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Rambus Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
34 Reviews
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34 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Research in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Rambus as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility on topics one wants to work on as an intern
    Supportive manager and colleagues

    Cons

    None which I could notice

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

    A Good experience overall

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Rambus as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly atmosphere
    Competitive pay( I was an intern there and my pay was comparable to what my friends in other sw firms were being paid)
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    They seem to be going through a bit of a dry patch at the moment. They went through a 15% staffing cut while I was there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    used to be good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Rambus full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    intellectually rich place with good base

    Cons

    hard to get a project funded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    move on

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Smart researchers, great benefits, big question mark on evolving business strategy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IP Strategy in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - IP Strategy in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Rambus full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are phenomenal, location is great. New product-centric business units run like up-beat startups with purpose. New CEO seems to have a good perspective on transitioning to a business services model.

    Cons

    Kind of a downer to work for a licensing company that makes money primarily by patent infringement lawsuits. Patent troll culture is kind of ingrained in the middle management. Cost-cutting inevitably creates a "get out while you can" environment until the transition to a new business model turns the corner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flatten the structure by a level. Flush the management structure to bring in product-centric folks to match the new business model. Change the company name, not just the logo.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company, but a pressure cooker

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Brecksville, OH
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Brecksville, OH

    I have been working at Rambus full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting projects, strict hiring practices ensure that most people you work with are very competent and some of the best in their respective fields.

    Cons

    Company is headed in lots of random directions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be less of you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Very good learning experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Rambus

    Pros

    Great place for one's own development. Very great atmosphere at work and everyone is approachable. High scope to learn many new things .

    Cons

    Small company so work load is more.
    Few technologies are new and takes time to learn and implement on project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should work on the way projects and teams are made. Some have very high qualified people whereas some had mid level people

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Chapel Hill, NC

    I worked at Rambus

    Pros

    Close knit team, compact team size, Chapel Hill team is excellent, Chapel Hill area is excellent, very good benefits package, engineering heavy organization, one of the best places for high speed signalling, analog and circuit designers.

    Cons

    Not a great place for ASIC/Digital/Logic folks, management has a lot to improve, not many engineers made money of their stock options/espp in a long long time, salary range may vary greatly among employees of same cadre.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is extremely lucky to keep surviving one fiasco after another. Stock based income has been nothing for most employees these last few years. So much engineering potential to create new business opportunities is being wasted. Attrition rates are clear indicator of employee satisfaction.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Design Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Principal Design Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Rambus

    Pros

    Great environment with lots of flexibility.
    Many great people to consult with and expand you technical capabilities.

    Cons

    Compensation not scaling with industry offers or inflation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See Cons...

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Altos, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Altos, CA

    I worked at Rambus

    Pros

    Small company size, so no side/useless/small projects. There are regular meetings of the engineering teams, and it is easy to stay informed about what others are doing and where to go to get help.

    Cons

    Due to the small size of the company, there isn't much additional time/money allotted for side/pet projects. This isn't so bad though, just means your work at Rambus is your first priority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't really have any additional words of advice. My management was the best I've ever had. Very open, always helpful, and yet never intrusive. I only hope all my managers are similar.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Can't believe this is still hangin around

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    Former Employee - Associate in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Rambus

    Pros

    Awesome Boss!! and good pay for a bay area company

    Cons

    Poor Business Model and poor products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something quick. Quit trying to sue every tech company

    Disapproves of CEO

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