NETGEAR Reviews

Updated Jun 7, 2021

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NETGEAR Chairman and CEO Patrick C.S. Lo (no image)
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156 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work environment is pretty nice(in 24 reviews)

  • "Great work / life balance compared to other Silicon Valley companies(in 11 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Hard to meet work/ life balance(in 16 reviews)

  • "Upper management lacks a culture of innovation(in 10 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to grow your career/experience/skills.

      May 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      - Great team spirit. - People respect your work. (But you have to do it right) - You can try innovative projects that other corporate would hesitate to do it.

      Cons

      - Very fast pace schedule. - Lots of projects. (But it becomes a plus to your experience)

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Heading in a new direction

      Feb 16, 2021 - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
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      Pros

      Netgear has taken significant steps to change the direction of software development at the company. The organization is growing and building at a rapid pace. The new goals for the company offer a rare opportunity for real creativity and invention within an established company.

      Cons

      The 'exciting changes' are still in progress and there is a lot of work left to get there. If you're looking for well-established code and processes, you'll be disappointed; Netgear is not there yet. On the other hand, if you're the kind of person who likes to fix things and create new and better processes (both in code, and in the organization), you'll find eager and supportive management, but you'll also be a part of putting together the solution. Depending on who you are, this could be either a 'pro' or a 'con'.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Opportunity to learn and grow

      May 12, 2021 - Senior Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
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      Pros

      Opportunity to learn and grow, Friendly work place HR is really helpful Insurance is great

      Cons

      some groups are bit old school.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Good medium sized company to work for

      May 25, 2021 - Senior Supply Chain Planning Manager in San Jose, CA
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      Pros

      Exposure to different departments and functions at all levels. Teamwork vs working in silo

      Cons

      No support for building individual career path/goals. You are replaceable.

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Poor Management, no training, no progression

      Mar 31, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
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      Pros

      The majority of the people in the Technology Service team are good to work with. Ability to work on new projects. Salary and bonus are good

      Cons

      Complete lack of diversity and inclusion. No training approved. Very poor management and Nepotism. Bully and fear tactics from top management filters down so it’s a challenge to perform well as doing thigs right in NETGEAR is not the way things are done. All projects receive an unrealistic deadline are never achieved so projects are mostly done backwards. Lots of patting on the back for job well done but the reality is very different. Challenge to be motivated in such an environment with very little positives.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Mature in some areas, less so in others.

      Nov 3, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
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      Pros

      Major player in the SoHo and Small business markets. Global company, successful in the global market, respected brand. Positive culture, for the most part.

      Cons

      Quality of software development resources needs a major boost.

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      not a great place to work

      Jun 1, 2021 - Director in San Jose, CA
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      Pros

      Pay was good and health coverage is good

      Cons

      no regards for the people working there

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Hardware company going through the pains of building software

      May 26, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      - good benefits - fast pace environment (if you like that)

      Cons

      - below market compensation - lack of company culture - lack of good and up to date tools

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Bolstering hardware brand with software services creating opportunities

      Feb 11, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
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      Pros

      Billion+ company that runs like a startup. Initiative, drive and creativity are prioritized above bureaucracy. Visionary Co-founder and CEO has successfully navigated industry for decades, mitigated supply chain disasters before competitors felt them, etc. Growth of services and plans for new decade is inspiring.

      Cons

      High ratio of contractors vs. full-time accumulated tech-debt that isn't as fun to clean-up as working on new services launching.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good working environment

      Apr 8, 2021 - Antenna Design Engineer 
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      Pros

      Colleagues are supportive and good work/life balance

      Cons

      I have nothing particular to complain.

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