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Updated Jul 15, 2014

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2.5 61 reviews

48% Approve of the CEO

NETGEAR Chairman and CEO Patrick C.S. Lo

Patrick C.S. Lo

(46 ratings)

30% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Opportunity to learn about all aspects of the industry(in 4 reviews)

  • Great visibility into the guts of the business - can learn a lot about processes & infrastructure(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • After 18 months I approached my management to ask for some work life balance consideration(in 5 reviews)

  • Not much R&D opportunity, preferece given to certain ethenic backgrounds(in 3 reviews)

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    Good place to express and implement your ideas and thoughts.

    Software Development Manager (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsIt is good place to have ability to implement what you think is right and next have a recognition.
    Freedom to express thoughts and ideas, very open and supportive top management.

    ConsJust a bit messy dev environment, since company is HDW development company.
    Software usually on the second role, and never a top priority.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore development discipline and understanding how SW development cycle works.
    But overall it is not bad at all.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I work for NETGEAR for 3 years

    Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsNETGEAR is a professional company, people do respect each other here.

    ConsI think I can handle my job very well.

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    started good been going down hill past couple of years

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswork with great peoples, all are friendly, willingly to help each other's

    Consmanagement surely does not appreciate all the work done by the employees

    Advice to Senior Managementappreciate the work your employees achieve for the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Started off fun but ended not so much..

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDiverse and good quality products. Most team members are collaborative and very talented.

    ConsUnsustainable amount of work, too much politics

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare about your employees and their growth. Stop promoting those with bad behavior.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Wish I had read Glassdoor comments before taking Netgear job. Should never joined Netgear. Its a sweatshop.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    Prosopportunity to learn A to Z of product lifecycle, and then move on.

    Consterrible management, especially in SPBU. They do not know how to say thanks. They load you to your break point, and then if there is delay they penalize u. You work 7 days a week. work culture not good. no comraderie. people just work work.because of management pressure. no time for fun or socializing.

    Advice to Senior Managementyou need to learn to respect people if you want them to do the best work. People r not machines.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    just so so

    Intern Software Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    Prosflexible scheduling, flexible management, good working environment

    Consbad salary, not a good place for software development guys

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    Tough culture but learned a lot.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLot's going on. Never stop moving.

    ConsBurnout. The work is too leveraged amongst too few employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a Meritocracy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsFlexible hours although sometimes overlaps with personal life

    ConsIn response to comments about promotions. You'll get one if you're favored in your department. It has little to do with accomplishment as it's very political here. I'm still here after 3 years and am frustrated. Now I feel foolish to have stayed this long.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinues to run like a small family owned company. Since the company is public why not hire some consultants to make the workplace better for employees? The current employee evaluation program is a joke. Promotions are on an I-like-you basis.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Irresponsible company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsNothing good to say about this company. I wish I was never here.

    ConsToo much company politics. I was not given a bonus for unknown reasons!

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease try to understand what is going on inside the company!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worst Company I ever worked for

    Product Design Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsA place to stay temporary before finding another job. People are friendly in general

    ConsWork, work, work and no appreciation from the management. Most of the people are there because they can't find a better job yet. The company is operated with slave-driven mentality.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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