Calix
3.9 of 5 26 reviews
www.calix.com Petaluma, CA 500 to 999 Employees

Calix Reviews

Updated May 23, 2014
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3.9 26 reviews

                             

100% Approve of the CEO

Calix President, CEO, and Director Carl Russo

Carl Russo

(21 ratings)

91% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good working environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeers and colleagues work together in a friendly environment

    ConsTend to be management heavy

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo many 'cooks' spoil the 'broth'

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Poisoned by HR department.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood working environment for the most part. People are nice. Stable revenue flow.

    ConsHas a bad HR crew especially on the top. Overpaid, Underworked, untrustworthy. HR is full of untalented Sr employees get paid big chunk but they hire consultants to do their job. They take care of themselves and go under the radar.
    Most of them don't show up to work in locations besides the ones working in HQ.

    Once you are hired, it is hard to get salary increase even if you are promoted. HR's tap runs dry for others.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRefresh your HR crew. Start from the TOP.They are poisoning the well.
    Recognise your top performers. Don't leave it up to HR. Review comp. in detail and give top performers awards and salary increase.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company with tons of upside

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Petaluma, CA

    ProsVery comfortable workplace. People who work here are very smart and a great bunch to chat with just about anything.

    ConsThere are not very many cons at Calix. The only thing I can think of is that sometimes when there is a deadline the expectation is to drop everything (including home life)

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhile I appreciate there have not been layoffs since the early days, running so lean can burn folks out.

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

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    Pretty Good.

    Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
    Petaluma, CA

    ProsTime to achieve your own goals.

    ConsBetter Head Quarter office location.

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

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    Great

    Electro-Mechanical Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
    Petaluma, CA

    ProsGood environment to work in. My experience was as an intern. People definitely did get promoted there from time to time, which could be noticed via email congratulations.

    ConsIntern pay was decent. I honestly am very grateful for the opportunity since finding an engineering internship in the north bay can be difficult.

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

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    Slow and steady growth..

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsGood opportunities to learn networking technologies and focus on carrier grade access business.

    ConsMore product acquisitions and confusion for product portfolio. Career growth level is slow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    start up environment and culture maintained by visionary leaders

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Leadership and competitive products

    Conshighly competitive market place for products and services

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

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    Great place to work and grow

    Testing Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsExcellent place to learn new and old access technologies

    ConsThere are no downsides that I could find out so far. It has been a nice experience and I hope it will continue to be.

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the good work

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

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    good company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Petaluma, CA

    Proscertain groups have very good leadership. Open communication and opportunity to express, good process and work culture

    ConsGood leadership inadvetently fell into denial trap. Subjectivity takes over objectivity. Course correction tends to look outside rather inside.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave plans and messaging in reality. Understand your buisiness in reality. Low margin, average technology. Don't expect world's best leaders will join you and they will solve the problem.
    Give opportunity to inside growth. There are some very talented middle management but superseded by legacy leadership (don't know what is what in changing world)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to learn and for challenge

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    ProsGood Management
    Good place to learn and for challenge

    ConsLimited growth for mid level managers

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