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Finisar Reviews

37 Reviews
37 Reviews
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Finisar CEO and Director Eitan Gertel
Eitan Gertel
14 Ratings

    Great company, I have ever worked with.

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    Current Employee - Software Applications  in  Allen, TX
    Current Employee - Software Applications in Allen, TX

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


    Great company, great work environment. Best people I have ever worked with. Great compensation. Easy access to upper management. The one of the very positive part of management is always consider alternative to layoffs.


    It's very hard to say... alternative to layoffs sometime you feel like painful.. but its good for everybody. I would request unhappy person "go and ask the person who lost his job during this crisis". (With current financial crisis over the globe you really cannot blame anybody).

    Positive Outlook
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Finisar Interviews

Updated Apr 18, 2014
Updated Apr 18, 2014

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    Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Finisar in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted directly by the hiring manager. It was a rather long and tortuous game of Charlie Brown and Lucy with the football. I admit to being unprepared for the first interview. Miraculously, I was given a second shot at another facility. The second one went better. A reference check was about to be conducted until I sent in a recent copy of my resume to the interviewer. All of a sudden things went silent until I decided to conduct a follow up call. I was given some story that alluded to other candidates being considered. There is no way to confirm, but I have every reason to believe this company does not hire the unemployed.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked a general project management scenario. It wasn't terribly difficult, but a I had to recall a lot of experiences within thirty seconds to make it to the section of the gauntlet.   Answer Question
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Headquarters Sunnyvale, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1988
Type Company - Public (FNSR)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Finisar helps put the "work" in network with equipment that enables high-speed data communications over LANs or metro-area and storage-area networks (MANs/SANs). Finisar's optical components and subsystems include data links (transmitters, receivers, and transceivers) and link extenders. While the company's customers have included US information technology leaders such as Cisco Systems, EMC, and IBM, Finisar makes the bulk of its sales to customers outside the US. In 2008 the company merged with rival Optium in a stock-swap deal valued at approximately $243 million.

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