Infinera Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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Infinera President & CEO Tom Fallon
Tom Fallon
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Pros
  • Work life Balance is good depending on the team (in 8 reviews)

  • Flexible work environment, engaging company events, advanced technology with a promise for continued growth (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Big egos at the top, no clear road map (in 2 reviews)

  • gt; Absolutely zero flexibility, no WFH at all (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Overall Good Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture - Cool team members to work with - Good work life balance - competitive salary (considering the amount of work)

    Cons

    Not much technology exposure - master in small domain but need to explore more - Not much facility ( no canteen or transport facility)


  2. Nice to work in !!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Transparency 2. Nice exposure 3. Competitive salary 4. Gives you a safe haven feel Sometimes the safety and security make you so comfortable that you don't even want to look for other opportunities or become too lazy for it.

    Cons

    1. Over burdened at times. 2. Though salary is competitive, the pay scale is bounded by the old structure so not high incentive like start-ups to work hard.

    Advice to Management

    Should pay more attention to point 2 in Cons, especially for youngsters who would be willing to go that extra mile.


  3. Hardware Engineer at Infinera

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good Team, Amazing exposure to design of complex circuits, attention to detail and rigorous testing for quality.

    Cons

    Nothing negative about this job yet


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  5. Mostly a great experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - A highly motivated and knowledged team. - Lot to learn for knowledge seekers - Pleasant work culture - Your sincere efforts generally don't go unrecognized

    Cons

    - Still not out of start up mode of execution - Lack of flow, methodology, documentation is at times painful - High priority projects end up back to back on your plate and often overlap, without giving much time for you to recuperate from your previous stretched goals

    Advice to Management

    Over period of time the organization has become less employee friendly. I understand that the company is growing and has new set of challenges. But lets not cut corners when it comes to satisfaction of our own "Infinera family". RSU offerings off late haven't been promising. Bringing in a more organized work process which is scale able and robust is extremely essential at this juncture as we are expanding. Setting aside some time and resource formally within each team would help prepare for what we are going to conquer.


  6. Overall a nice Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Bangalore (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good Higher Management - Good Pay if you're working hard - Awards and Recognition - Growing company - Cool people around to work with - Wonderful location

    Cons

    - Company is growing hence slowly moving towards a service based culture that is affecting the interest of employees - Learning becomes constant after a while, no real challenges in terms of quality - Work within team is not evenly distributed among teammates.

    Advice to Management

    - Don't revamp the company culture too fast. - Its good that company is located in the heart of the town but still don't use it as an excuse to not Improving the facilities


  7. Great Company with Start Up Culture

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good Vision -Good Upper Management -Good Benifits /Compensation -Nice to have Perks such as Gym, Yoga, Fruits, Snaks cookies etc etc -Open Door Policy -No Performance Reviews - Yes, its true!

    Cons

    -Most of the managers in India Team are inefficient, Mediocre and more reactive that proactive lot -So far 1 product wonder. -The company has grown significantly, but the startup culture has not faded as a result of which inefficiency and lack of planning seeping in.

    Advice to Management

    For the india center :Train or Replace India middle managers.


  8. Cool company to hangout with!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of freedom given to solve the problems the way you want it to be done! Feels like a small company, with flat leadership hierarchy. Very cooperative management/HR/Finance team.. even the center head! Very good work-life balance. Work from Home option. Centrally located!

    Cons

    Salary needs to be more competitive Interaction among teams that don't collaborate is NIL

    Advice to Management

    Interaction among various teams that are not related should be encouraged, which would improve learning from others mistakes/using better practices One way to do it, might be to encourage employees to shift different teams.


  9. Great company to work for.

    Current Employee - Director in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Director in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Small community. Good quality of work.

    Cons

    Some politics. Not may products.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent with growth plan


  10. This is a great place to work and the rising star in an ailing telecom industry.

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

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

    Pros

    Tight Management, Quick conceptualization,flair for turning it into a product,Maximum Employee benefits, friendly environment, large pool of intelligent and smart people.

    Cons

    Needs to think big and out of the comfort level, established player in optics, have to capture others too.


  11. Awesome work culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Infinera full-time

    Pros

    - Objective driven work - Fastest growing company - Well ahead of competitors in Optical technology - Very friendly environment to work

    Cons

    - Teams needs to be more synchronized

    Advice to Management

    - Keep rocking!!!



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