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Ambarella Reviews

Updated March 10, 2018
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  1. "Software Engineer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ambarella (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Quiet Environment, Not much communication, many older individuals.

    Cons

    Quiet Environment, More experienced work personnel

    Advice to Management

    Doing Great!


  2. "Ambarella - Softeware"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ambarella full-time (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;

    Advice to Management

    make our TW office more efficient and pro-actively

  3. "ASIC Verification Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Verification Engineer in Castro Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Verification Engineer in Castro Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ambarella full-time (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

    Advice to Management

    Enforce standard, encourage code sharing


  4. "Not the best place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology in video processing

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Promote diversity


  5. "nice environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    work environment is very quiet

    Advice to Management

    doing great


  6. "Senior staff engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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

    Advice to Management

    Expand to other areas


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ambarella (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Very helpful and knowledgable colleagues
    2. You get a chance to work on something which is going to make an impact.
    3. Interns are treated very well
    4. Free dinners!!

    Cons

    Cannot really think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  8. "Excellent working environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ambarella full-time

    Pros

    Work schedule flexibility, fast pace, excellent Engineers, flat hierarchy, challenging projects, good compensation.

    Cons

    no lunch on site.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to learn"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work on multiple areas. You will never get bored.

    Cons

    During crunch time, you are expected to work long and response to email late at night. No one tells to do so, but the atmosphere leads you to.

    Advice to Management

    Should support engineers to take courses at nearby colleges for personal development.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Challenging job with good compensation"

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff (Hardware Engineer) in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff (Hardware Engineer) in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ambarella full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Challenging job
    Opportunity fo rotate between various roles
    Flexible working time

    Cons

    None as I can remember

    Advice to Management

    None as I can remember


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