Rambus Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2020

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3.4
71%
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Rambus President and CEO Luc Seraphin (no image)
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11 Ratings
Pros
  • "The benefits are world class as well as the work/life balance(in 10 reviews)

  • "They had good benefits like a strong medical plan, fruit and oatmeal every morning, bagels on Fridays, author speaker series, etc(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Nothing as such, but work/life balance is a little hard(in 5 reviews)

  • "Hard work and talent is never appreciated(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work !"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rambus full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good place to work with great work culture, lot of scope for growth with team in all areas of design & verification engineering.

    Cons

    More team activities help preserve the momentum for growth and business.

  2. "My Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rambus full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They have a diverse and supportive culture

    Cons

    Slow to move on new products

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Lack of Strategy, Long-term vision and high turnover"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rambus full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    company has a distinguished alumni

    Cons

    - very high turnover of management - no longer term vision or strategy. When CEO was asked what's strategy he said "execution". Current CEO (2019) is operations guy with commodity semiconductor experience. Senior management is not technical at all. - High and constant turnover. none of the exec management have been with company more than few years. Most of revenue is from old patents else company would have folded a while back. new businesses are mostly non-profitable. Company does not have product development culture. slow motion train wreck. Not ethical.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic place to work"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Withheld in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rambus full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A lot of very talented people work there.

    Cons

    The leadership lacks cohesion, vision and accessibility. The org structure is ineffective, resources are insufficient and misallocated, and chauvinism is pervasive. Toxic place to work, where people work their butts off in hopes of recognition and improved status, but very few get properly supported or rewarded, and the majority burn out and leave. All of this is especially true of the engineering group. It's a patent house and should stick to what it does best. Also, very little perks and infrastructural support for employees, no cafeteria, out-to-lunch HR department, no clear source of truth for HR processes.

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  5. "Decent place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at Rambus full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company has great benefits and some very challenging projects.

    Cons

    Upper management changes frequently; company direction changes with them.

  6. "Life at Rambus"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rambus full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Great people to work with - Good Benefits - Flexible schedule

    Cons

    - Hiring is sometime slow - Lot of work but not enough people

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  7. "Data faster and safer"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rambus full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, futuristic technology and a fun and crazy-busy place.

    Cons

    Work is very busy but we are hiring so the pain should ease.

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  8. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Global Talent in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rambus full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Smart coworkers Nice collaborative team Exciting new direction for the company Good location right off freeway Excellent benefits

    Cons

    No café so must bring lunch or go out.

  9. "A constantly evolving company with a lot of room for growth"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rambus full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Small enough to contribute to the future of the company at every level, large enough to provide a more stable atmosphere with room for growth - Pay/Benefits - Exposure to and ability to work across multiple technologies

    Cons

    - Conservative from an investment perspective - Rebuilding culture after a few years of lack of focus

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Micromanaging Top Management"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rambus full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible Pretty good pay scale Good Insurance Benefits

    Cons

    High pressure untrusted environment that creates holes between engineers and managers

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