ARM Holdings Reviews in Sunnyvale, CA

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ARM Holdings Chief Executive Officer Simon Segars
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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 benefits, good brand name

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at ARM Holdings

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Great at Processors; Not at other stuff;

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at ARM Holdings

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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