Finisar Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Finisar CEO and Director Eitan Gertel
Eitan Gertel
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  1. Technical Analyst 1

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Finisar

    Pros

    A very supportive upper management.
    Great colleagues.
    Various opportunities to explore

    Cons

    Middle management could have been better.


  2. great people, extremely low pay

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Finisar full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The engineers are wonderful intelligent friendly amazing people. The environment is relaxed, the people are incredibly easy to work with. The technology is interesting.

    Cons

    I make slightly more money than my local bartender. HR negotiates extremely aggressively - especially if you are young or foreign. 1.8 years with no raise. Bonuses were cancelled company-wide despite positive gross margin. Forced PTO means you don't actually get PTO.

    People coming over from China are amazed at how strict our firewall is. We protect IP at the cost of innovation.

    I watched Finisar hire a young man who has a Masters in Electrical Engineering as an intern ($20/hr.). This happened June 2015.

    Finisar has become a retirement plan for a select group of people. All others are suffering wage compression.

    Advice to Management

    You are suffering from a staff that is too old. If you want to stay pace with the valley, you need to seriously consider investing in youth. People don't feel valued when you pay them table scraps.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Mixed Bag

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Telecom Design Engineer in Horsham, PA
    Former Employee - Telecom Design Engineer in Horsham, PA

    I worked at Finisar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary good for the area, RSUs especially nice bonus. Lots of smart people, flexible hours, dynamic work environment

    Cons

    Industry is commoditizing and changing rapidly - this is a double edge sword. Keeps things exciting but can lead to dramatic changes in headcount. Upper management seems to care most about upper management, their sports cars and their yachts

    Advice to Management

    More focus on business, less concern for stock analysts, most of whom dont understand the business anyway


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  5. Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Finisar

    Pros

    Great people and leadership and benefits

    Cons

    The commute was too far for me


  6. Great place to work, lots of good people

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Finisar

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

    Pros

    Company is full of really smart people. Great leadership

    Cons

    not lots of room for promotion at every level

    Advice to Management

    Not in the market with salary


  7. Great company, great people, filled with lots of brilliant people

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Finisar

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good working environment, good benefits

    Cons

    no career development for middle level associates - - Founder very old school


  8. Ok

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Finisar

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People very nice. Relax maybe to relax.

    Cons

    Not organized. Eng. are not seriouse

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Great company, I have ever worked with.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Applications in Allen, TX
    Current Employee - Software Applications in Allen, TX

    I have been working at Finisar full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great company, great work environment. Best people I have ever worked with. Great compensation. Easy access to upper management. The one of the very positive part of management is always consider alternative to layoffs.

    Cons

    It's very hard to say... alternative to layoffs sometime you feel like painful.. but its good for everybody. I would request unhappy person "go and ask the person who lost his job during this crisis". (With current financial crisis over the globe you really cannot blame anybody).


  10. good for career development

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Finisar full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good environment, supportive

    Cons

    benefit is just average for new


  11. Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Finisar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good place to work with nice helpful crowd

    Cons

    Salary raise are terrible as per industry standards. Boasts about stock options which can be effectively good but not anywhere close to the competitors



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