Ambarella Reviews

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Ambarella as an intern (less than an year)


    People are really nice here, especially for Chinese.


    It's a hardware company, so the career path for software engineer may not be that good.

    Positive Outlook
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Ambarella Interviews

Updated Dec 15, 2014
Updated Dec 15, 2014

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    Software Architecture Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Ambarella in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Connected via a recruiter who had placed another candidate in the same group. Drove to Santa Clara campus on 3 different days to interview with a total of 5 people (the entire group), plus an internal HR person.
    I found the people very friendly and had a good vibe about the company. I breezed through the interviews and found them to be not terribly technically challenging. However, I am a long-time computer architect with detailed hardware modeling experience, and I believe they want a more software-centric person.

    Interview Questions
    • Question dealing with I/O in C++. This does not come up very often in hardware modeling.   View Answer
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    Easy Interview

Ambarella Awards & Accolades

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Start-Up To Watch Award, GSA, 2009
Outstanding Financial Performance Award by a Private Semiconductor Company, GSA, 2008
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Additional Info

Headquarters Santa Clara, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2004
Type Company - Public (AMBA)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Texas Instruments

Ambarella sees the world in crisp, clear images and it wants you to as well. The company designs and markets video processing semiconductors for high def capturing, sharing, and display. It combines its system-on-a-chip with proprietary software to create both broadcast industry and consumer products; its hybrid consumer chips capture both HD video and digital still photos. It also produces security and surveillance video chips for network or Internet streaming. Ambarella's chips, which are made by contractors, enable video cameras to be smaller and run on less power... More

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