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Updated January 10, 2018
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Equinix President & CEO Stephen M. Smith
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Pros
  • Great people produce great work": employees genuinely enjoy what they're doing and that's made clear the second you step into the office (in 26 reviews)

  • Company strives for a work life balance (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is not very optimal (in 16 reviews)

  • Growing pains are good pains to have (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great company, even greater culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Equinix lives and breathes by its culture and values, which can be seen in any employee interactions as well as the overall success of the company. Equinix's positive and proactive culture is always prioritized and rarely compromised.

    Cons

    Intense growth can mean intense work, but it keeps you on your toes!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up - as long as our continued success is consistently supported and maintained by our culture and values, the future is looking very bright.

    Equinix Response

    Dec 12, 2017 – Equinix

    We couldn't agree with you more! Our people and our culture are a critical part of Equinix's success and will be a key factor as we move forward towards continued business growth and opportunity... More


  2. "Great place to grow and contribute"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equinix full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture, collaboration and cultivation. Firm is committed to growing the team and operations for a greater purpose. Lot of weeding out of folks who are not a good fit. Momentum building.

    Cons

    No real cons. Things to be aware of - Workload is high, best effort is required, best attitude is a must and being able to execute cross functionally is key.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing. Keep weeding out the those who don’t fit purpose or mission.

    Equinix Response

    Jan 11, 2018 – Equinix

    Good to read that you are feeling engaged in our culture of collaboration and growth. Of course, that momentum takes dedication and effort from our teams which can impact workloads and you are... More

  3. Helpful (9)

    "No career development in HR"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Human Resources in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Human Resources in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at Equinix was an interesting experience. The fast paced growth was exciting and the colleagues on the team were great. I enjoyed working with colleagues across different countries and contributing to the HR strategic vision.

    Cons

    Zero career development. Despite accolades and clearly reaching a point of mastering my role, there was no support/plan for my development that would help me get to the next level. I also found some of the senior leaders in HR to lack transparency when it came to feedback, which was counter to the values.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring externally for higher level positions only highlights the gaps in career development for internal high performers.

    Why is the leadership team more comfortable taking chances on strangers vs. those who proven themselves?

    Equinix Response

    Jan 18, 2018 – Chief Human Resources Officer

    I appreciate you sharing your perspective. As you noted, Equinix is experiencing rapid growth and is a vibrant place to work and I believe our team must continue to focus on the growth and needs of... More


  4. "DBA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equinix (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    excellent team..
    can improve your skill set

    Cons

    Have to be on you toes all the time..very fast pace environment.

    Equinix Response

    Jan 11, 2018 – Equinix

    Thank you for sharing your experience - we are growing quickly and our fortunate to have teams and leadership that are dedicated to expanding their own abilities and skills as we meet new business... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equinix full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Innovation, Opportunity to make an impact. High Growth. RSUs

    Cons

    Internal Politics. Top Heavy, Cliques

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Equinix Response

    Jan 11, 2018 – Equinix

    Thank you for sharing your experience while an Equinix employee. Our growth relies on the innovation and hard work across teams which can become complex at times. We are always working towards... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Stepping Stone"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Netwo4k Technician IIII in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Netwo4k Technician IIII in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are excellent a long with stock plan. Equinix is most certainly not disappearing anytime soon!!

    Cons

    If you strive for more then just the physical layer this job isn't for you!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Not all management, but some management should learn your teams strengths and weaknesses. Also remember your title is just a title. We all put on the clothes the same way.

    Equinix Response

    Jan 11, 2018 – Equinix

    We are proud of the comprehensive benefits we offer our employees and glad you found them a benefit during your time at Equinix. Thank you for sharing your perspective on team management and will... More


  7. "Great company to work for!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, investment in employees, stock purchase plan and just a great company overall

    Cons

    There have been no cons so far

    Equinix Response

    Dec 4, 2017 – Equinix

    Welcome to Equinix! Equinix is proud of the quality benefits and rewards we offer our employees. We are so happy to learn that you are settling in and feeling engaged and part of the team! Thank... More

  8. "CUSTOMER SUCCESS MANAGER"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Equinix has a great culture and bright future

    Cons

    work life balance can be a struggle

    Equinix Response

    Dec 4, 2017 – Equinix

    We love Equinix culture and growth too! Work life balance is a challenge in tech industry and we encourage our teams to work on addressing and resolving issues that impact balance. We work hard to... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Data Center Technician"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Center Technician in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Data Center Technician in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equinix full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a lot of Overtime available downtown to those who wish to work it. It does not have to be scheduled far in advance.

    Cons

    The new breed of workers coming in is not very high. They are hoping to train them . The results have not yet been determined.

    Equinix Response

    Jan 11, 2018 – Equinix

    You are right - we are growing and moving quickly to meet our customer demands.! Part of that process includes proper on boarding and training of new employees as we want to provide skill and... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Best company I’ve ever worked at and I’ve been employed at other top fortune 100 companies in the valley."

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent bonus plan! Work/ life flexibility, highly inspirational environment that motivates you to be your best. Company pays your select charities for hours spent volunteering outside of work. Highly collaborative and positive culture.

    Cons

    Benefits should be more competitive. Even though parental leave is enhancing in 2018, it still is not competitive enough to attract top notch millennial talent from companies like Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google that offer 100% paid parental leave for at least 4 months.

    Need better cafeteria option in HQ. The food is not that great for the price.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great energy and approachable leadership style. When it comes to improvements, we need better food and cafeteria option in HQ. Make benefits more competitive especially parental leave which forces many talented women to quit if they feel the pressure to come back to work too soon post having a baby

    Equinix Response

    Jan 11, 2018 – Equinix

    Thank you for sharing your experience! Our fast growth at Equinix is exciting but we also work hard to maintain benefits, culture and opportunity for our employees throughout their different life... More


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