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Helpful (5)

You can do better in Silicon Valley

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

Pros

The company is relatively small for its revenue and so you are exposed to lots of business processes that you would otherwise not be exposed to at a larger organization - its great for learning. The people are generally friendly and want to make a difference. The compensation package is good.

Cons

The challenge is that even with recent reorganization, much of the current upper and aspiring upper management don't understand or perhaps are unwilling to recognize that the rank and file are extremely overworked and don't feel adequately recognized for their contributions to the business. This manifests itself in management decision making that seems to lurch from fighting one fire to the next, without an ability to stick to the broader strategic plan. If you like frustrated chaos, come here. Sure, the business has seen some pretty good revenue numbers for the past couple of quarters .... but one can grow revenue either because the business is really growing by leaps and bounds OR by squeezing ever more "efficiency" out of the process and of the employees. These two scenarios result in two different reactions from employees. The revenue growth over the past couple of quarters looks reasonably good, but please do ask yourself why rank and file morale is so low if revenue is so great.....

Advice to Management

Please recognize that your human capital (employees) are worth more to the company than anything else. People are often overworked and under-appreciated. Your employees can help you build a stronger company but only if you carefully listen to them --- not just "hear" them.

Other Employee Reviews for NETGEAR

  1. Helpful (1)

    My experience has been great - the executive team has been very supportive and other employees work well together.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is supportive of new initiatives Company is growing quickly - creating lots of opportunity for career growth Stable - record revenues 3 quarters in a row - during a recession! Good team that works well together and is very supportive across different functions Good balance of work/life It seems like some of the reviews here on the site were written before some major restructuring that occurred earlier this year. Some of those problems have been fixed since - including removing some of the problem managers.

    Cons

    Communications between Business Units needs improvement. Rank and File employees can be resistive to change, especially if it impacts them directly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on building the business in new areas. Continue to focus on improving employee relations and building a supportive environment for employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    bonus and benefit, overall environment

    Cons

    outsource too much R&D to China and Taiwan


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