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NETGEAR Reviews

Updated October 18, 2018
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NETGEAR Chairman and CEO Patrick C.S. Lo
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Pros
  • "Great work / life balance compared to other Silicon Valley companies" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Relaxed work environment: mostly stress free; managers don't usually push you to take projects outside of your core duty" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The HQ employees and leadership are extremely positive and easy to work with.
    Product teams are creating new and exciting products all the time. This makes positioning and selling their products easy

    Cons

    I really can not think of any 'cons'

    Advice to Management

    Though I have respect for most of the leadership, they still struggle with how to deal with conflict (example: dealing with a problem manager). Luckily this rarely occurs.


  2. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NETGEAR full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay, strong management, a lot you can learn!

    Cons

    Not much, may not work for all.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Micro managed and Power pointed to death"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NETGEAR full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free soda, free water, free coffee

    Cons

    No one really seems to care about anything

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees and stop micro managing things that don’t even matter


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Too much politics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NETGEAR full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good outlook. great product. great engineers

    Cons

    top heavy. office politics. software quality is terrible

    Advice to Management

    ask yourself if you are proud of your contribution to the company.


  5. "Systems Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Management, medical, vacation and sick time.

    Cons

    Nothing that i can think of.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Does not recommend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NETGEAR full-time

    Pros

    Free beverage
    Bagel/fruit fridays
    Free medical/dental/vision insurance

    Cons

    Absolutely NO work/life balance
    Runs very lean
    Poor management communication
    Low pay compared to competitors


  7. "Netgear"

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    Former Employee - Project Lead in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Project Lead in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not bad for the benefit

    Cons

    Hard to meet work/ life balance

  8. "Director Computer Vision"

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    Current Employee - Director Computer Vision in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director Computer Vision in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NETGEAR full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great market, great hardware product, nice work life balance, good people. The team is growing fast and the quality of engineers is good!

    Cons

    Office space needs improvement. A bit far from HQ. Since the team is growing fast things can be a bit hectic. Also, software processes and tools are in the process of being overhauled and greatly modernized, but the transition is currently happening.


  9. "Senior Staff Computer Vision Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at NETGEAR full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Allowed to work from home one day per week.

    Cons

    Things are moving too slowly.


  10. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NETGEAR full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great managers to help me as a young student to kick off the career.

    Cons

    Not any so far. Everything is good.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it great. Keep it open.