Finisar Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
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Finisar CEO and Director Eitan Gertel
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  1. 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

  2. Great company to work at

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Production Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Contractor - Production Engineer in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Finisar as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and competitive salaries

    Cons

    No career advancement and a bit political at times

    Advice to Management

    Think about your employees. They are the IP of the company

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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  5. Great place to work, lots of good people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  6. interesting product

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

    I worked at Finisar full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    -Good benefits (dental, interest subsidy for house and car loan)
    -Competitive salary package
    -good learning environment

    Cons

    - organization structure change frequently
    - Politic environment

    Advice to Management

    -listen to employee

  7. Ok

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

  8. Worked as an IT engineer, didn't like the work or the people and the management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Finisar full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people and average compensation

    Cons

    too much micro management, growth is slow

    Advice to Management

    Provide good training and manage according to metrics

  9. Company going down

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place for optical engineers only.

    Cons

    Hire and then fire often.

    Advice to Management

    Develop the right products.

  10. Overall good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Ipoh (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Ipoh (Malaysia)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Good compensation
    - Less work pressure

    Cons

    - Not much to learn

  11. Production Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Finisar full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a large International company that manufactures leading technology in the Telecommunications industry.

    Cons

    The is little career progression and do not like to promote from within the company.

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