OmniVision Technologies Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. sensor characterization intern

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at OmniVision Technologies as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    everybody in the company is very active and energetic

    Cons

    even no need to speak English because most are Chinese employees

    Advice to Management

    should give employees more freedom to let them finish the work by themselves

  2. Helpful (1)

    Application Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OmniVision Technologies full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Managers, co-workers and engineers from other department are generally nice and easy-going. Company business is quite stable. No need to worry about layoffs as long as you do your work.

    Cons

    Old-man style company culture. Too many senior employees and not willing to leave, so almost no opportunity for young people. Job becomes very boring after a few years. This company is definitely not a good place for new graduates or people who wants inspirations.

  3. application engineer

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

    I have been working at OmniVision Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not many advantages. You keep job long time if Chinese. Free food sometimes

    Cons

    Everyone scared of CEO. CEO old man , once leaves company over.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Horrible place

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at OmniVision Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lot to learn about sensors.

    Cons

    You be treated like a factory worker from the 1920s. Will develop a complex to fear manageny

    Advice to Management

    Hire a new management

  6. Omnivision

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OmniVision Technologies full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Stable, leading technology, flexible, familiar

    Cons

    Low pay, not respect employee

  7. Helpful (6)

    Great technology, fantastic workers... shame about the nepotism though

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

    I worked at OmniVision Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If your engineering background is in this technology (CMOS sensors), fantastic opportunities to learn, though expect to work hard.

    Cons

    This is predominantly a Chinese-culture. Non-Chinese may find it difficult to have their contributions be considered and it will be difficult to collaboratively brainstorm as most of your peers will be speaking in Mandarin.
    A relative of the founder, though unqualified, continues to have pervasive presence and influence over day-to-day operations. Their decisions are based more on sentimentality than objective thought and most every employee fears them... rightfully so as to be on their bad side means a short career at the company.

    Advice to Management

    Someone speak up to the CEO. Nepotism has cost the company more than they have brought in.

  8. Average

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OmniVision Technologies full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many projects to do. you wont get bored.
    Salary package is in-line with industry.

    Cons

    Poorly planned schedule.
    And unclear of responsibility.

  9. Helpful (6)

    Human Resources

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in San Jose, CA

    I worked at OmniVision Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees enjoy free coffee, tea and cup o noodles. They use to match the employees 401k contributions, but that's not guaranteed these days. Compensation was ok.

    Cons

    OmniVision says it's an 'American' company, but feels like you work in a Chinese factory. We are expected to badge in and out every time we leave the building. Micromanaged constantly in EVERY department. There is no opportunity for growth unless you are related to the CEO (ask his daughter) or are Chinese. Stay away from this place. I've never worked at such a toxic and backwards company.

    Advice to Management

    Please do not promote people based on their race and soley on the fact that they were with OmniVision from the beginning. Loyalty to the company does not mean they are qualified to run departments.

  10. Leading Technology in Image Sensor field without good growth margin

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analog Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Analog Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at OmniVision Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Leading the technology in image sensor field

    Cons

    tough competition environment. per earning release, only 19% growth margin.

  11. Omnivision - An intern's perspective

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    Former Intern - Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at OmniVision Technologies as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible with my schedule
    Friendly environment
    Management was kind and willing to help me learn the business
    I was overpaid

    Cons

    The building was 75% empty while I was there and my cubicle was on the fringe of the rest of the employees. In an attempt to save energy they kept most of the lights off in areas that didn't have any employees. Since I was on the fringe my cubicle was only partially lit.

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