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Was a good place to work
Senior Staff Component Design Engineer (Former Employee) –  Aliso Viejo, CAFebruary 15, 2018
New management is making good changes. Old management ran company into the ground. There is still a lot of uncertainty with where they are going but moral is much better now.
Pros
balance
Cons
early poor management
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Semiconductor development program management
Engineering Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAJanuary 23, 2018
Marvell provided an opportunity to work on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth semiconductor development programs from inception to production, working with development and operations teams.
Pros
Opportunity to learn semiconductor development projects
Cons
Fast paced work environment
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A controversial company depending on how you view it.....
Test Engineer (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAJanuary 13, 2018
To me, this company drains all my energy during my time there. The typical number of years to get a promotion is 5 if you only have a Master's degree. The Big Boss manages with a method of fear, shows favorites, and wants no one else but a group of submissive followers. Nobody feels to be a part of a team (at least for the group I was in). But, after the re-org in 2016, things may change a bit. And the experience could be a little different if you end up with a better boss.

Generally speaking, the so-called work-life balance is good. The company stock recently is doing pretty good
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Poor management
Staff Design Engineer (Current Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAJanuary 1, 2018
Work is not often appreciated, got picky managers everywhere. Some of the colleagues are not helpful. Pay and benefit below average. Some people are not polite at all.
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Good Technology
Director, Marketing (Current Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAJuly 30, 2017
Good cafetaria unless you are vegetarian
Good workout gym
management below average
management mainly getting Maxim execs to join
no real vision for expansion
unable to create real value in automotive
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Productive Environment, Good Co-Workers, with some draw-backs
Engineer & Tech (Former Employee) –  Longmont, COJuly 27, 2017
Company was great early on, and growing/positive. But later soured abit. Maybe due to technology shift or philosophy change from above, but went from a good company to work for, to much less rewarding/desirable workplace. Benefits shrunk & layers of management/bureaucracy increased every year. They did try to be fair to all types of engineers, opportunity wise... not so much for the "non-essential" employees.
Pros
Flexible work environment
Cons
Benefits diminishing, little chance for developing/advancing on the job.
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Going through transitions
Applications Analyst (MIS) (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAJune 21, 2017
This company has good bones, they have large IP library. Execution and more attention to the customer by enabling more transparency would help. Better QA processes around IP offerings would be a great help.
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is a good employer
Staff Engineer (Current Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAMay 30, 2017
Marvell is a good company to work with. Good manager and good co-workers. Good lunch. Although Marvell has a tough year, but it has been going better and better
Pros
Flexible working hour
Cons
salary is not competitive.
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A New Chapter
Senior Applications Engineer (Current Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAMay 29, 2017
Marvell has a new CEO and the new CEO is very structure and a business professional. With the new CEO and new leaderships team, Marvell has able to rebound back and it looks like Marvell is heading to a new chapter.
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good
Signal Integrity Engineer (Former Employee) –  ArizonaMay 26, 2017
Marvell Semiconductor is very good place to work, and I like the work environment work style of Marvell Semiconductor. The management style is also very good. The compensation and benefits are also very good.
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A cutting edge chip company, needs better management
Finance /Accounting type manager (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAMay 11, 2017
A high end chip design and sales company (outsourced fab).
Largely Mandarin speaking culture, smart tech people, poor managers in most departments, hierarchical structure, poor cross functional communication, departmental fiefdoms.
Fancy facilities, good gym and cafeteria, free food, good location and parking.
They are happy to exploit HB1 visa employees, often very sweatshop-ish. NOT an easy going American Silicon Valley culture, but overall, nice people.
Stock price is volatile, no real gains over many years. They DO make and sell good high end chips for cool stuff like iPhones. The CEO and his wife are huge shareholders, so it's pretty much his company.
Pros
Free food
Cons
some hostile managers
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Product Engineering Technician
Product Engineering Technician - SLT Specialist (Former Employee) –  Folsom, CAApril 26, 2017
Good benefits, diverse work environment, we had good working group.the management team will give you good working knowledge and willing give you time to learn new products
Pros
There is a positive work-life balance due to work schedule flexibility, the work is leading-edge at times, the work environment is positive and coworkers are enjoyable. The pay is nice, and the bonuses are tied to performance.
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firmware Engineer
Embedded Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  Corvallis, ORMarch 30, 2017
Good place to work, fun people, very professional. Learned about embedded systems, firmware, and testing. have a lot of fun events.
over all, good place to work.
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Good pay and benefits fast paced good people at site.
Engineering Validation Technician (Former Employee) –  Chandler, AZMarch 24, 2017
A variety of tasks involving trouble shooting custom designed processor chips in validation. Computer software and repair tasks.

Immediate management generally good.

Helpful people across departments.

Trying to break time free to learn new things.
Pros
Good pay and benefits regular hours.
Cons
Heavy handed upper management makes mistakes
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Good work
Staff Engineering Manager, Santa Clara (Current Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAMarch 14, 2017
Good work environment.
Technically challenging.
Good team collaboration.
Market leader in storage and networking.
Company doing great under new management.
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daily challenge you learn everyday something new
Technician/Operator (Former Employee) –  Folsom, CAFebruary 7, 2017
Learn complete manufacturing flow.Be more open to ask Sr eng on how things work to get better understanding of issues
and solutions
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Great place to work with Great people
Staff Engineer Technical Specialist (Former Employee) –  Folsom, CADecember 23, 2016
nice Co workers
helpful collagues and vendors
work as a group on most of all products
good operations work flow
great staff
Pros
small family with 17 co workers, spacious
Cons
no visiblity at corprate
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Very productive, competitive yet fun enjoyable work environment
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE OPERATIONS CENTER OPERATOR (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CADecember 16, 2016
Multi cultural & open work environment, very pleasant , engaging & productive atmosphere
Good pay and employee benefits, flexible hours
Pros
Free meals both lunch and dinners including cafe drinks
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Beautiful Campus, Great Food
Tech (Current Employee) –  Santa Clara, CANovember 17, 2016
The food is really good and really affordable! But the company has a poor culture despite some of the other perks. And the company has a problem with diversity.
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Used to be a technology leader ...
Senior Design Manager (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAJuly 20, 2016
Pros
(1) Work/Life Balance
(2) Reasonable good cafeteria food
(3) Friendly work environment

Cons
(1) Lack technology vision
(2) Poor product definition/roadmap
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