Infinera Employee Reviews about "no cons"

Updated Sep 15, 2020

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Infinera CEO and Director Tom Fallon
Tom Fallon
264 Ratings
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  • "Upper management inefficiencies(in 9 reviews)

  • "There is no new investment into upgrading or replacing the very old infrastructure(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    COVID-19

    "State of the art"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Infinera full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great technology. Will get to work with some of the coolest tech in the planet for telecom network. Essential business of telecom. Covid did not affect this company.

    Cons

    Slow. It may be part of the systemic process. Processes can be improved

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Infinera full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Exciting technology Upper management very accessible Good Work/Life balance

    Cons

    Sunnyvale offices in need of upgrades, but this should improve with a move to South San Jose

    Infinera Response

    Infinera Glassdoor Management Team

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We are very excited about our move to San Jose and working hard to create a high tech and innovative space for our employees.


  3. "Decent Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Winchester, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Infinera full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefit packages available with 401k and stock plan

    Cons

    The Coriant acquisition added many layers of management and fiedom building

  4. "Good company but, on hard times"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Infinera full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Focus on customers and high integrity. Fallon as CEO leads by example and is inspiring.

    Cons

    Almost all of the leadership team has been hired from the outside. Limited or no promotion from within. Career advancement is almost non-existent.

  5. "Good career path and growth opportunities"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Infinera full-time

    Pros

    Good career path and growth opportunities.

    Cons

    I have no cons that I can think of at this time.

  6. "Constantly cutting"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager IT in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Infinera full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay and health insurance is good. Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    The company is constantly in a cutting mode. Cutting of employees, services and infrastructure. There is no new investment into upgrading or replacing the very old infrastructure. The 401K plan is pathetic and noncompetitive.

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  7. "It is OK"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Infinera full-time

    Pros

    Good company culture, people works hard.

    Cons

    Very poor work life balance

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Logistics"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Infinera full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people, excellent opportunity to learn new skills, caring management team

    Cons

    Company struggling for profitability. Company was unable to stay competitive in the market. The company was unprofitable merging with another unprofitable company toward the end of my time. Company was late getting new releases to the market in the promised time frame.

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  9. COVID-19
    Helpful (4)

    "A dying company"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Infinera full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They have finally embraced a work from home strategy - but only after COVID

    Cons

    Empire building managers that are politically motivated Terrible at acquisitions - both Transmode and Coriant have been disasters Below market pay - even though their HR will tell you differently, they are stingy with salaries They don't invest in the future - systems and resources are underfunded

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Worst Company Ever"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer -2 in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Infinera full-time

    Pros

    None or maybe salary and the CEO is good

    Cons

    So many. Bad Managers, no work life Balance

    Infinera Response

    Infinera Glassdoor Management Team

    This is not the experience we want you to have working at Infinera. If willing, please provide us more information at feedback@infinera.com

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