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Infinera CEO and Director  David Heard
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  1. 2.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Poor strategic plans and management

    Oct 18, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Nice and talented colleagues. Green card policies are quite OK.

    Cons

    Merging a same-size company with owing high debt is not a smart choice. Horrible upper management. Many requests from invisible teams, high-level managers, etc. The package is not very competitive

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    4 people found this review helpful
  2. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Frustrating

    Dec 3, 2019 - Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
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    Pros

    For the most part, people are great, I've met some wonderful people.

    Cons

    Upper management utterly tone deaf.

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    Infinera Response

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    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about our people. Our people are our greatest asset. If you have more specific input on how management can improve, please send an e-mail to feedback@infinera.com.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good company with good values

    Aug 18, 2015 - Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
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    Pros

    The best optical network company in the world Good values and integrity Great growth opportunities

    Cons

    Relatively less pay package More work, less PTO days Upper management is 'Old school'

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    1 person found this review helpful
  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Company with Start Up Culture

    Apr 18, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
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    Pros

    -Good Vision -Good Upper Management -Good Benifits /Compensation -Nice to have Perks such as Gym, Yoga, Fruits, Snaks cookies etc etc -Open Door Policy -No Performance Reviews - Yes, its true!

    Cons

    -Most of the managers in India Team are inefficient, Mediocre and more reactive that proactive lot -So far 1 product wonder. -The company has grown significantly, but the startup culture has not faded as a result of which inefficiency and lack of planning seeping in.

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  6. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Internal top-heavy power politics and hidden, conflicting and dishonest business agendas.

    Feb 6, 2020 - Anonymous 
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    Pros

    Technology innovative and product quality best of breed. Some very hard-working, talented and seasoned mid-level Managers, Sales and Engineering leaders, yet all must obey and follow the unwritten political and personal agendas of the executives that started with Infinera, never challenging too much the patriarchal ideas.

    Cons

    Upper management that has been with Infinera for 10+ years is untouchable; no encouragement of open, creative collaboration; no clarity in product strategy direction; toxic, demotivating environment that fosters internal competition and conflicting, misaligned business objectives; lack of promotion or encouragement of female leadership and lack of respected, valuable contribution from females. Carnivorous internal competition among product lines, employers, business units, management objectives only confuses, distracts and demotivates employees. It also feeds toxic, counterproductive, competitive environment. Partner and direct sales organization are not aligned and compete for customers. Channel partner management does not provide empowering, encouraged contribution from team equally and clearly plays favorites, manipulatively sabotaging the success of others that bring new ideas. Lack of integrity and continuity from different stakeholders at Infinera, which becomes utterly apparent to partners and customers, causing them to lose confidence, trust and respect in the company long-term. Upper management close-minded with personal, politically-focused agenda. Acquisition of Coriant was nightmare for employees, customers and especially partners with no clear business plan, road map, commitment to current business or support.

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    3 people found this review helpful

    Infinera Response

    Infinera Glassdoor Management Team

    We appreciate your review. We are sorry to hear about your experience while working at Infinera. We are proud of the work our employees did to integrate the two companies and what we were able to accomplish in a year. We have worked through the challenges of acquisition and integration, and as a part of Global Infinera we are rolling out initiatives on maintaining a culture of compliance and ethics. Ethics and integrity are integral to the values of our company, and we take this very seriously. If you have any more feedback, please email us at feedback@infinera.com We wish you luck in your future endeavors.

  7. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Was a great place to work... Company is struggling now...

    Feb 19, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Got a chance to work with best Developers in the industry. Flat organization, minimal politics and good work and life balance.

    Cons

    Off late there were too many uncertainties post Coriant acquisition. No clarity from upper management on the road map, new org structure and policies. A lot of people leaving the company and there has been lay offs too... It will take a while for Infinera to become a stable company with clear vision.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Fighting back!

    Mar 1, 2017 - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Has a wonderful culture and people here are one of the smartest, most diligent and friendliest I have come across.

    Cons

    Opaque upper management and a little too empowered HR department

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    1 person found this review helpful
  9. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Awesome place, going a little low currently

    Dec 16, 2020 - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work-Life Balance, Quality of work, No micromanagement, Employee friendly policies

    Cons

    Upper management couldn't predict time-to-market well resulting in lay-offs

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Good company to work for

    Dec 28, 2019 - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
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    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

    1 person found this review helpful

    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.

  11. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Always challenging

    Aug 17, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Infinera keeps you on your toes, as there is always a challenge or something new to learn

    Cons

    Upper Management is not supportive so you work in silos instead of working as a team

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