RGB Networks

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RGB Networks Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
20 Reviews
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  1.  

    Company in transition

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at RGB Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A friendly and family oriented organization doing leading edge things in an interesting industry.

    Cons

    A bit of a boom or bust mentality. A history of changing product directions and priorities has made communication and focus difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus, focus, focus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company, in transition

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    RGB Networks has great people, good video products and a decent customer base. The compensation and benefits are OK but not spectacular.

    Cons

    RGB has good people but they are stretched a little thin. With many products the result is that they aren't able to innovate on all of them as much as customers would like.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Annual layoffs and a lack of management in Austin

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    Former Employee - Staff QA Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Staff QA Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at RGB Networks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Satisfactory health benefits with low premiums

    Cons

    1. There were layoffs almost each of the 5 years that I worked for this employer. Most layoffs were in the Sunnyvale CA office, with only a spackling of layoffs in the Austin office. The layoffs came swiftly and without notice, and continue to happen.

    2. The Austin office literally has no 1st level management anymore. The software development management quit, and a replacement was never hired. Executive management has delegated some product decision making authority to non-management underlings, and code changes are now being made "willy nilly" as a result. The QA management is physically present but not mentally present, and fails to keep QA staff in check. Certain QA staff are agressive and verbally harass others without consequence, and preach Athiestism.

    Any offer of employment received to work at this company regardless of the position, whether in Austin or Sunnyvale, should be considered with utmost care. It may beneficial to accept new employment here as a last alternative to make ends meet, and once accepted, make a dilligent effort to find a different opportunity elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to upper management is to hire new management to work at the Austin office, and provide some proper Agile training so the staff trying to use it know what they are using, and why.

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

    Frequent layoffs, short sighted management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You will for sure get to experience the thrill of getting laid off if you haven't been laid off before.

    Cons

    I can write a book on this. As previous reviews have mentioned, incompetent and short sighted management and probably won't see any worse than this. Frequent layoffs, high turnover and lack of leadership is what has made RGB a "Lonesome Dud" as previous reviewer has mentioned. There were layoffs in 2009, 2011, 2013 and in July 2014. When company makes profit, they spend it like there is no tomorrow. Took entire team to Cabo San Lucas on a company sponsored trip and within months after that there were layoffs. Layoffs are followed by high employee turnover. When I joined RGB there were close to 20 people in my team and meeting room used to be full but when I left there were 5 people left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of leadership, product direction, inflated titles and salaries, incompetent engineers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at RGB Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    High salary, very little work to do, so if you want to get paid to do very little, this is a place for you. While I was there, there was a all-paid trip to Cabo for the entire company.

    Cons

    Bad leadership due to inexperience in directors. Directors and above were engineers (not good ones at that) at previous companies before joining RGB.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire competent leaders who can infuse new life into very stale organization to turn the company around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lonsome Dud

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at RGB Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    End of the month lunches, company parties, subsidized drinks/snacks.

    Cons

    Most of the company was laid off in July, just after the long weekend. Now just a skeleton crew working long hours towards inflated goals to sell off the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does not take advise, that why they are where they are...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Company needs a clear direction

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at RGB Networks

    Pros

    Work load is fairly manageable. Friendly work environment and diverse culture.

    Cons

    Had some innovative products before but needs more clear direction for new products.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Still not focused on its direction

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at RGB Networks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good engineering team and exciting work

    Cons

    Some times I feel like the company has lost its direction, but you never know.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    I repaired RMA units. Performed functional testing, troubleshoot RF boards and digital boar

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RGB Networks full-time

    Pros

    I learned something new from RGB Network.

    Cons

    I need more hand on rework skill.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Austin, TX

    I have been working at RGB Networks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Engineering and System test... Great products

    Cons

    Its a quater by quater company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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