Finisar Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
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Finisar CEO and Director Eitan Gertel
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  1. Ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Finisar

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

    Pros

    People very nice. Relax maybe to relax.

    Cons

    Not organized. Eng. are not seriouse

    Advice to Management

    None

  2. Process Director

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    Current Employee - Process Director in Allen, TX
    Current Employee - Process Director in Allen, TX

    I have been working at Finisar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of the peers there are fairly easy to work with

    Cons

    The Directors there are fanatical. They find a red herring to chase and when their big blown out goose chase fails the blame all the subordinates. They will blame anyone to take the heat off themselves

    Advice to Management

    Grow up

  3. Helpful (1)

    very trying

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Finisar

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    high tech company that is a leader

    Cons

    everyone mostly are backstabbers, outsourcing the business to asia

    Advice to Management

    focus on the us employees

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  5. great people, poor business model

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Finisar

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People at Finisar are very nice and company is trying hard to keep it this way. I heard from several people that it's so imporatnt fot them that they would be reluctant to switch company even if somebody else would offer them a 10-15% higher salary. Company currently is number one in the world in terms of market share of optical components ( modules).
    Senior management is generally resonable. Most of the times they do smart things. unfortunately, when they do make mistakes, mistakes are terrible and have negative influence on company's valuation ( read stock price) for years. That's it

    Cons

    Number one problem is lack of career opportunites. Because US R&D head count basically stays constant over years and all manufacturing side has been moved overseas, there are essentically no career oppotunities at Finisar US.
    Second problem is a broken business model. Finisar sells optical components to large companies. Cisco is number 1 or number 2. While Finisar is constantly struggling to be profitable, Cisco, HP and other brands resell Finisar products to their customers for literally 10 times of what they pay to Finisar. It certanly makes it very hard for Finisar to become profitable. Stiff competition does not make it easier. Plus, history of M&A shows Finisar senior management beleives it's competitors are always have superior technology. Only after deal is done managers realize price they paid was too steep. It happened 4-5 times and apparanetely management learned nothing

    Advice to Management

    Think twice about new M&A. Expand into new areas like Test & Services

  6. Production Engineer

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Finisar full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a large International company that manufactures leading technology in the Telecommunications industry.

    Cons

    The is little career progression and do not like to promote from within the company.

  7. So so for fresh graduates

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Development Engineer in Ipoh (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Test Development Engineer in Ipoh (Malaysia)

    I worked at Finisar full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are ok.
    Pay is so so.

    Cons

    Career opportunities not much.

    Advice to Management

    -

  8. A nightmare and a true experience of cronysm

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Finisar

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

    Pros

    Good location with the good employees well being facilities, e.g. Health care room and gym. Some of the team members are good, but mostly are just work with no words due to a very micro manage leadership.

    Cons

    The senior management especially at Malaysia only take care of their own cronies. The turnover rate for engineers/managers/senior managers are high. Each of the new hire managers are bonded two years. Usually manager will leave once reach two years. The promotion of the managers also base on Cronyism. The senior management will be willing to rehire managers that has very poor leadership skills or performance traits and willing to let go the performance managers.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the true meaning and value of these three words: honesty, integrity and be humber.
    These are not the dictionary meaning, and not to use as devicive tools, but as a way of being.

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