Infinera Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Infinera President & CEO 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. Featured Review

    Infinera Rocks

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Denver, CO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great company that cares about there employees and is a fun place to work. The people at Infinera our outstanding people and it makes working here so much fun. I started working at Infinera 16 months ago and am truly blessed to be a part of this company. Best career move I've ever made!

    Cons

    The biggest challenge at Infinera is 98% of the employees are higher motivated and super talented, so standing out as a top level employee isn't easy but I'd rather work with super talented people than super lazy people.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management does an outstanding job of communicating the objectives and goals of the company. This is a special place to work. Keep doing what your doing!


  2. Infinera - I am a Happy Employee!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Services Engineer in Kunkletown, PA
    Current Employee - Professional Services Engineer in Kunkletown, PA

    I have been working at Infinera

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Work from home
    2. A company that stands behind its people. Managers that care!
    3. Great products, which an employee can be proud to be associated with.
    4. Great customer care.

    Cons

    Tough to come up with a Con... Employee 401K Match could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and I will continue to be Happy.


  3. Excellent Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salea in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Salea in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Infinera

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Products, Great People, Growing Fast

    Cons

    Growing Pains. Some process can be optimized

    Advice to Management

    Drive change, push aggressively, grab market share


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  5. I make a difference

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Project Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Project Manager

    I have been working at Infinera

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flat Organization that works with exceptional teamwork and cross functional organizations
    Ability to implement ideas and make an difference for internal and external customers
    Management that works as a team for common goals
    Clearly defined goals
    Intelligent, exceptional employees with common sense and who know how to work with others
    Outstanding work is rewarded

    Cons

    Unrelenting focus on the customer results in long hours
    Must be careful to maintain your own work-life balance, most positions are not nine to five
    Must be motivated self-starter

    Advice to Management

    Don't underestimate the value of face-to-face team meetings for all teams, not just those co-located in California and Sales.


  6. Great people, some silos

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Infinera full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart, intelligent, and mostly engaged people to work with.

    Cons

    Not sure about longevity of success.


  7. Test Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA

    I have been working at Infinera

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Infinera is an excellent place to work. Infinera challenges its employees to always be thinking of the next step and the step after that. This results in a work environment that continuously provides technical challenges while encouraging creativity. Infinera is also very good at hiring people who are team-oriented, helpful and technically sound. The combination of the work and the employees makes Infinera a really fantastic place to start or continue your career.

    Cons

    I can not think of any cons at this time.


  8. SO far so good...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Infinera

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really good people, open to all the suggestions, personally speaking I am recent college graduate and the team I work with has people with around 10 years of experience, they are equally considerate about my suggestions.

    Cons

    It really needs a cafeteria


  9. I have been working for more than a year and it has been great experience since day one. People are really helpful.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Systems Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Systems Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Infinera

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Company is growing, so one can grow with the company.

    Cons

    Compensation can be increased little bit seeing how the company is growing.

    Advice to Management

    Some people try to micro-manage. Please stop that.

    Infinera Response

    Jun 9, 2015

    It’s great to see fellow employees sharing in the excitement and potential around our growth trend! It is our hope and aim that the advancement of Infinera directly equates to more and better ... More


  10. Most talented group of engineers I've ever seen

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Infinera

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very talented, motivated and bright engineers. Stimulating environment with lot of room for professional growth.
    Leadership has clear goals, long term objectives, projects usually get finished with little delay.

    Cons

    High workload - Infinera needs to hire more engineers, however, the bar to get hired is set very high so hiring is a painstakingly slow process.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring - keep up the good work


  11. So far exciting...

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary.
    Great work life balance.
    Freedom of trying new things.
    Lot of fun events like Annual cricket tournament, TT tournament, Foosball tournament, Hackathon, etc.
    Prime location with full greenery.
    If you are lucky you will get opportunity to travel.
    Company is growing faster day by day.
    Small company so you will know almost everyone in the organization.
    Approachable management.
    Gym, Yoga centre.

    Cons

    It looks like they are hiring lot of resources without a proper career plan for that individual.
    Less number of paid leaves.
    Project/Team managers need to improve on their management skills. They are good but they can do much better.
    Lot of dependency on other team(s) which could be minimized.
    There is a gap between development and the marketing team.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the gap between marketing and development.



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