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ARM Holdings Sunnyvale Reviews

Updated October 2, 2016
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Sunnyvale, CA

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ARM Holdings Chief Executive Officer Simon Segars
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Pros
  • Excellent learning opportunities and work life balance (in 63 reviews)

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

Cons
  • bad work life balance / stressful most of the time (in 15 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. "It is a good company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great benefits, good brand name"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits - very good vacation (can even sell back 1 week), 6% 401 K match, very good stock grants.
    Good brand and relationship with other companies, opportunities to get info on ARM and partners
    good opportunities for training etc

    Cons

    Not all sites/divisions are good places to work at
    Very political, some individuals have undue influence, it is a very us vs them kind of place
    Need to stay on good side of Cambridge people
    cooperate services like HR, IT, legal are not friendly , even your boss's boss can not help you with them
    Real communication with management is very week, can be very bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    Rethink divisional structure, make cooperate operations like IT & HR etc more responsive to local/divisional needs
    Provide more real training to managers and directors
    have real communication with engineers, dont just talk about it


  3. Helpful (8)

    "Great at Processors; Not at other stuff;"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good benefits (you start off with 4 weeks of vacation). Lots of focus on people development; Quite open to people moving across the company to different roles; It is the market leader in processor IP and the brand really helps in other markets as well. A truly global company. They give young people early chance to succeed.

    Cons

    If you're not based in Cambridge (UK), you're out of the loop. It's a very political company. And senior executives push their boys onto the big stage. Suddenly out of nowhere, you'll see young and very smart (but woefully unprepared) people being thrust into senior positions. Or mediocre people out of Cambridge sent to fill key roles in the satellite offices.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on synergies between the different business units. There's not enough real communication between the different business units. This is mostly due to the silly rivalry/feuds between the different GMs.



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