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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 (1)

    "design engineer"

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    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


  2. Helpful (3)

    "IC Design Engineer-Excellent place to work for"

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    Current Employee - IC Design Engineer
    Current Employee - IC Design Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Finisar full-time

    Pros

    -Good work life balance (but of course depends on which manager you are working under)
    -Takes good care of the (good) employees
    -Tries best not to layoff even in the most stressful economic condition
    -Good friendly people to work with
    -Managers have good foresight to make the right decision

    Cons

    -Need to invest more in R& D to cope up with the market, since the only to survive in this competitive business is to innovate
    -Need to invest more in advertisement of the group. This can be by publication/participating/sponsoring more in the technical conferences/journals, building investor relationship with good research groups in top Universities and booths in career fairs.
    -Need to invest more in technologies rather than just stick to a fixed technology.
    - Should have more training programs for effective knowledge sharing

    Advice to Management

    Please invest more in R& D is critical sectors. Look at the competitive companies and you will know why!

  3. "Finisar"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have nice coworkers there

    Cons

    The company is poorly managed


  4. "A good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Finisar full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work and my team is really friendly.

    Cons

    The process is a little bit lengthy.


  5. "Finisar"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Finisar full-time

    Pros

    Got to learn a lot as it was the beginning of my career.

    Cons

    The managers can tend to micromanage.


  6. "Mechanical Engineer"

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    • 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.


  7. "Great place to work at!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

  8. Helpful (4)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Great place to work, family friendly, and employees respect each other."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Development Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Test Development Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Finisar full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Finisar has a great culture and friendly atmosphere. Stepping through the doors to go to work is always a pleasant experience. There are some politics, as with any office, but it is kept to a minimum and doesn't really affect your day-to-day.

    Cons

    Due to security, Internet is severely locked down. Accessing personal email is harder than it should be, and some sites are blocked altogether. You are also forced to use older versions of Internet Explorer, for security, which renders most websites incorrectly and some won't even show content.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Recent Finisar Changes"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Horsham, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Up to about a year ago, was pretty good all around employer.

    Cons

    Recent shifts in the economy have caused the company to start some layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    We are all adults, let us know something major soon after you know, if not the rumor mill starts a churnin' and it is usually worse than the truth.


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