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"Ambtious Mid sized tech company with growing pains"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Approves of CEO

Pros

flat structure - few layers of management, your job is visible
good benefits package in most regions
good place to learn with lots of exposure to all areas/functions of the industry
small company feel
 good team spirit in some regions
some real high achieving people to work with and learn from
some aspects of culture and philosophy are very good

Cons

Trying to find its way with the recent re-organisation into 3 distinct units - lots of politcs there now where there was none before
sucessful mid sized company but with small company disadvantages, some things that are a given in larger enterprise just dont exist here
doing 2 or 3 peoples work is the normal expected workload
from Europe, out of hours working with US is almost expected each night, weekends too for many in sales or mid management roles
lack of team events or budget for any "fun" non work related activity
lack of budget for training staff
morale low in some teams due to lack of recognition for their contribution
sometimes it feels the sucess and growth comes from working people to burnout

Advice to Management

dont undervalue the people you have...there are some really strong high achievers that dont feel rewarded, there will be an exodus of experience...

need to staff up more, take the hit for a while, people cant do 2 or 3 peoples work forever...the startup phase is over now

I have put "approve" of Patrick Lo leadership, but is he really running it anymore or are his hands tied by too many others

Other Employee Reviews for NETGEAR

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good growth potential for a fast-moving company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Netgear provides its employees an opportunity to grow within. Your contribution is recognized by Senior Management. The culture provides a small company atmosphere where employees usually do more with less, but with expanded job scope and responsibilities.

    Cons

    Employees at Netgear are usually very busy, so life, work balance can be affected. Departments are pretty lean, so again, doing more with less.

    Advice to Management

    As you can see by company's performance, company's growth has been great. Need to continue investing on people (hiring) and resources to align company growth.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Dead End Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Channel Account Manager
    Current Employee - Channel Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It does come with a paycheck

    Cons

    Low wages. Little to no advancement opportunities. People are treated like cattle. No recognition. Leadership leaves a lot to be desired

    Advice to Management

    Management (senior and middle management) need to get a clue and learn how to treat their employees with respect.

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