ARM Holdings Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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ARM Holdings Chief Executive Officer Simon Segars
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Pros
  • Work-life balance ok - rare to come in on a weekend (in 16 reviews)

  • In these divisions it did seem like there is a system of recognising smart people and engineering is respected (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. Featured Review

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    New Starter First Impressions

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ARM Holdings full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The place feels like a start up, at least in the part of the business I've joined. IT and HR support were excellent for this new starter. Leadership at the company is clear and values based. There has been a great emphasis on ensuring that new employees understand the business model that supports the company, the values by which the company operates and the goals. Sufficient time has been allocated for training and peers in the work environment have been quite supportive.

    Cons

    Not many. It is a global company, so we west coasters enjoy some early morning meetings over a cup of coffee.

    ARM Holdings Response

    Aug 24, 2015 – Social Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for leaving a review! Reading that IT and HR support were excellent for you means a lot to us, as we are actively trying to improve our onboarding and induction processes so all new ... More


  2. A great environment and a great company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ARM Holdings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely extremely great benefits Flexible vacation Flexible work-life adjustments Competitive Salary Relevant and interesting work

    Cons

    Catching up to other tech giants in work place culture Fewer company-wide events Fewer social events than other comparable tech companies

    Advice to Management

    Direct line-managers are great. Higher managements are transparent, which is commendable.

    ARM Holdings Response

    Aug 20, 2015 – Social Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for leaving a review! We place a lot of trust in our employees with flexible work schedules and vacation, and are greatly awarded for it, as our recent listing as one of the top 5 most ... More


  3. arm

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good exposure and learning opportunity. decent pay. good vacation policy. there is not much politics at work. you get to work with multiple customer

    Cons

    the work load can be a bit daunting. pay is not the best in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    please increase the salary

    ARM Holdings Response

    Aug 20, 2015 – Social Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for leaving a review! At times, yes the work load can seem daunting, but when we're named as one of the 5 most innovative companies in the world by Forbes, it makes it seem all worth while ... More


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  5. Hardware Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance is good

    Cons

    salary not the highest in industry

    ARM Holdings Response

    Aug 6, 2015 – Social Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! As noted in previous responses, we are currently reviewing compensation across all regions and teams, and will adjust salaries as needed to reflect ... More


  6. Grad Intern Experience

    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Good work life balance . Provides opportunities to work on cutting edge technologies.

    Cons

    Not competetive on certain benefits and pay.

    ARM Holdings Response

    Aug 13, 2015 – Social Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for leaving a review on your internship! I'm surprised to see a rating of 2 stars, despite all the positive feedback you've given. Regarding the benefits/pay, our Rewards team is ... More


  7. Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ARM Holdings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, strong team efforts, great, supportive management and leaders who promote independent thought, decision making, an career advancement. Great benefits and salary, perks include excellent time off policy which strongly supports work-life balance. All together the best place I have worked in my 20 years of professional employment.

    Cons

    Sometime tough to get quick decisions as the HQ is in the UK and the operations teams are in the US. Time zone challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to strongly support the effort of the teams. Manage growth in new areas with support from the expertise in house to vette and resolve issues before they become challenges.


  8. Great place to work!

    Current Employee - Design Engineer Intern in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Design Engineer Intern in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are generally friendly and helpful. Small-company culture means there's only minimal bureaucracy. People work hard, but there's a good work/life balance. Meetings are used sparingly and for big-picture tasks. When you need to talk to someone, you walk to their desk or IM them, which means problems can be solved faster. Free soda and coffee.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

    ARM Holdings Response

    Aug 28, 2015 – Social Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for leaving a review on your internship with ARM! We hope to see you back next year as an intern, or if you've finished your studies, back in our Graduate rotation program! -Rick C. Social ... More


  9. ARM continues to get better

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ARM Holdings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    ARM remains uniquely positioned in the industry to provide technologies that underpin nearly every exciting new market in the electronics industry. ARM technologies are used in mobile phones, tablets, TV, set top box, enterprise networking, servers, cars, smart embedded devices and a myriad of others. Even if you don't know the ARM name, dozens of your favorite electronic devices are powered by ARM technology via our extensive network of silicon partners who incorporate ARM designs into their chips and systems. In fact, as ARM is growing, it is expanding product lines to cover more areas and make the company more relevant to more markets. As a company, ARM has a culture of collaboration, innovation, a commitment to diversity, and a passion for progress. I cannot imagine a company I'd like to work for more than ARM. ARM has offices all around the world, allowing us to offer opportunities in many of the major technology hubs. ARM is committed to leading the industry and have leaders in many fields among the staff. I've recently introduced ARM to a number of my former colleagues at prior companies. After joining ARM they have come by to thank me for bringing them to this unique environment

    Cons

    We work hard and are committed to success. It's a fun environment, but as an international company you need to be prepared to interact with different time zones and cultures.

    ARM Holdings Response

    Aug 28, 2015 – Social Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for leaving a review! With all the growth ARM has experienced recently, the percentage of employees that have been at ARM for more than 5 years shrinks more and more, but that makes ... More


  10. "Amazing Place to Work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ARM Holdings (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Good Projects and learning experience for interns - laidback environment - Amazing teams and people

    Cons

    - Below par IT and infrastructure services, quite a lot of times cluster is slow which reduces the efficiency. - Benefits and perks are lower compared to competitors.

    ARM Holdings Response

    Aug 24, 2015 – Social Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for leaving a review! Regarding our IT/infrastructure, since we have grown so quickly in a short amount of time, our services have not kept up with our growth. We are correcting this by ... More


  11. Internship review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ARM takes great care of their employees. It is a laid back, open atmosphere, and I absolutely love working here.

    Cons

    The worst part about working at ARM has nothing to do with the company, but most people outside of tech don't know who we are, even though our tech is so pervasive.

    ARM Holdings Response

    Jul 24, 2015 – Social Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for leaving a review! We're really happy to read that you're enjoying your internship with ARM, and hope to see you as a full time employee in one of our many Graduate positions once you ... More



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