Infinera

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good environment

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Infinera

Pros

good culture
coworkers are usually sharp to very sharp and friendly
interesting product and technology
good place to get things done

Cons

can be disorganized
could be high workload
lots of personalities in upper ranks though that's not always bad
small cubes

Advice to ManagementAdvice

career advancement opportunities vary widely by group - please have more consistent system
total compensation doesn't have much stock component

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Do not work here.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Writer/Blogger in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Tech Writer/Blogger in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Infinera

    Pros

    Big name, big company, and located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Seems like a good company to work for at first, but it's a total mess.

    Cons

    I was originally hired as a tech writer to submit a blog every two weeks. I've worked there for 3 months now and have only received one assignment, instead of six. If that wasn't bad enough, I haven't even been compensated for the first assignment yet and its been almost two months since submitting the invoice. My manager answers her e-mails to me 2-4 weeks late- it's just a complete mess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together, you're developing a terrible reputation for the company. It won't be long before nobody will want to work with you guys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Will leave once economy picks up

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Infinera

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Stability
    Midlevel staff is pleasant
    Centrally located
    Innovative technology
    Good work-life balance
    Decent PTO

    Cons

    No room for growth
    Management doesn't value high performers
    Big egos at the top, no clear road map
    Compensation low for market
    Old-fashioned, not innovative
    Employees don't feel valued
    Attrition rate very high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The execs run this place like a dictatorship. The engineering teams build great products, but the exec team has no idea how to market and sell them. They'd also better start learning how to boost morale (and compensation). HR is trying to deal with the high attrition rates. It will only get worse as economy picks up.

    No opinion of CEO
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