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OmniVision Technologies Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Nice atmosphere and nice people to work with (in 4 reviews)

  • Stable job environment, suitable for married couples (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is not considered important at this company (in 6 reviews)

  • Extremely top-heavy, micromanaging senior management focused on cost-cutting, tracking employees, and taking shortcuts in business decisions (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Experience varies to team"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health plan. Green card support.

    Cons

    Some teams has horrible development style and the entire team get stuck in this weird circle of unreasonable demands and intentional insubordination.
    All teams have the "Chinese parenting" managerial style: you are presumed to not know anything and will suffer for speaking up.
    Some managers seem to enjoy having team members watching out and telling on each other. It's silly.

    Advice to Management

    Have fun

    OmniVision Technologies Response

    Aug 15, 2017 – HR Training Manager

    Thank you for offering your feedback. We encourage an environment that embraces collaboration and open communication. We encourage all employees to speak with their managers, project leaders and... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "If you enjoy working long hours and low pay."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OmniVision Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The health plans is free and if you are single that is one of the best plans out there. if you have a family then it is in line with other companies.

    Cons

    I suppose depend on if you are in the right department or not. In my department it is long hour and no way you can get a promotion. I was working there for the last 6 years and I still have the same title as I do when I left.

    I feel like the company has some trust issues. I was not able to check personal emails, share things via USB. I feel like the IT team is thinking everybody is trying to take IP from the company. If I really wanted to I can take what ever I want.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employeees a little more.

    OmniVision Technologies Response

    Jun 26, 2017 – HR Training Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. We always look forward to hearing from our employees and former teammates. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our employee health benefits. We offer the best options... More

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Procurement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OmniVision Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hands off management, processes and procedures in place

    Cons

    limited avenues for advancement, No cultural training, No HR alignment, no monitoring. If your not Chinese which represents 90 percent of the company it is hard to integrate

    Advice to Management

    When I began at Omni vision I had a group of three, Clearly two full time employees left strictly due to management style, expectations and attitude. What's worse is the HR team which does not like conflict never addressed this manager. I personally gave him the benefit of the doubt and handled the full workload for two months...Only allowing them enough time to replace me with a worker on an H1 visa. The company is only about cost cutting and has no consideration for employee personalization, cohesion between teams , or employee advancement. Its in no way aligns with smaller or larger structured Tech Corporations you find within the Silicon valley ..Beware!!

    OmniVision Technologies Response

    May 22, 2017 – HR Training Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. It's important that we recognize everyone's perspective and welcome the opportunity to discuss challenging situations at any time. All of our... More


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Old-school Asian Tech Firm"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Insurance is probably the best among the industry.
    No crazy over-time like many new thriving tech firms in the area
    Environment are generally quite laid back

    Cons

    Depends on the team, you could experience VERY uneven management style, when lucky you'll love the company, otherwise you'll get stuck with a very stiff management
    Minimal PTO expected. (10 days)
    Senior management are serious out-of-date in many ways resulting damaging politics that compromise productivities.

    Advice to Management

    Encouraging an open culture instead of building stronger defense mechanism internally between teams and sometimes even within a team.

    OmniVision Technologies Response

    Apr 7, 2017 – HR Training Manager

    Thank you for your feedback.

    We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our health benefits while you worked here.

    We are dedicated to building an organization that is transparent, collaborative... More


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Fair place for most groups but not marketing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Pays fair
    - Keep up efforts to compensate for various stock elements even after going private
    - Reward and value loyalty
    - Strong sales team and strong customer relationships in China

    Cons

    - lack of high level coherent strategy or vision
    - if you are not in the "inner circle" then your inputs don't matter
    - Heavy focus on cost cutting and very short sighted in terms of cost vs. growth
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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Company Overview"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable job environment, suitable for married couples.

    Cons

    Serious company polotics drama going on a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Should focus on the career development more of the employee.


  7. "Direct Support"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at OmniVision Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    May be able to get flexible shifts

    Cons

    minimum wage for over 10 years of service

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Opportunities v. Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OmniVision Technologies (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    decent compensation, lots of opportunities to learn during the first year of work and generally good place to work if you are chinese

    Cons

    opportunities slowly die out and management refuses to make any changes to any processes. a lot of favoritism in the company


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Anonymous"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at OmniVision Technologies full-time

    Pros

    good to work for and to enhance personal technical skill and learn a different culture to extend network , friendly college and free dinner.

    Cons

    long working hours, no free electric parking slot, no free lunch, too many new products tape out, no life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Top management people should have plans of developing the products.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Anonymous"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OmniVision Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits are good

    Cons

    No work Life balance. Too much stress

    Advice to Management

    Pls do not over stress employees hire few more people


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