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Arm Reviews

Updated December 9, 2018
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Pros
  • "people work life balance city great office" (in 140 reviews)

  • "Arm offers a great work environment with a good work-life balance" (in 80 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance might be tricky in some positions although may not be a problem if you enjoy what you are doing" (in 23 reviews)

  • "The company is growing very fast for the last few years might face challenges to keep the company culture" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "An Excellent Place to Be Your Excellent Self"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scrum Master in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Scrum Master in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arm full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very much a culture of inclusiveness and a feeling of belonging. Just about every culture and country is represented in the office and it's a thriving multi-cultural environment.
    Management are supportive, trusting and actively encourage personal development.
    Many little touches add up into making working here a very enjoyable place; food, refreshments, pizza night - I could go on.

    Cons

    The department is still going through a period of change and increasing head count so it's not always easy to remain focused.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work - keep trusting your staff and developing them.

    Arm Response

    Jul 11, 2018 – Talent Acquisition Advisor

    Thanks for sharing your experience here and it’s great to hear about the areas we do well! Trust is a key element in a progressive organisation. As we continue to grow it is important to keep sharing... More


  2. "Very open culture and work-life balance"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work and excellent work-life balance.

    Cons

    Slow to react at times.

  3. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people and a lot of opportunities to learn and develop a career

    Cons

    A lot of changes in a short amount of time gives little time to adjustment


  4. "Staff Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Arm full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, flex pot,4 weeks vacation

    Cons

    not much career growth for software, salary increase, politics.


  5. "Excellent benefits and a great place to work at"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People generally want to do the right thing

    Cons

    Direction a bit unclear after SoftBank acquisition

    Advice to Management

    Too many re organizations. Pick one and execute.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Vice President"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arm full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance, technology breadth,

    Cons

    Risk averse executives, lack of diversity at highest levels

    Arm Response

    Oct 8, 2018 – Talent Acquisition Advisor

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. The work life balance is one of the factors we are most well known for and it's something that we are proud of - valuing your personal time and self... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of Vacation/sick leave + Sabbatical. Great place to work.

    Cons

    No RSUs but compensated by cash (bonuses) .

    Arm Response

    Sep 5, 2018 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

    The benefits and perks tied to the packages at Arm are fantastic. Obviously after the acquisition by SoftBank we are no longer a publicly traded... More

  8. "Graduate Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arm full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work culture and opportunities

    Cons

    None i can think of as of now

    Arm Response

    Sep 5, 2018 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Appreciate the review!

    Great to hear your enjoying your time at Arm.


  9. "ARM"

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    Current Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arm full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A very friendly work environment!

    Cons

    Very boring campus life. Gives very corporate feel.

    Advice to Management

    Better on-campus benefits for employees.

    Arm Response

    Aug 28, 2018 – Talent Acquisition Advisor

    Thank you for taking time to write a post. We are happy to hear that you enjoy the friendly working environment. Your feedback is valuable and has been noted. We hope you enjoyed your internship at... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, bright future, geographically dispersed"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Research Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Research Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arm full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Arm provides great benefits, which allow employees to just focus on how they can best contribute to the company. Great, collaborative company culture.

    -- Competitive salary
    -- Good bonuses
    -- "FlexPot" benefit that help reimburse kid's college tuition, pay for personal growth, etc (thousand of dollars per year)
    -- GREAT time-off benefits (4-5 wks vacation, 4 wk sabbatical every 4 years)
    -- no-hassle business travel budgets
    -- respect for work-life balance

    The company culture is very collaborative; all about "we, not I", so there are few problems with big egos. Everyone is helpful and cooperative. There isn't a significant divide between managers and employees; there is little emphasis on "hierarchy".

    Cons

    -- Dealing with disperse geographies (notably San Jose, Austin TX, and Cambridge England) creates challenges. Many people seem to report to someone whose office is thousands of miles away. It's not uncommon for someone in San Jose to report to a manager in Austin, who reports to someone in Austin, who reports to an executive back in San Jose. This works better for more senior people, who can work independently; new college grads need a lot more guidance so need to be co-located with their manager and others in their group.

    -- some work areas are being changed from cubicles into Facebook-style long work benches, due to space constraints ... although I would never want to work that way, apparently new college grads don't mind

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great company culture!
    And keep investing in R&D, in upcoming areas where Arm can compete well.

    Arm Response

    Jul 9, 2018 – Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor

    As with any company there will always be challenges and areas for improvement. Individual team cultures can vary at times based on their leadership. However, the goal is to have a rich and fulfilling... More