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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. "Not a bad place to work."

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    Former Intern - ASIC Design in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Intern - ASIC Design in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours.
    Supportive manager and HR.
    Tried to make it a fun summer.

    Cons

    Many people are focused on their own projects and there is not a lot of collaboration between people and groups.
    Sitting in cubicles is not conducive to positive work environment.


  3. "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


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    "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!


  6. "Summer Software Intern"

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

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

    Pros

    People are really nice here, especially for Chinese.

    Cons

    It's a hardware company, so the career path for software engineer may not be that good.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to learn"

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    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.


  8. 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


  9. "Engineer"

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

    I worked at Ambarella full-time

    Pros

    Good work culture. Engineers are very competent and hardworking. Mistakes don't get blamed on someone else.

    Cons

    Pay not on par with competitors. Stocks make up for some of it, but compensation overall is lacking, for the kind of talent and work expected.


  10. "The interview is not that bad"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Ambarella full-time

    Pros

    It is a very good company for fresh graduate.

    Cons

    They prefer to interview local candidates.


  11. "Best of Silicon Valley. This is a great mix of young energy and older experience."

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

    Pros

    You work with the best talent in Silicon Valley. Catered food every night and cool hands on end product like Gopro.

    Cons

    Hard work. Start up environment. Stock based compensation in a down market.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the salary wages rising. The longer the wait for IPO the more stock that is vested and the less incentive stocks become.



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