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Arm Reviews

Updated 7 Dec 2019

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4.0
84%
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88%
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Arm CEO Simon Segars
Simon Segars
546 Ratings
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  • "HQ is at Cambridge so for some this may be a downside compared to living in London for example as it is much smaller(in 64 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance might be tricky in some positions although may not be a problem if you enjoy what you are doing(in 26 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Great place to work - but need to improve salaries for UK"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arm full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    very good culture, smart people

    Cons

    salary rates - unfair policies

    Advice to Management

    please have a look to appreciate people's work, not ambitions only. some people get fast to promotion just because they are asking for it not because they deserve it. this creates a lot of frustration among other colleagues who work hard.

    Arm2019-11-19
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Fulltime IT Consultant"

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    Former Employee - IT-Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers/good atmosphere Enjoyable tasks Good management Good balance between your work life and personal life Variety of work

    Cons

    Insufficient communication on the part of the management Wages too low Little or no recognition for achievements Poor management Not enough freedom for personal development

    Arm2019-11-19
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Highly Unprofessional Work Ethics with No Long Term Planning of the Management"

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Cambridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Core CPU group is good place to work from learning point of view

    Cons

    1.Highly immature and unprofessional HR 2.Management does not know about future goals, they just hit everything in dark 3.Highly unstable non CPU business which kicks on and kick off every 2-3 years 4.Managment has no transparency, expect the unexpected every once a while. 5.College, University type work culture where your manager will be competing with you. 6.Learning inter-departmental skills are not... encouraged, otherwise be ready to face the wrath of the manager. 7.Employees aren't the values, they are just used.

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    Advice to Management

    Respect the employees by telling the truth about all the situations which company goes through.

    Arm2019-12-07
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Arm has a good global brand, products and customers. You will have a chance to work with lots of different technologies and platforms.

    Cons

    Arm is a disorganised and political place to work. Occasionally self satisfied and arrogant.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with improvements in progress.

    Arm2019-12-02
  5. "Love Arm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Career Growth, Reward Package

    Cons

    Centralised decision making out of UK or US only

    Arm2019-12-02
  6. Helpful (4)

    "More focus, more technical work and innovation, and less managers"

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Recognised name in the industry. Access to state-of-the-art hardware and software years before official releases. Opportunity to get in touch with a large amount of big names in the industry and build relationships.

    Cons

    Mostly no products - no focus at all on execution and delivery Lot of duplicated work between teams, almost absent communications between groups working on the same things - eventually this leads to re-organisations and layoffs Incredible amount of middle managers and self-declared tech leads who don't really lead anything, apart for their career in some safe spot. You can pass your day basically doing nothing... and nobody will ever complain, unless you don't get along with the management, than they will pick on you on the next round of layoffs Went downhill since Softbank acquisition, as Softbank is either using Arm for financial/political reasons or they don't have a clue of what to do with it - basically late on every possible market expansion opportunity apart from mobile (AI, servers, autonomous driving, etc). Lots of inexperienced hires doing fundamental technical work, hence the work created on top of that will be flawed. No exit interview.

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    Advice to Management

    Reduce the number of managers (tech leads, directors, senior directors). Stop hiring just graduates to do the work - this reflects in the quality of your final

    Arm2019-11-23
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Struggling to grow"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation and awesome heritage

    Cons

    Poor leadership and management and culture becoming toxic

    Arm2019-11-18
  8. "Staff Verification Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good company to work for, with good work ethics and ethos. Decent package and benefits. Very flexible on working time with good work life balance.

    Cons

    Shares are not part of package

    Arm2019-10-29
  9. "At the heart of the industry"

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    Current Employee - Vice President, General Manager and Fellow, Machine Learning Group in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arm full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Get to work with some of the best people in the industry. Get to work on technology that is changing the world. Get to work with some of the most important companies in the world. Travel.

    Cons

    Hard work, challenging project deadlines. Travel.

    Advice to Management

    Too many opportunities available - prioritise...

    Arm2019-10-22
  10. "Initial impressions impressive"

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    Current Employee - Graduate in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good ethics, strong workplace culture and friendly staff willing to help you. Fast paced and challenging but worth it.

    Cons

    Further clarity on progression planning and what next steps in career ladder are.

    Arm2019-10-21
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