OmniVision Technologies Reviews

Updated April 9, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Application Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OmniVision Technologies full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Managers, co-workers and engineers from other department are generally nice and easy-going. Company business is quite stable. No need to worry about layoffs as long as you do your work.

    Cons

    Old-man style company culture. Too many senior employees and not willing to leave, so almost no opportunity for young people. Job becomes very boring after a few years. This company is definitely not a good place for new graduates or people who wants inspirations.

  2. Omnivision

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OmniVision Technologies full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Stable, leading technology, flexible, familiar

    Cons

    Low pay, not respect employee

  3. Helpful (6)

    Great technology, fantastic workers... shame about the nepotism though

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at OmniVision Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If your engineering background is in this technology (CMOS sensors), fantastic opportunities to learn, though expect to work hard.

    Cons

    This is predominantly a Chinese-culture. Non-Chinese may find it difficult to have their contributions be considered and it will be difficult to collaboratively brainstorm as most of your peers will be speaking in Mandarin.
    A relative of the founder, though unqualified, continues to have pervasive presence and influence over day-to-day operations. Their decisions are based more on sentimentality than objective thought and most every employee fears them... rightfully so as to be on their bad side means a short career at the company.

    Advice to Management

    Someone speak up to the CEO. Nepotism has cost the company more than they have brought in.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - IT ASSISTANT in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Contractor - IT ASSISTANT in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at OmniVision Technologies as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very fast pace environment. You will never be bored. This was a great experience in an interesting environment.

    Cons

    Culture is not very diverse. Contracted for nearly one year. They always seem to hire only contract for this position. Although it was a contract to hire position, the department manager has no control over the conversion and was not able to get my conversion approved by upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your managers to make their own decisions.

  6. Helpful (1)

    R&D Process Engineer

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    Former Employee - R&D Process Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - R&D Process Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at OmniVision Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wafer level lens plate material process and reliability test result and analysis

    Cons

    To find the new suitable material glue and check the reliability test result

    Advice to Management

    I know how to research the suitable optical material glue and check the reliability test result

  7. Helpful (2)

    Good growth company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at OmniVision Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Caters to one of the fastest growing semiconductor markets - image sensors. Would put my money on them to succeed in a highly competitive market because of their never say die attitude.

    Cons

    Employees not empowered to take decisions. Decisions often overridden without notice by management.

    Advice to Management

    Give people the flexibility and power to grow.

  8. OmniVision

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OmniVision Technologies full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ESPP, 401k and benefits are good
    stable job
    Godd people to work with

    Cons

    Raises aren't really that good

  9. Helpful (2)

    An ok job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at OmniVision Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable job
    Work/life balance is reasonable
    Always have new stuff to learn, not bored with your work.

    Cons

    Company culture needs to be improved

    Advice to Management

    Stop arrogance, treat your staff with respect.

  10. Helpful (1)

    So-so

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at OmniVision Technologies

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many projects to do. You will not be bored. Salary is in-line with industry. Company is fairly generous with bonuses and stock grants for a publicly-traded firm.

    Cons

    Projects poorly planned so regularly miss schedule. They will often try to salvage things by throwing more engineers at the job but the result will be 50-50.

    Advice to Management

    Could use less bureaucracy and paranoia about employees stealing from you.

  11. Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at OmniVision Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good environment, family-like company. Nice people

    Cons

    Development process is not standardized

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