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Updated September 14, 2017
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  • Low pay , minimal raises and bonus (in 8 reviews)

  • Low pay, very limited room for growth (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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 (2)

    "Culture Shock to say the very least"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Fountain Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Fountain Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at D-Link full-time (More than a year)

    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 the HQ time zone most days. Concepts of initiative, improvisation, decisiveness, innovation, and resourcefulness are anathema to them. D-Link is a company that values process over results. Management are largely drones, devoid of any ability or desire to think on their own.

    It doesn’t matter what the company fails to accomplish so long as the procedures are followed. It is a classic case of a lot of followers and few leaders. No one at the managerial level seems to question anything or look for improvements. There is no “hey, do we really need to have a Friday meeting where all we do is compare lists manually over the phone for two hours with Taiwan? Can’t we just email it to each other and do an automatic spreadsheet comparison in thirty seconds?” it is more like “this is what they told us to do and how to do it, and we’ve been doing it for years, so we keep doing it.”

    Americans don’t usually last long at this company. This company works you long hours at sub-standard pay and benefits. When I had my review (late as it was) the only thing my manager was concerned about was how long I was there each day. My accomplishments were secondary to this. All that seems to matter is that you put in a lot of hours, regardless of what you accomplish there. The higher-ups at this company obviously do not understand the American workplace, workforce, or market and have no desire to learn any of them.

    Honestly, I took the job (with a big pay cut) because I couldn’t find anything else at the time. It was a ‘transitional’ job till I found something better. I asked around, and found that a good many of my co-workers had similar stories. D-Link doesn’t invest or pay enough to their employees to make this anything more than that. The company does not hold its employees in very high regard, and will have massive layoffs every time there is a bad quarter. No long-term goals with employees. A company does not value its employees, so there is no real employee retention and certainly no job security.

    At best, this company is a stopover on the job hunt. It is not a place you want to end up for any length of time. I would suppose this would be a good company to start in right out of college, but that’s about it.

    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Managment non existent"

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


  4. "No future"

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    Former Employee - Former Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at D-Link full-time (More than 8 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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good environment, most work is sales and marketing."

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

    I have been working at D-Link full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly employees, good working schedules

    Cons

    No motivation, employees are isolated from the management.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging environment"

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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves 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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Sales Operations in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Operations in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at D-Link full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    co-workers are great people. hard working

    Cons

    LOW pay, you will make more driving for Uber, massive lay-offs due to poor management, need to be more transparent with employees. products are defective BAD firmware's always need to be upgraded. if H/W ver is in the A's stay away

    Advice to Management

    transparent with employees, work together instead of fighting for the bone of power. don't be scared of telling HQ the product is bad. if not one day you will be in same boat.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Good People, Poor Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at D-Link full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people are the best thing about D-Link. There are a lot of hard working, smart colleagues to learn from, and everyone helps everyone out.

    Cons

    The company's culture leaves a lot to be desired. Unfortunately, I don't think it's changed all that much.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fun but no growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at D-Link full-time

    Pros

    Great team, great manager, good working environment.

    Cons

    Low pay, no growth, and surprise layoff

    Advice to Management

    Give competitive pay


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