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Equinix CEO Charles Meyers
Charles Meyers
32 Ratings
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  • "Hard to achieve work life balance(in 22 reviews)

  • "Honestly there were no cons I had a great experience(in 17 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Communication Associate"

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

    I have been working at Equinix full-time for more 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.

    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. "A Great Place to Work!"

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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 4 years

    Pros

    Growing, success oriented company that treats it's people very well.

    Cons

    Growing this fast is hard.

  3. "Fantastic place to work"

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      Current Employee - Director 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Equinix full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      The culture, vision and strategy make this a great company.

      Cons

      Technology moves so fast as digital transforms, and it's hard for any company to keep up

    • Helpful (1)

      "Great environment and lots of on job learning"

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      Former Employee - Product Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Equinix full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Learning new technology related stuff on your job every day is something you enjoy working in the product engineering team especially when business problems are solved with technical solutions - The feeling is amazing !! Architecture team working on next-gen architectures/technology .. Equinix hired couple of great visionaries in their product Architecture group and implemented great culture of solving complicated...

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      Cons

      Lower employee to contractor ratio, sometimes it is difficult to find quality contract workers

      Advice to Management

      keep bringing in new talent and product ideas and understanding on how we should disrupt our own business is critical for growth !

    • "A solid place to work"

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

      I have been working at Equinix full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      - stock price - fun people in all levels, departments - people look out for each other - you're paid well - it's a "safe" industry as far as tech goes - company culture and values is amazing and many live up to it every day

      Cons

      - working late isn't uncommon - lots of "permalancers" doing FTE work - cross-continental conference calls start pretty early for the west coast groups - it's tough to get promoted, but you do get stocks and small raises

      Advice to Management

      Pay attention to teams who have problems working with others, and fix it from the TOP down, not from inside the team. Leadership is everything and sets the pace.

    • "Great Company"

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        Current Employee - Senior Desktop Engineer 

        I have been working at Equinix full-time

        Pros

        great company to work for, alot of Growth

        Cons

        no con, except maybe better greakfast.

      • Helpful (3)

        "CSO"

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        Former Employee - Client Success Manager in New York, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Equinix full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Good work /life balance and team bonding

        Cons

        Management has no direction especially in the Client Success Organization. New Managers do not know how to manage employees. Vision of the department is lost

        Advice to Management

        Train your managers to provide guidance not micromanage

        Equinix Response

        March 13, 2019Equinix

        Thank you for sharing your perspective. This is not the experience we want our employees to have and appreciate the feedback so we can review and discuss with the team.

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        "Dysfunction in marketing"

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        Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager 
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Equinix full-time

        Pros

        Overall company culture Good benefits Stock program

        Cons

        Marketing organization is experiencing dysfunction, especially across the leadership team. There's a lack of cohesion and a lot of posturing for position, which is resulting in unsavory behaviors such as gossiping about one another and attacking each other's organizations. There's an inordinate amount of time spent worrying about who's doing what to whom rather than collaborating to execute a clear strategy. This self-serving...

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        Advice to Management

        With the rapidly shift market, it's important we come together as a team and collaborate to execute a bold strategy. There are many dedicated employees in marketing who are eager to be part of this journey, guided by a group of inspiring leaders.

        Equinix Response

        February 28, 2019Equinix

        It is disappointing to read these views of Equinix leadership and the organization as you see them. I appreciate your candor and want you to know we hear you and are actively reviewing your feedback further. Clearly, this is not the experience we want Equinix employees to have. ...

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      • Helpful (1)

        "Don't work in the marketing group"

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        Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Redwood City, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Equinix full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        - Beautiful office right by the water - Decent benefits - Nice coworkers - Good work life balance - Job is very secure unless something happens that makes data centers obsolete (unlikely)

        Cons

        Perhaps because Equinix has such a powerful competitive moat around its core business, they have little motivation to build a competent marketing group. Leadership in marketing has no vision, leadership capabilities, or inspirational qualities. All they do is fight amongst themselves, make poor decisions, discuss fashion choices and hire bad people. The brightest and most ambitious people have moved on and all...

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        Advice to Management

        Clean house and start over

      • Helpful (13)

        "Marketing is Toxic! Enough with the Fix-It Committees!"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Equinix full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Staying in touch with the nice people who bolted. Working from home sometimes so I don’t have to be in the office.

        Cons

        1. How many committees can you form to try to fix/try to LOOK like you’re fixing the underlying issues of favoritism, toxicity, poor performance, etc?? (People notice!!) Enough already! We’re just rolling our eyes every time you try these surface tactics. 2. You must socialize with your boss to get ahead. Or compliment them. Sell your soul basically. I guess if you get a paycheck when you’re not doing a good job...

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        Advice to Management

        Please have managers who value your work not your social interactions. Read what the magic of Equinix is because it doesn’t live in marketing. You can see it in the way people walk around the floor. It’s painful.

        Equinix Response

        February 28, 2019Equinix

        It’s never easy to read reviews like this one. You’ve shared a lot here and I thank you for your feedback. As Chief HR Officer, I partner across Equinix to help our leadership teams grow and facilitate an environment where every employee feels engaged and supported in their role and ...

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