Calix - Seemed like headless chicken | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (8)

    "Seemed like headless chicken"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Calix full-time

    Pros

    - Good benefits - Surrounded by skilled and smart people

    Cons

    A Lot: - Good strategy, but poor execution. Constant losses with supposedly "award-winning products". - Constant layoffs & disruptive changes. Some people may think that is good, but it affects work environment negatively. Cannot recommend anyone to work here . - Cannot win markets while constantly laying off old-timer employees who helped built this company. Most of them have now found better jobs if... you look at their Linkedin. If they wouldn't have skills, they wouldn't have found those better jobs. - Lower compensation than market rates

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    Advice to Management

    - Get your act together - Respect loyal employees. Do not treat them like liabilities or assets. - Stop kicking out people and contracting work to consulting companies. - With the reputation Calix has now, its already hard to attract good talent, and it will get worse as more good people leave the company.

    Calix2019-05-05
  1. "Company is great with some hard working people"

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    Current Employee - Commodity Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Calix full-time for 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!

    Calix2019-09-11
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Calix full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots to learn Tons of smart people

    Cons

    Bad work / life balance. Leadership

    Calix2019-08-21

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