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typical engineering working environment

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Former Employee - Engineer in Irvine, CA
Former Employee - Engineer in Irvine, CA

I worked at Netlist

Pros

Need to handle multiple projects at the same time. Had free Friday lunch and $25/month fitness reimbursement

Cons

Company has difficulty in survive and the price margin is not pretty good. Cost reduction of company is very tide.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
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  1. Lots of promises nothing delivered. Nepotism and cluelessness

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

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    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
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