Mission: We create products that help people realize the power of technology and make people’s lives better, easier and more fulfilling. This has been Belkin’s mission since our inception in 1983.
I worked at Belkin full-time (More than a year)
The work is as challenging as you want it to be, and is extremely interesting. You feel like you are actually making an impact on the company, and subsequently, on the lives of those who will eventually use what you are working on. As part of the design team, I felt extremely valued, and I felt my opinions were heard. Effort is recognized and rewarded. While I cannot speak for the entire company, at least on our team, the work/life balance absolutely could not have been better. While working there, I had a child, and I cannot overstate how wonderful it was to have managers that allowed you the flexibility to be both a parent and an employee. The culture is also wonderful, people are relaxed and friendly, and there are regular free food events at Playa. Location-wise, you're at the epicenter of the LA tech community, there are food trucks near Honest Company, and the park in front of the building is gorgeous.
One of the major cons is that, surprisingly, Belkin has no existing maternity leave policy. They depend only on what the government can offer you (just short-term disability and FMLA, IF you qualify for it). On a more negligible note, although Belkin is a tech company, don't expect startup perks. There's no free food (cafeteria food is subsidized, but could be cheaper), no pingpong tables, no beer kegs, and certainly no dogs allowed. Take that as you will (this could technically be a pro to a lot of people too!).
Advice to Management
Keep on doing what you're doing. You are allowing your employees to do their best work and also allowing them to have their own lives, and that makes all the difference.
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Belkin (Irvine, CA) in March 2017.
I have nothing positive about this company! I never initially applied I was contacted by someone in HR that they saw my resume on monster, she sets up phone interview telling me I would be perfect candidate and that I would fit right in with the team, she gets my hopes up then states that someone that's a senior recruiter will contact me. He then contact me gets me all excited like her, then I look up a week later I'm talking to him no response when he stated he was getting my resume over to the manager. When I reached out to him he totally ignored all forms of contact for me. So then I took it upon myself to contact her and she's like I don't know what's going on I will give you a update as soon as possible. Now it's two months later and nothing. This company by far has the worst HR I have ever encountered. How hard is it to say the position is an open, we went in a different direction, or something. To just ignore people I think is very childish, and unprofessional! This company really needs to look into how their HR conducts themselves. Luckily I found a amazing opportunity with amazing company!
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