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Finisar Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  1. "The best company I have ever worked for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President, Global IT in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President, Global IT in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Finisar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, Easily approachable top management, Company culture and value system, Very liberal stock compensation etc., among the top positives

    Cons

    Given that company has exposure to Telecom industry, which is cyclical in nature, do not expect salary raises during the down cycles. Liberal RSU's fairly compensate for any loss in the increment


  2. "Great company, I have ever worked with."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Applications in Allen, TX
    Current Employee - Software Applications in Allen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, great work environment. Best people I have ever worked with. Great compensation. Easy access to upper management. The one of the very positive part of management is always consider alternative to layoffs.

    Cons

    It's very hard to say... alternative to layoffs sometime you feel like painful.. but its good for everybody. I would request unhappy person "go and ask the person who lost his job during this crisis". (With current financial crisis over the globe you really cannot blame anybody).


  3. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people and leadership and benefits

    Cons

    The commute was too far for me


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  5. "Great place to work at!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Design Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Never a dull moment. Experienced managers who are great motivators. Really friendly and fast paced atmosphere.

    Cons

    None really. A really good place to work at.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  6. "Mechanical Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    You won't feel a lot of pressure here. People are friendly. Boss won't push you hard.

    Cons

    It is not good for new grads because you will be used to less work compare to other companies and thus will be lazy.


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    "design engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    flexible work hours, schedules and progress

    Cons

    reward is not good. everyone seems get the similar reward


  8. "A peaceful work place with equal treats regardless of position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product/NPI Tech in Ipoh (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Senior Product/NPI Tech in Ipoh (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Team work in all dept and you can voice out your inputs no matter you're at non exempt level.

    Cons

    Highly competition to get to next levels by review.need to prove your role


  9. "Team managment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Finisar (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are every thing can count as pros.

    Cons

    Nothing to say as cons

    Advice to Management

    Improve team management


  10. "Excellent Company to settle"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work Pressure is less
    Company is a world leader
    Work is interesting and challenging

    Cons

    Location is an issue
    Growth is a bit slow

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on growth of deserving employees, try to eliminate the biases


  11. "Working at Finisar"

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

    Pros

    I have worked in Finisar malaysia for 3 years. I found the following are positives...... Supportive team mates, management. Good work life balance

    Cons

    The working timing are not flexible due to the support needed at production lines


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