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Updated May 21, 2017
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  1. "Engineering at Finisar"

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    Current Employee - Senior RFIC Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior RFIC Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice working environment with competent people who have a genuine interest in optics.

    Cons

    Company is falling behind the competition.

    Advice to Management

    Switch IC development to a digital approach (DSP) in order to keep up with competing solutions.


  2. "Test Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Chemor (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Chemor (Malaysia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Poor salary and growth structure. Senior managers are not technically competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in employees. Create a competitive atmosphere within the company.


  3. "Extremely talented company to work with"

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

    I worked at Finisar full-time

    Pros

    The engineering talent is outstanding. Very well versed in development of optical components

    Cons

    Annual compensation resembles a "union" mentality, everyone gets the same raise no matter job performance. Oxygen robbers who sit in cube and sleep are rewarded the same as the engineers doing all the heavy lifting

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to use a system of meritocracy and reward your top performers


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  5. "Decent Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Manageable workload, good work life balance, supportive managers

    Cons

    Pay is low as compared to industry standards, growth prospects bleak


  6. Helpful (2)

    "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


  7. "senior mechanical engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    people are nice to each other. The culture is friendly. A lot of different products are developed.

    Cons

    The management is very weak. Some people are laid back. They come to work after lunch time and leave after free dinner.

    Advice to Management

    Do not let those laid back people abuse the good culture and friendly working environment.


  8. "Working at Finisar"

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    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


  9. "good"

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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

    Great work life balance possible

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits slightly on lower side


  10. "Finisar at Malaysia"

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    Former Employee - Computer Engineer in Ipoh (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Computer Engineer in Ipoh (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is good.
    Constant learning and great mentors

    Cons

    Not competitive pay, Ipoh is not a very happening place


  11. "Finisar"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    industry leader, pragmatic, multi national

    Cons

    communications between engineering sites is non trivial because of time zones and occasionally priorities


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