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Updated February 21, 2017
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Pros
  • They had good benefits like a strong medical plan, fruit and oatmeal every morning, bagels on Fridays, author speaker series, etc (in 9 reviews)

  • Culture, benefits, work life balance (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • The company's business model still relied heavily on litigation when I was there (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Member of Technical Staff II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rambus full-time

    Pros

    Good work and life balance

    Cons

    No cafeteria in the company


  2. "Rambus Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rambus full-time

    Pros

    Great people, highly trained, fair pay, good benefits, and interesting and challenging work.

    Cons

    Lack of direction and focus from the top with too many diverse agendas for the number of teams and correlated people on the teams to be able to obtain leadership in each of their respective disciplines.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a cohesive vision that leverages each of the respective teams in a more symbiotic way. For example, develop an single identity for Rambus (rather than four identities) that investors, employees, and most importantly customers will get excited about.


  3. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and interesting work. Benefits are very good. Gym access, drinks, pay and overall environment. Enjoyed working there for 7 years.

    Cons

    Everyone has a very high opinion of themselves. Constant turnover since Black joined. There have been Many layoffs and reduction in benefits.


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  5. "employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rambus full-time

    Pros

    nice facilities, nice people to work with

    Cons

    management has no clue on direction and are playing games on bets in all kinds of areas and that business strategy is way confusing to everyone

    Advice to Management

    pick a direction and run with it


  6. Helpful (1)

    "They are lost"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rambus full-time

    Pros

    Beer fridge
    Coffee Machine
    Pool table and ping pong table

    Cons

    They have no focus or direction. They have their fingers poked into every possible technology in the world. They make risky bets on fantasy projects that are a big waste of time.

    They have a steady stream of income. But then they take this income they got from suing the memory industry and invest in fantasies and tangents instead of having a focus and core technology. Quantum computing project with Microsoft? They are just all over the map in what they decide to spend time on and invest in.

    Everyone hates Rambus because they have sued people to death all over the semiconductor industry. Customers are always nervous to engage due to that and some refuse to meet.

    That Sunnyvale location has to be the worst in the bay area. Getting in and out is a complete misery with all the gridlock, google buses, and the congestion of Mathilda. There are no lunch options within walking distance.

    Advice to Management

    You say the investment community is confused about your story but shouldn't be. What you really should do is listen to what they are telling you. Your story is very confusing because you have no focus or strategy. You are all over the map. You have invested in lighting fixtures for crying out loud. How much does your lensless smart sensor make? You flush millions down the toilet constantly. Microsoft quantum computing? Is that going to be a successful commercial market soon?

    You are completely lost as a management team. You have this big impression of yourself as the best and brightest but you are really just a patent troll at heart. Sucking blood like a leech off of the semi industry leaders. None of your narcissistic swagger turns into successful and industry leading commercial businesses.


  7. "Good company, good compensation"

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    Current Employee - Principal in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Principal in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting task. Semi-scientific work. Teams are smart

    Cons

    People are arrogant and quick to judge others


  8. "*extremely* high-stress"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary (as a corp-to-corp) contractor was good.
    Technology was interesting.

    Cons

    As with many "Agile shops," the schedules were incredibly aggressive, with insufficient staffing, and lots blaming.

    Advice to Management

    Don't shoot the messenger.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Finance analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Altos, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Altos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Bad company. Tray employee like slaves

    Cons

    Do not work for this company


  10. "Desktop Support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician in Strongsville, OH
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician in Strongsville, OH

    I have been working at Rambus part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good company if you are a full time employee

    Cons

    Being a contractor with no benefits


  11. "Engineering Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Happy work happy life, smart people, promising company

    Cons

    nothing in my mind for now



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