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Marvell Technology Santa Clara Reviews

Updated March 29, 2017
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  1. "Let's move forward faster!"

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    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


  2. "design engineer"

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    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


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

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    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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Senior System Engineer"

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    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


  6. 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.


  7. 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.


  8. Helpful (9)

    "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.


  9. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marvell Technology full-time

    Pros

    nice cafe, good gym, large parking lot

    Cons

    work and life balance can be improved

    Advice to Management

    need to select really capable people


  10. "Can only rank 'old' Marvell"

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

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

    Pros

    Early on had hard working smart people

    Cons

    Many of those people have left, mostly due to ex-CEO


  11. "Focus on the wrong thing"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analog Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Analog Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment.
    friendly employee,
    good whether.
    plenty of opportunity to find other job.

    Cons

    house price is very high, has to compete with Apple, Google, Facebook employee, yet salary is not that high.
    Bad traffic.
    organization, layoff.

    Advice to Management

    Higher management focus products more on innovations, but innovation does not always beat opponents. Innovation sounds good if it does not cost extra. In reality, it costs a lot of time and money. Nowadays, cheaper products, ok performance has a better change to win. If the products still sell, layoff may not be necessary.


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