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Overall, the best work environment I have experienced in my 30+ years in the Valley!

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Current Employee - Leadership Role In Human Resources in Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Leadership Role In Human Resources in Redwood City, CA

I have been working at Equinix

Pros

The people, including Senior Management, are trustworthy, fair, and work well together. The Compensation and Rewards program is robust. Senior Management cares about employees. The company is growing, yet continues to examine ways to "get better". I am lucky to be here

Cons

Growing pains, some regional/corporate infighting, lack of systems and some resourced. All can be fixed, and some fixes are already underway

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep reaching out globally. The bigger we get, the harder for employees to feel connected. And if you have any spare time, spend it on thanking the folks in the data centers around the world

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company has lot of good people which makes it pleasurable to work, but IT is just the wrong place to be working at.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Equinix

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay package, nice hard working people, growing company with global presence.

    Cons

    IT is like a sweatshop, where people are expected to hangon late (like beyond 7pm) even on fridays and even if there is no ciritcal or time sensitive work, coming after 9 AM is questioned, spending 40 hours is considered 'not working hard', people are being monitored when they enter or exit office building. Team members steal others idea and it is encouraged. Hard working and sincere people get sidelined and incompetents reap all the benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect people like humans.

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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Equinix - solid company; could use some fixes to make it a truly great place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at Equinix

    Pros

    Very good people, some politics but healthy business means people are generally in good mood and helpful to eachother; people believe and are excited about the company for the most part; the company appears to have very good momentum and an opportunity to be a leader in the industry

    Best treated groups:

    Sales - definitely a sales oriented culture -- these people get really treated well

    Legal - this group enjoys very good quality of life for they pay they make

    Marketing - has among the best salaries and titles for the quality of people (though they do not appear to be widely respected within the company)

    Cons

    rapid growth means some teams are hiring too quickly and quality of staff is not consistent across teams (sometimes people are overqualified or underqualified for the title they're hired in at); quality of life and compensation are not always fair across groups; company is very collegiate and favors "getting along" and there is a little bit of a "get on the bus or get off the bus" attitude that makes it hard to give open feedback

    Finance - works among the longest hours and like many finance organizations the culture is work hard and grin and bear it

    Operations - the key to the company but the leadership in this team rules with a very heavy handed approach and does not encourage going outside of the group and sharing group "secrets" with others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to develop a plan to excite the top performers; the compensation strategy favors evenly distributing equity -- so much equity is given to staff that it has become less meaningful to top performers -- the leadership team should give more equity to Directors and above and focus on cash bonuses, benefits, and quality of life for the staff below Directors so that equity to the top can be more meaningful and those that have more of a 9-5 work attitude can have the lifestyle they want; don't hire too many people to quickly

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