ARM Holdings Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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  1. Innovative company with cutting edge Silicon architecture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company has leading edge technologies for Silicon Design Companies and the TOP management have vision and focus. Friendly environment and dedicated professionals.

    Cons

    Surprisingly fort a silicon architect company their IT systems need update as they run very old versions of SW platforms and it is amazing they can deliver IP given their systems need a $300M upgrade.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade your IT systems into the 21st Century.


  2. Helpful (5)

    A unique company in the industry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work with awesome staff and benefits

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

    I have been working at ARM Holdings full-time (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.


  6. Helpful (3)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  7. Best company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Some travel required across multiple sites


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good company, perks are good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

    ARM Holdings Response

    Aug 7, 2014 – Social 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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior SQA Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior SQA Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  10. Pleasant

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

    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 Management

    Long term planning & goals for employees


  11. Helpful (1)

    excellent but...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unspecified in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Unspecified in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ARM Holdings full-time (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)

    ARM Holdings Response

    Aug 7, 2014 – Social 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.



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