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"DO NOT accept a contract position with the TA and HR departments at Equinix!"

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Former Contractor - Sourcer in Redwood City, CA
Former Contractor - Sourcer in Redwood City, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Equinix as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

Beautiful office environment over-looking a peaceful lagoon.

Cons

The disrespectful way in which contractors are treated at this company is reminiscent of India's caste system. Here's why:

1. Contractors were not allowed in HR meetings or off-site meetings that include discussions of future strategy, pertinent information, support, process, etc. In fact, you will be told that you are not allowed to enter a meeting room. Hmmm... Gistapo tactics? The sad part is there were VERY few discussions which contained confidential information - clearly team-building is inclusive of only the FTEs here.

3. What? You're a contractor? You can't park in our parking lot adjacent to our building, you must park at Bldg 3 or beyond if you're lucky to find parking. I always love coming to a place of employment and walking (and schlepping) with a purse and laptop backpack a mile to get to the office. Oh and add high heels to the mix as there are business casual attire is frowned upon. You may want to add an hour on to your morning commute to actually make a morning meeting.

4. Management, oh god, where's the humanity?!!! So, I saw more changes in process and management than a hormonal tweener! Granted this happens in growing companies but Equinix didn't take Advil for their growing pains, they took Darvocet and fell asleep at the wheel!

Advice to Management

If you want to truly develop your employer brand, start with treating your employees AND contractors with respect. Empower individuals to

Other Employee Reviews for Equinix

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Equinix is a great company to work for other than Dallas location."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, holiday, vacation, free drinks and yearly bonus.

    Cons

    Management is very poor, they do not give support to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Needs Improvement and need to be trained to handle people with proper management skills.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work. Bad management in Chicago area."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Network Tech in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Network Tech in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equinix full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and average benefits.

    Cons

    Bad management in the Chicago area.

    Advice to Management

    Don't say no to any offer in Chicago. It will follow you to the grave.

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