Arm Benefits FAQ

Read what Arm employees think about benefits at the company.

The most popular benefits at Arm include Sick Pay, Flexible Working and Bike to Work Scheme. If you want to see a full list of benefits and perks at Arm listed by categories, head to their Benefits page. From insurance, health and wellness to vacation and more, find out what you could benefit from when working at Arm.

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19 December 2019

Does Arm offer relocation assistance?

Pros

- Very nice people to work with, mostly with a good sense of community - Visa sponsorship and relocation support was a big deal for me - They gave me an amazing computer to work on (P720 ThinkStation) - Plenty of freedom to work - No hassle with the time you arrive or go home as long as you put the hours - There are cases of colleagues that are long time stablished company employees that work from home and others that want to move to another city the company is in and they allow it - There are cash bonuses, but that's like several different bonuses that get combined at different times of the year - Quiet and relaxed workplace. No dress code (except for meetings or events). - Free bus to work from certain places - Generous FlexPot to allow you to spend money on personal wellbeing and then they reinburse you the expense (good for non work related courses and books, sports equipement, etc.) - They did an amazing job with day one induction (most of the first day they talk about the company and the culture and organization)

Cons

- The company is big, sometimes it takes some work to understand my own role in such a huge, fast growing company. Fortunately, the people that works with me are pretty well organized. - Getting up to speed technically in your work might take some time (don´t worry, they know that and give you time, but one cannot help but feel a bit of impostor syndrome when they treat you that well)

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work.

Visa sponsorship and relocation support was a big deal for me

19 December 2019

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14 January 2021

Does Arm have a sabbatical or career break policy?

Pros

Working with brilliant people, many opportunities for improvement and development, good work life balance. And of course the sabbatical (you get a month of paid leave after every 4 years of service).

Cons

This is my first workplace in the industry I don't have any basis for comparison.

And of course the sabbatical (you get a month of paid leave after every 4 years of service).

14 January 2021

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1 October 2019

Does Arm offer parental leave?

Pros

Great benefits 4 week sabbatical every 4 years 4 weeks starting vacation, 5 weeks after 4 years 26 weeks of maternity leave, 8 weeks paternity leave Brilliant engineers that are genuinely helpful Strong advocate of Diversity and Inclusion Internal social network service allows us to be expressive Great stepping stone towards higher paying companies

Cons

BURN OUT. If you are an RTL/Verification/Performance Engineer, then you now have to balance between working on multiple projects. When I first joined, engineers talked about life outside of Arm. Now all they talk about is how busy they are with no end in sight. A team that used to do monthly team lunches completely stopped and less time is spent improving the processes when we need it more than ever. Going away lunches for engineers who have been at Arm for 15+ years are more common than team lunches. ATTRITION. Top engineers are leaving including fellows. All of them are leaving to higher paying companies and HR and upper management said they have no plans to change our compensation because “people leave managers” and “no one mentioned compensation on their exit interview.” INNOVATION DECLINE. That feeling of starting work on a new project is gone. Projects are now just adding features on existing designs. There’s no time to rewrite things that are out of date or to revisit things that could be worth improving upon.

Advice to Management

Work-life balance is the best thing about Arm, but it's slowly being taken away. Engineers are adding more projects to their plate without an end in sight. Arm has a lot of vacation and has an accrual limit of 200 hours. I know engineers that hit their accrual limit because they're too busy. What is the point of having all this vacation if we lose it because we're too busy to take it? It's preferable to keep our existing talent rather than being forced to constantly backfill, but Arm is doing a good job at hiring engineers, especially the New College Graduates. Consider changes to the compensation. No engineer is going to admit that money is their motivation for leaving in their exit interview because they don't want to sound greedy. Similarly, no engineer is going to admit that their work doesn't feel exciting or meaningful. Even engineers who are the best at what they do shouldn’t be forced to keep working on things they’re good at. Give them an opportunity to move internally before they look externally.

26 weeks of maternity leave, 8 weeks paternity leave

1 October 2019

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13 January 2021

Does Arm have a pension plan?

Pros

* Great Benefits Package (salary, bonus, RSUs, retention awards, flexible benefits, pension, health/medical/life insurances, ...) * Excellent people orientation, promoted through numerous management trainings to ensure leaders across Arm care for our colleagues as well as making available Arm's wide range of flexible working conditions (which allowed us to seamlessly transition to remote working during the Covid pandemic) * Career Development opportunities are available through internal mentoring, numerous knowledge sharing guilds, rotation and secondment opportunities (which unlike other places I've worked, are not frowned upon! so kudos to Arm for that!)

Cons

As a company that has had an amazing growth over the past 5 years (~4x employees) most knowledge sharing still occurs through word-of-mouth.

Great Benefits Package (salary, bonus, RSUs, retention awards, flexible benefits, pension, health/medical/life insurances, ...)

13 January 2021

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13 January 2021

Does Arm offer a wellness program?

Pros

Emphasis that is placed on mental wellbeing of employees. The flexibility. An environment and culture that encourages and stimulates creativity. Helpful and supportive working environment.

Cons

Location not exactly in the center of Cambridge.

Emphasis that is placed on mental wellbeing of employees.

13 January 2021

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