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Great place to work prior to dot-com crash

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Former Employee - NSE  in  Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - NSE in Mountain View, CA

I worked at Equinix full-time for more than a year

Pros

Very smart people, very forward-thinking people

Cons

Dot-com crash created serious cash crunch

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stay focused.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    This boat will sink soon enough.

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    Former Employee - Sales and Leasing  in  Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales and Leasing in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Equinix full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary and compensation. The colo data center environment is a great place to be.

    Cons

    Old and tired micro management leadership with a peddler mentality. Working at Telx is a nightmare. The top performers are getting their numbers and success through attrition and their assigned account base. Over 80%+ of "new" sales are with existing customers and logos. New reps are left to fend for themselves with little support and many never get accounts and are pushed out of the business with 3-5 months. Deals are split between reps just because a rep has an account in their name in SF and this creates a great deal of favoritism and exclusion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house! The leadership might have been the right leadership to get the company rolling, but it is not the leadership needed to take the company and it's people to the next level. Help new reps by giving them accounts they can build from while also hunting down new logos.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Culture of mediocrity.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equinix as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice people, nice facilities, lots of food around, always busy.

    Cons

    At HQ, lack of leadership, lack of senior visibility, a culture of avoiding decision-making, making promises and committments without follow-through. A few outstanding people make the others look truly incompetent. A work culture where late nights, constant changes and decisions that are constantly revisited or never made at all forces the good people to throw up their hands and to give up. Inflated titles don't make people into leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You hire a tremendous number of consultants & contractors. Try listening to them. And take a serious look at your bench strength: 40% of your staff at HQ are B-C quality performers.

    Doesn't Recommend
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