NETGEAR Reviews

Updated Feb 24, 2021

To filter reviews, or .
3.8
70%
Recommend to a Friend
87%
Approve of CEO
NETGEAR Chairman and CEO Patrick C.S. Lo (no image)
Patrick C.S. Lo
146 Ratings
Pros
Cons
More Pros and Cons
Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.
  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Firmware Developer Co-op in Richmond, BC

    I worked at NETGEAR full-time

    Pros

    Free pop and very friendly staff

    Cons

    Location is hard to get to on transit

  2. "Great pay but very poor work life balance"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NETGEAR full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pays higher than most companies around.

    Cons

    Not very good work life balance. Not really a chance to move up if you are away from the head office.


  3. "Company Review"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NETGEAR full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Good and realistic goals, and lots of new products - Lots of new technologies introduced - Good benefits for employees

    Cons

    - Everything so far so good at NETGEAR

  4. "Review"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer Coop in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at NETGEAR full-time

    Pros

    Laid back and nice people.

    Cons

    Nothing i can think of maybe regular stuff.

  5. "Good company to work for"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Operations 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NETGEAR full-time

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    Missing work and life balance

  6. COVID-19

    "Compassionate company that makes a effort for its employees."

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

    I have been working at NETGEAR full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, etc. Work mature employees usually left alone. Frequent surveys to determine what actions are needed to make its employee's work environment better and attempts to. Made a noticeable effort to hire with more diversity. Made big changes for the Covid Pandemic to ensure it's employee's safety like closing office, WFH, providing supplies and equipment, frequent online activities and meetings to avoid disconnect.

    Cons

    Fast pace high pressure environment. Schedules constantly shortened without notice. High expectations for results but that is the trade off with then top notch support. Like most companies, a few people there reaping the benefits and contributing very little.

    Continue reading
  7. "Culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Richmond, BC

    I have been working at NETGEAR full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good culture, teamwork, and good benefit

    Cons

    Not very good future profit

  8. "Great place to get experience."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer Co-op in Richmond, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They treated their co-ops very nicely. Gave us lots of experience in industry, and gave us space to explore our own interests.

    Cons

    Had some issues with HR where they took all the co-ops aside and told us we ate too much food at company events (which we didn't like, since lots of people ate a lot of food).

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Software Engineer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Good salary and benefit package.

    Cons

    Decision-making is too centralized. Lower level managers have little or no decision-making power. Upper management lacks a culture of innovation. There is too much bureaucracy.

  10. "Good work environment and great people"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Firmware Engineer Co-op in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NETGEAR for less than a year

    Pros

    Free breakfast on every Friday and flexible hours

    Cons

    needs more planning with the office

    Continue reading
Viewing 1 - 10 of 223 English Reviews

Work at NETGEAR? Share Your Experiences

NETGEAR logo
or