NETGEAR Reviews

Updated 17 Jun 2020

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3.0
40%
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65%
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NETGEAR Chairman and CEO Patrick C.S. Lo (no image)
Patrick C.S. Lo
134 Ratings
Pros
  • "Relaxed work environment: mostly stress free; managers don't usually push you to take projects outside of your core duty(in 19 reviews)

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

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  1. "Excellent place or work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NETGEAR full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Market leaders Great internal people Adult working environment Great salary Good bonus structure Strong leadership up the chain

    Cons

    Lack of movement in HQ Slow to recognise need for progression Ruthless at times

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  2. "Decent"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Channel Account Manager in Bracknell, England

    I worked at NETGEAR full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great technology fun environment and decent benefits

    Cons

    Lack of growth and direction

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  3. "Good Prospect"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer, Quality in Hong Kong

    I have been working at NETGEAR full-time

    Pros

    Take care of employee Transparent Up to Date Products

    Cons

    Transition period Challenge from competitors such as Google, Amazon

  4. "A Good experience handling multiple products"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Product Manager 

    I worked at NETGEAR full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great team, fast moving environment, Weekly lunches

    Cons

    Salary is below market, low PTO

  5. "Not good, not bad"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Taipei
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NETGEAR full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    not bad salary and benefit

    Cons

    bad work balance, work like a chess, you can't think by yourself, just execute and do what boss said, slow software development, not a software company but hardware company

  6. "Active and fast moving company"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NETGEAR full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, have lots of freedom, you can do what you want, supportive management,.

    Cons

    lack of mentorship, direction, and for engineer, it maybe not a good place for you to grow.

  7. Helpful (2)

    "if work life balance is not your priority"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NETGEAR full-time

    Pros

    great hands on experiences overall

    Cons

    very limited resources, saw no signs of improvement

  8. "Fun times, strict management"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Support Engineer in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NETGEAR full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    lab, paid courses, laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    Not much chance to grow position wise

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  9. "Finance"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NETGEAR full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and compensation

    Cons

    Bad management and operating infrastructure

  10. Helpful (5)

    "A relic from the days of the early internet..."

    2.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NETGEAR full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The benefits are very good

    Cons

    Working at NETGEAR is like stepping into the early internet boom, in a bad way. Behind the times is an understatement. HQ is like the movie Office Space. There are no meaningful perks, all systems are archaic, and incompetence runs rampant. Very few women are in power. Anyone under age 50 is treated like a clueless child with nothing to offer. A lot of the products don't even work well. It's incredibly hierarchical, which makes it nearly impossible to get things done. Opportunities for creativity/new ideas are nonexistent. The CEO openly says it is not a democracy - what he thinks is law.

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