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RGB Spectrum Reviews

Updated Oct 16, 2017

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Robert Marcus
7 Ratings
  1. Helpful (4)

    "RGB employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RGB Spectrum

    Pros

    Frendly environment, very profesional and outstanding support,great compensation with outstanding benefits, great locartion and close to shopping center have opportunity to continue your education for higher learning.

    Cons

    na na na na na na na

    Advice to Management

    more training for employees

    RGB Spectrum2016-03-17
  2. "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RGB Spectrum full-time

    Pros

    Fair pay and a new game room

    Cons

    Poor management and lots of pressure from above

    RGB Spectrum2017-10-17
  3. Helpful (8)

    "SW Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RGB Spectrum full-time

    Pros

    - Nice people to work with. - Location - Flexible work hours

    Cons

    - Health benefit for family is extremely bad. It is probably the worst among the tech. companies. - CEO management skills

    Advice to Management

    Make health benefit better and affordable please.

    RGB Spectrum2016-06-23
  4. Helpful (1)

    "RGB"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Alameda, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RGB Spectrum

    Pros

    During five years with RGB, I experienced and observed many growing opportunities. Company encourages its employees to grow and do their best. They offer Tuition reimbursement and Annual Reviews that often lead to promotion. Management team is usually understanding and supportive. I would also highlight that RGB has a lot of talented and interesting people and it’s a pleasure to work with them.

    Cons

    Exchange of information between departments

    RGB Spectrum2016-02-26
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Nice Location"

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    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RGB Spectrum for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The company is located in a very nice spot. Alameda is lovely. There have been some brilliant people there who have built up world-class technology. They have an interesting mix of products, well-supported and marketed by some good and interesting people.

    Cons

    Their CEO is a micro-managing tyrant who bullies his staff into untenable positions, wasting time and management resources, leading to schedule slips and poor product and market definition. His company succeeds, in as much as it does, in spite of him, not because of him. The company's benefits are sub-par, and the compensation is below industry standards. The company is privately held and likely to remain so; don't...

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    Advice to Management

    Take lots of deep breaths. Create an interesting side-project to keep the boss busy while you get some real work done. Try and get him to compensate his staff and give them some equity.

    RGB Spectrum2015-11-11
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Work Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at RGB Spectrum full-time

    Pros

    Reasonable hours and some great people make this a generally enjoyable place to work.

    Cons

    Executive management does not communicate enough and can be opaque even when trying to communicate. Pay is somewhat lower than other Bay Area companies

    Advice to Management

    People Matter - Listen to them

    RGB Spectrum2015-06-24

    RGB Spectrum Response

    February 24, 2016CFO

    Dear Current Employee, Thank you for your review. Good to hear you find RGB an enjoyable place to work and the hours reasonable. We value employee wellness and having a strong work life balance is part of that. As part of continuous improvement, we now provide two days of paid personal ...

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Smaller company, but steady growth."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at RGB Spectrum full-time

    Pros

    Engineering teams are well managed and have good talent. Marketing unit is energetic and knowledgeable. Operations mostly out-of-house, but in-house staff is very experienced. Balanced work loads and an easy going atmosphere.

    Cons

    Processes are not aqueduct for a professional company, but slowly improving. Medical benefits are very poor. Employees tend to be single, or get coverage from a spouse. CEO is past his prime. Tendency to micromanage his immediate staff. Schedules frequently slip.

    RGB Spectrum2015-06-12
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Company's potential success is weighed down by problems"

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

    I have been working at RGB Spectrum

    Pros

    very good work-life balance management very understanding of home life Easy going atmosphere in general

    Cons

    no vested interest in company's success benefits are average at best very little investment in employee development poor internal business processes Most things seem to be decided on a whim or knee jerk reaction. creating see-saw on work , projects, and issues elements of management have been know to be VERY public & aggressive with criticisms of employees. Has caused people to quit on the spot, others to give notice...

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    Advice to Management

    Create and enforce internal processes for all departments,invest in employees so they can grow within the company. Build trust with employees so they can do they can take true ownership of their work.

    RGB Spectrum2015-06-19
  9. "Senior Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Alameda, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RGB Spectrum full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pretty stable for an engineer if you do your job well since it is privately held. Good work life balance for the most part. get to work with lot of smart engineers.

    Cons

    Benefits could be better. In an industry with heavy competition so striving hard to be profitable due to slow evolution.

    Advice to Management

    Has to evolve quickly and trust engineers more.

    RGB Spectrum2015-06-06

    RGB Spectrum Response

    February 24, 2016CFO

    Dear Senior Engineer, Thank you for your feedback. We are constantly working on improving the benefits for our employees. Just recently we increased the matching contribution benefit under the company’s salary deferral plan (401K) and added two days of paid personal time per year. ...

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Small company, Frantic, but good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RGB Spectrum

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging work. High value given to work life balance Flexible work schedule Smart people with lots of integrity.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't great, but acceptable. Specifications change at the drop of a hat. So stay on your toes! Upper management kind of isolated.

    Advice to Management

    Relax, have confidence in your employees

    RGB Spectrum2014-08-08
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