Marvell Technology Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated 25 August 2014
Updated 25 August 2014
369 Reviews

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Marvell Technology President, CEO, and Director; President and CEO, Marvell Semiconductor Sehat Sutardja
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225 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • I was able to learn a lot in my time there as well as work on my own personal coding skills (in 11 reviews)

  • Depending on team and manager, good work/life balance (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor decision making by upper management (More reactionary than pro-active) (in 19 reviews)

  • If you care about your job or your sense of professionalism, your work life balance is awful (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Working fro Marvell SC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at Marvell Technology full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very stable company, always looking ahead so that your are sure to work on state-of-the-art technology.

    Cons

    Deadlines are many times unreasonable. You very easily can become a slave to a certain customer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    You have to really prove yourself before you can see huge benefits

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    Current Employee - Staff Design Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at Marvell Technology full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Competitive salary, bonus, RSU, ESPP, 401k. Many companies do not pay bonus or give RSU. You start with 3 weeks of vacation and 4 weeks after completing 5 years. Most tech companies give only 2 weeks. Food is decent and is heavily subsidized. Note: Bonus and RSU fluctuate wildly year to year based on company earnings and individual performance rating (which is reasonable).

    Cons

    It is impossible to move to a different business unit (example move from wireless to CPU) or different job role (engineering to marketing). Managers are not forthcoming when asked how promotions are decided. Promotions are not announced. Be prepared to work very hard in the first several years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Who am I to give advice to upper management?

    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Training ground for the Competition

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at Marvell Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Cafeteria is excellent, beautiful campus, successful core business (storage). Good learning opportunity for new grads. Its a paycheck.

    Cons

    Arrogant incompetent upper management with questionable ethics. Below market compensation. Limited career growth opportunities. Opaque business plan and compensation review. Experienced talent loss accelerating. Flat organization with rampant nepotism in upper management. Useless sycophant board guarantees continued poor company management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn some humility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall Review

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff ASIC Design Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Staff ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at Marvell Technology full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't join this company if you're a product/marketing manager

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at Marvell Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice food provided and smart hard working engineers around you.

    Cons

    Top management has no ideas what they're doing but they decided every single direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The top management there might be the worst in the chip industry - they should have been replaced by professional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Senior Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at Marvell Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good for people who want to do repetitive mechanical work and aren't interested in learning anything new

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities
    Not an open culture
    Not a good place for thought leader
    Age based promotion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Very hard work

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    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at Marvell Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits are not bad, although they could be improved. Every designer had good chances to learn and to deploy new design techniques.
    Training are offered regularly.

    Cons

    Time for completing a design is becoming shorter and shorter and sometime to get these targets the work is becoming very hard. Quality of results are lower than expected.
    Few career advancement opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share your view to get better market share.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    very good experience

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    Current Employee - Digital IC Design Engineer  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Digital IC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)

    I have been working at Marvell Technology full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great food and flexible work time. up to date technology. helpful team workers and helps spread knowledge.

    Cons

    the future of hardware will be narrow. most jobs will be done by machine. There will be less and less opening jobs for job seekers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company for new grad

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    Current Employee - Physical Design Engineer  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Physical Design Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)

    I have been working at Marvell Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    the company hires many new glads.

    Cons

    salary is not gain a lot these years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    OK company

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    Current Employee - Software  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at Marvell Technology full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    learn some wireless stuff, and management skill

    Cons

    not a rewarding working environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    motivation, motivation and motivation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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