Thread regarding Marvell Technology Group Ltd. layoffs

CEO said no layoff , but huge layoff ??

https://www.theburnin.com/industry/marvell-response-coronavirus-outbreak-2020-4/

Why layoff employees during COVID

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Lots of companies are playing the game of making employees work 24/7 and then laying them off once the work is done. USA needs to have better labor laws.

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Post ID: @cqed+16baqCpn

Nearly 1/3 of the Memory Design/Compiler group formerly from Avera got laid off. A huge loss of talent for Marvell. And that after working so much overtime for the last 4+ months.

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Post ID: @7ywr+16baqCpn

Pretty much entire hardware team of Aquantia has been impacted after we worked very long hours and weekends for the last 6 months to do two tapeouts. What makes it worse is that many people from Aquantia could have helped Marvell improve their processes and flows as the differential was very clear in the many forums and comparative analyses. The rubbing on the wound is the well-known fact that many engineers are in fact needed to execute the upcoming projects and there was a clear message from the top that expansion will happen in Singapore very soon instead of using the talent that came in through the acquisition. No matter how much Marvell tries to change its image on top, Chinese loyalty runs deep in middle management. Very abrupt and unfair end to Aquantia team!

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Post ID: @5wuy+16baqCpn

How many? Which location? Please post.

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Post ID: @5avw+16baqCpn

I agree with the previous post. The Aquantia acquisition created a redundancy in ethernet PHY. We knew there were going to be layoffs and power grab, but didn't know which side would be affected.

This was just round 1 and I anticipate another round before the end of this year because there are overlaps that still remain.

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Post ID: @2yhv+16baqCpn

the CEO said no layoffs specifically related to the virus.

these layoffs are due to all the companies marvell has acquired in the past couple years and all the redundancies that arose.

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Post ID: @1bru+16baqCpn

Across the board. Seen strategies shift and great engineers not given a chance in other orgs. The board and top mgmt convey messages contradictory to actions.

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Post ID: @1jrq+16baqCpn

Hearing about SPBU impacts in Asia... Some smoke... Any fire?

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Post ID: @1lry+16baqCpn

Pandemic or no pandemic, current management at Marvell consistently uses layoffs as a tool to bump up its financials. Management from the Sehat days is long gone. This is the management group brought in by Starboard Value and their priority has always been to exercise Rule #1 of the activist investor playbook - reduce operating expenses.

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Post ID: @sen+16baqCpn

Damn it. As a new grad, I was really naive and I really believed the CEO and what all the execs had to say. Now I understand how it works. They simply paint a rosy picture to keep our morale high so that it doesn't affect work.

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Post ID: @dzv+16baqCpn

Might not be huge for Marvell, but the number here in Vermont US was significant to highly skilled foundational IP Circuit Design, Physical design, and Functional Test employees. I hope they will be able to find a better employer to work for in the near future. Good Luck guys!!!

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Post ID: @rqt+16baqCpn

Not huge; it’s a drop in the bucket for Marvell.

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Post ID: @odm+16baqCpn

Just saw an email detailing which sites got impacted, mainly affecting the Aquantia group.
Russia
Digital Design and Layout in Bangalore and Toronto
Production Level PCB and duplicate management roles in HQ

This would explain why Faraj left a couple months ago and as a Marvell guy, that is a huge loss because he is strong in sales and technical. The legacy management from the Sehat era are absolutely incompetent and need to go!

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Post ID: @rkl+16baqCpn

The CEO thought it would be just a matter of few months and made a promise but now it has been close to 2 quarters since the pandemic and no way out of it anytime soon. You shouldn’t believe whatever execs say. They are all white lies.

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Post ID: @cwd+16baqCpn

Unfortunately the layoffs are real and in this round mostly ex-Aquantia employees are affected.

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Post ID: @fek+16baqCpn

really? and huge?. CEO said no layoffs.

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