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Rambus Reviews

Updated August 4, 2017
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Pros
  • Culture, benefits, work life balance (in 6 reviews)

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

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

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Altos, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Altos, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company size, so no side/useless/small projects. There are regular meetings of the engineering teams, and it is easy to stay informed about what others are doing and where to go to get help.

    Cons

    Due to the small size of the company, there isn't much additional time/money allotted for side/pet projects. This isn't so bad though, just means your work at Rambus is your first priority.

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have any additional words of advice. My management was the best I've ever had. Very open, always helpful, and yet never intrusive. I only hope all my managers are similar.


  2. "Very good learning experience."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place for one's own development. Very great atmosphere at work and everyone is approachable. High scope to learn many new things .

    Cons

    Small company so work load is more.
    Few technologies are new and takes time to learn and implement on project.

    Advice to Management

    They should work on the way projects and teams are made. Some have very high qualified people whereas some had mid level people

  3. "Great place to work. Knowledgeable specialists. Niche business."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has very smart and skilled people, who are the pleasure to work with. Real software industry products for great customers.
    Pros:
    - Challenging tasks
    - Perfect organization in every little aspect
    - Rewarding benefits
    - Own area of responsibility
    - Convenient locations in San Francisco and Sunnyvale

    Cons

    Actually the biggest concern is that company enforces too much of security precautions, which are severe burden on everyday schedule and accomplishments.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great mid sized company to work for

    Cons

    IP licensing business has its challanges


  5. "Awesome company, wonderful people"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Brecksville, OH
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Brecksville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, wonderful community, beautiful place to work

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    You are doing a GREAT job! Keep it up!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "This week is my 10th anniversary at Rambus"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Administrative in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Administrative in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rambus full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best boss and best co-workers of my career. I'm constantly encouraged and supported to try new things and look at the old things in new ways. The benefits are amazing and you don't have to give up having a life to get them (like you do at some of those "best places to work" kind of companies). I'm very proud of Rambus' contribution to the communities we work in. Even during tight times, we did not reduce the (substantial) dollar amount of our donations. On top of that, employees are encouraged to volunteer at corporate and non-corporate-sponsored organizations.

    Cons

    The company has been through some challenges in the past but I really believe we're primed for a great future.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on instilling (installing?) the values in all areas.


  7. "Extremely pleasant group of people to work with."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment and everyone is extremely hardworking. People are always willing to help and there are a bunch of benefits. The lab is also amazing.

    Cons

    I did not experience any cons during my time at Rambus. Really enjoyed working here and would do it again in the future if possible.

  8. "Great place, great people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I loved working here, The job was always challenging (in a good way, mostly) and the people I worked with were amazing.

    Cons

    Company in transition, which means a lot of change.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Alright"

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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

    They had good benefits like a strong medical plan, fruit and oatmeal every morning, bagels on Fridays, author speaker series, etc. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Management did not always communicate strategy clearly. The company's business model still relied heavily on litigation when I was there.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate strategy better to all employees. There are a lot of talented folks there that can do more with better guidance.


  10. "Engineering Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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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