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Finisar Reviews

Updated December 6, 2017
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Jerry S. Rawls
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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 16 reviews)

  • Good people, flexible work/life balance (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor management team with lack of leadership and insight (in 6 reviews)

  • The senior management especially at Malaysia only take care of their own cronies (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment and good life balance

    Cons

    Limited growth for career opportunities


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Good HR and HR policy - flexible and helpful to employee.
    Good company /good CEO (Jerry) - does not lay off employee easily, even during tough time.

    Cons

    Medical benefit can be improved

  3. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Finisar full-time

    Pros

    Cozy place, friendly colleagues, spacious workplace

    Cons

    Low salary, room to grow, far from the train station


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Got drive and ambition? Don't waste your time at Finisar."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Finisar full-time

    Pros

    Great products, great corporate vision, stable employment

    Cons

    No possibility of advancement; poor performance goes unchecked; extremely poor personnel management; dead-end job unless you are close to members of senior management; if you are a conscientious worker, you'll be stuck picking-up the slack of poor-performers; lots of "dead wood" at this company; new advancement opportunities go to company favorites


  5. "Great Work in Singapore"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Finisar full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Work Arrangement
    Work Life Balance
    Environment is friendly with friendly and understandable HR
    Pretty diversify of races; harmonizing together
    Great work place!

    Cons

    Little promotion
    Heavily rely on HQ management
    Politic


  6. "Good working environment and nice workers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Finisar full-time

    Pros

    Good working place with friendly employee

    Cons

    Low salary and poor management


  7. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Finisar full-time

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with

    Cons

    No invesments in employees. Need to know politics to survive.

    Advice to Management

    Try to communicate the decisions more clearly accros all teams.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company is good for freshers.

    Cons

    No cons till now maybe in future


  9. "Decent company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Test Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Test Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good work life balance

    Cons

    Employee perks are quite few.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Newport Coast, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Newport Coast, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Market share, technology leader, global, sales oriented, fiercely comoetitive
    Salaries are competitive
    Try to hire internally
    Bathrooms are pretty clean

    Cons

    Politics
    Top management has its share of imbeciles
    No real strategy except get bigger
    All of 15 new ventures failed
    Politics is rampant
    Jet top management figure executes the Art if War perfectly

    Advice to Management

    Focus on specialty markets


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