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Ambtious Mid sized tech company with growing pains

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

Prosflat structure - few layers of management, your job is visible
good benefits package in most regions
good place to learn with lots of exposure to all areas/functions of the industry
small company feel
 good team spirit in some regions
some real high achieving people to work with and learn from
some aspects of culture and philosophy are very good

ConsTrying to find its way with the recent re-organisation into 3 distinct units - lots of politcs there now where there was none before
sucessful mid sized company but with small company disadvantages, some things that are a given in larger enterprise just dont exist here
doing 2 or 3 peoples work is the normal expected workload
from Europe, out of hours working with US is almost expected each night, weekends too for many in sales or mid management roles
lack of team events or budget for any "fun" non work related activity
lack of budget for training staff
morale low in some teams due to lack of recognition for their contribution
sometimes it feels the sucess and growth comes from working people to burnout

Advice to Senior Managementdont undervalue the people you have...there are some really strong high achievers that dont feel rewarded, there will be an exodus of experience...

need to staff up more, take the hit for a while, people cant do 2 or 3 peoples work forever...the startup phase is over now

I have put "approve" of Patrick Lo leadership, but is he really running it anymore or are his hands tied by too many others

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    Good growth potential for a fast-moving company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at NETGEAR

    Pros: Netgear provides its employees an opportunity to grow within. Your contribution is recognized by Senior Management. The… Cons: Employees at Netgear are usually very busy, so life, work balance can… Advice to Senior Management: As you can see by company's performance, company's growth has been great. … Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Now a fractured company with generally negative environment.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at NETGEAR

    Pros: Compensation package seems in-line and competitive with other companies in the valley, although insurance cost may be slightly higher. Free coffee, water, sodas and… Cons: The re-organization of the company into business units has sent this company spiraling backwards. Communication is worse than ever, with the different business units… Advice to Senior Management: The products are good and the people are talented, but with the re-organization, there is little focus on how to turn this company into a… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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