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Rambus Reviews

Updated February 20, 2015
Updated February 20, 2015
38 Reviews
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  1.  

    Awesome company, wonderful people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Brecksville, OH
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Brecksville, OH

    I have been working at Rambus (more than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, wonderful community, beautiful place to work

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing a GREAT job! Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was okay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Rambus full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good. Work environment is pretty good as well. There are some great people that work there which made the experience enjoyable.

    Cons

    While I was there, there was a huge turnover in my department. At the end, the VP they hired in our department pretty much made everyone leave including contractors. I know they probably said everyone left due to different circumstances, but the root cause was due to the VP they hired. I think it was more specific from our department and not necessarily reflects the company as a whole.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rambus

    Pros

    Great mid sized company to work for

    Cons

    IP licensing business has its challanges

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  5.  

    Good place to learn new skills

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rambus

    Pros

    Transparency from Marketing to Engineering.
    Good place to learn and develop new skills

    Cons

    No go-getters here.
    lack of execution skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward people who are willing to take risks and go the extra mile.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rambus full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good benefit and flexible time

    Cons

    lower level low management/technical ability

    Recommends
  7.  

    Good company

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

    I worked at Rambus

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits ..

    Cons

    Sometimes career growth could be limited

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The company was good to me.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Rambus full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The environment is great and they did what they could.

    Cons

    It's still a company that has to report to a Board.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what you gotta do to keep people employed and keep inventing. Stay outta courts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good CEO, too many middlemen

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rambus

    Pros

    + Good salary and benefits
    + Open communication and lack of boundaries
    + Not much work pressure
    + CEO committed to adding share-holder value

    Cons

    - A good company should have lots of "value creating engineers" and a few managers/hands-off engineers. Rambus has lots of management and hands-off engineers, but very few hands-on engineers who create value.
    - Trying to launch products, but there are still lots of design IP projects which don't ever create $$.
    - Very strong old boy network in parts of the company. Most Rambus VPs and Senior VPs are white Americans. While many of them are cosmopolitan, many of them give more responsibility to people with similar cultures whom they are more comfortable with. One would expect responsibility to be given based on performance - that's not always the case.
    - Performance-based incentives are far less compared to other Silicon Valley companies.
    - No real vision. Just boosting stock price is not a vision, like a previous reviewer said. The single-minded focus on boosting stock price leads to frequent cost cutting and layoffs to boost the next few quarters' EPS (which hurt the company in the long run).
    - Company has a reputation for not-so-good professional ethics. While the marketing team is trying to change this perception in the industry, some of the company's behavior is still on the borderline of what can be considered ethical. For example, people are frequently laid off just 3-4 days before their 6 month bonus payments (often worth $30k-40k) are due. These employees are out of a job unexpectedly, and at the same time the company relies on fine print to deny them money they believe they've earned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the number of managers, hire and retain people who create value.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I've had a great experience at Rambus and feel positive that the company can continue to perform on it's turnaround path

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rambus

    Pros

    Executive leadership is committed to turning the company into a products and services-oriented company. And the depth of talent at the company is considerable

    Cons

    Like any company, it is siloed, and it's not entirely clear that leadership knows how to pull people together to build a truly collaborative working environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good experience, challenging brand reputation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Rambus full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Perks were nice - good benefits, stocked fridge with snacks. Easy access to top management.

    Cons

    Company is not respected in the industry. Too much litigation past tied to it, hence bad reputation. Tough to grow revenue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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