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Finisar Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2014
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3.0 32 reviews

45% Approve of the CEO

Finisar CEO and Director Eitan Gertel

Eitan Gertel

(11 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Worst kind of management - employees are mistreated

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsNothing good to mention about this company. If you want to join, please please think 2x. It's mental torture.

    ConsPositions are moving to Asia; Management encourages employees to move to Asia, or leave the company. Managers hire new employees without informing the current, there's no communications, no employee reviews. Manager deliberately forgot to file Immigration papers on purpose to deter new hires.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on development within your own country! Focus on employee relationship that will help your company grow, not politics. Clean house! Get rid of those managements that don't do the work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Not so good as an Intern

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAwesome Pay As an Intern.
    Nice People

    ConsNo training to Intern.
    Communication Gap

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    Poor, Poor management!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Horsham, PA

    ProsOk place to work, when they have work to do. People who work in the assembly are are nice. Some engineers are nice.

    ConsFalse hope of having a long term job. Don't expect to work there more than a year. They move all products to other countries for assembly and testing. This company is exactly what is WRONG with American manufacturing and why we are failing as a country.

    Very poor management. Our group would go days with our manger speaking to us. He would sit at his desk on his computer or be talking to someone in another department for hours, but he never addressed our group or said hello. If you are a buddy of your manager and socialize with him outside of work (ie buying him drinks), your job should be safe as they tend to keep their "favorite employees" around longer.They ask you to work overtime on the weekend and then when you go to work on Monday there is nothing to do and you just sit around for hours doing nothing. They waste a lot of money by doing this but they don't seem to care.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people fairly and tell people the truth, please.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    So so for fresh graduates

    Test Development Engineer (Former Employee) Ipoh (Malaysia)

    ProsBenefits are ok.
    Pay is so so.

    ConsCareer opportunities not much.

    Advice to Senior Management-

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Process Director

    Process Director (Current Employee) Allen, TX

    ProsA lot of the peers there are fairly easy to work with

    ConsThe Directors there are fanatical. They find a red herring to chase and when their big blown out goose chase fails the blame all the subordinates. They will blame anyone to take the heat off themselves

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow up

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A nightmare and a true experience of cronysm

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood location with the good employees well being facilities, e.g. Health care room and gym. Some of the team members are good, but mostly are just work with no words due to a very micro manage leadership.

    ConsThe senior management especially at Malaysia only take care of their own cronies. The turnover rate for engineers/managers/senior managers are high. Each of the new hire managers are bonded two years. Usually manager will leave once reach two years. The promotion of the managers also base on Cronyism. The senior management will be willing to rehire managers that has very poor leadership skills or performance traits and willing to let go the performance managers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn the true meaning and value of these three words: honesty, integrity and be humber.
    These are not the dictionary meaning, and not to use as devicive tools, but as a way of being.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    very trying

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Proshigh tech company that is a leader

    Conseveryone mostly are backstabbers, outsourcing the business to asia

    Advice to Senior Managementfocus on the us employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    great people, poor business model

    Lead Software Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsPeople at Finisar are very nice and company is trying hard to keep it this way. I heard from several people that it's so imporatnt fot them that they would be reluctant to switch company even if somebody else would offer them a 10-15% higher salary. Company currently is number one in the world in terms of market share of optical components ( modules).
    Senior management is generally resonable. Most of the times they do smart things. unfortunately, when they do make mistakes, mistakes are terrible and have negative influence on company's valuation ( read stock price) for years. That's it

    ConsNumber one problem is lack of career opportunites. Because US R&D head count basically stays constant over years and all manufacturing side has been moved overseas, there are essentically no career oppotunities at Finisar US.
    Second problem is a broken business model. Finisar sells optical components to large companies. Cisco is number 1 or number 2. While Finisar is constantly struggling to be profitable, Cisco, HP and other brands resell Finisar products to their customers for literally 10 times of what they pay to Finisar. It certanly makes it very hard for Finisar to become profitable. Stiff competition does not make it easier. Plus, history of M&A shows Finisar senior management beleives it's competitors are always have superior technology. Only after deal is done managers realize price they paid was too steep. It happened 4-5 times and apparanetely management learned nothing

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink twice about new M&A. Expand into new areas like Test & Services

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    Mechanical engineer

    Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) Ipoh (Malaysia)

    ProsNice work culture, light job, nice pay

    ConsWork is not challenging enough

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Product Engineer

    Product Engineer (Current Employee) Ipoh (Malaysia)

    ProsGood work life balance.
    Good platform for fresh graduate.

    ConsResource constraint from production in supporting engineering activities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo much comment so far.

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