Arm Reviews

Updated May 12, 2021

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Arm Chief Executive Officer Simon Segars
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  • "Work life balance at Arm can be difficult to balance(in 30 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (302)

    "Best Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing Work Culture, Great Benefits, More opportunities to grow, Company spends a lot on training and development of Employees

    Cons

    Nothing to write at the moment

  2. Helpful (305)

    "Corporate Counsel"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Counsel in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brilliant people, amazing bonuses and perks, no hierarchy (although it varies from team to team), great work life balance, senior leadership is very strong and thorough

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Not the company it once was"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great parental leave options - Sabbatical (when I was hired) - Stable business model - Great integration efforts for new employees

    Cons

    - PTO policy was reduced for US employees (used to be a lot better) - Software culture is severely lacking (and way behind) - Company grew too fast, and let too many bad managers in I worked at Arm years ago, when it was still a relatively small company, with a different CEO at the helm (Warren East). The company back then, is still the best place I've ever worked, causing me to return years later. The company as it is today is a faint echo of the company it was then, however, having lost much of its engineering culture and (frankly) its leadership backbone. People like Mike Muller and many of the Fellow engineers, kept the exec team honest and on the right track. Nowadays, Mike Muller is no longer managing the day-to-day, and many of the fellows and engineering leaders have moved on to greener pastures; in their place is a "Chief Strategy Officer" from BCG (the opposite of an engineering company), armed with buzzword-laden powerpoints, conveniently avoiding anything close to a SWOT analysis that the company's founders had intelligently started the company with. Arm's management is now more non-technical than it is technical, which is a problem for an engineering company, and causes a lot of unnecessary work and political games to occur.

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    Arm Response

    April 21, 2021Senior Talent Acquisition Manager North America

    Thank you for your feedback and the years you have invested in Arm’s success. As you may know, Arm celebrated its 30-year anniversary in November 2020 and today we have 95% of market share for mobile phones, there are over 180 billion Arm-based devices, and we have over 6,500 employees worldwide. Arm has grown significantly and continues to be a leader in the industry. To hear a bit about the future of Arm check out this blog: Arm at 30: Five Ideas Shaping our Future. https://www.arm.com/blogs/blueprint/arm-30-future In this blog our VP of Software discusses the future of Systems for our systems, and four other Arm technologists share about invisible AI, memory-centric computing architectures, low-power to no-power devise, and neural networks everywhere. Not only are we a leader in technology but we continue to focus on making Arm a great place to work for our teams, including offering robust benefits. In the US, employees paid leave options include four weeks of paid-time-off with an option to buy an additional week, seven paid sick days, thirteen company holidays, a four-week paid sabbatical (after each 4 years at Arm), and very progressive leave policies including childbirth and parental bonding leaves. Additionally, Arm offers community service leave hours every month and a Day of Care each quarter.

  4. "Great company going through considerable change"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Leader in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenge and opportunity abounds at Arm - lots to do all the time Strong people-centric principles Strong reward offering New chapter ahead with NVIDIA acquisition Working to develop more inclusion and belonging

    Cons

    Pace of change isn't for everyone Some sense of uncertainty in the future Some engrained Manager behaviours provide strong pushback, sometimes in the wrong places

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  5. "Strong culture - fantastic technology"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Architect in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of supportive colleagues and org structure

    Cons

    Struggles to bring technology to market as quick as it would like.

  6. "Good company over all"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Manchester, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    life-work balance, work not heavy

    Cons

    If you are not in CPU, the reorg can be very devastated

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  7. "Fantastic workplace"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Galway
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture - you work with people who are genuinely helpful and want to collaborate to solve problems. Opportunities are provided to develop and improve ones skill. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Still UK focused in certain aspects but this is improving.

  8. "Hardware team"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice culture good to work

    Cons

    i can't think of a con

  9. "Great company!"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Lund, Skåne, Skåne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very generous compensation and benefits. Great culture and leadership. Very intelligent and capable coworkers. Very high standards in the development process! Also; beautiful offices with design in mind to be free of interruptions but still being able to socialize.

    Cons

    No gym on-site, which would be a great feature.

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  10. "Great"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Arm full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work, good pay, good people

    Cons

    None that i can think of

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