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Found 708 of over 804 reviews
4.1
84% Recommend to a Friend
Infinera CEO and Director  David Heard
89% Approve of CEO

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4.1
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89%
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Infinera CEO and Director  David Heard
David Heard
140 Ratings

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Best Company to work on

    Mar 20, 2023 - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Challenging and quality work. Best work-life balance Get chance to work with best minds

    Cons

    Nothing as of now. Everything is on track.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Very knowledgeable workers, low salaries

    Mar 15, 2023 - Software Engineer in Lisbon, Lisbon District
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You are able to: - Learn about optical networks - Learn how development in a relatively big project occurs

    Cons

    Low salary. Big legacy codebase.

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Good company to work

    Mar 15, 2023 - Software QA Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good work life balance, Pays well,company is at prime location

    Cons

    No cons as of now

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great environment, challenging work

    Mar 10, 2023 - Hardware Development Engineer II in Allentown, PA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Nice people around you who are ready to help - Flexibility in working, unlimited leaves and hybrid work environment - Quality of work - Diversity of people

    Cons

    - An employee is stretched thin working on many projects, which inculcates lack of detailing at work in this particular department

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    NA

    Feb 14, 2023 - Software Engineer (Sw QA Engineer) in Bangalore
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Best Management, Work Culture, Supportive teams

    Cons

    No Cons, Everything is good.

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  7. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Stay away from this company

    Feb 8, 2023 - Staff Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible working (ending up long hours) Complex technology for geeks

    Cons

    -No work life balance just burning out people -Low level managers (technical people) often doing micromanagement -Clueless senior management -make promises not much change on main issues -Old school hiring mindset and low or no male/female diversity on technical roles Personally and professionally made sacrifices to join this company because of its core technology and mission but well below expectation in many aspects. Processes are mess, not much quality control or even mindset. Uneducated technical managers about good manufacturing practices and quality systems, still startup mindset Also some people hired as mid level managers with unclear contributions or what they exactly do. Poor culture on training and professional development

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  8. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Terrible Upper Management

    Feb 4, 2023 - Sr. Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I can't think of any good reason to work for this company.

    Cons

    The company is very top-heavy in management. The CEO and CFO don't know how to run a company and the decision making process is awful. The CEO and CFO are clueless and they don't listen to their staff that have differing opinions. They want to hear the answers they want to hear to support their own top-down decision making process. The work environment is very toxic. I will not say what department I worked in but let's just say it was within the CFO organization. The CFO is very toxic and anyone working for her should be very careful. She does not have a clue about anything and makes decisions without understanding the facts or root causes of why the company can't meet her expectations.

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    Infinera Response

    Sr. Learning and Development Specialist

    We appreciate your review and are sorry to read about your experience. The Leadership Team has taken some bold initiatives and provided a crisp vision for the company’s future. We welcome transparency and feedback. You are welcome to email us at feedback@infinera.com if you are willing to share additional insights. We wish you luck in your future endeavors.

  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Place To Work

    Jan 19, 2023 - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Visible and transparent leadership decisions Value their employees Recognition for achievements Business is looking up Hybrid work model allows flexibility and Work/Life balance

    Cons

    Compensation could be higher, hoping this will improve as the stock price increases. No real complaints

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    A great place to work

    Jan 7, 2023 -  in Lisbon, Lisbon District
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great work environment and opportunities to grown

    Cons

    Teams are to spread around the world, which sometimes slowes down work

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  11. 4.0
    Former Employee

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    Dec 29, 2022 - Web Developer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good working environment. Good growth

    Cons

    Work is more sometimes. Irregular timigs

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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 such as work-life balance and consistency in timelines.

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Infinera has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 804 reviews left anonymously by employees. 84% of employees would recommend working at Infinera to a friend and 76% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 4% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Infinera employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Infinera. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

84% of Infinera employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Infinera 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 3.9 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Infinera to be career development, culture, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, management.

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