NETGEAR Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
64 Reviews

2.8
64 Reviews
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NETGEAR Chairman and CEO Patrick C.S. Lo
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47 Ratings

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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  1.  

    good experience of storage testing

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at NETGEAR as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Career development is very professional, lots of opportunities to improve your skills, both hard & soft skills

    Cons

    Not often promotions. I can't see other cons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NETGEAR full-time

    Pros

    People get fairly compensated and recognized/promoted for good work. If you are good, you can be sure you'll be promoted here. I can make recommendations and implement them, rather than have politics stand in the way. If you do well, you get follow-up RSU grants every year which at other companies may only be limited to executives. Great work life balance and flexibility - people can adjust their schedules to allow for picking up kids, etc.

    Cons

    No free lunch or subsidized cafeteria like many other tech firms in the valley.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Products, no possibility to plan a carear, no step forward

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Munich (Germany)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Munich (Germany)

    I worked at NETGEAR full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Products, Good Co-Workers, found some nice friends

    Cons

    Very Number driven; work-life balance, no employee carear planning; open door policy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR should have an eye on the employees to see the real life and whats going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    started good been going down hill past couple of years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NETGEAR full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    appreciate the work your employees achieve for the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Started off fun but ended not so much..

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NETGEAR full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Unsustainable amount of work, too much politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees and their growth. Stop promoting those with bad behavior.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to express and implement your ideas and thoughts.

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    Current Employee - Software Development Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at NETGEAR full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More development discipline and understanding how SW development cycle works.
    But overall it is not bad at all.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I work for NETGEAR for 3 years

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer

    I have been working at NETGEAR full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I think I can handle my job very well.

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at NETGEAR full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    terrible 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    engineer

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer

    I have been working at NETGEAR full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    open culture, reasonable compensation, opportunities to become highly knowledgeable on products, international environment, team spirit

    Cons

    depending your field personal growth plan

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop outsourcing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Tough culture but learned a lot.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NETGEAR

    Pros

    Lot's going on. Never stop moving.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend

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