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Marvell Technology Software Engineer Reviews

Updated September 24, 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. "Awesome work experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable and helpful people. Great Place to work.

    Cons

    Not really. I enjoyed every bit of it.


  2. "Neither good nor bad place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good cafeteria, good gym, lot of work, upper management seems to be improving. Espp had better profits lately. Located conveniently.

    Cons

    Lower management still has the same mindset. Decisions are driven by ego rather than technical reasons. Too much micromanagement. First level managers will hold grudge if their technical error is pointed out. Things are done for sake of completion, rather than doing them correctly.

    Advice to Management

    Get more customers

  3. "Great Environment for everyone"

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    Current Intern - Software Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Intern - Software Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    • Very welcoming environment for a new employees
    • Affordable meal options everyday that cater to everyone's taste
    • Many employee bonding events such as anual Ping Pong tournament

    Cons

    • Intern program is still growing, so it could have been handled more elegantly


  4. "Great Intern Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive Salary, Many Intern Events/Outings, Smart Employees

    Cons

    Housing Stipend would be nice


  5. "Sr Staff Software Engineer"

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    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.


  6. "staff software engineer"

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    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


  7. "embedded software engineer"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "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


  9. "I enjoy to work here"

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    Current Contractor - Software QA Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Contractor - Software QA Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - I can run or work out during lunch time.
    - Good cafe service
    - Nice people and interesting projects
    - Amazing events

    Cons

    - some of cubicles are old

    Advice to Management

    No advice. Everything perfect for me.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed feeling"

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    Former Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marvell Technology (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Technically, learnt a lot. Great team and still in touch with ex-teammates (all of us were laid off due to site closure).

    Cons

    The then CEO and his wife were nut case. They were the ones responsible for the downfall of the company. Recently both were fired.

    Advice to Management

    They have already what most of us wanted - firing the husband-wife duo.