Equinix
3.4 of 5 48 reviews
www.equinix.com Foster City, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 30, 2014

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Equinix President & CEO Stephen M. Smith

Stephen M. Smith

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70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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IBX Network Technician (Current Employee)

I have been working at Equinix full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat benefits and decent wages

ConsNot many company perks besides free coffee and soda.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great People and Generous Compensation

Manager (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA

I have been working at Equinix full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat people to work with and fun.
Very flexible.
Very generous and give competitive compensation.

ConsLack of growth opportunities within the company.
Getting very stressful due to some many projects with strict deadlines.
Organization structure is upside-down triangle with so many people holding senior management title with same level of authority and it can create disorder and chaos.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is so focused on business goals, needs to take a bit more time to see what employees want/need.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work. Bad management in Chicago area.

Senior Network Tech (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsGreat pay and average benefits.

ConsBad management in the Chicago area.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't say no to any offer in Chicago. It will follow you to the grave.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Equinix full-time

ProsPlenty of interesting work. Great people.
Competitive pay.
Great benefits.
Growing company year-over-year.

ConsSmall company politics hinders growth and multi team collaboration.
No upward mobility for career growth.
No real perks compared to other big name companies.
Risk adverse company.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide career growth opportunities.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Growth Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Equinix

ProsProspects for growth, compensation and benefits

Consstill evolving to achieve efficiency and satisfaction level for employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall good experience, but be prepared for bumps along the way

Account Executive (Current Employee)

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

Pros- Amazing earnings potential
- Great benefits/stock plan
- Good people across all organizations
- Service delivery is rock solid
- Great value proposition, tremendous growth
- Spectacular employee events
- Very respectful work/life balance

A pretty amazing company history and current trajectory. Upper management really has a handle on the business and does an amazing job.

Cons- Finicky culture favors tenured veterans; historical disparity in treatment between 'rock stars' and the rest
- Some growing pains, lots of reorganization in sales
- Despite tremendous overall growth, brand not recognized in some verticals
- International regions still not fully integrated
- Occasional feelings that you are starting over from scratch
- Sometimes whispering, some backstabbing

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize that newer sales people need better tools, ramps, and training to have them succeed. Newer people can feel they are on the 'outside' of the culture, and despite smiles from everyone, there can be a feeling of alienation. While some reorganization is necessary, constant changes in manager, account base, or job role is disruptive to both employees and clients.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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One of the best companies I have worked at. You will work hard and be part of something great.

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

ProsMany challenges to help you grow. You will be rewarded if you perform well. Fun and exciting technology. Nerve center of the internet.

ConsThere is a lot of growing pains. As the company expands there are a lot of processes lacking. There is no work life balance and at times you feel you are at a start up. It is hard to stop working after a 12 hour day. In some cases you could work 20 hours a day and still not be caught up.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook at work life balance. The compensation is fine, however it is hard to stay with a company that will put you in the grave at an early age. Try and bring back the human element. A lot of times you are treated like a resource that is owned by the company. Try and hire more so workers are not spread too thin to do their jobs under their ability.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company growth

IBX Network Technician (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

Pros-Company has had continous steady growth for several years
-stability
-global recognition of brand

Cons-Sales and upper regional management treat site technicians poorly until needed to resolve issues pertaining to areas of data center expertise.
-very little growth for upward career mobility
-stagnant wages
-little to no training for many new hires. "Baptism by fire through total immersion" or " sink or swim" mentality with management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice company

Global Operations Intern (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Equinix as an intern for less than a year

ProsThe employees are very down to earth and friendly. Everyone seems to know what they are doing and the company culture is very positive.

ConsNo cons really from my short term internship.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Place to Work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Tampa, FL

I have been working at Equinix

Pros- Stable growth
- consistent stock and bonus
- industry leader
- great work/ personal life balance
- youthful low & middle management (opportunity)

Cons- a bit of arrogance and selfishness built into the culture
- youthful low & middle management (not as experienced)
- sometimes too much political game play given the size of the organization

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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