OmniVision Technologies
2.7 of 5 27 reviews
www.ovt.com Santa Clara, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jul 2, 2014

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OmniVision Technologies President, CEO, and Director Shaw Hong

Shaw Hong

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43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great so far, less than 7 years...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFast decision making due to small team decision making.

    ConsHigh stress and incredible number of products

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mixed Signal Designer (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsGood salary, flexible work schedule

    Constoo many products are shipped out every month, does not have that much time on R&D

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo conservative

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsESPP, 401k and benefits are good
    stable job
    Godd people to work with

    ConsRaises aren't really that good

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An ok job

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsStable job
    Work/life balance is reasonable
    Always have new stuff to learn, not bored with your work.

    ConsCompany culture needs to be improved

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop arrogance, treat your staff with respect.

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsPay well including the stock benefits
    you get exposed to a broad range of work projects

    ConsGroup interaction and project management is confusing

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet fresh management ideas and care regulate group cooperation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Analog IC Designer (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsSimple management and easy going culture around

    Consmore vision needed for management and busiess execution

    Advice to Senior Managementsee above comments

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    ESPP is probably the only reason to stay

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    Pros-The ESPP plan is set up to very easily to be buying stock for 50% of its current value. This only works with the stock being volatile, so you're hoping for the company to tank every few years.
    -Once you prove yourself as competent, you can successfully interact with other people in the company outside of your group. Until then, you're basically on the outside of the club.
    -Schedules aren't too strict (except when business is bad and the CEO stands in the lobby seeing who comes in when and giving them grief; Not exaggerating, this actually happens) and you can actually use your vacation

    Cons-The company is run very cheaply. Everything basically has to go through the CTO
    -Talent is very spotty, some good people, more really bad people, and a bunch of people in the lower to middle range
    -Company is absurd with getting information from other groups. Have heard many times, "that's proprietary"
    -The company keeps a lot of the people who actually do work overseas in China or Taiwan. This makes things very difficult for those who don't speak Mandarin to get information, especially because most of the overseas "co-workers" won't give you the time of day.

    Advice to Senior Management-Drop the nepotism. Seriously.
    -Broaden your horizons for people to hire. Bringing everyone here on an H1-B visa or picking them from Aptina/Micron doesn't really bring in the kind of outside thinking that would actually help the company.
    -Purge the people that don't actually do anything. Have the Bob's go through and say "What is it you say you do here?" You'll get rid of a bunch of dead weight

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    So-so

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsMany projects to do. You will not be bored. Salary is in-line with industry. Company is fairly generous with bonuses and stock grants for a publicly-traded firm.

    ConsProjects poorly planned so regularly miss schedule. They will often try to salvage things by throwing more engineers at the job but the result will be 50-50.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCould use less bureaucracy and paranoia about employees stealing from you.

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    A company with great potential.

    (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    Pros1. A company with great potential.
    2. Good pay.
    3. Good opportunity for professional growth.
    4. Flexible working hours.

    ConsIt's a fast-paced and heavy workload company. On the other hand, it's the reason of why it's success..

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor communication

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsDigital imaging is a growing industry.

    ConsSenior Management does not communicate decisions to employees effectively. Very poor communication between groups.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees with respect and they will respect you back.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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