Ambarella Reviews

Updated Jan 15, 2021

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3.8
76%
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85%
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Ambarella Chairman, President, and CEO Feng-Ming (Fermi) Wang (no image)
Feng-Ming (Fermi) Wang
20 Ratings
  1. "Review"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ambarella full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice working environment and clever people.

    Cons

    I cannot think of anything right now.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work if from Asia"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ambarella full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working style Some good coworkers

    Cons

    Mandarin is spoken frequently to exclude non Mandarin speakers Lack of collaboration Discrimination is subtle, but prevalent.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Working environment is friendly"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Ambarella full-time

    Pros

    Every worker is passion at work

    Cons

    The benefit isn't as good as big tech company

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent work environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Saratoga, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ambarella full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    * Easy to approach upper management * Person integrity and work ethics are greatly emphasized and executed * Engineers are very clever and professional * Teamwork is highly encouraged

    Cons

    Free dinner are not too tasty

  5. Helpful (15)

    "Run Away - The Company is in the process of Crash & Burn"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ambarella full-time

    Pros

    They chip-in $5 per day towards the cost of your delivered lunch. Good rates on medical insurance. Terrible PTO policy of 2 weeks.

    Cons

    Stock down 50% since December. The company will go broke well before your 1 year mark so you will never see one penny of stock options. The place is a revolving door.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Ambarella - Softeware"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ambarella full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very smart engineers and managers, good communication from CEO, in a potentially big market

    Cons

    software development is slow; information is overly guarded across different groups;

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  7. "ASIC Verification Engineer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Verification Engineer in Castro Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ambarella full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Clever engineers Interesting projects Business in good shape

    Cons

    People don't share their code in libraries, each person reiinvent the wheel Very "ad-hoc" mentality

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  8. Helpful (6)

    "Not the best place to work at"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ambarella

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology in video processing

    Cons

    Work environment is not good. You need to learn Chinese.

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  9. "nice environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ambarella

    Pros

    colleagues are very professional and nice management is experienced and very open

    Cons

    work environment is very quiet

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  10. "Senior staff engineer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ambarella full-time

    Pros

    Good technology, industry leading product

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities, product offering

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