OmniVision Technologies Reviews

Updated July 10, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Great product but horrible culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OmniVision Technologies

    Pros

    Stable company. Good company for Chinese. Don't need to speak english

    Cons

    Not a good place to work at unless you are Chinese

    Advice to Management

    Change company culture and respect people


  2. analog engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OmniVision Technologies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good environment for people to work

    Cons

    salary..., is not perfect for me


  3. Helpful (1)

    application engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (2)

    Horrible place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (8)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (9)

    Human Resources

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. Helpful (2)

    Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at OmniVision Technologies full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Free dinners. A lot of projects keep you busy, not boring.

    Cons

    1. Need to enter the company before 9:30 am. 2. Very low margin products. 3.Family company, not a public company

    Advice to Management

    badge is for security.



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