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Ambarella Reviews

Updated Dec 12, 2018

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3.9
81%
Recommend to a Friend
92%
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Ambarella CEO Feng-Ming (Fermi) Wang (no image)
Feng-Ming (Fermi) Wang
18 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent work environment"

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    • 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

    Ambarella2018-12-12
  2. Helpful (12)

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

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    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.

    Ambarella2018-07-19
  3. "Ambarella - Softeware"

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    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;

    Advice to Management

    make our TW office more efficient and pro-actively

    Ambarella2018-01-20
  4. "ASIC Verification Engineer"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    Enforce standard, encourage code sharing

    Ambarella2018-01-19
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Not the best place to work at"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Promote diversity

    Ambarella2017-06-30
  6. "nice environment"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    doing great

    Ambarella2016-02-15
  7. "Senior staff engineer"

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    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

    Ambarella2015-08-14
  8. "Software Engineer Intern"

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

    I worked at Ambarella for 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!

    Ambarella2015-07-08
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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

    I worked at Ambarella for 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!

    Ambarella2015-05-27
  10. "Excellent working environment"

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    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.

    Ambarella2015-05-29
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