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Infinera Reviews

Updated February 17, 2019
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  • "No fancy perks or work from home" (in 7 reviews)

  • "I have no cons that I can think of at this time" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, attitude towards work is really good

    Cons

    No onsite opportunities, only one office location in entire Bangalore


  2. Helpful (1)

    "CEO great with people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology and complex project opportunities

    Cons

    Limited career growth opportunities.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Infinera"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Software QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Software QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Infinera full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Collaboration and camaraderie are best I've ever experienced.

    Cons

    Not enough investment in the back office processes, services .

    Advice to Management

    Invest and the tools and infrastructure to improve reactive time by all parties.


  4. "fun to work"

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworker. nice lab. decent gym.

    Cons

    not cutting edge technology.

    Advice to Management

    need to adapt newer technology to adapt bright talents.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Management lacks compassion a"

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

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

    Pros

    Were making some improvements in the HR and L&D space but very slow

    Cons

    David Heard was hired and the whole feel of the company changed. He doesnt care about the business only being in power. Tom has taken a back seat which has really hurt the company.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, management needs to be fully trained on what is to be a manager, and employees voice needs to be heard


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great technology, great people, difficult market"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Infinera full-time

    Pros

    Unique technology
    Executive management team
    Flexible work life balance

    Cons

    Management at middle layers
    Low margin cost based market
    No major customers

    Advice to Management

    Flatten the org structure to remove duplicated responsibilities. Train managers to lead & manage rather than delegate unwanted tasks or let resources drift.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Infinera QA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is good
    Flexibility - work life balance
    Work environment
    Benefits are good
    Team is good

    Cons

    Poorly managed
    Not efficient
    Work pressure

  8. "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leading edge tech. Good people.

    Cons

    Aging facilities. Not a lot of perks compared to big companies.

    Advice to Management

    Please work on retention/continuity.


  9. "Good place to work at"

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

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

    Pros

    People are friendly and very helpful
    Benefits and salary are good
    ESPP and RSUs
    CEO is always positive and makes you feel great about working

    Cons

    Business is rocky
    Switched to no balance PTO


  10. "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Infinera full-time

    Pros

    nice and very talented people

    Cons

    still struggle to compete with big companies.