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Updated March 6, 2017
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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 23 reviews)

  • I have worked in the Operations field for over 11 years and have worked in the data center industry for 8 (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Don't respect work/life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Sometimes with rapid growth there can be growing pains (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Unmatched Company Culture"

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

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

    Pros

    -Strong Company Culture: There's a difference between saying your company prides itself on a strong culture and actually living up to the initiative. Managers have an open door policy, communications are always delivered with transparency, and your input is never disregarded.

    -"Great people produce great work": employees genuinely enjoy what they're doing and that's made clear the second you step into the office. The effort put forth is always backed by passion.

    -Fast pace environment: this is often seen as a "con" however success isn't reached without momentum. Equinix serves and provides for an industry that is growing at a rapid pace, those on the back end need to keep up.

    -Always looking to improve their strategy: If there are gaps in either internal or external communications the company doesn't sweep it under the rug. Different organizations are constantly developing strategies to troubleshoot and identify the problem to improve moving forward.

    In addition, the company does not have strong hierarchical barriers. It doesn't matter if you're a VP or an associate, the communication you have with those within the company are always respected. Executives are humble and care about their employees.

    Cons

    So far I have not identified any cons in my experience as both a contractor and now full-time employee.

    Equinix Response

    Mar 7, 2017 – Equinix

    Thanks for taking the time to leave this review. Our leadership team is indeed grounded in our values and accessible across all levels of the organization, which is pretty special. We appreciate your ... More


  2. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Equinix full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative, great culture, supportive, high-performance enviroment

    Cons

    Skills may not transfer to other employers

    Equinix Response

    Mar 13, 2017 – Equinix

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review and sharing a couple of your thoughts with us. We appreciate your five years of service with the company, and hope you continue to grow your career with ... More


  3. "Good People to work with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Equinix as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -They treat people well.
    -They provide breakfast bar 3 days a week.
    -They dont micromanage .They give you freedom to do the job but hold you accountable.
    -Managers have excellent camaraderie.

    Cons

    The architecture needs to be better to avoid repeat work..
    The technolgies they use need to be looked further.

    Equinix Response

    Mar 7, 2017 – Equinix

    Thanks for sharing a few of your thoughts with us. We’re glad to read you enjoyed working at Equinix and felt supported by your managers. We appreciate your feedback and will keep it in mind as we ... More


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  5. "Like a warm fuzzy blanket!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Executive Assistant in Redwood City, CA
    Former Contractor - Executive Assistant in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equinix as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture here is the best I have ever seen...especially within One Legal. They appreciate all of their staff; contract or FTE. I always felt like a member of the team and was so sad when my contract was winding down. I want to go back as an FTE.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Equinix Response

    Mar 7, 2017 – Equinix

    Thanks for taking the time to tell us how much you enjoyed working at Equinix. We agree! Our extraordinary people coupled with extraordinary opportunity make our company an extraordinary place to ... More


  6. "Credit analyst"

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

    I have been working at Equinix full-time

    Pros

    Great culture with amazing people. There is space to grow and a lot of opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Not a lot of PTO

    Equinix Response

    Jan 27, 2017 – Equinix

    Thanks for taking the time to leave this review. We’re happy to read you enjoy working here, have been able to learn along the way, and see opportunity to grow with Equinix!


  7. "Solutions Architect"

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

    I have been working at Equinix full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, growing company and great business model.

    Cons

    New employee onboarding process is not mature.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Enhance boarding process to get new employees up to speed quicker.

    Equinix Response

    Jan 19, 2017 – Equinix

    Thanks for taking the time to leave this review. We’re glad you enjoy working at Equinix and are having the opportunity to experience our company’s growth. Your advice to management is appreciated ... More


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Simple, Well defined and excellent work culture !"

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

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

    Pros

    - Processes are testimony to the fact that these have been well groomed and honed over time through constant collaboration and response to feedback.
    - Thankful for the daily breakfast, coffee, fruits and clean work conditions
    - Fun parties
    - Very pleasant and nice coworkers !!

    Cons

    - Over reliance on long outlook email threads.
    - No lunch cafeteria

    Advice to Management

    - More focus on demos and actual work rather than slides
    - At least one absolutely no-meeting day
    - Cut down process to move faster

    Equinix Response

    Mar 10, 2017 – Equinix

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review and share a few of your thoughts with us. We appreciate your positive outlook as well as your thoughtful advice. Though I'm not sure we could swing a day ... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior facilities engineer"

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

    Pros

    Amazing company to work for. Truly cares about their employees.

    Cons

    None so far will keep it updated

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Equinix Response

    Dec 12, 2016 – Equinix

    Thanks for sharing how much you enjoy working at Equinix! Keep being an energy supplier and thank you for helping us achieve 99.99999% uptime in our data centers.


  10. "Senior maintenance engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome company with lots of opportunity to grow!

    Cons

    Long shifts but long weekends to balance the 12.5 hour shifts.

    Advice to Management

    None where I'm located, all good managers.

    Equinix Response

    Nov 17, 2016 – Equinix

    Thanks for taking the time to share your experience at Equinix and for finding the silver lining (long weekends) in the 12.5 hour shift! Please continue to seek out opportunities to grow with us and ... More


  11. "High Growth Tech Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Equinix full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable real estate company, but high growth and fast paced
    Opportunities to grow and develop. Personally, I was able to work in Amsterdam for over 2 years.
    Good company culture, especially within the Finance organization.
    I like the people I work with and enjoy coming to work.

    Cons

    Fast pace can often equal long hours, which isn't for everyone
    Since we are growing, processes and data are ambiguous and constantly changing, which can be frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose culture and values as we continue to grow.
    Keep giving employees opportunities to grow and develop.

    Equinix Response

    Nov 17, 2016 – Equinix

    Thanks for taking the time to leave this review. We are glad you’ve had the opportunity to grow your career at Equinix – international assignment and otherwise! If you haven’t already done so, please ... More



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