ARM Holdings Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. 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
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Amazing career opportunity

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at ARM Holdings full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You have a chance to work on cutting edge technology
    Best benefits and compensation
    small company relative to other semiconductor companies

    Cons

    I did not find any cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 7 people found this helpful

    ARM... how I will not miss you!

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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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling
    Casual work environment
    Happy hours during business hours
    Amazing benefits - free medical/dental/vision, awesome 401K match, great RSU grants, and great bonus plan
    Decent salary

    Cons

    Some unfriendliness; if you aren't a seasoned employee, they treat you like an outsider
    Not very thorough training, if you even receive any
    If are low on the totem poll, you feel it
    Don't offer coaching/counseling; if you're having problems, they just fire you
    If you're not in the UK (HQ), you don't get all of the perks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make time to meet and listen to the "little people"; don't rely solely on middle-management to report how the team is doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    ARM Holdings Response

    Aug 7, 2014Social Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for the feedback, though we hope you miss us at least a little if you've since left us!

    Since late 2013, we've taken steps to improve the process flow for training, promotion, retention and
    ... More

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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Best place to work for interns

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    Current Intern - Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Intern - Design Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at ARM Holdings as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very encouraging environment, support out of box thinking, most importantly it is a fast pace growing company, small teams = larger responsibility, more holidays :P

    Cons

    Nothing really I can mention being an intern! Max I can say is it should have been a product based company. It makes a lot of profit with just IP's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Waiting to see ARM as a product based company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company if you work in CPU group

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer

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

    Pros

    ARM CPUs are in just about every mobile device. Very interesting work in cutting edge processes. Great growth potential, great benefits, great stock RSUs, lots of vacation, and extra European holidays.

    Cons

    Unfortunately I worked in the PIPD (Physical IP Div) which was formerly Artisan. Management realized they made a mistake buying it but couldn't admit it. They finally sold my group to another company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on CPUs but don't compare the other business units to it regarding profit margins.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. ARM was a friendly, supportive and professional place to work.

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    Former Employee - Product Usage Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Product Usage Analyst in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    ARM is a very balanced company in many ways. ARM has grown to be a mid-sized company, but retains the spirit and flexibility usually associated with start-ups. Upper management changed the structure of the business several times while I was there without replacing all the executives. This was done not in desperation, but to meet the needs of the changing economy by putting people in the best places to keep the company moving forward. It weathered the downturn better than most companies thanks to that kind of agility. The atmosphere is professional, but the doors to the VP's offices were most often open and they invited interaction. A look around the office any time would show signs of the company's fun side. Employees had a lot of latitude to get creative when celebrating holidays from around the world or engaging in spirited contests. Work-life balance is valued at ARM even while hard work is expected. The benefits package is generous in my opinion. I would recommend ARM highly as a great place to work.

    Cons

    Being a British owned company, ARM sometimes had difficulty bridging the gap between British and American business cultures. On several occasions upper management insisted upon doing things in the US offices the same way they do it in Cambridge when it didn't make sense or wasn't necessary. These kinds of decisions were met with grumbles which took a toll on morale. Upper management's loyalty to other management staff was admirable, but had a down side. They held on to people who were not a good fit for their positions which caused some very good people to leave the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management is to keep on working to place everyone in the best position to use their talents to the full, and to be sensitive to the needs of the US employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Verification Intern in Austin, TX
    Current Intern - Verification Intern in Austin, TX

    I have been working at ARM Holdings as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very laid back, good work, good money

    Cons

    not applicable. nothing to write here

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great

    Current Employee - Principal Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Everything, great management, conservative growth, emphasis on top talent

    Cons

    Nothing. Great company, great people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Patent Intern Position

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    Former Intern - Patent Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Patent Intern in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Good work environment in patent portfolio group. Very friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Little to no chance of converting intern into full-time even after receiving good feedback from co-workers and manager.

    Recommends
  11. Worked as a contract exhibitor

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    Former Contractor - Exhibitor in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Exhibitor in San Jose, CA

    I worked at ARM Holdings as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly & helpful employees, good salary, excellent experience.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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