Actiontec Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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  1. Solid Mid Sized Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Actiontec

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Never has layoffs even in the valley downturns.
    Creative team that opens doors with the biggest customers.
    Many challenges within each role that expands your knowledge base.
    Turns on a dime to meet customer's requests.

    Cons

    Could use more communication from senior staff for where the company is going.

    Advice to Management

    Better corporate communications at least quarterly.


  2. Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Specialist in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Specialist in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Actiontec

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, good managers, friendly environment

    Cons

    hard to get to the top

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people more


  3. Asian Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Actiontec

    Pros

    Stable, not a lot of layoffs

    Cons

    Old fashion and traditional Asian mentality company

    Advice to Management

    Need better communication between departments


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  5. Stay Away..!! you've been warned

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Actiontec full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Engineering team. And that is all, They all try to make things better at work place, but there os one guy who is making this place one of the worst company to work in Bay Area.

    Cons

    Very Very low salary. Micro management by VP, Like he even watches who is taking a break and who is glued to their seat and what time people are having dinner. No promotion of what so ever, No personal growth, no encouragement, You got gym but you cant work out there, thanks to the same VP. All he wants is your loyal slavery.

    Advice to Management

    This company has potential, Just take out this one particular VP( Everyone in the company knows who it is ;) ) and try not to be cheap. You want bigger deals but you dont want to retain quality people the dont think this company will go any far. It will still be "Action..Who?".


  6. A good company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Actiontec

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are all friendly and glad to help you.

    Cons

    The organization is a bit confusing.

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  7. Great opportunity and enriching

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Latin America Regional Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Latin America Regional Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Actiontec full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom to propose and choose ideas, friendly and creative environment. Promotes family values and teamwork,

    Cons

    Language and culturtal barriers with overseasr sites. Somewhat political.

    Advice to Management

    Keep politics in check and do promote open dialogue with all groups within the company,


  8. Good company but needs to do a better job in retaining talented people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Actiontec full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lucky to have been there. Friendly people. Well respected in the industry. Some best and smartest people I've ever worked with.

    Cons

    You work with very motivated persons and so be ready for a challenging environment.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to do a better job in retaining talented people


  9. not really a bad company to work at

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Actiontec full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice people, good pay and smooth exit

    Cons

    you need to bring your own cup for coffee/water
    senior managers get their dinner boxes 30 mins earlier than others


  10. Unorganized

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Actiontec full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    FSA, HSA health benefits, better location

    Cons

    disorganized work environment. Could be better if the management can handle it.


  11. Very bad place to work at

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Actiontec full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work variety, gym on site

    Cons

    Bad development environment, cheap, no growth or self development opportunities, bad company culture, no processes in place, no evaluation of employees, no motivation to success, poor IT support, bad people management

    Advice to Management

    Allow people the opportunity to grow within the company. Set up employees to success, not to failure. Create formal development process



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