Infinera Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2021

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Infinera CEO and Director  David Heard
David Heard
27 Ratings
Pros
  • "Management cares about employee's work-life balance(in 75 reviews)

  • "Good work environment and nice colleagues to work with(in 40 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Upper management inefficiencies(in 10 reviews)

  • "some process is complex and there is a little mass because of the merge with Coriant(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee
      Featured Review

      Great place to work!

      Mar 31, 2021 - Systems Engineer in Warren, CT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Optical technology leadership with strong customer base

      Cons

      Not well known for solutions outside of optical

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      Infinera Response

      Sr. Learning and Development Specialist

      Thanks for your feedback and for writing a thoughtful review. Your input helps us to continue to focus on what is important and we've passed along your feedback to our site leadership teams.

    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Mar 13, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team atmosphere. Strong executive leadership. A company that definitely cares about their employees.

      Cons

      HQ is in an expensive place to live. But the company is fairly flexible in living locations.

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      Infinera Response

      Sr. Learning and Development Specialist

      Thank you for taking time to provide a review. We are glad you are enjoying your time at Infinera. With our expanded portfolio and market traction, we are excited about Infinera’s future.

    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      A company making the necessary changes to succeed

      Jun 10, 2021 - Senior Optical Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      High level of independence, trust, opportunities to collaborate with colleagues around the world, potential for fast growth in the company, developing responsibilities very fast, transparency.

      Cons

      a bit slow delivering its product

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      good

      Jun 16, 2021 - Senior Sales Ops Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good company to work and good work culture.

      Cons

      No major issues found in comapny

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Inventory and shipping

      Jun 15, 2021 - Production Control in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      light duty work but stressful

      Cons

      Not a good working environment, unprofessional operations management

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company to work for

      May 29, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      This is a great company that actually cares about its employee's

      Cons

      There are no cons working here, very flexible

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Cutting edge in telecom

      Apr 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - The tech is cutting edge - Everything is designed in-house - The people are friendly - Fast-paced environment with challenging problems to solve

      Cons

      - Teams are in different time zones, leads to early/late meetings - Priorities may change abruptly from day to day

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      Infinera Response

      Sr. Learning and Development Specialist

      Thanks for your feedback and for writing a thoughtful review. Your input helps us to continue to focus on what is important. Your feedback has been passed along to the management team for review.

    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Great work life balance

      Jun 4, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      - Easy work life balance

      Cons

      - Quality of work - Recent company performance

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      So-So company

      Feb 9, 2021 - Engineer in Earth, TX
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      Pros

      Good technology to work on Smart people to work with

      Cons

      New CEO is really dull compared to the previous guy. (stop telling bad jokes and be serious) New upper management is more of the same, never addressing the lower level engineering problems. They only talk to the next level down, completely invisible to everyone else. Somehow they think the problems are the reporting of the schedule, when it is the very poor planning and staffing of the projects by middle management. The bad project planning and resource assignments is what hurt the schedule with this company. Company seems to becoming woke when it used to be an a-political environment. Unrealistic schedules, management that can't plan a project execution at all and repeatedly doesn't know where and how to staff positions that are needed.

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      Infinera Response

      Sr. Learning and Development Specialist

      Thank you for taking your time to provide such a thoughtful review. Your insights are being discussed on a cross-functional basis. Process improvement and transformation are key areas of focus for 2021.

    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Heavy workload, unprofessional director

      May 13, 2021 - Finance Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      most co-works are very nice

      Cons

      the migration mess up the business the director can't control his emotion when he is busy. And release his bad mood to his direct report

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