ARM Holdings Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
114 Reviews

3.9
114 Reviews
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ARM Holdings Chief Executive Officer Simon Segars
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • A well designed work life balance and trusts the employees to do their job (in 13 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Lot of politics as the company is growing (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  

    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 for less than a 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
  2. 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 for 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
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    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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

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    Good company, perks are good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ARM Holdings full-time for 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?

  6.  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Senior SQA Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior SQA Engineer

    I have been working at ARM Holdings full-time for 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
  7.  

    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 for 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
  8.  

    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 for less than a 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
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    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    excellent but...

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    Current Employee - Unspecified  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Unspecified in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at ARM Holdings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very successful in all aspects, design innovation, customer infrastructure support, plenty more

    how do you not recommend this co. to a friend. It is a train, can not be stopped, at the moment.

    Cons

    many friends ask what we are doing different, to them we are walking text book OOE pipeline same as those that came before, intel, sparc, mips, etc. In their view eventually we look like pentium 4.

    penny pinchers: two monitor maximum, your lap top counts as one, lol

    IT infrastructure is awful, unable to connect to LSF, still using eXceed (not kidding), some attributable to fast growth, mostly not.

    Big company infrastructure overhead without the benefits: SAP, time sheets, IT ticket system (file a ticket, get ignored, call your buddy in IT, get it fixed, pure hell when you are trying to hit schedule commits)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    ARM Holdings Response

    Aug 7, 2014Social Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for the feedback. We're addressing the IT infrastructure by hiring over 100 IT staff across all of our regions in 2014, which should make growing at the rate we are a bit more manageable.

  10.  

    Great place to work, but.....

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

    I worked at ARM Holdings full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Market leader - innovative products. Interesting and smart people. Good salary and compensation structure. Good work/life balance. Having an ARM business card opens doors. Executives easily accessible.

    Cons

    Small company, but getting a big company bureaucracy. Best and brightest not always retained or promoted if bringing viewpoints contrary to what is wanted to be heard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture is changing in the US. Remember what got you here - don't lose that. Don't read your own headlines about how great you are. Or at least, don't believe them. Continue to innovate - continue to dig for the best, and find those bright minds and listen to those crazy ideas - from wherever they may come.

    Recommends
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  11.  

    Former Employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ARM Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Great company with some amazing people and technology.

    Cons

    No, this is a great company!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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