Equinix Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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Equinix President & CEO Stephen M. Smith
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Pros
  • Knowledgeable people, great benefits, flexible schedule (in 5 reviews)

  • Great business model poised for continued success (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is lauded by top executives, but in reality, it's frowned upon (in 5 reviews)

  • The company is experiencing serious growing pains (in 8 reviews)

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  1. IBX NETWORK TECHNICIAN

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Equinix (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work enviroment and company

    Cons

    There are none, this is the best employer i have ever worked for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  2. Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - IBX Network Technician
    Current Employee - IBX Network Technician

    I have been working at Equinix

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation is competitive. People are great to work with.

    Cons

    Not enough shares are giving.

  3. Great company. I'd consider going back.

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    Former Employee - ERC Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - ERC Specialist in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Equinix

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity within the organization, for personal growth. Customer facing positions present an opportunity to work with industry leaders in a number of sectors.

    Cons

    Benefits have declined over the years across the board. However, the company is quite generous overall.

    Advice to Management

    Work more closely with customer facing organizations within the company. This will give an added benefit of knowing your customer and invigorate those that work with clients on a daily basis.

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  5. Fast paced and rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Equinix full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strategic objectives and culture present frequent opportunities provided you face the challenge, flexible working hours, respectable compensation, tremendous company

    Cons

    Stress - to be expected

  6. Worst culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Equinix as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for technically inclined people.

    Cons

    Never seen a company that enforces 9 to 6 timing in bayarea .So self minded and extremely poor culture.If you wanna join , embrace for the worst.

    Advice to Management

    Be the change you want to see.

  7. GOOD COMPANY

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equinix

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    NEW TECHNOLOGY, good environment, good location

    Cons

    TOO FAST PACE, team member sometimes have to work late

    Advice to Management

    improve the employee satisfaction

  8. Helpful (4)

    Until there is a management shift in Marketing, I would not advocate joining (unless you're desperate)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Equinix (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great data center facilities and operations, nice offices

    Cons

    In a nutshell, the marketing leadership team hosts a some very unprofessional and unqualified people who wield a lot of budget and headcount. There is so much potential given the great product, but that potential won't be fully realized until some of the toxic and unproductive characters in management leave. Sadly, those characters are the ones hiring and they are responsible for driving out the qualified team members with their unethical behavior and lack of marketing skills/ability to manage.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up. You have a problem that isn't going to solve itself with organic attrition.

  9. Great culture, great mission, great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equinix full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Equinix is growing, and it's been an exciting ride. Unlike many of the really large employers in Silicon Valley, this place still retains a "family" feel. A lot of really smart and strategic leaders. Some nice perks, including free breakfast every morning at headquarters. Competitive compensation. Good work/life balance. Flexibility in being able to work remotely occasionally.

    Cons

    I really have no complaints. Definitely a lot of new employees, so many people are still trying to get into a good rhythm and establish relationships.

  10. Definitely a work hard, play hard culture

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Equinix full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are amazing to work with. If you are a new employee, everyone is so friendly and willing to help, regardless of their busy schedules.

    AND Equinix celebrates everything!

    Cons

    The onboarding needs some work and sometimes employees may need to self start. You definitely need to have "go getter" personality to work here.

    Advice to Management

    Amazing management team! Very approachable.

  11. Excellent Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Technical Lead Software Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Contractor - Technical Lead Software Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Technology Stack
    Good Team
    Huge on Contracting

    Cons

    Lots of Work
    Need to negotiate well

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