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Ambarella Reviews

Updated 12 Dec 2018

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Ambarella CEO Feng-Ming (Fermi) Wang (no image)
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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 (11)

    "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. 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
  4. "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
  5. "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
  6. "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
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Not the best place to work at"

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    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
  8. 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
  9. "nice environment"

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    Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ambarella

    Pros

    colleagues are very professional and nice management is experienced and very open

    Cons

    work environment is very quiet

    Advice to Management

    doing great

    Ambarella2016-02-15
  10. "Member of Technical Staff"

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Hsinchu
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For a Chinese-speaking engineer, Ambarella is a very comfortable environment to work.

    Cons

    The company focuses on hardware development. For software engineer, the career opportunity could be somewhat limited.

    Ambarella2016-01-12
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