Finisar

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The best company I have ever worked for

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Vice President, Global IT in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Vice President, Global IT in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Finisar full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Great work environment, Easily approachable top management, Company culture and value system, Very liberal stock compensation etc., among the top positives

Cons

Given that company has exposure to Telecom industry, which is cyclical in nature, do not expect salary raises during the down cycles. Liberal RSU's fairly compensate for any loss in the increment

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor, Poor management!

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Horsham, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Horsham, PA

    I worked at Finisar

    Pros

    Ok place to work, when they have work to do. People who work in the assembly are are nice. Some engineers are nice.

    Cons

    False hope of having a long term job. Don't expect to work there more than a year. They move all products to other countries for assembly and testing. This company is exactly what is WRONG with American manufacturing and why we are failing as a country.

    Very poor management. Our group would go days with our manger speaking to us. He would sit at his desk on his computer or be talking to someone in another department for hours, but he never addressed our group or said hello. If you are a buddy of your manager and socialize with him outside of work (ie buying him drinks), your job should be safe as they tend to keep their "favorite employees" around longer.They ask you to work overtime on the weekend and then when you go to work on Monday there is nothing to do and you just sit around for hours doing nothing. They waste a lot of money by doing this but they don't seem to care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people fairly and tell people the truth, please.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It was a good, somewhat boring part-time job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Champaign, IL

    I worked at Finisar

    Pros

    I got a good pay for the type of work I was doing. The hours were very flexible and the people pretty friendly.

    Cons

    People in the office were usually pretty busy and there was not much time for interaction. I wish I would have found out earlier that would not need me any more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership was pretty good. The head engineer in my office was friendly. I got to meet only one person from higher management, so I can't really comment much about it.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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