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Updated 13 November 2018
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Pros
  • "people work life balance city great office" (in 133 reviews)

  • "comfortable work environment and hours" (in 79 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance might be tricky in some positions although may not be a problem if you enjoy what you are doing" (in 23 reviews)

  • "The company is growing very fast for the last few years might face challenges to keep the company culture" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very chill work environment, positive, passionate and hard working employees, decent salary

    Cons

    None really; a genuinely lovely place to work


  2. "Great place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A tons of benefits, open culture, trust in employers.

    Cons

    Open space offices. Low performance is not handled properly.

  3. "Great company with career opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arm full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with very smart people and learn about the latest technology.
    Good training and career development opportunities.

    Cons

    Work/life balance might be tricky in some positions although may not be a problem if you enjoy what you are doing!

    Advice to Management

    Keep training the staff!


  4. "Good Salary and Package"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent work, good salary package, work-life balance, excellent joining bonus, yearly bonus 15% of the basic salary, a tax-free vacation allowance of £4,500, yearly partnership bonus, one month paid sabbatical every four years, 5 weeks yearly vacation, cycle to work scheme, and free health and life insurances

    Cons

    HR is bit lazy and the company hired by the ARM for conducting background checks, Hire Right, is very lazy, inefficient and very annoying

    Arm Response

    12 Nov 2018 – Global Talent Brand Manager

    Great to hear you are pleased with your surroundings. I would like the opportunity to pick up on the reference made about the HR team. Onboarding and Employee Experience is a key area for us and I'd... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arm full-time

    Pros

    Superb organisation. Great people great culture.

    Cons

    Very little to say negative

    Arm Response

    22 Oct 2018 – Talent Acquisition Advisor

    Hi,

     Thanks so much for your positive feedback it's great to see that you enjoyed your time at Arm and that you felt that the culture people and organization were so great. We always strive to... More


  6. "Growing organisation and great opportunity"

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

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

    Pros

    Continued opportunity for growth as the organisation scales
    Fast paced and really interesting work
    Great benefits including flexible benefits
    Smart, interesting people to work alongside
    Flexible work-life balance

    Cons

    Organisation going through continual change and evolution - this isn't bad, but can be more challenging for some of the organisation to respond to

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in developing the business for future success - challenging entrenched behaviours and ways of working

    Arm Response

    22 Oct 2018 – Talent Acquisition Advisor

    Hi,

    Thanks so much for your positive feedback it's great to see that you are enjoying your time at Arm and that you feel that the work life balance is great, it's something we really like our... More


  7. "Staff Software Engineer"

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

    I worked at Arm full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good environment
    - Nice salary
    - Many learning opportunities

    Cons

    May have some politics, but that is everywhere.

    Arm Response

    22 Oct 2018 – Talent Acquisition Advisor

    "Hi,

     Thanks so much for your positive feedback it's great to see that you enjoyed your time at Arm and that you felt that the learning opportunities, environment and salary were so great. We... More

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Principal Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Principal Project Manager in Cam, England
    Current Employee - Principal Project Manager in Cam, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arm full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pretty good comp program that adds to the base salary.

    Cons

    Constant reorgs cause confusion
    No career path for Project Managers when compared to Engineering
    Line management and upper management rarely truely know what the Project Managers are actually doing. Usually the engineering teams know your worth and performance better than your own organisation.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change managers and leaders so often. People have different managers every year. Directors and above in the org need to know what the teams are working on so they can truly know a person's performance and worth. More focus on execution and less about process. Process is a tool...not the be all and end all. Execution is what drives Time to Money in the market.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Company balance work and life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arm full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You have good chunk of personal time, no push on daily work

    Cons

    too many line managers, unnecessary deep hierarchy, and also a good portion of line managers completely doesn't qualify, some tech leads are doing nothing. I could see good people are leaving while bad people are happy remaining.

    Advice to Management

    keep your best people


  10. Helpful (12)

    "Could be great, but increasingly crippled by internal politics"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arm full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Quite laid back culture. Good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    The organisation is split into two areas of power - what might be termed as "Classic Arm" and "New Arm". Each of these are themselves split into several smaller fiefdoms. Communication between all these groups is almost non existent, and the general culture tends to be mutual distrust and suspicion. This culture extends to all levels of the company.

    The result is an inability to execute on any cohesive strategy, duplication of work, gaps, and missed opportunities. Attempts to improve in a way which crosses these boundaries often run into an internal political buzzsaw.

    Management is concentrated in the US, isolated and sometimes out of touch with most of the worldwide engineering organisation. Career advancement beyond a certain point is generally based on your ability to play political games, and unrelated to the delivery of customer value or innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the culture before it's too late. Time for another restructuring, and remove at least one layer of management.

    Arm Response

    20 Sep 2018 – Global Talent Brand Manager

    Many thanks for taking the time out to write a review. Our People team work hard to ensure we remain competitive with our compensation and benefits offering, your recognition of this is appreciated... More


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