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ARM Holdings Chief Executive Officer Simon Segars
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  • 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)

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  • 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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    Great benefits, good brand name

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    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at ARM Holdings

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits - very good vacation (can even sell back 1 week), 6% 401 K match, very good stock grants. Good brand and relationship with other companies, opportunities to get info on ARM and partners good opportunities for training etc

    Cons

    Not all sites/divisions are good places to work at Very political, some individuals have undue influence, it is a very us vs them kind of place Need to stay on good side of Cambridge people cooperate services like HR, IT, legal are not friendly , even your boss's boss can not help you with them Real communication with management is very week, can be very bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    Rethink divisional structure, make cooperate operations like IT & HR etc more responsive to local/divisional needs Provide more real training to managers and directors have real communication with engineers, dont just talk about it


  2. Helpful (8)

    Great at Processors; Not at other stuff;

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    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at ARM Holdings

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good benefits (you start off with 4 weeks of vacation). Lots of focus on people development; Quite open to people moving across the company to different roles; It is the market leader in processor IP and the brand really helps in other markets as well. A truly global company. They give young people early chance to succeed.

    Cons

    If you're not based in Cambridge (UK), you're out of the loop. It's a very political company. And senior executives push their boys onto the big stage. Suddenly out of nowhere, you'll see young and very smart (but woefully unprepared) people being thrust into senior positions. Or mediocre people out of Cambridge sent to fill key roles in the satellite offices.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on synergies between the different business units. There's not enough real communication between the different business units. This is mostly due to the silly rivalry/feuds between the different GMs.



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