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"Just OK"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Medical benefits have a minimal cost to employee
Good Location
Nice co-workers for the most part

Cons

No 401K match
Salary is very Low and raises are close to inexistent
Growth opportunity is rare or if there it comes with a work load of 4 people as opposed to 3 people before promotion.
Management is new and lack people skills and use power to benefit themselves
Personal interests are accepted and encouraged although it is NOT professional
Retaliation is encouraged, but well covered by senior management and HR
Management have too much power and HR is not a help
HR is weak and is not employee oriented
Senior management does not interfere or help new managers
Executives mentality is old fashion and lacks trust in their hires

Advice to Management

Should review their managers more often and closely. Moral in company is low due to lack of experienced management and their decisions. I would NOT recommend this company unless you are desperate for a job. Your learning opportunity is minimal, so not even that is worth while.

Other Employee Reviews for NETGEAR

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Bittersweet; good growth potential but dysfunctional"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fast growing company in a good sector. International focus. Well respected brand.

    Cons

    Work life balance is actively discouraged. Favoritism rather than meritocracy.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "You can do better in Silicon Valley"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is relatively small for its revenue and so you are exposed to lots of business processes that you would otherwise not be exposed to at a larger organization - its great for learning. The people are generally friendly and want to make a difference. The compensation package is good.

    Cons

    The challenge is that even with recent reorganization, much of the current upper and aspiring upper management don't understand or perhaps are unwilling to recognize that the rank and file are extremely overworked and don't feel adequately recognized for their contributions to the business. This manifests itself in management decision making that seems to lurch from fighting one fire to the next, without an ability to stick to the broader strategic plan. If you like frustrated chaos, come here. Sure, the business has seen some pretty good revenue numbers for the past couple of quarters .... but one can grow revenue either because the business is really growing by leaps and bounds OR by squeezing ever more "efficiency" out of the process and of the employees. These two scenarios result in two different reactions from employees. The revenue growth over the past couple of quarters looks reasonably good, but please do ask yourself why rank and file morale is so low if revenue is so great.....

    Advice to Management

    Please recognize that your human capital (employees) are worth more to the company than anything else. People are often overworked and under-appreciated. Your employees can help you build a stronger company but only if you carefully listen to them --- not just "hear" them.

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