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Pros
  • "The benefits are world class as well as the work/life balance(in 8 reviews)

  • "good pay and benefits available(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Nothing as such, but work/life balance is a little hard(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Polymer Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rambus

    Pros

    Excellent working environment and benefits to employees.

    Cons

    People have a lot of vacations and sometimes it's not easy to find coworkers to do project

  2. principle software engine

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rambus full-time

    Pros

    Long history in the semiconductor industry. Retains a lot of talented electronic engineers and atmosphere is good if you like to work for a research institution.

    Cons

    The company direction changes all the time. Lack of expertise to create real products from research results. Not enough experience to do software business.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on one direction. Communicate to the engineers more directly.

  3. Helpful (4)

    Corporate Support Group

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    Former Employee - Corporate Services in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rambus full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Excellent place to work until recently. Great people, very smart, collaborative, good pay and benefits. Able to make a good impact in my role and build a good reputation and relationship with other groups and business units

    Cons

    Putting GC in charge of HR was an epic fail. Complete neglect, inexperience, empty words about having an open management style, and punitive attitude chased away, fired, or stressed out/sent on medical leave - all full time knowledgeable staff and replaced with untrained jr level contractors which are left to deal with a "house of cards". Morale throughout the company is at an all time low due to this mismanagement....

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    Advice to Management

    Immediately hire a SVP, HR to try to uplift entire company morale and hope that that person can bring in a team to help train and guide the more jr level folks who have been promised full time roles but kept as contractors in the midst of all the chaos.

  4. Director of Engineering

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    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rambus full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    opportunity to work with very smart people and customers in different industries

    Cons

    traditionally an IP company and had challenges to become a product and solution company

  5. Helpful (1)

    Great time to consider Rambus

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    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rambus for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Rambus is going through a transformation; from a traditional IP & Semi-Conductor licensing company to a branded products company. This transformation is creating many great opportunities in the Big Data and Data Security space. The senior leaders seem to understand this transition and are willing to invest in these areas. With hard work, you can carve out a long, successful career here at Rambus. The benefits are world...

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    Cons

    Because we have grown through acquisition, we are experiencing some gaps with culture. I believe if Rambus can address these sub-cultures and inspire and draw everyone under one umbrella, we will be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your employees and your external facing brand.

  6. Helpful (3)

    Confusing strategy - solid company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rambus full-time

    Pros

    Competitive benefits Very good base + bonus pay Pleasant corporate culture Nice corporate offices

    Cons

    Corporate strategy seems shotgun approach Managers don't give direct feedback

    Advice to Management

    Spin off or axe projects that don't make sense for benefit of clear strategy (decide who Rambus wants to be when it grows up) Grow a pair and tell employees when they are not meeting expectations

  7. Helpful (2)

    Stay away unless you're desperate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rambus

    Pros

    Great product. May be good for you if you're still starting on your career (Good luck getting hired). I'd say work here for 6 months to a year to gain knowledge/skills then leave. People are very knowledgeable some are willing to share their knowledge while others are not. Some Employees are very caring and understanding (there are also some that are rude) If you get hired in VP, Senior position good for you

    Cons

    Management is bad - they will promise you a lot of "good things" just to keep you - for examples, promotions, higher raise, better benefits, yet nothing will happen. Just bunch of lies. It's difficult to move up even after years of service There's a huge lack of communications between teams and co-workers Some people won't appreciate your contribution - the managers or the seniors will get all the credits of...

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    Advice to Management

    Promote the correct people - and stop hiring someone who has no prior knowledge about the business or history of work we've done. Treat your employees fairly. Show empathy and care for them, so they are more motivated to work for you and this company - otherwise they'll be gone before you know it

  8. Senior Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rambus full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    - Breakfast provided with fruits/cereals and Friday has bagels - Good insurance, ESPP, 401k Match

    Cons

    - 1 customer for the past few years. Terrible product design and marketing - Management communication is terrible and things move extremely slow - No cares about the product,, everyone is here to collect pay check - Software part of company has no hope, tons of engineers are leaving.

  9. Company in transistion

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rambus full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    New product and technology to bring to market from acquisitions and development.

    Cons

    Growing pains as the company tries to transition to selling products and ingest/integrate newly acquired company & products

  10. A company in transition to?

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    Current Employee - Architect in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rambus full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Free fruit, nuts, oatmeal, soft-drinks, coffee, excellent medical benefits, stock purchase plan, modern facility, smart, creative people. Good salary. Excellent invention process.

    Cons

    Wants to be a product company without a product culture, employees don't feel empowered, some hostile to new processes. Profitability is not as important as inventing in the culture.

    Advice to Management

    Take product development seriously or just don't bother and stick with IP. Some modernization is needed to keep up with product competition these days. Do or don't do products, just pick a direction.

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