Equinix

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Equinix Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
81 Reviews
3.1
81 Reviews
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Equinix President & CEO Stephen M. Smith
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Lots of Chiefs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Equinix full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good stock options, comfortable offices and relaxed culture

    Cons

    Recently churned top level of management -Replaced with even more leaderships that were not aligned - Conflicting messages downstream - Conflicting and Overlapping teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less top down management and more mid level promotion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant

    I worked at Equinix full-time

    Pros

    -Good perks and salary
    -Exciting technology and work

    Cons

    -Not really, was satisfied on all counts

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good pay, good work/life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    The company has a good pay, very good benefits (health, dental, vision etc), bonus and espp. There is a lot of interesting going on in various projects related to cloud.

    Cons

    Big company - so things may move a bit slow. I don't see any other negatives in this short duration. May be I will have more to update after some more time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great and yet, not so great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Equinix full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The business opportunity for Equinix is extraordinary. If the company can clear a path for successful execution of its cloud strategy, it stands to become a powerhouse in the technology arena. The success of the company has served its employees well - compensation packages are very attractive and there have been few to no layoffs over a decade. Generally speaking the employees at Equinix are very nice people and many are extremely passionate about, and dedicated to, the company's success.

    Cons

    As the company goes through a period of significant growth, the cultural is drastically changing. Moving from what was a start-up feel - all for one, one for all - to big company attitudes and politics. At the leadership level there is so much in-fighting that they are not unified in their approach to the opportunity we are so blessed to have in front of us, instead they are battling for recognition and building empires. And, the company's success has them believing that they are so good at their jobs, that they are unwilling to take feedback from the rank and file that perhaps all is not well in the kingdom - they conveniently chalk it up to the pace of growth and rest on the belief that "everyone is replaceable" as a convenient excuse for why key employees are exiting the building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shed the conflict-averse, go behind everyone's back style of management - hold yourselves and the organization to a higher standard. Lead and empower, don't dictate and control. Good advice can come from within the four walls of Equinix, we don't need to hire a fancy consultant every time we face a challenge. Find an enemy and focus your energy there - please don't squander the opportunity in front of us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Network tech

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IBX Network Technician in Secaucus, NJ
    Current Employee - IBX Network Technician in Secaucus, NJ

    I have been working at Equinix full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Overtime is available if wanted.

    Cons

    pay, management, no advancement, techs don't work as a team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A great culture with a positive outlook in an innovative company that is by far and away the industry leader

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    The company is not shy about helping employees succeed both personally and professionally. Everyone works together well toward a collective goal for the company's success, and recognition abounds. There are social events multiple times a month to get employees together and management does a great job keeping everyone informed of key developments on a regular basis.

    Cons

    While work-life balance can be a challenge, the work is always interesting and challenging - sometimes you just need to put in the extra time to get it all done with high quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the positive environment and attitude that makes people inspired and excited to come to work each day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Facilities Engineer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Pay, work schedule, and benefits.

    Cons

    Management preference of sales/corporate positions over facilities/operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about everyone equally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company with a solid vision; Growing pains and uninspiring leaders in some areas

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equinix full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is well positioned for ongoing success and has a rock solid business model and product mix. Most of the people are dedicated and great to work with. Most of the C-level executives are approachable, highly competent, accountable, really care about employees and are dedicated to making this a great place to work.

    Cons

    Newer management during this high-growth phase can be uninspiring. Big talk about strategy and high level goals is great, but without appropriate resourcing or a real willingness to listen and understand what it takes to implement things is resulting in frustration for many. There are a lot of execs landing at Equinix from the same few former employers, which can lead to some clubby behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trying to keep the "old" culture alive in a rapidly growing company is probably unrealistic, but keep working hard to ensure that the "new" culture maintains the integrity, shared vision and executive connection that is so vital to retaining good people. Walk the walk!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Center Technician in Ashburn, VA
    Current Employee - Data Center Technician in Ashburn, VA

    I have been working at Equinix full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Knowledgeable people, great benefits, flexible schedule .

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be to fast paced. All the snacks,deserts, bagel Friday's and pizza will help add unwanted weight. There is always something to complain about at any job but it is what you make of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Terrible management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Equinix full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Some senior management outside of marketing is great. Unfortunately, easy transfers across groups is not optimized.

    Cons

    Micro management. Free reign to managers with no ability to manage people and disrespectful to employees. Highly political.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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