D-Link Reviews

Updated July 25, 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. Helpful (1)

    Quick Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. D-Link doesn't trust their employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Fountain Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Fountain Valley, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great product. Well known brand, even if only known for consumer. Quality people. They have basketball courts. We can wear jeans on Friday's.

    Cons

    Morale is very low. Executive Management doesn't trust its people and wants us to report back to them when we have meetings with partners or customers. We are forced to write a report that includes the following, we needing to provide our meeting notes, who we visited, what we had talked about, what were the open action items and when we will follow up again. And we need to report this for every meeting we have, and that report needs to go to a top executive manager.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people or find people you can trust. If you constantly make your employees feel like they aren't trusted, they will leave you and quality people are hard to replace. You have tons of potential, but you demean your associates daily and provide a hostile work environment.


  3. DLink doesn't know what it's doing

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great people. There is a lot of talent that understands the industry and what their customers are looking for. Sadly, they are blocked from implementing ideas by executive management. All of the talent leaves. Business executives are strong caliber but only last 2 years on average and get too frustrated to continue. Rock solid sales talent leave to go succeed at competitors.

    Cons

    No vision. Product Management runs the company (with assistance from accounting) and have no idea what D-Link's customers are looking for. Marketing is not valued at all. Management believes that sales should "sell ice cream to Eskimos" and shouldn't require any marketing tools. Our leaders have dull charisma's and limited skill sets that you need to keep away from your customers. Our competition is laughing at us.

    Advice to Management

    Rehire the management team that took over in 2009. Those 3Com guys really new what they were doing. They were moving the direction of the company to one of growth and excitement. Our competition was taking notice. Letting those guys leave was typical of the mindset of our global executives. There is a lot of impatience there. After 2011, things have been declining at stunning speed. We need to decide what we want to be, business or consumer.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    Asian company

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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


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  8. 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


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great starting position

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    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Please help D-Link

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    • Comp & Benefits
    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


  11. Good learning experience out of college

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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



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