Infoblox Reviews

Updated August 14, 2015
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Infoblox President & CEO Jesper Andersen
Jesper Andersen
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Pros
  • Linux platform with open source (in 2 reviews)

  • There are some really nice people who work there, 75% of them are unhappy and are simply afraid to do anything about it (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • HQ used to be buzzing, people around 24/7, you (in 3 reviews)

  • Old timers and management run the show (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (10)

    Sweat shop!

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart colleagues who are passionate about building great software.

    Cons

    Managers treat you like dirt and drive you like slaves. Pay is very low (20-30% lower than average) compared to rest of Bay Area but they say they compensate by offering more options (which may be worthless) and a bonus (which may be 0). There is no work-life balance - the VP expects you to put in 60+ hours a week. You are not given a chance to do a good job - as you are constantly switched between projects but are expected to have zero context switch downtime. You are forced to commit to artificial schedules that are contrary to your gut feeling, and, backed into a corner if you disagree. When the project goes over schedule (as you knew it would), you are forced to stay at work until it's done, to keep to the schedule (yeah, you don't get to go home until it's done!). Ever hear of Labor laws, Infoblox? You've been violating labor laws for years now!

    Advice to Management

    When you treat your employees like dirt, expect to them to produce dirt instead of a product.


  2. Helpful (8)

    very unsatisfactory human and engineering experience.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - good product, - long time with the company engineers are experienced.

    Cons

    - very un-cooperative egineers, - interesting/creative work is done by the engineers that are with company for long time, unwilling to share the details or give a chance to the newcomers to contribute substantially. - very political at the engineering-management level. - when critical issues arise, the urgency (to remediate) upon those responsible is uncoordinated.

    Advice to Management

    I think you know well what is going on for so many ears now, for that reason I'll pass.


  3. Helpful (8)

    The worst workplace I've never seen

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good product The employers are easy to work with and don't mind to work overtime, overnight or even over the weekend to achieve the goal.

    Cons

    -The VPs expects 60+ working hours per week. -Pay is 15-20% below market price. -Very political at the engineering-management level. -Wasting $$$ on luxious parties or giveaways instead of giving people a reasonable raise. The above said all were for full time employees..... Coming to job offers for students it is worst company that ever seen as start up. -The $$$ wasted for parties can be used for sponsoring H1 to hard worked which will be good for company. -Till date the number of students worked/working (Engg) for Infoblox are 7 but only got 1 H1 -Point to be noted: Also there are 3 more interns which have worked for Engineering only under 1 manager which were relatives of the biggies(EVP and VP of Engg.) Poor manager no option to raise voice nothing but to accept

    Advice to Management

    Company's success not only include the product sale, but also includes the H1's done by the company. Sincere suggest is to do few H1's before going to public which is good for company growth


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  5. Helpful (6)

    Don't believe the HYPE! It's all a smoke screen to lure you in and work you to death!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Infoblox full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some really nice people who work there, 75% of them are unhappy and are simply afraid to do anything about it. They just complain to co-workers and stay.

    Cons

    Horribly miserable, uncaring, very wealthy, self-righteous upper management with old skool mentality that care only about themselves. Favoritism rules regarding hiring, promotion and raises. Very unfair practices in HR.

    Advice to Management

    "Do unto others..."...well you all should know the rest of that line, and here's another good one..."What goes around..." yea...you all should know that one too.


  6. Helpful (2)

    In flux and confused, political

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Infoblox full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Centralized grid management with some very knowledgeable coworkers

    Cons

    Engg organization was very old school and siloed. Felt like 3 different companies inside. Very political environment with a yes-man culture. Single release with ton of dependencies. Strange release plan dynamics with marketing folks. Many left out of frustration with engg mgmt

    Advice to Management

    Need a complete cleanup starting from the top.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Not a good place to work for

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    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Co-workers are nice. My manager is very nice to work with. They have happy hours on Friday.

    Cons

    Not the director. The co. does not treat everyone nearly equal in terms of stock options, job assignments. When the new director came, he brought his own people. The work for old timers got shifted away.

    Advice to Management

    Be nice to the people who have been there for a while.


  8. Helpful (3)

    No pay raise since joined the company

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Infoblox full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good product The people there are easy to work with and friendly. The work schedules can be flexible. Good medical insurances.

    Cons

    Long work hours(can be 14+ hrs). They expect you online all the time. Manager may call you over the weekend. Pay is below the market. No pay raise for 4+ years.

    Advice to Management

    Consider a pay raise for the employees.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Sales Challenges

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Infoblox (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the best people in the market to work with.

    Cons

    Significant in culture shift recently.

    Advice to Management

    Re-invent the company, you need to do some M&A's, but more importantly fix some of the product offerings that are holding you back in the larger multi-tenant environments.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Great company, strong team!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Infoblox is a very successful company with strong leadership. Contrary to some other observations on this site, Engineering is a well-managed environment where planning is very methodical. Like any startup there have been demanding periods, but the company has grown to the point that schedules are predictable, work/life balance exists, and individual achievement is rewarded. The company is innovating, and there are opportunities to (and funding for) work on new technology. The level of teamwork is very high, and the technical leads are highly skilled and very giving of their time. Having been present through many of the stages of evolution in this company, I can honestly say that the company has never been better poised for success.

    Cons

    The products themselves tend to be very mission-critical and there are some very large and demanding customers. This is both good and bad. From a company success perspective, this is a good problem to have. From a tolerance-for-error perspective, this can be challenging at times. That said, there is a high level of diligence in software design, implementation, and testing, and the product is fairly mature (i.e. pretty solid).


  11. Getting Better Everyday

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, autonomy in role and control over function, plenty of exposure to executive leadership team. Infoblox is a dynamic work environment and is currently working on "crossing the chasm." The transition from a small company to a larger, high-growth environment is not for everybody. However, if you want to have your ideas heard and contribute to a dynamic company--this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Strategy has seems less than solid over the last few quarters, but with a change in executive leadership (new product leader, new sales leader, new CEO) is driving better organizational alignment and uncovering new growth opportunities for the business.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing to get benefits equal to best-in-class offerings from other silicon valley organizations.



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