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Finisar Reviews

Updated August 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Good Work Life Balance in the company- You'll hardly be asked to stay late if you are in development field but not in production support (in 13 reviews)

  • Great company, great work environment (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • bad management, slow growth in salary (in 4 reviews)

  • Work culture is not very globalized (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Poor, Poor management!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Horsham, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Horsham, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ok place to work, when they have work to do. People who work in the assembly are are nice. Some engineers are nice.

    Cons

    False hope of having a long term job. Don't expect to work there more than a year. They move all products to other countries for assembly and testing. This company is exactly what is WRONG with American manufacturing and why we are failing as a country.

    Very poor management. Our group would go days with our manger speaking to us. He would sit at his desk on his computer or be talking to someone in another department for hours, but he never addressed our group or said hello. If you are a buddy of your manager and socialize with him outside of work (ie buying him drinks), your job should be safe as they tend to keep their "favorite employees" around longer.They ask you to work overtime on the weekend and then when you go to work on Monday there is nothing to do and you just sit around for hours doing nothing. They waste a lot of money by doing this but they don't seem to care.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people fairly and tell people the truth, please.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Worst kind of management - employees are mistreated"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing good to mention about this company. If you want to join, please please think 2x. It's mental torture.

    Cons

    Positions are moving to Asia; Management encourages employees to move to Asia, or leave the company. Managers hire new employees without informing the current, there's no communications, no employee reviews. Manager deliberately forgot to file Immigration papers on purpose to deter new hires.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on development within your own country! Focus on employee relationship that will help your company grow, not politics. Clean house! Get rid of those managements that don't do the work.

  3. "Horsham"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Horsham, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Peers are great. Salary high, RSU's a great benefit. Insurance a little above average from norm. Products, technology are very good. Work environment good.

    Cons

    Micro Managed from the top level mgrs. No action taken unless approved and baby sat through process by Director/VP level management. Horsham is probably closing within a year although management will tell/has told that we are on the cutting edge for company success. No new product development coming in.
    Sunnyvale is where all decisions are made, although CEO sits in Horsham. Just a figure head with little or no desire to lead.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of previous mgt and bring in new


  4. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Finisar full-time

    Pros

    Friendly HR and colleagues are nice in general

    Cons

    Poor management team with lack of leadership and insight. Projects are in poor shape due to chaos from management stepping in and out to make uninformed decisions. There is a lack of ownership all around. People are too busy coming up with excuses as to why they can't get things done. Pay is low with no raises or bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees and resolve issues instead of throwing it back at them. Don't solicit feedback if you're not planning to make any changes. Stop treating your employees like second class citizens.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "This company will not make it in 3 years."

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    Current Employee - Quality Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Finisar full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friend work environment - too friend that nothing get done.

    Cons

    Unprofessional CFO and COO. Poor management. Poor corporate governance. Poor compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Need to know who are the hardworking employees.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "No management direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and no pressure on deadline

    Cons

    Extreme political environment. Management listen to good news and do not want to improve business.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "In 27 years worst job experience I ever had"

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    Former Employee - Printed Circuit Board Designer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Printed Circuit Board Designer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Um Um the food was good

    Cons

    Very disrespectful to there employees. I worked with the eng. dept doing printed circuit board design. I worked there for a lil over a year. When I first started My cube was at respectable location quite and easy to work in area. Then for some reason 5 months later they move my group to the most ghetto trashy part pf the company. Before we were put there it looked like thats where the garbage was kept and to make it worse, around us they had these huge meeting rooms, where these idiots would have these huge social gatherings that they called meetings in which they would be yelling and screaming and laughing out real loud with the doors wide open, as if we werent just outside the trying to concentrate on the designs we were working on. I had to get up and close 2 to 3 doors at a time talk about a trashy dump Finisar was it

    Advice to Management

    Be more aware and considerate of your employees, you stupid idiots

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not so good as an Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome Pay As an Intern.
    Nice People

    Cons

    No training to Intern.
    Communication Gap


  9. "Company going down"

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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Finisar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place for optical engineers only.

    Cons

    Hire and then fire often.

    Advice to Management

    Develop the right products.


  10. "Worked as an IT engineer, didn't like the work or the people and the management"

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    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and average compensation

    Cons

    too much micro management, growth is slow

    Advice to Management

    Provide good training and manage according to metrics


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