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Linksys Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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Linksys CEO, Cisco Systems John T. Chambers
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  1. "Good company, smart people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, fun people to work with

    Cons

    Bought by Belkin last year, a bit of churn. Lost some good people. Limited career growth


  2. "Great Company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Engineer III in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Test Engineer III in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Linksys full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great benefit
    - Work and life balance

    Cons

    - Can not think of anything

    Advice to Management

    - None


  3. "Not bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    god place to work, good place to work

    Cons

    Change, uncertainty, over again. Lots of technology to support.

    Advice to Management

    Don't have any really. I think they do a good job.


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  5. "Great Benefits / Shifting strategies"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well known company. Stellar health care ESPP & 401k. Good HR Team. Fun people to work with. Flexible and care about employees.

    Cons

    In cohesive integration into parent company (Cisco). Constant product line changes. Shrinking market share., Obstinate attitude with partners. Quick abandonment of strategies.

    Advice to Management

    Protect your space from competitors by better partnering with customers. Sacrifice price to gain share. Dramatically expand product line. Spin off the company.


  6. "Not bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Since it's part of Cisco, you can move around within Cisco

    Cons

    Pay ratio is less compared to the industry

    Advice to Management

    Top management is not good.


  7. "Great Benefits, Lots of Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits - insurance, 401k etc
    Flexibility - open to take longer lunch to run errands, work from home
    Casual Environment

    Cons

    Bad communication between departments - it can be ver confusing and training does not exist. Pay is okay for what you are expected to do.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the confusion between the departments, make them more transparent.


  8. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Irvine, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to get your feet wet and leard about the industry. Exposure to many basic areas of the sales enviorment.

    Cons

    Not a signifigant chance of advancement. Poor intergration with parent company Cisco Systems. Quick and frequent abandonment of failed product lines.

    Advice to Management

    Find your own path. Set realistic expectations. Acknowledge where you haven't applied enough effort and where you have strayed off course.


  9. "Good Place to work .... But..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work but there as the company is aquired by Cisco

    Cons

    Incompetent workers and favoritism among employees.

    Advice to Management

    Try to award employees based on performance....


  10. "Nice experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good working environment for a technician/ engineer! Everyone is just so friendly and informative that I did not have any fears towards anything going on in the company~

    Cons

    None based on what I remember

    Advice to Management

    Employees were predominantly Taiwanese as the company was found by a Taiwanese married couple, later sold to Cisco. Maybe it will be better to have more employees of other ethnicities


  11. "Linksys is a great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great environment
    Good People
    Things get done

    Cons

    Long days
    Too many meetings - true of most larger companies though

    Advice to Management

    What is going on? Personel changes are fine, but what is different? Communication is typically great, but there has been a vacuum lately.


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