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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. "A good work place for ASIC Designers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - ASIC Design 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

    Compensation & Benefits, Work/Life Balance. startup style and you have chance to learn a lot of technology if you're self motivated. Hopefully new CEO will bring new idea and growth opportunity

    Cons

    Company is strugging in industry/technology transition. Need to find next growth opprotunity

    Advice to Management

    work closer with customers and have a long term plan


  2. "staff software engineer"

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

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Circuit Design Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Great mentor, great culture. People generate very good products.

    Cons

    Management is some what not very efficient.

    Advice to Management

    Make the management more efficient.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Poor business management replaced by no-vision management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cafeteria subsidized meals, gym on site,

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities professionally or as a company. Current management strictly short term slash and burn mentality. No vision for growth, just focus on cutting cost (employees, benefits).

    Advice to Management

    Quit. Find managers with actual engineering experience and get out of their way.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be better"

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

    I worked at Marvell Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Low cost breakfast (all you can eat for $2). Nice showers in Gym. Parking in the shade in lower levels of parking structure, or under solar panels.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care if they kill the employees, only looking for short term gains. Work load increases each year (not replacing people that left), while compensation decreases each year.

    Advice to Management

    None, they don't care to listen to anything, only care about their own bonus and stock option price.


  6. "Senior Staff Engineer"

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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
    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


  7. "Flawed Management"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "embedded software engineer"

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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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Engineer"

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


  10. "senior staff"

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