ARM Holdings

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Innovation in an uncertain world

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Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

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

Pros

Opportunity ability to make a difference

Cons

Lack of detail in some areas

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Use resources to there maximum

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    Very Cambridge

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at ARM Holdings full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Work with some very clever, interesting and nice people.
    - Lots of opportunities to do really interesting work.
    - Plenty of freedom/leeway to define own job role and organise how you get on and do the work.
    - Normally a relaxed working atmosphere
    - Growth opportunities if in right division.
    - Shares.
    - Month sabbatical
    - Private health care.
    - Some good social events.
    - They do try to look after there staff.

    Cons

    Mostly growth pains ...
    - Under investment in IT and Engineering IT and a lack of thought in these areas can (on occasion) make it a very frustrating place to try to do engineering.
    - Lack of growth in some divisions.
    - Working environment in quite a few places tatty and ill suited to purpose.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Spend more of that war chest on engineering IT infrastructure - there's a fine line between achieving forced efficiency and squandering engineering productivity having engineers cope with the poor tools and infrastructure, you're slightly on the wrong side of it and have been for a while.

    2) You have clever people working for you, be a bit more adventurous about encouraging them to develop growth opportunities outside of core business from inside.

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

    Dependable Employer, Nice work environment

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Excellent Colleagues who, within project teams, worked very well together. Engineers highly valued and training opportunities are good. Work-Life balance is good.

    Cons

    Salaries are really low and career advancement is hard work, not a place to make a splash and rise up quickly through the ranks. Company going through difficulties `growing-up' and constant changes to internal divisional structure make company-wide collaboration really tough. As a result of this, all the real decision making takes place through informal channels. You don't really have a voice unless you were there 'in-the-barn' and form part of the founder-myth surrounding the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Divisional shake-ups are really disruptive, consider more organic development of internal structure so that good methodology is more easily shared between different product ranges. Consider strengthening bonus scheme to allow more volatility in salaries and faster advancement for the most promising new hires.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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