Ambarella Reviews

Updated June 12, 2014
Updated June 12, 2014
10 Reviews
4.0
10 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Ambarella full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to work on multiple areas. You will never get bored.

    Cons

    During crunch time, you are expected to work long and response to email late at night. No one tells to do so, but the atmosphere leads you to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should support engineers to take courses at nearby colleges for personal development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to learn, good place to keep work and life balance

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

    I have been working at Ambarella full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hour, reasonable compensation

    Cons

    Stock price seems vary too much, target market has more and more competitors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Challenging job with good compensation

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff (Hardware Engineer) in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff (Hardware Engineer) in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Ambarella full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Challenging job
    Opportunity fo rotate between various roles
    Flexible working time

    Cons

    None as I can remember

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None as I can remember

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Software

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ambarella

    Pros

    Work with good experienced engineers.

    Cons

    Severe competition cause many engineers always try ways to shift blame to others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Ambarella full-time

    Pros

    Good work culture. Engineers are very competent and hardworking. Mistakes don't get blamed on someone else.

    Cons

    Pay not on par with competitors. Stocks make up for some of it, but compensation overall is lacking, for the kind of talent and work expected.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ambarella full-time

    Pros

    smart people. nice culture. friendly. free dinner and good events. potential for growth

    Cons

    better to have onsite gym

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    CSR

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ambarella

    Pros

    Chance for growth .. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    None that I've seen so far

  9.  

    The interview is not that bad

    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Ambarella full-time

    Pros

    It is a very good company for fresh graduate.

    Cons

    They prefer to interview local candidates.

  10.  

    Best of Silicon Valley. This is a great mix of young energy and older experience.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Ambarella

    Pros

    You work with the best talent in Silicon Valley. Catered food every night and cool hands on end product like Gopro.

    Cons

    Hard work. Start up environment. Stock based compensation in a down market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the salary wages rising. The longer the wait for IPO the more stock that is vested and the less incentive stocks become.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    not worth the effort put in

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ambarella

    Pros

    successful company with some smart employees

    Cons

    cheap on comps but demand long hours

    Doesn't Recommend

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