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OmniVision Technologies Reviews

Updated September 26, 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 (1)

    "Work overload"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at OmniVision Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Just free medical premium and cash bonus that's all i can think

    Cons

    Administrative assistants acts like boss. No gratitude for good performing employees, you get criticism instead. work load is overwhelming. No advancement opportunity. Turnover ratio is high. Figure it out.

    Advice to Management

    Motivate people, Reward and acknowledge deserving employees. Promote a good working environment.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Cool stuff to be seen"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything needs a camera these days so we work with really cool customers and are in cool things, yoga and zoomba classes, great offsites,

    Cons

    Nice to have a gym but it could be improved some, not great commuter benefits, fairly strict anti-work from home policy.

    Advice to Management

    People don't need to be sitting at their desk to be efficient, working from home can be more productive in some circumstances.

    OmniVision Technologies Response

    Apr 5, 2017 – HR Training Manager

    Thank you for being a member of the team and for your feedback.

    We are excited about the opportunities ahead. You're right, our technology is far-reaching and innovative; the partnerships we... More

  3. "A place that allows you to thrive"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you want to innovate and develop something new, this is the place for you, you will get support from management as long as you present the business case well.

    Cons

    pretty typical semiconductor company, cost-savings sometimes is overly emphasized.

    Advice to Management

    learn new management styles from the new silicon valley companies, pay more attention on creating fun work environment.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "OK place if you need a job."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OmniVision Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Technology driven, lot of stuff to explore. Compensation and benefits in-line with other semiconductor companies. Most managers and coworkers are kind. Relatively stable job.

    Cons

    Lack of due process because a small inner circle decides almost everything. Many managers do little on performance review. Always in lack of workforce so you'll be busy and sometimes distracted. Everything is running in a cost saving way including dated facilities, lab equipments and very low budget for business travel.

    Advice to Management

    Do more to treat your people better and acquire talents think differently rather than implying current employees to give better reviews on Glassdoor.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Fair place for most groups but not marketing"

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    • 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 (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative technology. Staff at my location were professional and hard working.

    Cons

    Communications with HQ in Silicon Valley very stilted.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Learning and development is embraced"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've been here for a couple of months and I am happy to brag about the new leadership workshops that have been introduced. They have been very well received and we're learning a lot.

    Cons

    My building could use more natural light ... but other than that ... very happy.

  8. "Design Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at OmniVision Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Free medical, dental and vision insurance, work and life balance can be achieved at most time.

    Cons

    Overtime work during busy times.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should have more training regarding managerial skills.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Working at OVT"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at OmniVision Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers, company outings, vending machines are $.0.50, company benefits are great (company contributes to your 401k account, and employee premiums are 100% paid by the company), Holiday break during Christmas time,

    Cons

    It would be great if we had charging stations for electric cars


  10. Helpful (3)

    "An ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice people, cool new vending machine policy, great health benefits, lot of little perks, quick hiring process, relatively short work hours by Silicon Valley standard

    Cons

    Uncompetitive salary, dry managers, not a lot of training opportunities; lacks clear procedural guidelines and made employee feel thrown into work.


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