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"Great place to work prior to dot-com crash"

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Former Employee - NSE in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - NSE in Mountain View, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Equinix full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Very smart people, very forward-thinking people

Cons

Dot-com crash created serious cash crunch

Advice to Management

Stay focused.

Other Employee Reviews for Equinix

  1. Helpful (2)

    "This boat will sink soon enough."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales and Leasing in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales and Leasing in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Equinix full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary and compensation. The colo data center environment is a great place to be.

    Cons

    Old and tired micro management leadership with a peddler mentality. Working at Telx is a nightmare. The top performers are getting their numbers and success through attrition and their assigned account base. Over 80%+ of "new" sales are with existing customers and logos. New reps are left to fend for themselves with little support and many never get accounts and are pushed out of the business with 3-5 months. Deals are split between reps just because a rep has an account in their name in SF and this creates a great deal of favoritism and exclusion.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house! The leadership might have been the right leadership to get the company rolling, but it is not the leadership needed to take the company and it's people to the next level. Help new reps by giving them accounts they can build from while also hunting down new logos.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of Hot Shots, Strange Approach to Staffing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equinix as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The facilities and resources are great. There are a lot of opportunities to make things happen, and people are open to incorporating you on different projects.

    Cons

    I work in marketing and the sense I get from my managers is that the whole management show is pretty open-ended. You can pretty much do what you think is good, and there is little coordination between marketing initiatives across teams/departments. It's like we are children who just got a bunch of play-doh (money) and the teacher went outside to smoke a cigarette.

    Advice to Management

    Set some boundaries, make the necessary changes.


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