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Ambarella Reviews

Updated 12 Dec 2018

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3.9
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81%
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92%
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Feng-Ming (Fermi) Wang
18 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent work environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Saratoga, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Easy to approach upper management * Person integrity and work ethics are greatly emphasized and executed * Engineers are very clever and professional * Teamwork is highly encouraged

    Cons

    Free dinner are not too tasty

    Ambarella2018-12-12
  2. Helpful (10)

    "Run Away - The Company is in the process of Crash & Burn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ambarella full-time

    Pros

    They chip-in $5 per day towards the cost of your delivered lunch. Good rates on medical insurance. Terrible PTO policy of 2 weeks.

    Cons

    Stock down 50% since December. The company will go broke well before your 1 year mark so you will never see one penny of stock options. The place is a revolving door.

    Ambarella2018-07-19
  3. "Good place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Ambarella full-time

      Pros

      Good salary good people good structures

      Cons

      Hard communication between country especially Cina

      Ambarella2018-03-10
    • Helpful (2)

      "Not a good company for employees"

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      Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hsinchu
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Ambarella full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      People are willing to teach you and are nice, like a lab.

      Cons

      Usually work over time and the CEO don´t like to share earnings with employees.

      Advice to Management

      Concentrate on the business, not market.

      Ambarella2018-02-07
    • "Ambarella - Softeware"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Very smart engineers and managers, good communication from CEO, in a potentially big market

      Cons

      software development is slow; information is overly guarded across different groups;

      Advice to Management

      make our TW office more efficient and pro-actively

      Ambarella2018-01-20
    • "ASIC Verification Engineer"

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      Current Employee - Verification Engineer in Castro Valley, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Clever engineers Interesting projects Business in good shape

      Cons

      People don't share their code in libraries, each person reiinvent the wheel Very "ad-hoc" mentality

      Advice to Management

      Enforce standard, encourage code sharing

      Ambarella2018-01-19
    • "Ambitious Projects"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Ambarella full-time

      Pros

      Fast Paced, Nice Projects, a lot of interesting technological challenges

      Cons

      Some processes could be improved

      Ambarella2017-10-08
    • "Application Software Engineer"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Ambarella full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      good location, atmosphere, nice manager and director

      Cons

      common salary, mature product, not challenging enough

      Ambarella2017-08-15
    • Helpful (4)

      "Not the best place to work at"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Ambarella

      Pros

      Cutting edge technology in video processing

      Cons

      Work environment is not good. You need to learn Chinese.

      Advice to Management

      Promote diversity

      Ambarella2017-06-30
    • Helpful (2)

      "engineer"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Ambarella full-time

      Pros

      flexible working hours, good compensation if getting highest performance.

      Cons

      bad management, power struggle, defective evaluating system, imbalance information to employee, go downhill when more competitors into consumer camera.

      Advice to Management

      Listen to employee and build a solid communication system between manager and employee. Hire smart people and treat them better.

      Ambarella2017-03-26
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