D-Link Reviews

Updated June 5, 2014
Updated June 5, 2014
46 Reviews
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  1.  

    good but overall a big "meh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D-Link

    Pros

    good smart people to work with

    Cons

    no advancement, and the pay sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value the talent in house

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

    Great people, poor pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Valley, CA

    I worked at D-Link full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    D-link is a great place with great people

    Cons

    You tend to do 2-3 peoples jobs for the pay of an entry level person

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the employees how you want to be treated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Please help D-Link

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at D-Link

    Pros

    They are still in bussines. Everybody is cool,

    Cons

    No opportunitys,everyone leaves,low low pay all around.everything is defective always in need of upgrades.looks like everyone stop careing..low low moral..racsiam to warehouse personal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue, to make money you need to spend money. Bring in bright minds. you are sending the company that you should be protecting to bankruptcy. As technology moves so should your minds

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great starting position

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Line Manager in Fountain Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Product Line Manager in Fountain Valley, CA

    I worked at D-Link full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The number one pro to dlink are the employees. It is an extremely friendly environment and a pleasure working there. Management respect you and treat you as an individual instead of a doormat.

    Cons

    I found it difficult to consistent have work to do. Too much of the position was split and delegated to the point where there was not enough work and you did not feel as accomplished when you completed a project. I received only one raise while there for 7 years. Overall it's a slow to turn environment and doesn't have a high entertainment value leading to departure s.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reassess job responsibility distribution between directors and subordinates, set and stick to a review schedule, and try to inspire your employees more than a simple townhall meeting every now and then. Inspiration is and daily thing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good learning experience out of college

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Valley, CA

    I worked at D-Link full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Most of the people are pretty decent, but this was before the big management change.

    Cons

    Low pay, very limited room for growth

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Channel Sales at D-Link

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    Former Employee - Channel Account Manager in Fountain Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Channel Account Manager in Fountain Valley, CA

    I worked at D-Link full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    One of the major benefits is freedom of choice to be yourself and flexibility to run your territory as you see best fit. There is no micro-managing as long as your hitting your quotas and projects are consistently coming through. Great internal and outside sales team, from account managers to sales operations reps, everyone is focused to accomplish the team goal set forth. Readily available and very reliable pre-sales engineering support team. Most product categories are reliable, providing a good value proposition. Very competitive when it comes to competing against other manufacturers to put your VAR's in a position to win. Strong value behind our VAR relationships and channel integrity.

    Cons

    Taiwanese company with a bad cultural mentality of making mistakes and apologizing after, which occurs across every avenue of their business. Puts you as a representative in a very bad position with your customers. Little to no incentive to work other than to receive a paycheck, coupled with a lack of growth or room for advancement. Salary levels are relative but on the lower end, with little to no bonus possibilities. There never is budget to do anything, from marketing spending dollars to adding head count to alleviate the overburden responsibility, there never is budget to accomplish goals set forth. Lastly, this can be viewed as pro but much more of a con, you will wear multiple hats working in their channel sales structure. One minutes your on the phone doing sales, next your handling a tech support issue, just to follow it up with having to babysit your customer orders to ensure they get out the door on time. Overall, it can just get very frustrating to work their when your trying to grow the business and territory, just to have your efforts stonewalled or negated but outlying circumstances out of your control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to provide more autonomy with entire sales/marketing organization to accomplish things quicker. We often miss out on great potential opportunities or are put in a bad situation as D-Link representatives because of approvals or bottlenecks that can be eliminated if more autonomy is given amongst reliable and responsible employees. Providing greater sales incentives, more competitive salaries, or advancement/growth opportunities will yield better employee retainment causing lower turnover to better develop a team. Difficult to grow the business when employees are changed out every year to two years. Lastly, listen to improve; don't just listen to temporarily fix.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Internship

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    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Fountain Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Fountain Valley, CA

    I have been working at D-Link part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Freedom and relaxing. Great place to start your career as a recent college grad.

    Cons

    Don't have me sit in on meetings. I feel clueless sometimes of what is going on when given some pretty important work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a consulting firm to brand the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    High employee turnover, company not giving out yearly raises, some employees have more than one position.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Valley, CA

    I worked at D-Link part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, some nice people.

    Cons

    No chance to grow or expand your career. Executives are micro-managers. High turnover in key executive positions. Lunch is okay, microwaves, but no actual food is served. Outdoor basketball court. Close to a Starbucks, Costco, and Mcdonalds if you want coffee, lunch, or run errands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a stronger leadership position. Post positions so that every employee has a chance to interview instead of "handpicking" an employee and giving them the job and shutting everyone else out. Hire qualified people instead of new college grads with no business experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place for low to mid level career

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Huntington Beach, CA

    I have been working at D-Link full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work conditions, comprehensive product line at the mow to mid range target audience

    Cons

    salary is lower than the competition. Some micromanagement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people based on the competitive environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    If you want excitement and a dynamic environment, this is not the place (US Office)

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Fountain Valley, Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Fountain Valley, Orange, CA

    I worked at D-Link full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Quiet... not much to do...

    Cons

    Quiet... not much to do... this is a chinese company... it's ran like a chinese labor farm... the US office is pretty much a shipping warehouse and translation factory and human interface/support to US customers... don't expect any groundbreaking technological advances or any actual product development, that all happens in Asia... the US has no actual effect on the direction of the company...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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