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Updated August 7, 2017
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  1. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ArcSoft full-time

    Pros

    Great technology and friendly environment.

    Cons

    Business is mainly in out side of the US


  2. "Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ArcSoft full-time

    Pros

    Good company, good technology. Mentors were good and nice

    Cons

    Too much work, sometimes boring. work late everyday. dont get paid enough

  3. "Very good technologies"

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

    I worked at ArcSoft full-time

    Pros

    They have world leading imaging technologies for B2B. You can learn a lot regarding imaging, video, and mobile camera system.

    Cons

    Benefits were not great. Needed to stay late to communicate with oversea teams.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the benefits


  4. "Look somewhere else..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ArcSoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours as long as you can the job done. People were nice. CEO was in fact a very caring person.

    Cons

    Upper management has no visions or directions. Operated like a startup even though it has been around 15+ years. If you are betting on the company to go public, looks somewhere else.


  5. "Just another low-paying job"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ArcSoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Established revenue-generating business model
    - Company BBQs

    Cons

    - Lack of innovation
    - Slow-moving, mid-sized company. Newer, smaller companies are more successful, in less time.
    - No career growth
    - Most development and production is off-shored to China
    - You can find comparable or better products for free

    Advice to Management

    Reinvest in the value of people (your employees). It shouldn't be enough to just sustain a business that generates revenue on its own, through old OEM deals. You're being left behind by more agile companies. After 20+ years in business I don't think you qualify as a "startup" anymore.


  6. "Avoid at all costs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Sadly, I cannot think of any. I guess the free breakfast on Fridays, but even that was whatever.

    Cons

    -boring
    -management is power-hungry
    -office interior is dull
    -benefits are horrible
    -no room for growth
    -do not go forward with career plans, as promised

    Advice to Management

    Just sell the company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "one of the valley's walking dead companies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    they had an advantaged technology in imaging, have tried many alternative markets to capitalize on the technology, the technology team in China had developed leading edge imaging technologies in the past but how to capitalize it beyond the smartphone market?

    Cons

    management, that is really just the ceo, is totally unfocused, no senior management supporting team, confusing office policies, no growth potential for the us staff (come to think of it, no growth potential for the entire company).

    Advice to Management

    after about 20 years in business, it's probably time to sell off the technology, maybe even make a few bucks on the options, let's call it a day!

  8. "not bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good and professional people in US

    Cons

    Lack of Management and communication


  9. Helpful (1)

    "nice people but poor management."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ArcSoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    colleagues are mostly friendly; technologies were once pretty good.

    Cons

    management had no clue as to the company's strategies and general directions.


  10. "Changing Fast"

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

    I have been working at ArcSoft (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company has great technology and people. New blood in executive management are bringing some great ideas and energy to the company. Company is going through some really positive changes.

    Cons

    Some unsophisticated and outdated processes and weird regulations. Doesn't pay that well. Old Chinese culture means work/life balance could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Pay me more.


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