Arm Reviews

Updated 7 Aug 2020

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4.1
86%
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93%
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Arm Chief Executive Officer Simon Segars
Simon Segars
601 Ratings
Pros
  • "Working on technology that is transforming the world whilst maintaining a healthy work-life balance(in 182 reviews)

  • "amazing location and work environment(in 99 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very Cambridge-focussed, but Manchester's growth is changing that(in 67 reviews)

  • "No work life balance in junior levels but improved heavily as u grow higher(in 27 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (7)

    "Great workplace"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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)

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  2. Helpful (3)

    "Employer of choice"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Transformation Consultant in Stevenage, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arm full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits packages, competitive salaries.

    Cons

    Uncertainty, with organisation restructures, which seem to be ongoing


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Cambridge, England

    I have been working at Arm full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, very competitive tech people

    Cons

    Lot of work, very challenging environment

  4. "Good place to work - mixed colleague good and not so good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    (1) Relaxed schedules (2) Nice working environment (3) Flexibility in work timings

    Cons

    (1) Somewhat lower technical quality of work (2) A bit clueless and untrained lower leadership

  5. "Great people, poor management"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Cambridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits mostly great people to work with nice offices flexible work approach

    Cons

    Poor communication Management don't appear to know the direction of the company with restructures occurring at least every 6 months Lack of transparency in restructures with people being let go in secret - culture of paying someone to make them go away Very poor HR department - unaware of HR related legal regulations, systemic people issues not dealt with Evidence of discrimination and unethical behaviour with employees not wanting to report this for fear they will be 'asked' to leave the company A lot of senior people who don't seem to do any work - or at least create any outputs, wildly inefficient It appears a lot of people are promoted because they've been in their role a certain amount of time or they have a poor line manager who will not challenge requests for promotion As above, line managers lacking the skills needed to manage people. This results in either people running amok, doing no work or not getting developed as the company promises

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  6. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Verification Engineer in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People. Personal Development. Interesting projects. Excellent community

    Cons

    Not much really to say on this.

  7. "Plenty of work"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Cambridge, England

    I have been working at Arm full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working environment, generally supportive.

    Cons

    Huge delivery pressure with many active projects

  8. "Job satisfaction"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arm full-time

    Pros

    Very good work and salary. Well balanced life

    Cons

    Nothing serious to note about company

  9. "Good tech company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Verification Engineer in Cambridge, England

    I have been working at Arm full-time

    Pros

    Good flexibility and work-life balance

    Cons

    Sometimes there's a lot of pressure

  10. "No better place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, pay, challenge, development

    Cons

    They want their pound of flesh. Some team members get an easy ride

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