D-Link Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Pros
  • good place to learn sales skills (in 3 reviews)

  • Great place to start your career as a recent college grad (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • No opportunitys,everyone leaves,low low pay all around (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Good people, lots of opportunities to be proactive and lead, great place for learning

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn, especially for the proactive leaders.
    Many leadership rolls available for people to take charge.
    Good work ethics is valued.
    Results are valued.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be difficult when there are so many opportunities to be involved in.

    Advice to Management

    More structure for learning.


  2. Quick Review

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Channel Account Manager in Fountain Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Channel Account Manager in Fountain Valley, CA

    I have been working at D-Link full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good people, good environment to grow and learn emerging technologies.

    Cons

    Tough Quota goals and expectations

    Advice to Management

    Upfront and Honest. Reward employees who are doing well. Stock options plz.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great people, poor company culture.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D-Link (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    great coworkers and relaxed work environment

    Cons

    poor company culture-- lack of leadership and zero appreciation for employees

    Advice to Management

    It's more expensive to hire new employees than to retain good ones


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Asian company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at D-Link full-time

    Pros

    basket ball court, nice offices, nice lobby, nice locker room, close to costco, close access freeway

    Cons

    typical asian run company - pay not competitive with industry standard - work long hours


  6. Helpful (2)

    good but overall a big "meh"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D-Link

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

    Pros

    good smart people to work with

    Cons

    no advancement, and the pay sucks

    Advice to Management

    value the talent in house


  7. Great starting position

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Please help D-Link

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at D-Link

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

    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 Management

    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    Senior Marketing Programs Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Immediate team is great group of people.

    Cons

    Culture- focus is only about $$. Relationship, team not viewed as valuable.


  10. Good learning experience out of college

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Low pay, very limited room for growth


  11. Helpful (2)

    Channel Sales at D-Link

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

    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.



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