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Infinera Reviews in Bangalore, India

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
87 Reviews
3.9
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life Balance is good depending on the team (in 8 reviews)

  • Not always a fun work environment in terms of off-sites or department parties (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • In doing so, long hours is expected (in 3 reviews)

  • nothing to point out as negative (in 2 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, cool culture, supportive management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Infinera

    Pros

    1. Career coaching every quarter, hence your growth in industry will be clear to you based on your discussion with your manager
    2. Quality work, stable company

    Cons

    1. Still in a startup phase, procedures not defined properly
    2. No transportation, no lunch

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include more HR activities so that the employees can bond well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    People are good, no work pressure.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Infinera full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Its only good for those who are from EC and know programming. CS students may feel boring as the problem domain is not challenging and no scope for high tech software quality.

    Cons

    no lunch and cab facilities. No proper planning and discussions from managers and directors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do proper discussion and planning as to how the software implementation is done or provide the team members with proper SRD's.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    From Good to Worse

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Infinera full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1) Company is into profits now
    2) Good talent pool

    Cons

    1) Flexible timings and Working from Home options are for just namesake
    2) Mature products. So not much to innovate or be create. Once you complete 2 years you will start feeling saturated.
    3) Lot of Management people are here for quite some time who have moved from technical stream to Management. They have lot of attitude problem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The technical standards are going down day by day. Hope something is done about this.
    Since the salary has become average from Good, company needs to decide on giving more perks.
    There should be a way of providing 360 degree feedback or at least 180 degree feedback so that employees are heard before they reach a point of frustration

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to settle own.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Infinera full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    all the employee are friendly in nature. They follow open culture. Almost all managers in India are team players and are from engineering background. Take good care about the employees.

    Cons

    No joining bonus they failed to provide temporary accommodation at the beginning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. :)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not as great as it used to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Infinera full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    1) Very Good Talent Pool
    2) Work life Balance is good depending on the team

    Cons

    1) Lot of managers are technical guys. Some of them are not good at people management. This may affect your Work life Balance
    2) Compensation has become average compared to the Market.
    3) Not much additional perks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is lot of attrition happening. Try to win back the confidence of the employees. Please train the managers to have some basic trust on the subordinates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place , awesome work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Infinera full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    you are free to learn any technology,
    flexible work timings

    Cons

    low compensation
    no cab facility
    no WFH

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing in particular

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    awesome place, awesome people, awesome work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Infinera full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. A group of super intelligent and smart people. Many of them have "master's' (mostly from us, uk, japan). A few iitians as well.
    2. Groups working in India office are not 'B teams'. They are responsible for end to end delivery. Lot of good scopes in design, validating algorithms and technologies.
    3. Flexible working hours, work from home. Excellent work life balance.

    Cons

    1. Products are matured, very less opportunity for onsite.
    2. Compensation may not be the best, but considering the amount of work, it is more than satisfactory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Though Infinera has awesome retention policy, recently some good people left. Please don't change Infiinera culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company to work for!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Infinera full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. Best culture and environment
    2. Work life balance
    3. Compensation
    4. Good place for coders

    Cons

    No Work From Home option

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great going!! Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Depends on your priorities in life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Infinera full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    > Good work, there is always work to keep you busy and going.
    > Intelligent colleagues: Always motivated
    >No politics or any type of bias.
    > Great compensation and perks and benefits

    Cons

    > Absolutely zero flexibility, no WFH at all. This makes it diff for women employees
    > Particular about timings. It should not matter as long as the work is done.
    > Trust on employees. Trust that if you have given work to that person, he/she can do it both by themselves and in the given time. No need to keep interfering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because u r located in the center of the city, that is no reason for no WFH and strict working hours.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place, Good salary. Older technologies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Infinera full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place, Good salary. Good people

    Cons

    Very old technologies and product is matured now..

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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