At Arm, 86 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 393 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.38. It was published on Sep 14, 2017. 13595 Visitors

What Employees Say

Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
Management trusts people to do a good job without watching over their shoulders.
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.

What They Do

We asked Arm to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We are the world’s leading semiconductor IP company, developing and licensing technology that power many of the digital electronics devices sold each year, with more than 100 billion Arm-based chips shipped to date reaching 80% of the global population.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Electronics
US Headquarters: San Jose, California, 95134 US Sites: 8
Major Locations: Austin, Texas, 78735; Seattle, Washington, 98005; Deerfield Beach, Florida, 33441; Richardson, Texas, 75080; San Diego, California, 92121; Chandler, Arizona, 85226; Boston, Massachusetts, 02451 US Employees: 1,172
US Revenues: $1,689 million Worldwide Revenues: $1,689 million
Employees Worldwide: 5,483 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 1990

Arm has been awarded:

Best Medium Workplaces 2016 (ranked 97)

Arm Austin celebrating International Women in Engineering Day!

Perks and Programs

We asked Arm to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Vacation Policy: Arm provides four weeks (20 days) of paid leave, with the option for the employee to purchase a fifth week. This is in addition to the 13 paid holidays throughout the year, so employees can have almost eight weeks of vacation a year! After 4 years of service, all employees receive a fifth week of vacation with the option to purchase a sixth week.
  • Sabbatical Policy: Arm employees earn a 4-week sabbatical after every 4 years of service that they have up to 1 year to use however they see fit. Many of our employees travel around the world, spend time with their families, or even catch up on their own personal projects involving Arm technology!
  • Employee Flex Pot: Arm employees are granted $8000 in a 12 month period (September-August) to spend for personal development. This could be for gym classes, skills training, certifications, etc.
  • Employee Referral Bonus: To encourage employee referrals, Arm offers a $3000 employee referral bonus that is payable within 90 days of the new hire's start date.
  • Opportunities to Network and Learn: Arm offers full time employee opportunities for career development by encouraging them to learn and network. We host annual conferences, such as the GGC - Global Graduate Conference, GEC - Global Engineer Conference and APM - Arm Partners Meeting, Global Sales and Marketing Conference, Global People Team Conference
  • Social Events: All employees are invited to the annual Summer and Holiday (Christmas) parties, in addition to several smaller milestone celebrations throughout the year. While not quite a social event, we also have many TeamArm events such as Dragonboat, volunteering at various Central Texas Food Bank and Big Brothers Big Sisters events. To make their internships more memorable, we host several social events including tubing, outings at Top Golf and ice cream socials throughout the summer.
  • Flexible work hours: We place a lot of trust in our employees, and offer a flexible work schedule. All work hours should still be communicated with the respective line manager, but trust is key.
  • Subsidized fitness classes: We care about our employees health, so at certain offices where the population is large enough, we offer subsidized fitness training classes.
  • ToastMasters: We provide Toastmasters classes and sponsorship to interested Arm employees.


100% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 6% of salary100% Company-paid health coverage for employees
90% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 100% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance
Team Arm Austin helping clean up Lady Bird Lake and plant new gardening beds


33 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 28 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
7 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 4 weeks Paid sabbatical after 4 year(s) of employment
13 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (100% use it)
  • Telecommute option (100% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (This is dependant on location: Onsite barista, cafe Free sparkling water, coffee, tea Onsite gym with subsidized boot camp classes Basketball court Sand volleyball court Foosball table Ping pong table Shuffle board Arcade style video games Console gaming rooms Quiet rooms Onsite car wash/detailing (seasonal) Onsite bike repair (seasonal))


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 60 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take20 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
20 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*20 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
20 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*20 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

88 hours Paid time off to volunteer Ali Stripling Leads environmental impact team
Third-Party Conducted Environmental impact audit Yes Recycling program
Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Nupur Shrivastava Director, Global Talent Management is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Women
  • 3 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Team Arm San Jose volunteering time sorting food at the food bank


Employees participating in Dragonboat!

How to Get Hired

We asked Arm for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Our engineers tend to hire based off two criteria: 1. Be technically sound/good at what you do. 2. Don't be an asshole. While that seems simple enough, certain key words that prospective employees use that fit within the Arm Core Beliefs (We, not I; Passion for progress) frequently pop up throughout their responses, which allows us to determine how well they will fit within the Arm Culture with a high degree of certainty.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Be friendly! Engage with the hiring managers and start to connect with them on passion projects, as well as showcase your skillsets in creative ways.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We always have a strong need for software engineers, as the misconception that we are a 'hardware company' still persists within the industry. We are also looking to increase our gender diversity within the company.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Visit and engage with us on our Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook pages, and visit the Arm Glassdoor profile to hear from employees about their work experience.

hiring Outlook

1,000 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 35% Job Growth
60 Average applicants per opening 72,000 Total job applicants
29% New hires by employee referrals 21% Openings filled by current employees
200 Recent graduates hired 9% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
50% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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