There are newer employer reviews for Netlist

 

Lots of promises nothing delivered. Nepotism and cluelessness

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

I have been working at Netlist

Pros

Some good minds and lots of potential.

Cons

Upper management does not know how to let people grow. Too much distrust. Turn over of upper level is incredibly high.l People stay long enough to get bonus and then run. Those that stay do so only for the money. Too many family ties. Too many dot line reportings. The board is asleep at the wheel with a rubber stamp.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of the CEO and his golf buddies.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

7 Other Employee Reviews for Netlist (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Some great people but poor direction from the top and the CFO is too involved with activities she does not understand.

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

    I have been working at Netlist full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good technology with some smart people with everyone trying their best with what they are given. An opportunity for everyone to make a positive impact.
    They are protecting their patents which have been trampled by others. This should pay dividends in the future and allow more growth.

    Cons

    The top has unrealistic expectations from such a small team, thinking Netlist is much larger and can dictate what the industry will do.
    Focus and spending on legal fees limits the amount of resources going into supporting/growing the exisiting revenue streams of flash and DRAM.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have almost killed the company with your maniacal focus on HyperCloud at the expense of revenue generating lines. Get a better balance and get more resources to support short term revenue. You need more than sales to give to support the business. Hold QA/yourself accountable when shortcuts are taken that cause issues. When is the last time raises were given out and how do you think your employees feel about that?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Run, don't walk

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

    I worked at Netlist full-time

    Pros

    Occasional free lunch, worker bees are a good group

    Cons

    Way too many to list. Previous postings in regards to the cultural bias are vastly appropriate. Company is lost. Constant re-direction, violent tantrums and demeaning behavior has caused most of the talented individuals to leave. 3 hour rantings in the Boardroom by the CEO were heard downstairs on our floor, so you know he was screaming his head off. If he and his family trust did not own a controlling percentage, he would most likely have been booted out years ago. The company states they want discipline, procedures and improvements, but refuses to implement, so the status quo is continued. Current IP monetization strategy is hopeless and their business model of competing with their suppliers and then suing both them and World Class customers is fruitless. If you need a paycheck, go for it, but don't stop looking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit and let the board bring in professionals with actual talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Netlist

Work at Netlist? Share Your Experiences

Netlist

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.