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"Equinix - solid company; could use some fixes to make it a truly great place"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Very good people, some politics but healthy business means people are generally in good mood and helpful to eachother; people believe and are excited about the company for the most part; the company appears to have very good momentum and an opportunity to be a leader in the industry

Best treated groups:

Sales - definitely a sales oriented culture -- these people get really treated well

Legal - this group enjoys very good quality of life for they pay they make

Marketing - has among the best salaries and titles for the quality of people (though they do not appear to be widely respected within the company)

Cons

rapid growth means some teams are hiring too quickly and quality of staff is not consistent across teams (sometimes people are overqualified or underqualified for the title they're hired in at); quality of life and compensation are not always fair across groups; company is very collegiate and favors "getting along" and there is a little bit of a "get on the bus or get off the bus" attitude that makes it hard to give open feedback

Finance - works among the longest hours and like many finance organizations the culture is work hard and grin and bear it

Operations - the key to the company but the leadership in this team rules with a very heavy handed approach and does not encourage going outside of the group and sharing group "secrets" with others

Advice to Management

Need to develop a plan to excite the top performers; the compensation strategy favors evenly distributing equity -- so much equity is given to staff that it has become less meaningful to top performers -- the leadership team should give more equity to Directors and above and focus on cash bonuses, benefits, and quality of life for the staff below Directors so that equity to the top can be more meaningful and those that have more of a 9-5 work attitude can have the lifestyle they want; don't hire too many people to quickly

Other Employee Reviews for Equinix

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Cool company to work for..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the fastest growing company. World's ninety percent of internet traffic goes through our data centers. All leading companies have presence in Equinix's data centers.

    Cons

    Very slow career growth. Company believes more in new employee than current employee for promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Career growth and market rates for employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Ok company to work for because of Stock Option"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stock Option and overall benefit package

    Cons

    limit career growth and below market salary

    Advice to Management

    salary vs market price. Because of good stock option, the salary is way below market


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