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A place with lots of youthful energy, but also a lot of work

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Belkin

Pros

People are friendly, helpful, and hardworking.
You can feel the energy and that there is always something going on.
The office in Playa Vista is really nice, with ample parking and space.
Organized vanpools is a big help against LA traffic.

Cons

There is always a lot of work.
A lot of things get rushed.
There is also significant turnover, which can be a bummer.

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    All worked up with no new markets to win

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager  in  Compton, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Compton, CA

    I worked at Belkin

    Pros

    A formalized process to bring products to the existing channels within a decent time frame.

    Cons

    Stuck in their ways because the familiar has become the norm and taking risks is highly frowned upon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to change by seeing how other technology companies have built NEW products and technologies. Stop copying the playing field and playing the "We make stuff for your Iphone/pad/pod" manufacturer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    They almost had it right ...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Compton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Compton, CA

    I worked at Belkin

    Pros

    Great place to work at early on in your career to get broad scope of experience. Excellent cafeteria, good interaction among employees outside of work, and wide range of peer talent. The company is very clever by distributing their product portfolio across a broad range of revenue streams; highly diversified. Good people overall but can get abrasive if not part of a group. They almost had it right.

    Cons

    The company does not care about quality and safety until they get caught or their legal department tells Sr. Managers to back off with the shortcuts. Conflicting metrics within departments with one that tries to save money by working deals with vendors without telling development team, exposing the organization as a whole to huge liability and their customers to major safety risks. Human Resources does not know their place in the food chain, disruptive and not professional, actually called "Human Resistance" by employees. The company as a whole does not know where it's going, many Sr. Managers interupt progression of progress. Too many chiefs outnumbering the poorly aligned indians resulting in too many inexperienced cooks in the kitchen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen first, act second, reward accordingly, and stop compromising safety for the sake of very short term gain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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