my department. They act in their own best interest, not the best interest of the company.

    Advice to Management

    open to different opinions.


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