Infinera
3.7 of 5 66 reviews
www.infinera.com Sunnyvale, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Infinera Reviews

Updated Mar 10, 2014
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3.7 66 reviews

                             

95% Approve of the CEO

Infinera President & CEO Tom Fallon

Tom Fallon

(39 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "highly satisfied with work environment and compensation"
    in 8 reviews
  • "gt; Flexible timing, excellent work culture"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "In doing so, long hours is expected"
    in 3 reviews
  • "I left the company to go back to school"
    in 2 reviews
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Great place to work

Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

ProsGreat place for cutting edge technology and reasonable management

ConsVery low margin telecom market

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Systems Engineering at Infinera

Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

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

ProsInfinera uses unique technology and architecture; vertical integration means opportunity to explore all areas of networking, from device to system.

ConsLimited scope for growth; consistently low stock price; lack of clear direction in roadmap; only few research and development opportunities.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on increasing the share price, generate more opportunities for employee growth, communicate with more clarity and openness.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Leaders in their field of Technology

Marketing (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

Prosgreat environment, technology leaders, good people

ConsStarting to get a little big, more red tape as a result of that

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great outlook for the company and sincere management team

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Infinera full-time for less than a year

ProsGrowth opportunities, ability to make an impact

ConsSomewhat difficult to get plugged in if you are not in Sunnyvale

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice people, good pay and benefits

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Infinera full-time for more than a year

ProsEmployees are treated well. People are nice for the most part. Relaxed atmosphere.

ConsOccasional layoffs, though that has been curtailed in the last couple quarters with good numbers. Still waiting on that big cafeteria :). Wouldn't be surprised if they finally put it in.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to make it a place where people want to work and don't want to leave.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Slow moving systems company

Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Infinera full-time for more than a year

ProsFlexible times
Workload is low
Good pay

ConsTend to get bored
Some mid level managers are terrible and have no proper management training.
Projects tend to get scrapped at random
Too much politics
Top heavy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Moving up

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Infinera full-time

ProsHard working, smart people dedicated to the company and its success.

ConsSenior management and E-leadership team don't seem to value the hard working and dedicated employees. Compensation is always an issue and when you get a raise, it's when you have an offer in hand.

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize the talent in your company, the middle management and the worker bee's. If you don't someone else will.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pretty content with Infinera

Summer Work Program (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Infinera full-time for less than a year

ProsFree bagels on Thursday and employee gatherings

ConsDoesn't seem like there is a lot of room for upward mobility

Advice to Senior ManagementYou guys rock

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Strong team, smart people, still has the start up can-do mentality

Principal Engineer (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

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

ProsInnovative products built by very smart and hard-working engineers. Still one of the most exciting place to work in the optical telecom equipment industry.

ConsIs growing to be a medium-sized company, which means growing layers of managements, growing rules and procedures...

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more money on hiring, training (technical, not only compliance), and retaining engineers and working managers, less on non-essential activities or adding more layers of management. Don't grow after Cisco or worse, Nortel.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pretty good company. Perhaps among the best?

Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

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

ProsCool technology, lots of smart people.

ConsStock is flat... Still losing money. Tough industry. Kind of like a good house in a bad neighborhood? Hope this will change around with time.

Since stock dropped and nobody's got rich, people started to build their empires. Grew too big. Too complex

Advice to Senior ManagementSimplify, simplify, simplify.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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