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Equinix Overview

Redwood City, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
1998
Company - Public (EQIX)
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Equinix, the leading global interconnection platform, is the world’s largest data center provider. We accelerate business performance by connecting companies to their customers and partners inside the world’s most networked data centers. This is why more than ... Read more

Mission: With innovative solutions that are shaping the future of cloud and enterprise connectivity and a leadership team and employees that are deeply dedicated to customers and each other, every day we make a difference.

Company Updates

  • Equinix declares quarterly dividends on common stock for Q4 2018

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    Equinix Declares Quarterly Dividend on Its Common Stock

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Equinix – Why Work For Us?


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We protect, connect and power the digital economy – and we’re growing!

Equinix is the leading global interconnection platform, with more than 200 data centers on five continents. Our data centers link communications networks around the globe, facilitating the seamless flow of Internet traffic.

With $3.6 billion in annual revenues and 6,600 employees worldwide, we are a proven and sustainable business. We also move fast with a pipeline of innovative ideas to fuel our growth. Equinix is listed among the 25 Fastest Growing Technology Companies in the United States and Deloitte recently included Equinix on its Technology Fast 500 for the fifth consecutive year.

We are continuously expanding to meet the changing needs of the industry and our customers. This is why more than 9,500 of the world’s leading companies trust us to provide a place where they can grow their businesses.

A career at Equinix means being in the middle of where opportunity connects. It is an opportunity to work with talented people to bring forth innovative solutions and shape the future of cloud and enterprise connectivity. You will have constant opportunities to hone new skills, try new approaches and grow in new directions. Your work will be seen, felt and appreciated at an individual level.

If you share in our dream to interconnect the world and build a historically significant company, we want to hear from you. 

When our founders started Equinix, they envisioned a place where the information-driven world could grow and thrive. As we look to the future, we remain dedicated to the advancement of the information-driven world. As part of this dedication, we will:

  • Protect, connect and power the digital economy;
  • Constantly strive to evolve and share our industry insights with our customers;
  • Continue to make necessary investments to expand and scale to our customers’ needs;
  • Act upon industry trends that will affect our business and the businesses of our customers;
  • Cultivate a rich, interconnected ecosystem of the top networks, carriers, cloud providers and business partners in the world.

Saving energy through green innovation

undefinedWe constantly evaluate the energy efficiency of our data centers, and we’re quick to adopt proven energy-saving technologies or techniques on a global scale. For instance, systems that reduce power use by actively monitoring air flow are becoming standard technologies in our data centers. So are controls that optimize cold aisle temperature, chiller efficiency, chilled water flow and modern lighting systems. These and other green operational practices have helped us avoid using about 10,000 kilowatts annually—enough to power more than 8,000 U.S. homes for a year. To help us conserve even more energy in the coming years, we’ve set a target of 1.45 or lower for our design average power usage effectiveness (PUE), putting our new data centers on an aggressive path for efficiency improvement.

At Equinix, being “green” is just part of being operationally lean. We’re always looking for new ways to reduce energy and water use in our data centers, and many of our facilities have earned green certifications. We’ve also received the following awards in recognition of our environmentally sustainable business practices:

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2013 EU Code of Conduct Energy Efficiency Award

Awarded to our AM3 IBX for adopting innovative technologies to improve data center energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption

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2012 DataCenterDynamics Award: Green Data Center

Awarded for innovative cooling design in our AM3 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in Amsterdam

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2014 Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award

Awarded for leading the industry in the identification and implementation of green initiatives and meeting strict energy efficiency requirements in all leading markets in the Asia-Pacific region

Join The Equinix Team

We make the internet work faster, better, and more reliably. We hire talented people who thrive on solving difficult problems and give them opportunities to hone new skills, try new approaches, and grow in new directions. Work with us and shape the future of cloud and enterprise connectivity at one of the World's Most Innovative Companies (Forbes 2015). If you want to play a part in building a historically significant company, we want to meet you.

We embrace our responsibility for equal opportunity in employment by demonstrating respect for each employee's unique background and capabilities.

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    Pros

    I started as an HR intern and I really enjoyed that experience because I had the autonomy and empowerment to work cross functionally and explore new projects. There was a number of social and development events to attend so our class of about 70 interns bonded well. My senior year, I received a job offer to start after I completed my undergrad degree. I was placed in a role where I've been able to make high impact in the HR Comms team as we are building innovative communications programs. The culture and size of Equinix allows me to jump in on this important work as we begin to scale and focus on employee experience. Everyone at the company is willing to help you grow and learn and I’ve been able to develop my skills immensely.

    Cons

    Although Equinix is a tech company in Silicon Valley there aren’t amenities like free meals (just breakfast) or large scale events to get to know other employees.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in the intern/new-to-career programs and maintain the positive and personable employee culture.

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Equinix photo of: Equinixers get a jump start on Earth Day, cleaning up litter and leaving a sparkle wherever they go!
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Equinix Interviews

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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Equinix (Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Submitted CV, received an Email for my first Interview that was conducted online as a video conference, which was followed by a series of similar interviews with different people in a period of about a month. The process was smooth.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly technical questions related to the role, combined with questions to assess my communication and teamwork abilities   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I gave a figure and they simply offered that.

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Equinix Awards & Accolades

  • #1 Data Center Operator (All Regions), Cloudscene's Leaderboard, 2017
  • Top User of Green Power, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2017
  • Innovator of the Year, Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG), 2017
  • Fast-Growing Companies in S&P 500, USA Today, S&P Global Market Intelligence, 2016
  • The World's Most Innovative Companies(79), Forbes, 2015
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