Equinix Reviews

Updated March 17, 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. 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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Fast paced and rewarding

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    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)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. GOOD COMPANY

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equinix

    Pros

    NEW TECHNOLOGY, good environment, good location

    Cons

    TOO FAST PACE, team member sometimes have to work late

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve the employee satisfaction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Great culture, great mission, great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Amazing management team! Very approachable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Excellent Experience

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    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)

    Pros

    Good Technology Stack
    Good Team
    Huge on Contracting

    Cons

    Lots of Work
    Need to negotiate well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Good job!

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    Current Employee - IBX Network Technician in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IBX Network Technician in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits. Work in a very sensitive environment that challenges your responsibilities on day to day basis, adding a sense of importance of your job. Always can find something to do if your work is done. Team members have a sense of humor and always willing to help out.

    Cons

    There is ZERO culture here, and frankly they need it. I understand the severity and sensitivity of the company services and how important it is for their customers, but they need to ease up on the strict management a tad. Not sure if it's a general company practice, but micromanaged tactics seem to reign supreme in the Chicago location. "Punch in and punch out on the exact minute" and "Do as your told and not as I do" type of mentality from leadership. Management also tend to hold people back from their true talents, regardless of experience. If you want cross training with other work, or department rather, it's not exactly encouraged. As I said, this may not be a general company wide practice, but certainly something that is heavily experienced specifically in the Chicago location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add some culture! Ease up a bit! Encourage career progression! Be leaders, not bosses!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Fast growing company, good place to work

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    Current Employee - Ibx Site Engineer in Secaucus, NJ
    Current Employee - Ibx Site Engineer in Secaucus, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good work to life balance, good working environment, company is growing rapidly so job stability seems certain. Training at Equinix goes as much as you're willing to learn, there is always something new to learn every day and good opportunities to grow with the company.

    Cons

    Lack of Manpower, Lack of overtime pay. Some days the workload calls for more than a given 8 hour day and the company is very reluctant to pay that overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at how fast this company is growing, its exciting and great for the morale. However when your employees on the IBX floor, lower and middle management are saying they need more man power and you refer to paper reports to how you staff accordingly, every Equinix site is highly understaffed due to the demand of work it makes for unhappy employees (I'm not unhappy for the record). This business model may have worked in 2006 when the company was much smaller but fast forward 8 years you see rapid growth and not enough manpower to be as efficient on the large scale that you are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Equinix

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    Current Employee - IBX Network Technician in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - IBX Network Technician in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Equinix

    Pros

    Laid back leadership
    Little micro-managing
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Poor Training
    Limited career opportunities.You are pretty much stucked in the same position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Great company, good people, at the heart of the major technology trends.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equinix

    Pros

    Good business model, smart people and track record of success

    Cons

    Marketing is dysfunctional, as is known by those in Marketing and outside, but not by senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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