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Equinix Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2019

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3.8
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89%
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Equinix CEO Charles Meyers
Charles Meyers
55 Ratings
Pros
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  • "It can improve employee work life balance(in 25 reviews)

  • "No cons so far - I am very happy with this company(in 18 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (3)

    "Communication Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Associate in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equinix full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I started as an HR intern and I really enjoyed that experience because I had the autonomy and empowerment to work cross functionally and explore new projects. There was a number of social and development events to attend so our class of about 70 interns bonded well. My senior year, I received a job offer to start after I completed my undergrad degree. I was placed in a role where I've been able to make high impact in...

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    Cons

    Although Equinix is a tech company in Silicon Valley there aren’t amenities like free meals (just breakfast) or large scale events to get to know other employees.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in the intern/new-to-career programs and maintain the positive and personable employee culture.

    Equinix2018-12-06

    Equinix Response

    December 6, 2018Equinix

    Congratulations on completing your Internship and joining us full time! Building an intern program around meaningful work and career growth with us is a priority and we are pleased that you have experienced success here. Thank you for sharing your experience and welcome to ...

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  2. "Great and Solid Company"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equinix full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Culture, Great Pay for the Tampa market, Flexible Schedule

    Cons

    Still needs to embrace working remote

    Advice to Management

    embrace working remote

    Equinix2019-06-22

    Equinix Response

    July 11, 2019Equinix

    Wow - 8 years! You've been with Equinix through some pretty critical years of growth and success - congratulations! Thanks for sharing your experience - we always encourage employees to share ideas in manager meeting s or on the PULSE Survey too.

  3. "Connectivity"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Redwood City, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great lunches on company dime

    Cons

    Cherry picking of customers for selected reps is not fair

    Equinix2019-06-12

    Equinix Response

    July 11, 2019Equinix

    Thank you for sharing your experience when you were an employee here. We wish you the best on your next endeavors.

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Real Estate Company Acting Like A Technology Company"

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    Current Employee - Technician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Equinix full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive pay compared to other data centers Benefits

    Cons

    Lack of technical experience for direct supervisors 12-hour shifts with very little work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to instill the culture that you promote. Stop using your technicians as scapegoats for your lack of accountability and data center operations management experience. KPI should be used as a means and not an end, especially when the system has been acknowledged by management to be flawed and only obtains a narrow perspective of what is actually going on. Technicians at their newly acquired NAP of Americas facility...

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    Equinix2019-06-23

    Equinix Response

    July 11, 2019Equinix

    This is good feedback for us and will be shared with appropriate teams. You are also encouraged to take advantage of our PULSE employee survey which runs two times a year . Also, transparency is a value we promote and if you are able to connect with your manager or HR business ...

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  5. "working at Equinix"

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    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equinix full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    freedom, if you hav the appetite to explore new things and bring a new way of doing things you are well appreciated. Happy to be here I have spent two year here...

    Cons

    i do not have it yet

    Equinix2019-06-05
  6. "Great place, management is okay"

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    Current Employee - Lead Facilities Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equinix full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place, great benefits, great location to learn

    Cons

    management in Miami is very new and overwhelmed with the size of the staff

    Equinix2019-06-05
  7. "Project Manager role in Equinix"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equinix full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It is a growing market

    Cons

    It can improve employee work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Please improve employee growth path

    Equinix2019-05-30
  8. "Good company and benefits"

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      Current Employee - Program Manager 

      I have been working at Equinix full-time

      Pros

      Work environment, friendly people, and good opportunities for those who seek them out.

      Cons

      Company is undergoing a lot of change

      Equinix2019-05-24
    • Helpful (3)

      "Reality Matches the Hype"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Equinix full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The culture is real vs. contrived - team members live it everyday. Work life balance is reinforced. Innovating in our space unlike any other competitor.

      Cons

      Shifting of the organizational structure can be painful at times but that is to be expected. Communication from top down could be better but it is actively being improved.

      Advice to Management

      Keep on doing what you're doing!

      Equinix2019-05-13
    • Helpful (1)

      "Data Center Tech"

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      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Data Center Technician 

      I have been working at Equinix full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Managing over 150 customers on their equipment.

      Cons

      Working more then 12 hours a day sometimes.

      Equinix2019-05-17
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