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

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Foster City, CA

I have been working at Equinix

ProsVery 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)

Consrapid 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 Senior ManagementNeed 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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Cool company to work for...

Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Equinix


Pros: One of the fastest growing company. World's ninety percent of internet traffic… Cons: Very slow career growth. Company believes more in new employee… Advice to Senior Management: Career growth and market rates for employees. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Ok company to work for because of Stock Option

Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Equinix


Pros: Stock Option and overall benefit package Cons: limit career growth and below market salary Advice to Senior Management: salary vs market price. Because of good stock… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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