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Marvell Technology Senior Staff Engineer 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. "Satisfied"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  2. "Sr Staff Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Technologies, excellent environment and benefit.

    Cons

    No communication between teams. Too many Chinese and they speak Chinese at work. They refer to hire and work with Chinese. No documents of what developed. Work long hours but not efficient. All developed project shipped to China for enhancing and maintaining..

    Advice to Management

    Managers and Director at Marvell needed to have a training to know how to manage and treat their employees.

  3. "mrvl is ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    good food, job stable and big company

    Cons

    no grow, pay is not good


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Cannot make it in mobile"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer/Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer/Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Certain groups are good
    Decent campus and perks

    Cons

    Bone headed management
    Oblivious to reality and in their own bubble. Oblivious to the market as well.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to trust others
    Believe in modern management theory


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Low salary and many incompetent engineers."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice cafetaria lunch/dinner price is subsized.
    The gym is nice with many equipments, and nice basketball court, .

    Cons

    Salary is lower compared to peer companies, and promotion is mostly based on luck for no obvious reason. Good technical skill doesn't really matter, it's only good to avoid lay-off if there is any.
      The company also keeps so many low-performing or incompetent engineers for no reason.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of low-performing engineers that are detrimental to the group and work environment, and give more appreciation to strong-performing engineers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff ASIC 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

    Opportunity to work on Cutting Edge technologies
    Opportunity to hone skills and get expertise in your basic job function
    Opportunity to get experience in system level testing and debugging

    Cons

    Bonus and pay hike not satisfactory
    Unbalanced work-family life due to rigorous work schedules

    Advice to Management

    Recognize employee's contribution and reward them with the best benefits (promotion, bonus etc..)
    Try your best to keep experienced engineers
    Need to bring more rationalism and transparency in work culture


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Bad company, but stable job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Design Engineer 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

    Nice cafetaria and gym. And if you work in established group (not in speculative group working on product with no customers), then it's a very safe house. You will find worst engineer in your life in this group but somehow always survive and keeps working at Marvell for many years.

    Cons

    No transparency from management. In a recent case, the bonus was small because management said that company's target was not met. However, the management also said that they don't know what the target was. And promotion seems to be random. Some average-performing people got promoted, and some good-performing people just don't get promoted.
      In conclusion, only work here as your last choice or you're lazy to move to other company.

    Advice to Management

    The company's management is so bad that any advice to management is of no use.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good, hands on technology work.You have to be hardworking."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of opportunity to learn & work on technology forefront.

    Cons

    Lot of lobbying among certain class of people, no career growth opportunities for others.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify,diversify,diversify-hire different types of people..


  9. "Sr. staff engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    ASIC Engineers get exposed to various task from front-end to back-end design, great place if you want to truly gain experience.

    Cons

    project schedule sometime is too aggressive and become not realistic, need to improve cross division collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    better project planning and better cross division communication and collaboration.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Previous Sr Staff Engineer in Santa Clara's central Physical Design team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At the time (2007-2008) food is free. Gym, covered parking, free lunch on weekends if you are on site.

    Cons

    IN this particular group: un-verified flow is forced to be used, very to no support from management, very incompetent designers produce sub-standard netlist to work with. Unbelivable micro-management from the top; even have the ball to disturb you on Thanksgiving to get things done. Attrition is high (both layoff and voluntary). It's called the "sweat shop" in the industry. Definitely think twice about coming to work here.

    Advice to Management

    Respect individuals or good people will keep leaving.