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Helpful (2)

an okay place to stay a few years for an engineer, but not too long.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

It's a small company. You can learn a lot of things.

Cons

It's not an innovative place. Management is bad. Lack of communication.

Advice to Management

Treat your engineers better. Trust them more. Stop spending money building talent for other companies.

Other Employee Reviews for Actiontec

  1. Helpful (3)

    It's 12 pm now... No overtime, but we need this 14 hour project done today.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of the people that you get to work are really great. You just have to make sure that said people are in your line of work, and you also have to know how to learn fast without any help because ...

    Cons

    ... Because it's not an environment for learning anything. If they put you on a new project, expect to know very little of how to accomplish it, and even less of what the end result should be. There's a lack of project management in nearly all aspects of the company, and very few people can say they know exactly what they are supposed to be doing. Fully expect to give ideas and have them taken away from you with no actual credit given. Quite a bit of work will often be overlooked, no matter how good it is. There's also a huge communication barrier between employees. Asking for help is pointless, and is just a waste of time as you won't get it. Even basic questions are often gone unanswered. Some will use terms and acronyms that nobody else has ever heard of, but they fully expect you to know them. Some just can't speak English that well, so you'll be struggling to figure out what they're saying more than working on what needs to be done. There are many levels of inner circles, some even existing within the same department which makes it highly difficult to finish projects in a timely manner, and making it even more difficult to figure out what's supposed to be going on. In addition, there are plenty of times where unrealistic goals are set. Such that you could never achieve them in the time limit provided. And also expect the line in the contract "other duties as required," to be used with extreme prejudice. The chances of just doing "your job" are slim to none.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what you're doing with this company, and then hire the right people for the job. Quit being so cheap. You can't expect someone with years of experience to take a massive pay cut to come work for you. Try to be innovative, or at least hire someone with innovation, or your company will be swept under the rug by companies looking at the future. And concentrate and making sure your products actually fully work, are easy to use, and of good build quality before putting them out there because you're losing reputation by not doing it.


  2. Solid Mid Sized Company

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


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