NETGEAR

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Growing company with growing pains but where you can grow too

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at NETGEAR full-time

Pros

Small company feel in an established, financially secure small company growing to mid-cap
Good team spirit
Good benefits package
Lots of opportunity to stand out, and make a difference
Few tiers of hierarchy (5 or 6 roles top to bottom in most parts of the company)
Positive culture and values
Great place to learn about the industry, as you have to wear many hats
The people

Cons

High workload (ok, so where isnt these days)
Some bureaucracy starting to creep in as it scales
Commission structure not what it used to be so motivation in sales is low
Lack of budget for fun team events or meetings outside of HQ (Sure, its nice to be profitable, but its also nice to have dinner with your team mates occasionally)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to get the sales force fired up again if you want to see growth. Walking around the sales office, everyone seems to accept its not the place to work for sales if you want to earn. Many top performers have left and a lot of the remainder are looking. The highest paid people in any sucessful company should be the sales team, let some actually do it and make a positive example of them

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A highly energetic company with big ambitions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NETGEAR

    Pros

    Lots of experience in all aspects with accountability
    Good remuneration
    Great hard working, focused and generaly loyal team
    Opportunity to develop in the role
    Excellent opportunity to learn a lot about business

    Cons

    Moral is low, little appreciation, tough working hours for all
    BU's leadership lacks inspiration to staff
    Growing pains - processes are not well defined to suit departmental demands
    Too little investment when growing new markets leading to an unsustainable work output

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your team, and encourage their feedback without fear of reproach. It is too easy to lose people through low moral and letting them burn out because 120% is the norm. Stress is high in some parts of the organisation (because they are loyal and hard working).

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

    Former manager in Hong Kong

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NETGEAR

    Pros

    Great supply chanin management structure. Management is detail oriented.
    Good team work, people are generally nice.
    Salary is relatively higher than average.

    Cons

    More and more politic in office. Everyone is afraid of making mistake. Its out of CEO control. Work load is too much, 1 person takes up 2 headcount's job. People work round the clock.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supress politic in office, promote team spirit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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