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Great people, poor management

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Current Employee - Director  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA

I have been working at NETGEAR

Pros

Great learning opportunity in a fast paced company.

Cons

Departments are silo's. Favorites are played heavily. Poor communication from leadership. Basically, it is "Put your head down and work, don't ask questions, and whaterver you do...do NOT question authority."

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Open your eyes to how management treat their people. There is an undercurrent of dissatisfied people who will never say anything for fear of being ostracized..

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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    Your mileage will vary

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at NETGEAR

    Pros

    * Some truly amazing and talented people
    * Great visibility into the guts of the business - can learn a lot about processes & infrastructure

    Cons

    * Billion dollar company that made its money/reputation connecting people to the Internet, but fundamentally doesn't value their Internet presence
    * Some long-timers are resistance to changes that come with being a billion dollar company
    * Lots of office politics, territorial behavior
    * Answer to everything is to outsource it
    * Dismissive and condescending management in Support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit managing by business objective and learn to value your people. Be more open to the changes coming your way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just OK

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at NETGEAR

    Pros

    Medical benefits have a minimal cost to employee
    Good Location
    Nice co-workers for the most part

    Cons

    No 401K match
    Salary is very Low and raises are close to inexistent
    Growth opportunity is rare or if there it comes with a work load of 4 people as opposed to 3 people before promotion.
    Management is new and lack people skills and use power to benefit themselves
    Personal interests are accepted and encouraged although it is NOT professional
    Retaliation is encouraged, but well covered by senior management and HR
    Management have too much power and HR is not a help
    HR is weak and is not employee oriented
    Senior management does not interfere or help new managers
    Executives mentality is old fashion and lacks trust in their hires

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should review their managers more often and closely. Moral in company is low due to lack of experienced management and their decisions. I would NOT recommend this company unless you are desperate for a job. Your learning opportunity is minimal, so not even that is worth while.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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