Newegg - Absolutely awful, unless the thought of working in a Chinese Communist Camp excites you. | Glassdoor
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"Absolutely awful, unless the thought of working in a Chinese Communist Camp excites you."

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  • Culture & Values
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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of Industry, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of Industry, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Newegg full-time

Pros

nothing - there is nothing positive about this company except the paycheck every other Friday and even that is below market

Cons

everything - especially the PEOPLE. This place is staffed with people that can't get jobs anywhere else. Everyone back stabs and talks a lot of gossip. Nobody follows process or procedure and make it up as they go. They are constantly borrowing money just to stay afloat. the company isn't profitable despite what they are saying. And to make matter worse, the people that are supposed to make money aren't , then have the nerve to demand a bonus while the rest of us get nothing.

Advice to Management

Don't bother, they won't listen.

Other Employee Reviews for Newegg

  1. Helpful (8)

    "The Cracks in the Shell of "The Egg" are Wider Than You Think"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of Industry, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of Industry, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Newegg full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great People - Many of my former co-workers and people throughout all the parts of the company were some of the hardest working people and really easy to get along with.

    Great Name - "The Egg" commands respect from many in the industry and will likely be like that for the near future.

    Good Benefits - Health, Vision, Dental, Life Insurance, 401k, occasional free meals.

    Good Opportunities - This is a great place to learn since you get put into the fire fairly quickly. Great stepping stone.

    Cons

    Mid and Upper Management - Many of these people follow the Peter Principal. They were once good at their previous roles and now are placed in role that are above them. Many of what they want can't be achieved due to a "deal" and a "IT" mindset. This causes many issues between vendors and the company. Management places overbearing pressure on employees to constantly make top and bottom lines. Orders from management are said and and redacted afterward.

    Turnover - Make no mistake about this, you can meet someone one day and never see them again. There has been constant turnover as long as I have heard about "the Egg." Most people start off bright-eyed and bushy tailed, but end up very jaded because the leadership, or lack there of.

    Chinese mindset - Because the leadership of the company is comprised of mainly Chinese or Taiwanese, most business is conducted in Mandarin. This places a huge disadvantage for the few employees who do not speak Chinese. A lot of mis-communication happens because of this. Internal politics and cliques are a huge part of this as well. If you don't have anyone in power who speaks Chinese to back you up, you are in trouble.

    Pay - Many of the employees here are underpaid. Managers can get paid $10K+ at other companies with similar roles.

    Work Life Balance - You're role is meant to be a 9-5, but management pushes employees to save face and spend long hours at the office. Some employees stay up to 8pm.

    Bureaucracy - Much of the company is based from a top down structure. Many of the decisions that need to be decided on the spot must go through a process that takes as long as the person's email queue.

    Constant Changing of Roles - Along with turnover, many roles in the company are ill defined and stretches everyone thin, especially teams with few people.

    Holidays and Paid Time Off - Currently the company allows 6 paid holidays and you would not get paid if you take business days after a holiday off. PTO accumulates fairly slowly and sick days must be taken with PTO.

    Inefficiencies - Much of the company works on very inefficient activities such as long department-wide meetings and overblown processes for routine duties. An employee can waste up to 4 hours a week on these.

    Company Culture - The culture here is not what many think it is. One may think it is like any other Silicon Valley startup, but this is far from the truth. Think "Office Space."

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say that hasn't already been said. This company is doomed if it has not taken heed of the previous complaints and suggestions. Only time can tell at this juncture.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Stay away at all costs"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Rowland Heights, CA
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Rowland Heights, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Newegg full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Dual monitors
    Fun coworkers
    Free breakfast on Fridays
    Nothing else

    Cons

    Constant racism against non Chinese speakers
    A lot of micromanagement
    Poor English speaking managers giving directions which causes immense confusion
    Below industry average pay
    Threats can be heard across the PM floor
    Unappreciated work, never have I heard a praise for completion of a project
    I was given threats for applying and interviewing for a different department
    Lots of politics, even if you do not want to participate. You're in.
    Felt like a slave working here

    Advice to Management

    The company brings in transfers from China and offers them citizenship and in return these transfers work long hours. Management believes this methodology will trickle to employees that grew up in America. Also, stop threatening your distributors- everyone in the industry knows you are behind on your numbers over the years. Start treating people nicely so your employees don't leave on a weekly basis


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