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"This boat will sink soon enough."

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Equinix

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Temp to hire"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had the opportunity to meet some great people
    The work was challenging in the beginning

    Cons

    Pay was below average

    Upper management would not provide solid answers in a timely manner

    Unorganized

    If they hire you as 'temp to hire', even if you perform well they will most likely not take you on. They have constant budgetary issues and don't want to invest in people long term. They take people on, make them believe they will stay in the role permanently as long they you perform well, but once you start asking for feedback they just keep saying 'they don't know' or 'we have no answers at this time'. They also have zero courtesy, they will give you only a few days notice that you are let go. You work hard, perform well, show respect but at the end of the day your efforts are pointless. Find a company that appreciates intelligent candidates with a positive and professional attitude.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to need temp workers, please clearly indicate that! People have lives, bills to pay and many require stability. Do not imply that a permeant role is just based on performance if your budget cannot handle it or if you are not serious about taking on new team members. Be honest with candidates from day 1 and tell them that this is temporary role and not a 'temp to hire'. It's misleading and not fair to others.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equinix full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great flexibility

    intelligent management

    innovative technology

    love the happy hours on Thursday

    management shares information with the team

    Cons

    A lot of top exec positions are hired from the outside

    not a lot of opportunities for people in management jobs

    sometimes management does not listen to teams

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