Ambarella Reviews

Updated 12 Dec 2018

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3.9
81%
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92%
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Ambarella Chairman, President, and CEO Feng-Ming (Fermi) Wang (no image)
Feng-Ming (Fermi) Wang
18 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent work environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  2. Helpful (12)

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

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    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

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Not a good company for employees"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  5. "Ambarella - Softeware"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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;

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  6. "ASIC Verification Engineer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  7. "Ambitious Projects"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. "Application Software Engineer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  9. Helpful (5)

    "Not the best place to work at"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    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.

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "engineer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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