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Found 274 of over 334 reviews
3.9
75% Recommend to a Friend
NETGEAR Chairman and CEO Patrick C.S. Lo
88% Approve of CEO

Found 272 of over 334 reviews

3.9
75%
Recommend to a Friend
88%
Approve of CEO
NETGEAR Chairman and CEO Patrick C.S. Lo
Patrick C.S. Lo
183 Ratings

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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "I have been able to promote several people and reward great performers.(in 27 reviews)
  • "Good pay compared to industry standards.(in 14 reviews)
  • "Pay and benefits are good.(in 14 reviews)
  • "Salary is good.(in 11 reviews)
  • "Great team, fast moving environment, Weekly lunches(in 9 reviews)
Cons
  • "Bad management and operating infrastructure(in 16 reviews)
  • "No work/life balance(in 13 reviews)
  • "Managers don’t get reviewed by direct reports, so there’s no accountability.(in 10 reviews)
  • "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.(in 7 reviews)
  • "Bad culture and lack of facilities and learning(in 5 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Good culture

    Jun 20, 2022 - Test Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The team culture was great

    Cons

    I don’t see big issue

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  2. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Could be a good company if...

    Jun 29, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Handful of really great people -Stock options -Can work from home -Unlimited FTA

    Cons

    -Zero work-life balance -Directors and above can't read data sheets or want to hear real data. -Everything is communicated in a PowerPoint presentation...EVERYTHING. It's like working for toddlers. -Company social media platform, is just a megaphone for the CEO to post tone deafly about his Omega watch while people were being laid off. -Expectations to be available 24/7, respond to emails while on FTA -You either hide your real opinion or say yes to dumb initiatives. This leads to beige ideas and "innovation by committee". -The insane push to be "premium" on everything. The idea customer is the 1%. You make utility items for the internet, not designing Omega watches.

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    9 people found this review helpful
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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Great Company

    Mar 7, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Nice to treat to their employees.

    Cons

    Standard pay and benefit as market.

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    The CTO org has clear ideals- and right people at the helm

    Feb 21, 2022 - Senior Manager Software Engineering 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    CTO Management Team- has strong technology ideals, hence a place for learning/growth. Has a problem solving approach

    Cons

    the pay/ bonus/ rsu refreshers

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great Benefits

    Oct 12, 2021 - Manager, Customer Support 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good management team, benefits and focus on profitability

    Cons

    building services business for a hardware-focused company

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  7. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Hypocritical culture

    Oct 22, 2021 - Consultant in Fremont, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Bonus is good when company is doing well.

    Cons

    CEO is Hypocritical. Do things exactly opposite as he told employees not to. HR and legal are his left/right hand to not put him in trouble.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  8. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great People, Great Work

    Sep 16, 2021 - Senior User Experience Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Very Smart people. Everyone is passionate about what they do and they really care about the work they do!

    Cons

    Don't come here if you are not a high achiever, or extremely motivated. It is not a place for the weak. You need to be an alpha dog and focused on producing results every day.

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  9. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Treatment of employees: use and abuse

    Aug 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Handful of really great peers -Stock options -Currently have the option of working from home -Unlimited FTA

    Cons

    -No work-life balance -Likes to run lean at the expense of employee's sanity -Company social media platform, you are expected to interact with to please CEO and scolded if you don't -Expectations to be available 24/7 -Expectation to respond to emails while on FTA -Expectation to brown-nose anyone above you

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    11 people found this review helpful
  10. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Pure Chaos - Kafkaesquan Parade

    Aug 30, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Chaos, if you like to swim in the mud.

    Cons

    The company is desperately trying to pivot to become a Software Development Company & to offer Cloud subscription services. Most of the staff are remote, they primarily reside in India. They hire handlers in the US who are absolutely sociopathic, narcissistic people with ridiculous, fake-bloated profiles on Linkedin, but they can speak with the remote "resources" in their own language and handle them. The company is 20 years behind in everything. We spent countless hours with meetings where the boss is slowly editing Power Point presentations while all the underlings are quietly watching, only speaks when being asked. Productivity doesn't matters, the only thing matters that the reports are looking good. Leadership is unable to make decisions, they barely understand the technology they are supposed to work with. Everything is about keeping / losing faces. Foreign/remote subordinates are frightened to lose their jobs and their US based handlers/managers are reigning over them as mini feudal dictators in their tiny fiefdom. Red tape is horrifying, everything must go through on 20 approvals back and forth for weeks before it can be implemented. Probably the lowest productivity organization I ever worked for. Project management is often just editing Powerpoint slides to represent what has been done, so it can be used as a pretty report for your boss' superiors. What REALLY has been done is irrelevant. And even if you get something done, you might have to keep re-doing it over and over again as leadership cannot make a decision and constantly changing their goals back and forth every week.

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    15 people found this review helpful
  11. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good

    Jul 29, 2021 - Senior Marketing Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fast paced environment and interesting projects. Interesting work place and good policies. Salary structure is decent and at par with market trends,

    Cons

    IT senior management is not very accomodative and work life balance is not good. Growth and recognition of work is not good.

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    3 people found this review helpful
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NETGEAR has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 334 reviews left anonymously by employees. 75% of employees would recommend working at NETGEAR to a friend and 60% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 13% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, NETGEAR employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at NETGEAR. This rating has improved by 7% over the last 12 months.

75% of NETGEAR employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated NETGEAR 3.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at NETGEAR to be benefits, career development, coworkers and the cons to be culture, senior leadership, management.

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