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Arm Overview

Cambridge, England
5001 to 10000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Computer Hardware & Software
£1 to £2 billion (GBP) per year
Arm technology is at the heart of a computing and connectivity revolution that is transforming the way people live and businesses operate. From the unmissable to the invisible; our advanced, energy-efficient processor designs are enabling the intelligence in over 100 billion ... Read more

Mission: To deploy energy-efficient Arm-based technology, wherever computing happens.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#25), 2017 (#2), 2016 (#7)

Top CEOs: 2017 (#23), 2016 (#7)

Company Updates

  • Will Abbey, SVP Sales and Partner Enablement at Arm, joined a fireside 🔥 chat with the Change Catalyst group to discuss Inclusive Leadership during COVID-19. What does the Future of Work look like?

  • As we all adapt to what feels like the new normal for a time, our CMO Joyce Kim shares how she is balancing working from home and parenting.

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Arm – Why Work With Us?

Our Culture

There's nothing ordinary about Arm.

Our collaborative culture, unique partner ecosystem and our innovations that shape the connected world are all as extraordinary as our people.

We are proud of how we work and what we stand for at Arm. Our culture is reflected in our three Core Beliefs, which represent what we value and who we are. They are the principles that guide our decisions and how we work together to deliver great results. Our Core Beliefs are what makes the culture of Arm unique and they work together to represent the essence of Arm.

Our Core Beliefs

We are proud of how we work and what we stand for at Arm. Our culture is reflected in our three Core Beliefs, which represent what we value and who we are. They are the principles that guide our decisions and how we work together to deliver great results. Our Core Beliefs are what makes the culture of Arm unique and they work together to represent the essence of Arm.

Be your brilliant self
Skilful individuality, performance and fulfilment.

  • Be authentic.
  • Seek and embrace differences.
  • Encourage curiosity and challenge.
  • Give people trust and autonomy; show people they can trust you to do brilliant work in pursuit of Arm’s goals.

Passion for progress
Innovation that enables our ecosystems, Arm and our people to thrive.

  • Work with pace and judgement. Adapt to circumstances.
  • Take risk in support of Arm's progress.
  • Be accountable for the decisions you take. Learn from failure.
  • Pursue innovation relentlessly. 

We, not I
Collaboration first, egos last.

  • Start with long-term value to customers and partners, and work back from there.
  • Collaborate, decide, commit, and bring people with you.
  • Make the most of all the skills and knowledge across Arm; share information with those who need it.
  • Care about the people around you.

To understand more, check out our careers page. 



Our Impact

When you work with great people - and those with incredible potential - everything you do at Arm will make billions of lives better.

Intrinsic to technology

We're intrinsic to the development of technology in billions of products, which touch the lives of more than 80% of the world's population. From bankers to farmers, students to surgeons, and start-ups to leading companies, we're bringing people and devices increasingly together as we shape the connected world.

  • Arm technology is pervasive in mobile devices used by people around the world to communicate and connect.
  • Arm technology is being used to share information that helps increase crop yields for subsistence farmers by 50%.
  • Smart motors controlled by an Arm-based chip can use 40% less power compared to conventional motors.
  • Energy efficient Arm-based servers and networking infrastructure can reduce data center energy usage.


Our ecosystem

The Arm ecosystem is a connected community of over a thousand worldwide companies that develop products and services around Arm technology. From semiconductor manufacturers, design automation and tools providers, to operating systems and application software vendors: this rich ecosystem deploys and complements Arm technology's application into a broad range of markets.

Our Global groups

Arm people are extraordinarily diverse, comprising a community of dedicated, innovative and talented professionals. Working at Arm means you're connected to a worldwide network of leading technologists. You can share and enhance your insights and skills with brilliant individuals working in a rich range of disciplines. Our worldwide groups all contribute to the development and deployment of technology that is shaping a more energy-efficient and connected world.


Our Engineering groups

Here at Arm, engineering is our business. The global impact that our engineering team has is second to none. We employ the world's leading engineers in their fields of expertise. Arm engineering functions include: 

  • Architecture & Technology
  • Business Lines
  • CPU
  • Development Solutions
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Media Processing
  • Partner Enablement
  • Physical IP Design 
  • Project Management
  • Research
  • Systems and Software
  • Technical Operations
  • Wireless Business Unit 

Our Corporate groups

The importance of Arm's corporate functions cannot be overestimated. The wide and varied roles that fall within Arm's corporate functions are:

  • Corporate Operations
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Finance
  • IT
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • People Team
  • Sales

Innovation and invention

Because we're dedicated to constant innovation and continual invention, there are almost unlimited opportunities for you to ensure your career is continuously evolving.

Hear from two Arm employees who open up about their career growth with Arm:


In an increasingly connected world, it’s the fresh ideas of graduates and people early in their careers that help us shape these technologies. Which is why we’re looking for people with the greatest potential to join us.

Collaborating with experts means you’ll learn critical skills on the job. Working with your line manager will enable you to select activities which are tailored to fit your individual development needs.


Our early career scheme for engineers and IT specialists

Arm is the place where talented engineers and IT specialists come to build their careers. We’ll enable you to transfer your passion into engineering and IT excellence through our structured two-year development journey, while you simultaneously take on real and challenging work.


We know that many students want to continue their research work after their education. That’s why every year we hire many PhD students into our Research group. Because of the diversity of our research portfolio we look to hire subject-matter PhD experts who will inspire the next generation of technology.


What’s it like to be a Graduate Engineer at Arm?


Our recruitment process

The step-by-step guide



Whether you're interested in gaining experience in our engineering or corporate groups, we recruit students into our internship program at all stages of university education.

The kinds of students who thrive at Arm take their love of learning beyond their experience of formal education and develop ideas in their own time. This is the energy that interests us.

The Arm experience involves learning a lot from the best, very quickly. Interns put theory into practice through exciting, intellectually challenging, real-world projects that enrich your personal and technical development while enhancing your future career opportunities.

Our global intern program

Our global intern program is specifically designed to build key skills during your time with us – and for your time at university. You'll have constant expert support and the opportunity to attend tailored training sessions. You'll also be offered a rich range of social experiences which you'll find invaluable for network building.

Your journey need not end once you've completed your internship – you'll have the opportunity to spread the Arm message as part of our campus teams. A large number of our interns also go on to join us as graduates as part of our commitment to developing the talent of the future.


What's it like as an Intern at Arm?

Hear from some of our 2014 Interns on their experience:

Gain Valuable Experience

Arm is a home for smart and ambitious people who want to work on the kind of challenging projects that transform the industry. We offer summer and industrial placements every year across the business to help find our next generation of engineers. Students perform work that is valuable and necessary to our success and at the same time they build key skills for future employment – all while working in dedicated, creative and collaborative environment.

What to expect your first day at Arm as an Intern

Arm Compensation & Benefits

Rewards & Benefits

Arm offers salaries that are competitive in local markets. Base salaries are enhanced by Launch and Partner awards, which contribute to each employee's total compensation package.


In addition to the standard annual leave entitlement (varying from location to location), employees are given a paid sabbatical of one month every four years. Employees are allowed to use the sabbatical for whatever they choose. So, if you want to broaden your mind through travel or simply just spend some more time with your family and friends, we allow you the time to have those experiences. We believe a happy individual will be successful and motivated within the workplace.

Investing in Your Future

As a leader in our field, Arm is somewhere you can expect to stretch yourself intellectually through challenging work. To stay ahead of the competition we all need to learn and develop continuously. To support this lifelong education, we provide a variety of on the job and formal training opportunities, aiming to promote and enable the development of everyone.

Health & Well-being

We take employee health and well-being extremely seriously. No matter where they are in the world, we’ll provide a number of benefits focused on promoting and maintaining the health of employees – sometimes extending those benefits to employees’ families.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, with particular emphasis on equity as well as a strong focus on personal development. We want to work with smart people – people who want to improve, be challenged, transform the future of the digital world, and share our passion and the benefits of our work to all.

Unique benefits, such as a paid sabbatical every four years, are our way of giving back to staff and rewarding them for their hard work. With innovation at the core of the business, individuals who perform to a consistently high level are recognized and rewarded accordingly – through, for example, patent and white paper awards. Our unique team-based culture drives collaboration and fosters individual contribution in an excellent working environment.

The benefits that we offer may vary from country to country.


  • Competitive salary
  • Annual bonus
  • Paid vacation
  • Purchase additional vacation days
  • Sabbatical - 4 weeks leave for every four years of service
  • Relocation package

Rewarding Innovation

  • Cash reward for ideas accepted by the Patents Review Committee
  • Cash reward for each published white paper


  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Retirement plans
  • Private travel insurance
  • Group life insruance

Arm Reviews

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    "Great workplace"

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

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


    - 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)


    - 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.

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Arm Photos

Arm photo of: We foster a culture of innovation- we are proud of our facilities team who continually surpass expectation by reflecting this in the office environments they create.
Arm photo of: We were super excited to sponsor 'Employer Of The Year' at the Women In IT Awards in January 2019 - we are thankful to Sophie Harrison, our Agile Coach who presented the award for us.
Arm photo of: In preparation for International Women's Day 2019 on Friday 8th, March - Miri Curiel spoke to our Arm-Israel team about ‘Behaviours to develop your career’
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Arm Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Arm (Cambridge, England).


    3 stage interview:
    - call with HR: exactly what you'd expect
    - call with 2 engineers: simple questions around c++ concepts, general engineering and previous experience discussions
    - onsite: 3 parts focusing on hardware (system design), algorithms and team-fit

    Interview Questions

    • Don't want to give away their interview questions, but be prepared for everything from bit manipulation/c++ standard questions to algorithms   Answer Question
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Arm Awards & Accolades

  • Top Employers China Certification, Top Employers Institute, 2017
  • 1 Star Accreditation for Best Companies to Work For in the UK, Best Companies Group, 2017
  • 20 Most Recommended Employers in the UK, Glassdoor, 2017
  • Glassdoor Best Places to Work UK in 2017, Glassdoor Employees Choice Awards 2017 UK, 2017
  • Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEO's 2017, Glassdoor, 2017
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