Finisar Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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Finisar CEO and Director Eitan Gertel
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  1. The best company I have ever worked for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President, Global IT in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President, Global IT in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Finisar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, Easily approachable top management, Company culture and value system, Very liberal stock compensation etc., among the top positives

    Cons

    Given that company has exposure to Telecom industry, which is cyclical in nature, do not expect salary raises during the down cycles. Liberal RSU's fairly compensate for any loss in the increment


  2. Great company, I have ever worked with.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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).


  3. 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


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  5. A peaceful work place with equal treats regardless of position

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product/NPI Tech in Ipoh (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Senior Product/NPI Tech in Ipoh (Malaysia)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Team work in all dept and you can voice out your inputs no matter you're at non exempt level.

    Cons

    Highly competition to get to next levels by review.need to prove your role


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Champaign, IL

    I worked at Finisar

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    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.


  7. Friendly co-workers. Accessible management.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  8. Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  9. good for career development

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  10. Great place to work, lots of good people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  11. Technical Analyst 1

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.



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