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Linksys Reviews

21 Reviews
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21 Reviews
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Linksys CEO, Cisco Systems John T. Chambers
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  1.  

    Good company, smart people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Linksys full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting work, fun people to work with

    Cons

    Bought by Belkin last year, a bit of churn. Lost some good people. Limited career growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Engineer III in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Test Engineer III in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Linksys full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great benefit
    - Work and life balance

    Cons

    - Can not think of anything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Linksys

    Pros

    god place to work, good place to work

    Cons

    Change, uncertainty, over again. Lots of technology to support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't have any really. I think they do a good job.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Benefits / Shifting strategies

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Linksys

    Pros

    Well known company. Stellar health care ESPP & 401k. Good HR Team. Fun people to work with. Flexible and care about employees.

    Cons

    In cohesive integration into parent company (Cisco). Constant product line changes. Shrinking market share., Obstinate attitude with partners. Quick abandonment of strategies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Protect your space from competitors by better partnering with customers. Sacrifice price to gain share. Dramatically expand product line. Spin off the company.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Linksys

    Pros

    Since it's part of Cisco, you can move around within Cisco

    Cons

    Pay ratio is less compared to the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top management is not good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Benefits, Lots of Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Linksys

    Pros

    Great Benefits - insurance, 401k etc
    Flexibility - open to take longer lunch to run errands, work from home
    Casual Environment

    Cons

    Bad communication between departments - it can be ver confusing and training does not exist. Pay is okay for what you are expected to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the confusion between the departments, make them more transparent.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Sales

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Linksys

    Pros

    Good place to get your feet wet and leard about the industry. Exposure to many basic areas of the sales enviorment.

    Cons

    Not a signifigant chance of advancement. Poor intergration with parent company Cisco Systems. Quick and frequent abandonment of failed product lines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find your own path. Set realistic expectations. Acknowledge where you haven't applied enough effort and where you have strayed off course.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Place to work .... But...

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

    I have been working at Linksys

    Pros

    Good place to work but there as the company is aquired by Cisco

    Cons

    Incompetent workers and favoritism among employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to award employees based on performance....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Linksys

    Pros

    Very good working environment for a technician/ engineer! Everyone is just so friendly and informative that I did not have any fears towards anything going on in the company~

    Cons

    None based on what I remember

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees were predominantly Taiwanese as the company was found by a Taiwanese married couple, later sold to Cisco. Maybe it will be better to have more employees of other ethnicities

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A company in transition

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Linksys

    Pros

    If you are interested in developing small electronic devices that people like to use, like routers or other home or small business networking equipment, Linksys should be an excellent place to be. Lots of little and medium size projects, and very friendly people.

    Cons

    Linksys has tended to farm primary development to shops outside the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vastly improve QA. The high-end consumer products have been too complicated, unreliable and expensive. The company should as a whole figure out how to write and maintain product software. Staff should develop an eye for products that customers want to buy. Sometimes, the Cisco-level goals and ideals appear to distract more than help.

    Sometimes devices like routers, which people rarely interact with during normal use, should have unobtrusive industrial design, rather than attempt to make a fashion statement; while other devices, like network radios, which people interact with all the time, should have been given some fashion sense.

    Doesn't Recommend

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