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OmniVision Technologies Reviews

Updated January 21, 2017
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OmniVision Technologies President, CEO, and Director Shaw Hong
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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)

  • long working hours, no free electric parking slot, no free lunch, too many new products tape out, no life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fair place for most groups but not marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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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  2. "Company Overview"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  3. "Direct Support"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunities v. Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  8. Helpful (8)

    "OVT in Transition"

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

    I have been working at OmniVision Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    * Many projects to keep you busy and engaged all year round with breathers to improve your process, tools, and skills in-between
    * Interesting technology with a lot to learn, if you are willing to explore
    * Respected technical expertise is available in almost every group
    * Provides additional benefits: dinner after 6:30, encourages fitness classes every other day, and promotes Mandarin classes
    * When in a crisis situation, the departments can pull together and work very efficiently

    Cons

    * Uncollaborative, defensive work environment
    * Playing catch up with competitors.
    * Racially non-diverse and makes for difficult communication/collaboration
    * A heavy influence of Micron culture, which has brought the large-corporation expertise the company was looking for but also a toxic political structure and an "old boys' club" mentality
    * Pockets of incompetence and unrewarded individual efforts due to the company's inability to accurately measure job performance or biased hiring/management
    * The company is in the process of being sold, and it negatively affects work performance and morale

    Advice to Management

    * Focus on quality, not quantity.
    * Provide your engineers with resources to perform at and compete with the best.
    * Initiate proactive, visionary and positive change in the culture that is led by upper management in action rather than complained about by individual contributors.
    * Keep up the benefits. They promote cross-department collaboration.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "ASIC Design Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OmniVision Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    1) Many tape out products keep you busy all year long, even weekends if you like;
    2) Sometimes you can try new ideas;
    3) Control whole flow of a tapeout;

    Cons

    1) Tight schedule (each year sees 3~5 new tapeout, 2~3 ECO tapeout), no training, no R&D tapeout to test digital feature and architecture, no involvement on defining the product feature, no credit for bug free new tapeout, has penalty for specific group on with bug tapeout.

    2) engineers keep to themselves, no sharing, as promotion sticks to pyramid title levels;

    3) No career path, sub-par and blackbox promotion, compensation, and project assignment, no communication (no feedback after complaint and advice).

    Advice to Management

    Transparent competition, open communication, award fairly.


  10. "analog engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good environment for people to work

    Cons

    salary..., is not perfect for me


  11. "Average"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OmniVision Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Many projects to do. you wont get bored.
    Salary package is in-line with industry.

    Cons

    Poorly planned schedule.
    And unclear of responsibility.



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