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Belkin Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
123 Reviews
2.6
123 Reviews
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Belkin President & CEO Chet Pipkin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You can make a difference in your role- individual contributors are highly esteemed and recognized for their work (in 4 reviews)

  • Few great people (most of them left or still working miserable here) (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • clock you have a great opportunity to see how this company manages the work-life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Expect to work long hours with high expectation (in 9 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Huge workload, limited direction from senior management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior National Account Manager in Playa Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Senior National Account Manager in Playa Vista, CA

    I have been working at Belkin full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Young, fun atmosphere. Good building and location.

    Cons

    Lack of direction from senior management, too much dependence on month to month success and no overall long term strategy and direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the employees know what's going on and the direction we are headed in

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Just ok.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Belkin

    Pros

    Great Working environment, nice people

    Cons

    management, training, communication, lay offs

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Innovating Company on the verge of great things

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager

    I have been working at Belkin full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Vacation time is awesome! Better than most Fortune 50 companies I've worked for. Staples Suite access is a nice little perk, cutting edge technology, customer focused (Except Web Store team), competitive salary, beautiful campus in nice area, young environment (Googlish type culture), CEO cares about people, Fast moving

    Cons

    Communication from Executives down to employees is lacking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more with employees about the direction of the company, share the challenges so we can rally together to accomplish. Start company meetings again.. Really needs to be a qtry event, no matter what.. it helps keep teams moving in same direction working together to overcome challenges.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Open Org With Smart People

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Playa Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Playa Vista, CA

    I have been working at Belkin (more than a year)

    Pros

    The culture is open and innovation is alive! The teams really have a passion and belief in what they do.

    Cons

    If you don't thrive in a fast-paced, flexible environment, this might be a con for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a job not a lot more

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Belkin full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is OK. I would say that management definitely tries to maintain people accountable for what they do which I think is a plus. There are some good smart people and for the most part everyone is approachable.

    Cons

    Cost cutting, cost cutting, cost cutting appears to be all we do. Sometimes this is at the cost of meaningful investments either acquiring the right talent or in systems. Need better communication from executive management on the direction of the company and greater innovation, Belkin was the leader of home automation and now it is way behind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define a clear path and be transparent on what product lines are of value. Stop pet projects with no profitability or little strategic value.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    anonymous cog

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Playa Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Playa Vista, CA

    I worked at Belkin full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    pretty campus, some very nice people, good benefits

    Cons

    corrupt management culture and very poor leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better leaders should be brought in, and then listened to

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Belkin

    Pros

    Fun Environment, I learned a whole lot, and as an intern I was given tons to do, none of which entailed coffee runs

    Cons

    Internship was an unpaid one

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Belkin Disappoints

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Playa Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Playa Vista, CA

    I worked at Belkin

    Pros

    Projects were interesting and the offices were nice.

    Cons

    PM and team is very unprofessional and has a false sense of entitlement. Extremely hard to get any projects finished because PM has prioritization issues and is unorganized. No scrum system so deadlines are always on the fly and unfair to employees. I was constantly jumping onto other projects because of poor time management and being misinformed as to what was important. Left out of important meetings that involved my assignments. Was barely given any review or guidance in terms of finishing my assignments. Other employees were really full of themselves and unwilling to help or be part of a group atmosphere. Utilization of the wiki and ticket software was rarely used by the PM. Company is a mess and I was pretty happy to be let go. I've worked for some pretty bad companies but this one takes the trophy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire all new PM managers who are more experienced or hire a larger staff to take on multiple projects.

  10.  

    Finance Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Finance Intern in Playa Vista, CA
    Current Intern - Finance Intern in Playa Vista, CA

    I have been working at Belkin as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Innovative company, wonderful people, openness to communication

    Cons

    The only thing I can think of: traffic if commuting from downtown

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Boring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Playa Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Playa Vista, CA

    I worked at Belkin full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great building... subsidized breakfast and lunches

    Cons

    old tech culture, lower overall wages

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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