Equinix Reviews

Updated June 9, 2015
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Equinix President & CEO Stephen M. Smith
Stephen M. Smith
26 Ratings

Pros
  • Great benefits and decent wages (in 5 reviews)

  • Great business model poised for continued success (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is lauded by top executives, but in reality, it's frowned upon (in 5 reviews)

  • Global growing pains and resistance to change creates tension (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Sr. Project Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equinix

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leadership, Growth and Stability in sector..

    Cons

    Growth of company has drawbacks but is being managed properly.

    Advice to Management

    Great leadership at C-level & keep listening to your employees.

    Equinix Response

    Jun 15, 2015Talent Delivery & Social Media Advisor

    Thanks for taking the time to write this review, and for being a supplier of positive energy and good vibes. As we grow and manage through change, employees with attitudes like yours make all the ... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    Career Defining

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Equinix full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked for Equinix for almost 4 years and it was a career defining experience for me. Equinix is the leader in their space because of their focus on excellence. That focus goes into everything they do. Great people who are passionate about doing what's right. Great leadership. CEO rocks.

    Cons

    In my group there was a lot of change in leadership and the organization which was distracting. It was a little concerning in that there was not clear idea on when things might settle down. Sometimes it took longer to get things pushed ahead. There wasn't a good sense of the culture which might be different now.

    Advice to Management

    When a lot of change or transition is happening or on the horizon, communicate more not less to your group. Be more transparent so the team isn't wondering what is going on.

    Equinix Response

    Jun 15, 2015Talent Delivery & Social Media Advisor

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are thrilled to read your positive comments about our employee population as well as company leadership, and we share your sentiments—Steve rocks ... More


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good Money, Solid Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equinix

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growing, solid company. As long as there is an internet, there will be Equinix. They pay above average salaries.

    Cons

    Red Tape, Lots of consensus needed just to make a simple change. Difficult product to understand if you're not techy.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more autonomy. Be open to moving at a faster pace. Keep growing intelligently.

    Equinix Response

    Jun 15, 2015Talent Delivery & Social Media Advisor

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback here. As we continue to innovate and empower our customers to shape the digital future together, we fully recognize that a faster pace goes hand ... More


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good Place to work with competitive benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ibx Site Engineer in Elk Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Ibx Site Engineer in Elk Grove, CA

    I have been working at Equinix full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good team, Good leadership, Much to learn, and stock options.

    Cons

    Too many procedures and protocols for escalation. It's always changing. Needs to be simplified.

    Equinix Response

    Jun 16, 2015Talent Delivery & Social Media Advisor

    Thanks for your review, your positive outlook, and for being an energy supplier at Equinix. As you continue on your learning quest, we hope you will take advantage of the many development ... More


  6. Lead Data CenterTech

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Cneter Technician in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Data Cneter Technician in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Equinix

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The check never bounce and great pay and great benefits

    Cons

    You work either 12.5 hours days or 12.5 hours for the night shift. It doesn't even matter if you worked the last 5 years for Christmas and Thanksgiving if your shift falls on that holiday you are working. You cannot take PTO for holidays. That is rough when you got little kids at the house. Steel toe shoes , guess they are scared you going to drop a SM or MM fiber cable on your foot, lol.

    Advice to Management

    Needs changes since they cannot keep techs

    Equinix Response

    Jun 15, 2015Talent Delivery & Social Media Advisor

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review, and also for your commitment to serving our customers and the Equinix community.

    We are sorry to hear that you have some concerns about
    ... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facilities Coordinator in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Facilities Coordinator in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Equinix full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Honestly, the people here are what make this company. Every person here is just amazing - and that includes the C-levels.

    Cons

    Very top-heavy - the company seems to hire lots of managers, Directors, VPs...and not enough folks to work for them.

    Equinix Response

    Jun 17, 2015Talent Delivery & Social Media Advisor

    Thanks for taking the time to write this review and for sharing your feedback with us. We love your positive outlook and share your sentiments on the extraordinary people—talented and curious with a ... More


  8. Great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IBX Network Technician
    Current Employee - IBX Network Technician

    I have been working at Equinix

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation is competitive. People are great to work with.

    Cons

    Not enough shares are giving.


  9. Great company. I'd consider going back.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ERC Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - ERC Specialist in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Equinix

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity within the organization, for personal growth. Customer facing positions present an opportunity to work with industry leaders in a number of sectors.

    Cons

    Benefits have declined over the years across the board. However, the company is quite generous overall.

    Advice to Management

    Work more closely with customer facing organizations within the company. This will give an added benefit of knowing your customer and invigorate those that work with clients on a daily basis.


  10. GOOD COMPANY

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equinix

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    NEW TECHNOLOGY, good environment, good location

    Cons

    TOO FAST PACE, team member sometimes have to work late

    Advice to Management

    improve the employee satisfaction


  11. Helpful (1)

    Excellent Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Technical Lead Software Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Contractor - Technical Lead Software Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Equinix as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Technology Stack
    Good Team
    Huge on Contracting

    Cons

    Lots of Work
    Need to negotiate well

    Equinix Response

    Jun 17, 2015Talent Delivery & Social Media Advisor

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review and share your experience. We appreciate your positive outlook and hope you will continue to be a supplier of positive energy at Equinix.



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