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Arm Overview

Cambridge, East of England, England
1001 to 5000 employees
SoftBank
1990
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Computer Hardware & Software
$1 to $2 billion (USD) 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 100 billion silicon ... Read more

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


Glassdoor Awards

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

Highest Rated CEOs: 2017 (#23), 2016 (#7)

Company Updates

  • Woohoo! We've been recognized by Glassdoor as one of the most recommend employers in the UK, coming in at #2! Our employees love to refer other highly talented people to join Arm!

    —30+ days ago
    20 Most Recommended Employers in the UK - Glassdoor Blog (UK)

    Around one in four new hires originate from an employee referral, and referred employees tend to be a better fit for a company. It stands to reason then, that the likelihood for an employee to recommend their company to a friend is a significant measure that both job seekers and recruiters should pay attention to.

  • Congratulations to ARM CEO Simon Segars on joining the Softbank Board of Directors and also being listed on Glassdoor UK's Highest Rated CEOs!

    —30+ days ago
    Highest Rated CEOs UK

    Employees have spoken! These are the Highest Rated CEOs according to Glassdoor. Did your boss make the cut?

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Arm – Why Work For 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

Our core beliefs, which lie at the heart of the business, are encapsulated in three simple phrases. They are the principles that guide how we work together to deliver results with global impact.

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 We, not I
 We believe in collaboration first,  egos last.

 Passion for progress
 We create innovation to make lives  better.

 Be your brilliant self
 We stand for individuality,  performance and  fun.


 

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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.

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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:



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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.

PhDs

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

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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.


Holiday/Vacation

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.

We believe that equity is an excellent way of rewarding staff for high performance, as it allows you to have a stake in the success of the company. Equity ownership helps staff feel more engaged and it is another demonstration of our Core Values. It’s part of what makes us different.

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.


Rewards

  • 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

Health

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

Arm Reviews

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

    Pros

    The people are nice to work with, appreciative and bright.

    The work/life balance is respected and many people have a keen focus on diversity and inclusion.

    ARM focus on their strengths of solving tough problems and where appropriate use third parties and build success with partners. ARM don't try to do everything or win at everything. My perception is that ARM focus on an area they add value and then do a polished professional job of delivering it.

    The overall compensation is highly competitive - some of my team are starting to take their sabbatical's (4 week paid holiday every 4 years - only 3 years to go :-)

    I love the trust and autonomy. Despite ARM having over 4500 employees it does not feel like a bureaucratic machine. As a leader I can honestly say that there are few things which you must do in a particular way or slow me down. The processes are pragmatic and mostly there to be made up or tweaked to fit your purpose.

    Cons

    The nature of the work and lack of previous attention to diversity in team building has led to a narrow set of types of people you get to interact with. I appreciate ARM is taking steps to address this with a Project Everyone programme - I've got involved and hoping to see the positive impact over time.

    ARM was formed in Cambridge for designing cpu's. These are not cons, but they weigh heavily as perceptual baggage. ARM is rising up as a company in many world wide locations, who can develop world class software and become dominant in IoT. Despite this Cambridge and hardware sometimes seem to be the perceived places you must be.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focussed on the ARM values and make sure the rapid growth and shift into new markets do not demotivate and confuse people and create slow downs in some of the key foundations that the product teams rely upon e.g. hiring, legal.

    Look to learn lessons from organisations that have gone through big transformations and growth in the past e.g. IBM one of my previous employers.

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Arm Photos

Arm photo of: A great day of learning for some of our employees at the Texas Conference for Women
Arm photo of: Congratulations to the Arm Budapest office, who were recently certified by AON Hewitt as a Best Employer!
Arm photo of: The Arm Oulu office have a band consisting of employees, who performed for their summer party!
Arm photo of: Our new office digs in Warwick, UK
Arm photo of: Arm booth staff and engineers at the Grace Hopper Conference!
Arm photo of: Our Austin office contributing for Hurricane Harvey relief.
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Arm Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Arm (Austin, TX (US)) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Extremely professional bunch of recruiters do the basic screening process and schedule the interviews. You know before hand what topic a particular interviewer will be asking you questions on which is really helpful. The interview process was smooth and really good. All the interviewers make you feel comfortable and dont take you for granted.

    Interview Questions

    • The topics are given before hand so that you can study.   1 Answer
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Arm Awards & Accolades

  • Glassdoor Best Places to Work UK in 2017, Glassdoor Employees Choice Awards 2017 UK, 2017
  • Top Employers China Certification, Top Employers Institute, 2017
  • Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEO's 2017, Glassdoor, 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
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