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Updated September 14, 2017
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  1. "Design Verification"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Smts in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Smts in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome work culture, challenging work, hands on

    Cons

    too much of pressure sometimes


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Confusing strategy - solid company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves 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

  3. "Explore Things"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work.
    Nice colleague. Good work life balance

    Cons

    Did not found anything. Great Management.

    Advice to Management

    You people are doing good. Keep the moral High.


  4. "Stay away unless you're desperate"

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

    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 all the work you've done

    Management won't listen to your feedback 95% of the time. They will wait until a customer or someone in higher position complains before doing something

    No one wants to take ownership of certain task and the "small guys" has to do all the work to fill in the gap

    Management is willing to put a lot of burden to you even though it's not really your job and you won't get compensation/recognition for it - you'll be just a number on their perspective

    Team is non-existent - no one will ask for your feedback (because it don't matter to them) - they don't even lists pros and cons before giving the project a "Go".

    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


  5. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rambus full-time (More than 3 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.


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. "Sr. Manager - Verification Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Best company to work on new technologies.

    Cons

    Nothing significant to share here.


  9. "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


  10. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    There is no such word on Pros

    Cons

    there are lots of opportunity for management improvement


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