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Updated May 18, 2021

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Arm Chief Executive Officer Simon Segars
Simon Segars
162 Ratings
Pros
  • "The company really cares about your work-life balance(in 212 reviews)

  • "Cooperation in work environment(in 111 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Location not exactly in the center of Cambridge(in 71 reviews)

  • "Work life balance at Arm can be difficult to balance(in 30 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee
      Featured Review

      Excellent company - I feel genuinely privileged to work here

      Apr 3, 2021 - Apprentice Technician in Sheffield, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Took me on as an apprentice without experience of software engineering - really invested in training - Great company culture, everyone is welcoming and helpful - So many resources for employee wellbeing - fitness, mental health, etc. - Flexible attitude to work - outcome focused, not hours focused - Handled Covid and remote working very well - Strong commitment to diversity and inclusion goals - Excellent system of feedback and employee development - Strong charitable and philanthropic presence

      Cons

      - Can't think of any

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      Arm Response

      Global Talent Brand Manager

      We feel privileged to have you on our team! Many thanks for taking the time to share an account of your experience at Arm to date.

    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      You can be your brilliant self

      May 15, 2021 - Technical Account FAE in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      flexibility and freedom open and relaxed environment great company culture

      Cons

      many recent organization reesctructure process.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Not the company it once was

      Apr 12, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great parental leave options - Sabbatical (when I was hired) - Stable business model - Great integration efforts for new employees

      Cons

      - PTO policy was reduced for US employees (used to be a lot better) - Software culture is severely lacking (and way behind) - Company grew too fast, and let too many bad managers in I worked at Arm years ago, when it was still a relatively small company, with a different CEO at the helm (Warren East). The company back then, is still the best place I've ever worked, causing me to return years later. The company as it is today is a faint echo of the company it was then, however, having lost much of its engineering culture and (frankly) its leadership backbone. People like Mike Muller and many of the Fellow engineers, kept the exec team honest and on the right track. Nowadays, Mike Muller is no longer managing the day-to-day, and many of the fellows and engineering leaders have moved on to greener pastures; in their place is a "Chief Strategy Officer" from BCG (the opposite of an engineering company), armed with buzzword-laden powerpoints, conveniently avoiding anything close to a SWOT analysis that the company's founders had intelligently started the company with. Arm's management is now more non-technical than it is technical, which is a problem for an engineering company, and causes a lot of unnecessary work and political games to occur.

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      Arm Response

      Senior Talent Acquisition Manager North America

      Thank you for your feedback and the years you have invested in Arm’s success. As you may know, Arm celebrated its 30-year anniversary in November 2020 and today we have 95% of market share for mobile phones, there are over 180 billion Arm-based devices, and we have over 6,500 employees worldwide. Arm has grown significantly and continues to be a leader in the industry. To hear a bit about the future of Arm check out this blog: Arm at 30: Five Ideas Shaping our Future. https://www.arm.com/blogs/blueprint/arm-30-future In this blog our VP of Software discusses the future of Systems for our systems, and four other Arm technologists share about invisible AI, memory-centric computing architectures, low-power to no-power devise, and neural networks everywhere. Not only are we a leader in technology but we continue to focus on making Arm a great place to work for our teams, including offering robust benefits. In the US, employees paid leave options include four weeks of paid-time-off with an option to buy an additional week, seven paid sick days, thirteen company holidays, a four-week paid sabbatical (after each 4 years at Arm), and very progressive leave policies including childbirth and parental bonding leaves. Additionally, Arm offers community service leave hours every month and a Day of Care each quarter.

    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Hardware team

      May 7, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice culture good to work

      Cons

      i can't think of a con

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      New CFO Is Making the Right Changes To Finance - Exciting Time To Be There!

      Apr 7, 2021 - Finance Business Partner in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Finance team is making the changes needed to provide highest level of value to the business which makes for a rewarding place to work! Sale of ARM to NVIDIA expands the opportunities to learn and cross-migrate to other new areas of the business outside of ARM specific divisions.

      Cons

      The amount of finance leadership change can be challenging to engage.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      nice place if you like WLB

      May 13, 2021 - Principal Engineer in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      WLB is really good .

      Cons

      Monotonous work if you are in implementation

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Still a great company

      Apr 6, 2021 - Marketing Director in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team, outstanding wicked-smart co-workers and a culture that builds on individual talent to achieve corporate goals. Great place to work in and learn from colleagues.

      Cons

      The work-life balance has been challenging with the pandemic, with 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. days not all that uncommon. Culture is shifting in some of the BUs not necessarily for the best. Career and growth opportunities are limited once in.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Solid engineering company with good perks

      Mar 15, 2021 - Staff Engineer in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Caring organization (especially visible during Covid-19 times). Good healthcare package.

      Cons

      Salary on the lower end of the current marketplace. Slow to adopt new practices. Tired management in some areas of the company with significant middle management inertia.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Mar 25, 2021 - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture, great benefits, great management

      Cons

      None, I love it here

      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      ok

      Apr 19, 2021 - Design Verification Engineer in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      vacation days, good projects, lots of learning

      Cons

      somewhat of a sweat shop, and too much management

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