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Rambus Reviews

Updated Mar 21, 2014
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3.5 30 reviews

69% Approve of the CEO

Rambus President & CEO Ronald Black

Ronald Black

(13 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good experience, challenging brand reputation

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsPerks were nice - good benefits, stocked fridge with snacks. Easy access to top management.

    ConsCompany is not respected in the industry. Too much litigation past tied to it, hence bad reputation. Tough to grow revenue.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDiversify

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A Good experience overall

    Engineering Intern (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsVery friendly atmosphere
    Competitive pay( I was an intern there and my pay was comparable to what my friends in other sw firms were being paid)
    Good work/life balance

    ConsThey seem to be going through a bit of a dry patch at the moment. They went through a 15% staffing cut while I was there.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    used to be good place to work

    Principal Design Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Prosintellectually rich place with good base

    Conshard to get a project funded

    Advice to Senior Managementmove on

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Smart researchers, great benefits, big question mark on evolving business strategy

    IP Strategy (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsBenefits are phenomenal, location is great. New product-centric business units run like up-beat startups with purpose. New CEO seems to have a good perspective on transitioning to a business services model.

    ConsKind of a downer to work for a licensing company that makes money primarily by patent infringement lawsuits. Patent troll culture is kind of ingrained in the middle management. Cost-cutting inevitably creates a "get out while you can" environment until the transition to a new business model turns the corner.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFlatten the structure by a level. Flush the management structure to bring in product-centric folks to match the new business model. Change the company name, not just the logo.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company, but a pressure cooker

    Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee) Brecksville, OH

    ProsInteresting projects, strict hiring practices ensure that most people you work with are very competent and some of the best in their respective fields.

    ConsCompany is headed in lots of random directions

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere should be less of you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not bad

    Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee) Chapel Hill, NC

    ProsClose knit team, compact team size, Chapel Hill team is excellent, Chapel Hill area is excellent, very good benefits package, engineering heavy organization, one of the best places for high speed signalling, analog and circuit designers.

    ConsNot a great place for ASIC/Digital/Logic folks, management has a lot to improve, not many engineers made money of their stock options/espp in a long long time, salary range may vary greatly among employees of same cadre.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is extremely lucky to keep surviving one fiasco after another. Stock based income has been nothing for most employees these last few years. So much engineering potential to create new business opportunities is being wasted. Attrition rates are clear indicator of employee satisfaction.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Can't believe this is still hangin around

    Associate (Former Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsAwesome Boss!! and good pay for a bay area company

    ConsPoor Business Model and poor products

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo something quick. Quit trying to sue every tech company

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    Great IO company entangled in litigations

    Senior Member of Technical Staff II (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsHigh Speed IO, SERDES - great company if you want to work on these areas.

    ConsLess Clarity, Too much affected by litigations, very less products and only IP based model.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on Products also, not just on IPs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Was great but changing now

    Principal Design Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsTop notch work, good life-work balance, great benefits.. Everything was perfect until a few years before

    Consno proper directions, no current active serious projects, less customer interactions..

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou all know it and still refuse to act on it..The results are already up to see..

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Was a great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsClear objectives and planning to get the work done

    ConsLess coordination among the staff

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