Linksys

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A company in transition

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Former Employee - Software Engineer
Former Employee - Software Engineer

I worked at Linksys

Pros

If you are interested in developing small electronic devices that people like to use, like routers or other home or small business networking equipment, Linksys should be an excellent place to be. Lots of little and medium size projects, and very friendly people.

Cons

Linksys has tended to farm primary development to shops outside the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Vastly improve QA. The high-end consumer products have been too complicated, unreliable and expensive. The company should as a whole figure out how to write and maintain product software. Staff should develop an eye for products that customers want to buy. Sometimes, the Cisco-level goals and ideals appear to distract more than help.

Sometimes devices like routers, which people rarely interact with during normal use, should have unobtrusive industrial design, rather than attempt to make a fashion statement; while other devices, like network radios, which people interact with all the time, should have been given some fashion sense.

Doesn't Recommend

21 Other Employee Reviews for Linksys (View Most Recent)

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    Linksys is a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Linksys

    Pros

    Great environment
    Good People
    Things get done

    Cons

    Long days
    Too many meetings - true of most larger companies though

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What is going on? Personel changes are fine, but what is different? Communication is typically great, but there has been a vacuum lately.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Best company I ever worked for - very satisfied!

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Linksys

    Pros

    People, products, leadership, benefits. It is great to be around so many fellow employees that are smart and motivated. The products are best in class and can't wait for the exciting future of home networking 2.0...very, very existing stuff. Leadership keeps everyone motivated and really like how they let you run your projects like it is your own business...no one watching you 24/7, just accountability. Benefits are the best. You can only get better if you are a fireman, policeman, teacher, government worker or in utilities industry.

    Cons

    You must be driven. No room for slackers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be flexible and take market share. Keep the work force motivated. Execution is the key.

    Recommends
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