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Calix Overview

San Jose, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1999
Company - Public (CALX)
Telecommunications Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Calix is the leading provider of the cloud, software platforms, systems and services required to deliver the unified access network and smart premises of tomorrow. We enable the winning Communication Service Providers to turn relentless subscriber demand into new revenue streams ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to connect everyone and everything. Calix platforms empower our customers to build new business models, rapidly deploy new services and make the promise of the smart home and business a reality.

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Calix – Why Work For Us?


Our Mission is to connect everyone and everything.

Calix platforms empower our customers to build new business models, rapidly deploy new services and make the promise of the smart home and business a reality.

Our Company

Calix is the leading provider of the cloud, software platforms, systems and services required to deliver the unified access network and smart premises of tomorrow. We enable the winning Communication Service Providers to turn relentless subscriber demand into new revenue streams by deploying software defined access networks and smart premises platforms to connect everyone and everything.

Calix Solutions

  • Simplicity: Streamline the broadband network infrastructure and processes to lower operating costs, gain capital efficiencies, and facilitate subscriber transactions.
  • Connected: Allow subscribers to effortlessly access the content they want, when they want it, at the quality level they desire.
  • Everywhere: Deliver an optimal broadband service experience through flexibility, mobility, and unconstrained access. 

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Building platforms that connect everyone and everything is more than our mission - it’s our inspiration. At Calix we build solutions that connect the world. However, creating networks of the future require more than breakthrough technologies, it requires the outstanding individuals who make this possible. Every day we embrace a challenger-mindset and show up with a purpose to inspire our peers and our customers to achieve  things that haven’t been done before. From California to China you’ll find creative colleagues who are clear on their roles and committed to creating value for our customers, our company, and each other.

 
 

Calix Research & Development Team Overview

The R&D team at Calix works together in an agile, innovative environment to create products to a new level of differentiated value. Like startups, we are agile and utilize a lean development approach to gain feedback from customers early and often to respond appropriately. We are proud of our work as we continue to learn and grow. Every day, we drive to grow our knowledge and skills in a fast-paced environment, while learning from our internal and external costumers.


Fun Facts: Some Highlights of the Calix Deployment Profile

  • Calix solutions deployed in over 80 countries globally, including 85% of U.S. local exchange carriers (JSI Capital)
  • 18M+ ports shipped to many of the world's leading service providers
  • 100,000 systems shipped worldwide
  • Over 900 fiber customers
  • Top 3 global vendor: Fiber access revenues (Infonetics)
  • Market leadership: North America fiber access OLT ports (Infonetics) and U.S. fiber access deployments (Broadband Communities)

Calix Services Team Overview

We ensure our customers get the highest possible return on their access network investment and the best possible experience for their subscribers. The access network is the first thing that touches subscribers and its health and performance is paramount to our customers. Our portfolio of Professional Services, Support, Managed Services, and Education & Certification offerings helps our customers turn up networks fast, speed delivery of services, and maintain high levels of network availability.

Calix Reviews

  • "Company is great with some hard working people"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Calix full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice perks, good salary and compensation, diverse and hardworking people, good company culture and morals

    Cons

    processes are less defined here, a lot of strong personalities due to experience, can be unreponsive

    Advice to Management

    keep it up!

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Calix Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Petaluma, CA
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Calix (Petaluma, CA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    I interviewed with 4 people total. Each person explained the position and had specific questions related to past job experience, how challenging situations were handled/resolved, knowledge of supply chain process, managing suppliers etc.

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Calix Awards & Accolades

  • Most Innovative SDN Product Strategy (Vendor), Light Reading, 2016

Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

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