Infinera

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Infinera Reviews in Bangalore, India

Updated February 17, 2015
Updated February 17, 2015
35 Reviews
3.8
35 Reviews
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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.  

    Cool company to hangout with!

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

    • 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 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Awesome work culture

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - Keep rocking!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company To Work For

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

    I have been working at Infinera

    Pros

    - Very good talent pool
    - Good work environment and open culture.
    - Opportunity to work with complete ownership.

    Cons

    - No Joining bonus, RSU etc
    - Attrition rate has increased
    - Average compensation(Compared to the interview they take and look for the people), all other companies are paying high to get the cream.
    - No work from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to retain employees and think about revision in salary structure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I would say 50/50 not too good not so bad

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

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

    Pros

    work life balance is good
    employee friendly, compensation is good upto industry standards

    Cons

    No 360 degree appraisal feedback to Managers
    Managers are not approachable
    Promotions are hard to get, process is not in place
    HR is not satisfactory
    They have stopped giving RSUs to employees whcih is a demotivating factor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please start taking feedbacks on Managers
    Please make HR team upto industry standards
    Please give RSUs instead of Bonus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Work is not very challenging

    • 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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    compensation used to be good, but over the period of time it became average.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company

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

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

    Pros

    Can learn work with new technologies

    Cons

    Work life balance as more work pressure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 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
  10.  

    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 a 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
  11. 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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