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D-Link CEO Douglas Hsiao
Douglas Hsiao
10 Ratings
Pros
  • "Nice working environment, nice colleagues, nice supervisor(in 12 reviews)

  • "(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Also deal with HQ in Taiwan can be stressful(in 3 reviews)

  • "(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Accountant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at D-Link full-time

    Pros

    Great company, I feeling like a part of family. Good benefits, Fair pay.

    Cons

    Nothing that I'm aware of

  2. Helpful (1)

    Vice President

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    Former Employee - Special Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at D-Link full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Flexible working time. Nice working environment. No political games. Great support from the top management team. Nice people in the company.

    Cons

    The company is lack of international business experience. Most of the staff don’t know how to deal with international customers.

    Advice to Management

    The management needs to hire more experienced RD, PM, and manufacturing leader for international business. They also need to travel more to visit customers abroad.

  3. Helpful (4)

    Avoid At All Costs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at D-Link full-time

    Pros

    Not a ton of pressure. Casual dress environment. Some smart people. Despite the long list of cons the lack of resources and training helped me learn more in a short period of time than I ever have in my professional career. Being thrown into the deep end with minimal swimming knowledge isn't 100% terrible.

    Cons

    Where do I begin? D-Link is a perfect example of how not to run a company; especially in the technology industry. Completely incompetent leadership almost entirely across the board that does not listen to those employees who bring up actual hard evidence of issues that are actively harming the company. Be prepared to get disparaged behind your back by management as well. There was constant bashing of employees and...

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    Advice to Management

    I really don't know what else to say to management. While HQ gave them poor hands to begin with, they did absolutely nothing to try and make something of them. The only thing that will save this company, in my opinion, is clearing out the majority of the leadership team that have created a boring and oftentimes toxic work environment

  4. Helpful (1)

    Growing Start-Up In a Big Company Body

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture full of people who go the extra mile to not only outperform at work but create a fun workplace. Great management that work with all functions to develop goals and give insight from HQ in Taiwan. Willing to try new things and invest when necessary. Passionate about their products and their employees' success

    Cons

    Building is outdated. Processes are governed by HQ in Taiwan.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to create a fun work environment by making more hires based on more than skills - focus on their cultural impact and how they can contribute to the "new D-Link"

  5. Helpful (5)

    Culture Shock to say the very least

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Fountain Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at D-Link full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Lots of freebees. Good relationships with co-workers.

    Cons

    At D-Link you are dealing with a Chinese company. What that means is everything from the most mundane decisions on up is made at the company HQ in Taiwan. All problems and issues are sent up the line and you just have to wait for someone at the top to make a decision. The company is micro-managed from Taiwan on virtually every issue. You find yourself working late into the evening so you are able to converse with...

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    Advice to Management

    Allow the US operation to run itself. You are too controlling and do not understand the American market. Allow for independent actions.

  6. Helpful (3)

    Managment non existent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at D-Link full-time

    Pros

    Can be boring. Not sure good or bad thing.

    Cons

    Meetings all day. Talk the talk but don't walk the walk. Most meetings are not productive.

  7. Helpful (3)

    No future

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    Former Employee - Former Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at D-Link full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Casual dress everyday Good work life balance Lots of open office space 3 weeks PTO after 1 year of employment

    Cons

    low pay, with minimal raises and no bonuses minimal room for advancement Management's response to declining revenue is to always layoff staff. Management needs to get rid of itself for any meaningful changes to occur in the future

    Advice to Management

    Allow US to operate independently of headquarters in Taiwan. As long as people in Taiwan think they can run a US company, the company will also lag behind its competition

  8. Helpful (1)

    Good environment, most work is sales and marketing.

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at D-Link full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Friendly employees, good working schedules

    Cons

    No motivation, employees are isolated from the management.

  9. Helpful (3)

    Challenging environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at D-Link full-time

    Pros

    Partner logistic compliance, good benefits, timely expense reimbursement.

    Cons

    Poor product development and launch processes, poor end-user support, does not test/vet products prior to launch.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure products are ready from a HW/firmware perspective, focus on user feedback for mobile apps and HW improvements

  10. Helpful (4)

    Product Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at D-Link full-time

    Pros

    Not much here, clock in and clock out when you are full time. No bonuses. Cheap upper management.

    Cons

    No more product management team. All outsourced to Taiwan.

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