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ARM Holdings San Jose Reviews

Updated November 5, 2016
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Pros
  • Excellent learning opportunities and work life balance (in 62 reviews)

  • The work environment at ARM centers around collaboration, and a healthy work culture (in 40 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is not very good (in 14 reviews)

  • As the company is growing, the culture is changing from the start-up spirit to the "big company" bureaucracy (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good experience for summer intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Research Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Research Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ARM Holdings as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get involved in real research projects and learn a lot from the other ARM researchers.

    Cons

    The salary is low.

    No housing or car rental supported.

    Relocation fee is not enough.

    Advice to Management

    Improving the salary is very important to make the position more competitive. ARM is a good company though.

    ARM Holdings Response

    Dec 12, 2016 – Social Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for leaving a review on your internship experience at ARM! We strive to have our interns participate in meaningful projects, where they can learn from the work they contribute and knowing ... More


  2. "It is a good company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ARM Holdings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great advantage in IoT market. Also had a great ride in the mobile market. Great intellectual talent to work with.

    Cons

    Too heavily focused on technology and take too much time to make decisions around new market entry. Do not realize that software market entry is more competitive than their traditional market.

    ARM Holdings Response

    Oct 6, 2016 – Social Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for leaving a review! With the recent Softbank acquisition, ARM will be accelerating growth in the IoT space. As a key player in this rapidly growing market, our engineers have the ... More


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Bad Experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ARM Holdings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    What others mentioned Vacation, health
    Some people are good.

    Cons

    like other people mentioned that PIPD team is a very bad jobs experience. Nothing happens here in San Jose. Management keeps changing and now they have imported someone from outside group to manage key projects. Very poor and arrogant management. You don't learn anything here. Lots of politics and lots finger pointing.

    Advice to Management

    Improve management. This for the future


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Management Review"

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    Former Employee - Technician in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Technician in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ARM Holdings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast growing company. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    No room to grow. More and more responsibilities added to job. Salary increase barely enough to cover inflation. No appreciation from managers on hard work and additional work.

    Advice to Management

    Hire professional managers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment to grow."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ARM Holdings full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Constant opportunities to grow into new roles & responsibilities throughout the company and across geographies. Flexible work schedule and willingness to allow some off-site work for many/most roles.

    Cons

    Heavy culture of consensus decision making, which worked well for ARM when it was young, but these days it needs to better empower its people to make intelligent and informed decisions on their own.

    ARM Holdings Response

    Mar 7, 2016 – Social Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for leaving a review and your over 8 years of service with ARM! We place a lot of trust and responsibility in our employees such as the flexible work schedule you mentioned. With that ... More


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Bright future but struggling to with growth"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ARM Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Brilliant staff. Plenty of opportunities to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Struggling with growth. A lot of position churn makes it difficult to plan projects and communicate effectively. Many projects understaffed in order to balance growth vs revenue which is understandable but stressful and limiting company performance.

    ARM Holdings Response

    Oct 6, 2015 – Social Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for leaving a review! Even though we're growing at a rapid pace, we're not immune to growing pains. Balancing growth vs revenue like you said is a necessary though we try to limit doing so ... More


  8. Helpful (3)

    "work atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible timing, decent location, good vacation pals

    Cons

    too much politics, HR policies need to improve

    ARM Holdings Response

    Sep 21, 2015 – Social Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for leaving a review of your experience at ARM. As you mentioned, we offer all employees a flexible work schedule, and all FTE employees a very generous amount of PTO, both of which help ... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ARM Holdings full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good vacation time, 401k match, RSU and sabbatical.
    Open door policy. No BS politics.
    Love people I've worked with for the last 12 years. You show respect, you get them back 99%.
    Free soda and subsidized snack and lunch, so cheap for emergency.
    Management style is not authoritarian even CEO - a respectful person.
    Indeed, I love ARM.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

    ARM Holdings Response

    Aug 31, 2015 – Social Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for leaving a review as well as to your 12 years of service with ARM! As we're growing more and more, employees with a long tenure are increasingly rarer these days. Your time with ARM has ... More


  10. Helpful (6)

    "New Starter First Impressions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ARM Holdings full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The place feels like a start up, at least in the part of the business I've joined.
     IT and HR support were excellent for this new starter.
    Leadership at the company is clear and values based.
    There has been a great emphasis on ensuring that new employees understand the business model that supports the company, the values by which the company operates and the goals. Sufficient time has been allocated for training and peers in the work environment have been quite supportive.

    Cons

    Not many. It is a global company, so we west coasters enjoy some early morning meetings over a cup of coffee.

    ARM Holdings Response

    Aug 24, 2015 – Social Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for leaving a review! Reading that IT and HR support were excellent for you means a lot to us, as we are actively trying to improve our onboarding and induction processes so all new ... More


  11. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ARM Holdings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, strong team efforts, great, supportive management and leaders who promote independent thought, decision making, an career advancement. Great benefits and salary, perks include excellent time off policy which strongly supports work-life balance. All together the best place I have worked in my 20 years of professional employment.

    Cons

    Sometime tough to get quick decisions as the HQ is in the UK and the operations teams are in the US. Time zone challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to strongly support the effort of the teams. Manage growth in new areas with support from the expertise in house to vette and resolve issues before they become challenges.



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