Finisar Reviews

Updated August 15, 2015
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  1. Great place to work, family friendly, and employees respect each other.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Development Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Test Development Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Finisar full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Finisar has a great culture and friendly atmosphere. Stepping through the doors to go to work is always a pleasant experience. There are some politics, as with any office, but it is kept to a minimum and doesn't really affect your day-to-day.

    Cons

    Due to security, Internet is severely locked down. Accessing personal email is harder than it should be, and some sites are blocked altogether. You are also forced to use older versions of Internet Explorer, for security, which renders most websites incorrectly and some won't even show content.


  2. Recent Finisar Changes

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Horsham, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Up to about a year ago, was pretty good all around employer.

    Cons

    Recent shifts in the economy have caused the company to start some layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    We are all adults, let us know something major soon after you know, if not the rumor mill starts a churnin' and it is usually worse than the truth.


  3. intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    goodwork is there to be done

    Cons

    bad salary for the interns


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  5. Technical Analyst 1

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Middle management could have been better.


  6. Great place to work, lots of good people

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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. good for career development

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good environment, supportive

    Cons

    benefit is just average for new


  8. Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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


  9. Friendly co-workers. Accessible management.

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Finisar full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers with interesting products to work on. Subsidized lunch with a basketball court on premises.

    Cons

    The company takes on too many projects.


  10. overall is good

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Finisar as an intern

    Pros

    flexible time schedule, nice supervisor and colleagues

    Cons

    food is not so good


  11. It was a good, somewhat boring part-time job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I got a good pay for the type of work I was doing. The hours were very flexible and the people pretty friendly.

    Cons

    People in the office were usually pretty busy and there was not much time for interaction. I wish I would have found out earlier that would not need me any more.

    Advice to Management

    The leadership was pretty good. The head engineer in my office was friendly. I got to meet only one person from higher management, so I can't really comment much about it.



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