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Marvell Technology Software Engineer Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
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  1. "staff software engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  2. "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.


  3. "Times are a changing - for the better!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    IMHO the engineering talent in this place is second to none. We can design anything!

    BENEFITS:

    - Food is cheap and plentiful at HQ

    - The ESPP is two year price lock (vs 6 months). That's an extra 20% in your paycheck.

    - There's a new management team in place. They seem to know what they are doing.

    - Communication to employees is much better than before.

    Cons

    Like most semiconductor companies these days - there are always rumors of acquisitions. Either you are acquiring or being acquired. I hope Marvell is the one doing the acquiring.

    Advice to Management

    Remember to stay committed to the engineer. We make the company great.


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  5. "embedded software engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  6. 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


  7. "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.


  8. 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good food, Good work and great location

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Software Test Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Software WLAN QA Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software WLAN QA Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work on a variety of things and a lot to learn

    Cons

    It is not that well organized.

    Advice to Management

    Get more organized


  11. Helpful (2)

    "slavery culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marvell Technology (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    if you are a manager, join that company.

    Cons

    if you are an engineer , do not join that company

    Advice to Management

    it need to move to China.