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  1. Featured Interview

    Helpful (3)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Arm (Cambridge, England (UK)).

    Interview

    3 stage interview:
    - call with HR: exactly what you'd expect
    - call with 2 engineers: simple questions around c++ concepts, general engineering and previous experience discussions
    - onsite: 3 parts focusing on hardware (system design), algorithms and team-fit

    Interview Questions

    • Don't want to give away their interview questions, but be prepared for everything from bit manipulation/c++ standard questions to algorithms   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Product Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Arm.

    Interview

    TLDR:
    Purely awful. Glen Lipka is the definition of a middle aged white man in tech with a superiority complex shooting through Earth's stratosphere. Instead of providing constructive feedback like a normal manager, he insulted my personal intelligence and me as a human being. This is the only interview in my life where I left feeling like a lesser person and actually cried.

    Longer Version:
    I conducted my interview with Glen Lipka, the Director of Product Design, where I had an initial Zoom interview and then a take home design challenge after. The initial Zoom meeting was fine and fair. There was some questions about whether I fit the role well enough or not and so we both decided to move forward with doing a take home challenge to show my hard skills. The take home challenge was vague and unclear about what the design and user goal was so I tried to pin down his meta ideas into a tangible goal, to which he told me to "interpret it as best as I can". I'm A-okay with vagueness I mean that happens a good amount of the time, so I took home the challenge and began executing on his high-level ideas of this feature with the mindset that we would talk through my designs and see where it can be expanded deeper from his concepts. This is where things took a turn for the worst.

    After spending hours on the take home challenge, I had my follow up interview to present my work with Glen Lipka again. After presenting my work based off his concept, the first thing he said was "this isn't at all what I wanted". Okay, that would be fair if the task was a bit more defined and my follow up questions about nailing down the task weren't denied but that wasn't the case. I can't read your mind, I can only ask clarifying questions about the task, users, goal, constraints, etc. to try and get as close to what is encased inside his brain.

    The feedback about my designs was a mix of objective feedback, personal taste, and brutal attacks. We never got to talk about where my design had strengths and weaknesses that can be expanded or improved on because he was so caught up in the fact that my design didn't match up to what he imagined in his head. If that's the case, then I would've preferred feedback such as "This feature falls short at x, y, and z because of x, y, and z. Now knowing this, how would you improve it?" or something a little bit more tangible.

    To add insult to injury, there was some technical difficulties to where Figma detached all of my component instances so it looked like I didn't know how to use components. After trying to explain this bug, he said he didn't want to hear excuses and couldn't fathom the fact that none of them were attached to a component. Again...it was a Figma bug from a recent update how is that in my control? Also, it wasn't an excuse, it was a mere fact but he just went on about it for almost 10 mins.

    Now we're wrapping up the interview and everything went very poorly so we both know it's not a fit for either party, which was expected and totally fair. Now, the part where I have a problem is the way he spoke to me and what he said to me. During the entirety of the design presentation, he raised his voice at me yelling. A grown man yelling at a design applicant about their design choices, listening skills, and intelligence. I felt humiliated, disgusted, and depressed about it for the following days. I don't mind tough feedback, I mind being disrespected and talked down to like dirt. This whole process made me cry at my current position, which was definitely a first for me.

    I also have to add that this is not just me. Another person in my network experienced a similar "interview" process. They were actually yelled at in person during the onsite by Glen where they also reported him talking down on their intelligence pretty much in circles for the lunch section of the onsite. Again, not sure what the finer details in but thought it's worth mentioning.

    Overall, this was a negative experience (obviously lol) and I would not recommend this design team to anyone in my network. Seeing how Glen treats his applicants makes me wonder how he treats his actual team. I can say with confidence that I left this interview feeling like a lesser person.

    Interview Questions

  3. Helpful (1)  

    Marketing Campaign Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Arm (San Jose, CA) in June 2020.

    Interview

    This was an absolute HORRIBLE experience!

    Submitted an application for the role, was contacted by a Talent Acquisition Partner for interview, promptly responded with my availability and waited 2 days for a response only to get an automated message stating that I am no longer being considered without interviewing for the position.

    HR needs to get their act together. Can’t help feel this was a racist act.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your availability to speak by phone for this position?   1 Answer

    Arm Response

    Jun 22, 2020 – Senior Director, Employee Experience EMEA

    Thank you for your feedback – we are sorry that this hasn’t been a great experience for you and will share your comments with our hiring team. Sometimes activity moves fast on a role and it can be that opportunities are closed earlier than expected – we would like to reassure you though that Arm is a diverse employer and we focus our recruiting considerations on the individual skills and capabilities of candidates. If you would like to discuss your feedback any further please feel free to contact me, my email is ben.murphy-ryan@arm.com


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    Product Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Arm (Mountain View, CA).

    Interview

    I was contacted by a 3rd-party recruiter for a position with ARM Treasure Data. After a phone screen with the recruiter and a phone screen with the hiring manager, I went onsite to meet with a handful of interviewers. I never heard from ARM Treasure Data again. I did have a follow-up exchange with the recruiter ("How'd it go?"), but no rejection ever came. Ghosted, despite coming onsite. This was months ago.

    Interview Questions

    • What process would you use to establish a process for prioritizing work on the the roadmap?   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (2)  

    Full Stack Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Arm.

    Interview

    Interview process was really professional and would like to work with the team . Started with a initial screening process which is a phone interview and then was given a coding challenge to develop an application in react

    Interview Questions

    • To build a application in react   2 Answers

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    Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Arm.

    Interview

    Interview went really well, at last they asked a technical question about an inverter with flipped pmos nmos which I didnt do well on. I then discovered this is a standard interview question which is unfair.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavior of inverter with switched pmos and nmos   1 Answer

  7. Helpful (3)  

    UX Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Arm (Mountain View, CA) in February 2020.

    Interview

    30 minutes of zoom interview. The interviewer wanted to know about my past experience and how I was gonna be a good fit for the company. Shared screen and showed her one of my project.

    Interview Questions

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Machine Learning Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Arm (Chicago, IL) in February 2020.

    Interview

    I applied online for an interview a couple of days ago. It took a couple of days before receiving an e-mail. The interview was online. I had to record my answers to 5 questions.

    Interview Questions

    • The first three questions were related to myself, my experience and my background.   Answer Question
    • The second question was to understand a code and explains its functionality.   Answer Question
    • The third question was about to write a function in Python that finds the rarest number in a list with nlogn complexity.   1 Answer

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    Hardware Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, KY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Arm (London, KY) in January 2020.

    Interview

    It’s a video interview and it consists of company-specific questions as well as technical questions. There were 2 40-minute coding tests. The total length of the interview was about 2 hoirs

    Interview Questions

    • Describe the traditional stages of pipeline   1 Answer

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    Graduate Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    first, a phone interview with the recruter. After that you will have 2 phone interviews where they will ask you some technical questions. If everything goes fine, you will be asked for face-to-face interview.

    Interview Questions

    • They probably ask questions related to Out-Of-Order, cache coherence, and consistency   Answer Question

  11. Helpful (1)  

    Sales Enablement Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kalamazoo, MI
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Arm (Kalamazoo, MI) in December 2019.

    Interview

    Over the phone just asked me a few questions about my background and what my experience was in regards to instructional design background. Basically it was more so me giving them information of relevant job experience rather than asking me a lot of questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Do I have experience with programming in Articulate Storyline?   1 Answer

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