ARM Holdings

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ARM Holdings Reviews

Updated November 16, 2014
Updated November 16, 2014
129 Reviews
4.2
129 Reviews
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Pros
  • A well designed work life balance and trusts the employees to do their job (in 14 reviews)

  • Really smart people to work with, high learning scope for interns (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is growing up and getting far more corporate, with less emphasis on getting the job done vs (in 6 reviews)

  • It has lost a lot of its small company startup appeal (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Start-up Atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at ARM Holdings full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Open door policy with upper management, start-up atmosphere allows room for growth and creativity, great benefits and plenty of PTO, good size gym in office, on-site and off-site activities

    Cons

    ARM is a worldwide company which means there are occasional early and late meetings with the UK and APAC. Staff is a bit short makes it hard to execute full potential on everything.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A unique company in the industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at ARM Holdings full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture, everybody believes in ARM and wants it succeed. Engineers given freedom to innovate. Fantastic work/life balance, with great benefits, tons of vacation, and a sabbatical.

    Cons

    IT is second-rate for a company of this size. Terrible support, reliability, equipment, budgets.
    New CEO is bringing some of what is bad in other tech companies into ARM - major reorgs, trying to force common methodologies, penny-pinching.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget what made ARM so unique and fun to work at.
    Invest in proper IT and give engineers the best tools available to do their job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work. Relevant technology. Opportunity to move up. Extremely customer focused which makes me feel good about the future.

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    Current Employee - Principal Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Design Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at ARM Holdings full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I like my boss. Interesting problems to solve. Pay is good IMO. Suggestions and ideas are welcomed and you feel you are contributing

    Cons

    Depending on the project/customer hours can be long. Dealing with other design centers is not always smooth, but an interesting experience nonetheless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel management is doing well at the personal level. We had staffing issues (not enough people) in the past and they have responded. At the macro business level I don't think I'm qualified to know if they are doing a good job, but I do know they are very cognizant of keeping our top position as well as trying to grow the markets we are in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work with awesome staff and benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at ARM Holdings full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere is an interesting blend between serious and fun, with everyone here super smart.. It's very much a "work hard, play hard" type group here in the office. YMMV regarding working remotely, but my director is quite accommodating and flexible in this regard.

    Cons

    There's only one way in or out of the building/area in the Austin office, and not a lot of food options unless you want to drive at least 5-10 minutes. We do have food trucks and group orders from local eateries, but it's pretty much the same thing every week then.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company. Great benefits, a lot of growth opportunites and the chance to make a real difference in Technology

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ARM Holdings full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company is a true technology enabler. Their business model and products are all focused on providing chip designs, tools and software that equip a broad ecosystem of partners to build innovative consumer devices. The company is very collaborative, intelligent and innovative. You have the chance to influence the direction of technology. Strong team spirit and a broad array of expertise amongst all employees.

    Cons

    It is all about contributing and delivering on time. You are measured on what you bring to the game and once you get involved in something you have to follow through and deliver. Everything is controlled by the Exec Mgt in Cambridge. At times it can be frustrating. Long hours and the expectation that you are available 24/7

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ARM Holdings

    Pros

    Technically challenging work, some great people to work with and excellent compensation with stock

    Cons

    Some travel required across multiple sites

  8.  

    Good company, perks are good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ARM Holdings full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company with good benefits. Most of people stay their for its benefits.

    Cons

    Overworked with no direction from management. Lot of politics as the company is growing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to communicate with the employees and be connected with them.

    Approves of CEO

    ARM Holdings Response

    Aug 7, 2014Social Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for the feedback and advice. Is there any one area of communications that you think we can address immediately?

  9.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior SQA Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior SQA Engineer

    I have been working at ARM Holdings full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Superb company to work for, good peer group with challenging work which keeps you think and evolving

    Cons

    Tends to be a environment where you can spend a lot of time working on projects to meet tough deadlines

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Pleasant

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at ARM Holdings full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and work environment

    Cons

    Work life balance could be an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Long term planning & goals for employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to start your career...

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Austin, TX

    I worked at ARM Holdings as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Company works in latest technology, so lot of stuff to learn with the experience people there.
    Work environment is friendly and encouraging...
    Companies market is in fast growth phase...

    Cons

    nothing much except for their limited infrastructure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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