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Rambus Reviews

Updated July 12, 2017
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  1. "Company in transistion"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rambus full-time (More than 5 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


  2. "A company in transition to?"

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    Current Employee - Architect in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Architect in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.

  3. "Not great"

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

    I worked at Rambus full-time

    Pros

    good pay and benefits available

    Cons

    senior leadership not in a good way


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Executive Assastant"

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

    I worked at Rambus full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and community relations program

    Cons

    Terrible management at the top - evidenced by the high volume turnover in engineering.

    Advice to Management

    Needs new management hire someone that cares about the company and the people . If employees are treated well they will be loyal and dedicated in their work.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Rambus Review"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  7. Helpful (10)

    "Quite a rollecoaster"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice and lax environment; people dress nicely but without going into extreme ( no 3 piece suit, no pajamas).

    Overall it give you a feeling of a solid company; the offices are in a nice area and people overall are really nice.

    Good salary, benefits and amenities close by.

    People have often a good attitude; some really talented people, among the workforce, altough they are chained down by the environment that does not cope well with changes

    Cons

    No offices; it is a pure cube-farm environment, which has the downside of limited privacy and sound/food odor travel fast and without mercy.

    Management sometimes has troubles to communicate objectives; this trickle down to your manager (which in some case is more clueless than you), making you look really without any sort of meaningful impact.

    Most of the management pretend to be open and mor modern (Apple or Google style), but in reality they will simply ignore or eliminate whoever could possibly mine their position.

    Frequently people are let go; usually happens to people that are not willing to work above and beyond their contractual time.

    A lots of confusion; things get done more than once, and then someone figure out that they have to change again. Mostly, instead of spending time in fixing something; a new product or procedure is implemented, with the result that the issues are mostly delayed to the next breakage.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what to do with most of the work force; there are great people that would make the company fly, if correctly managed.

    Consider thoroughly how management run things in certain departments; when there is no more to blame, the person at fault will probably be already on the way out, and you lost great people for nothing.

  8. "Senior Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Rambus full-time

    Pros

    licensing money is a constant source.

    Cons

    Not able to commercialize new inventions

    Advice to Management

    raise the bar on hiring


  9. Helpful (1)

    "System engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Rambus full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Had good equipment, instruments in lab (high speed signal integrity)
    Had good infrastructure for doing simulation (analog, signal integrity)

    Cons

    Benefits and HR department use to be excellent but quality of both decreased.
    Engineers tend to be kept separated from customers. Management and marketing tend to interface with customers and act as a filter between engineers and customers.
    Several strategy and marketing plans made in past were questionable and didn't work out.
    Managers that made those decisions still there.


  10. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Rambus full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, good team workers.

    Cons

    The future is not as good as manager expect so far.


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