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    Its been a fun, tough, challenging, hilarious, and rewarding ride

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    Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at RGB Networks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Probably one of the best things about RGB is the people. While there will always be troublemakers and incompetent people in surprisingly influential roles, I have found this to be far less the case at RGB than at other companies. I currently work with the best team of engineers (both in Austin and Sunnyvale), support people, and QA engineers I've ever known. My own immediate team is of a caliber I doubt I'll find again. They take pride in their work and a personal responsibility to deliver better than their best with limited resources. I've worked closely with everyone in Austin (and those remote to it) and I can honestly say there's not one person there who isn't devoted, smart, creative, and just generally enjoyable to know.

    Our CS group in Sunnyvale consistently gets the highest rated customer satisfaction ratings in the industry--that doesn't happen if the workplace sucks. That happens when you have good people being empowered to do good things by good managers. The executive VP team works their butts off. There is little doubt that they are just as devoted as the employees, in addition to the extra motivation of taking care of the people who work for them. The office admin staff are tireless contributors toward making the workplace fun, enjoyable, convenient, and rewarding. And I see good things on the horizon for the direction our Sunnyvale engineering team is headed, all of whom I personally know to be devoted to their work.

    Cons

    RGB is certainly not all wine and roses. We suffer from a lack of resources and a lack of consistent and quickly responsive leadership. We get stuck on an idea sometimes that isn't good business and we don't respond to it as quickly as this industry requires. The frustrating thing for me has always been how great all the people here are, how fantastic the teams work, but also how the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing at some very critical times. It is true we have gone through several layoffs. None of them have been willy nilly, and the last one in particular was very difficult. Some incredibly talented people got let go who wouldn't have had to go had the company responded earlier to some important business direction signs.

    Unfortunately, when resources are limited, those who remain have to work even harder, and the harder you focus on one thing, the less you are able to focus on others (thus, the left/right hand thing). I think this is some of the frustration expressed in some of the more negative reviews here. You will find this at any company, though. The mark of a good one is how well they can respond to the change that's required. While the CEO and EVP team are ultimately responsible for leading good changes, employees are just as necessary to driving them. Marketing could use more resources and a brighter spark, as could IT.

    (As an aside, in response to a previous review: "Athiestism" is not preached here since you can't preach something that isn't a word. Even as I type it, the red spell check tells me it's not a word. Finally, I've personally never been verbally harassed, nor seen it done to others, by anyone in Austin.)

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    There needs to be more internal excitement and messaging about where we are headed, more internal (and external) advertising. More product training knowledge for employees, better understanding of competition. Salaries are OK, but bonuses should be better (i.e., they should exist). Austin does need another engineering manager so the VP can focus on VP stuff. Marketing needs more resources.

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    Senior Software Engineer/Java Swing Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at RGB Networks in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Hiring Manager from RGB Networks called me on telephone for initial screen.
    He looked at whether I am comfortable with the skill set for the requirement. Then he called me for 1:1 interview with his team .
    Mostly his team asked me questions on my recent project , architecture, skill set used in the project.
    One guy asked me to write the code for string reverse and other than that everything is form your resume.
    But hiring manager asked me mostly on embedded, SNMP, networking and unix basics.

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    • How do you write a Java Program to get the remote linux machine / utility box processes running ?   Answer Question
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Website www.rgbnetworks.com
Headquarters Sunnyvale, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
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