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Infoblox Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible work hours (very good work/life balance) (in 10 reviews)

  • Great People, Great work Culture from top to bottom (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (10)

    "Choo choo train wreck"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering
    Current Employee - Engineering
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Infoblox full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Some pockets of good folks... for now.
    2. Solid product with a strong and loyal customer base.
    3. They pay well.

    Cons

    1. Acquired by a private equity firm, that has been slashing staff, moving jobs to India and Tacoma.
    2. Incredibly political environment.
    3. Inept exec staff that cares little about what customers actually want/need.
    4. All the sharp folks and top architects have been paid out in the acquisition and are now leaving the company.
    5. Massive turnover in the sales org and the new folks don't know how to sell the product.
    6. NIOS, their primary product is on its last leg and there is no plan to replace it.
    7. Depressing environment.
    8. Revolving door in sales, marketing, channel and product.
    9. Braggart CEO, that rarely lets you forget he drives a florescent Lamborghini, is friends with every CEO in the valley and flys in private jets.

    Advice to Management

    You can't fix stupid.


  2. Helpful (11)

    "Used to be great, not good now."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours. There are still some talents remain, but not for long.

    Cons

    There are too many problems and it is getting worse everyday.

    1) New CEO and executives did nothing good for the company. Instead, they focus on cost cutting and layoff to make it looking good for selling for quick money in their pocket.

    2) After acquired by Vista, there is only base salary and non-guaranteed performance bonus for most employees. There are retention bonus for some employees, but only apply to "important" people in the ring. To retain employees, management are trying to sell the idea of making it fun and interesting place to work, great culture and provide opportunity to grow etc. They never tell the truth about how much money each of them would get as part of the retention bonus.

    3) Can't trust the management starting from the top. Some management that are hired in the last few years are less talented. They don't know how to manage experienced people. They are good at pleasing their boss. They simply don't want others to be more visible than them. They tend to praise people in their circle and try to isolate others. As a result, some talented employees couldn't take it any longer and quit.

    4) More layoff is coming.

    5) Talented employees are leaving for better opportunity. There is no chance to compete with multiple good offers.

    6) No matter how hard you work, your boss will get all the credits and be promoted first. Your boss may be promoted twice before your turn. This is the reality at Infoblox and this is a joking topic among the employees. Wondering if upper management knows or they simply don't care.

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic. If you really want to help the company, you should make sure everyone is happy and motivated. Benefit should be fairly divided. Don't keep everything to yourself.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Worst year of compensation at Infoblox since IPO"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering
    Current Employee - Engineering
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Infoblox full-time

    Pros

    Many of the engineering core team who brought this company to where it is is still around but the engineering leadership left so hopefully people don't start jumping ship.

    Some opportunity to get into new SaaS tech but still a long way to go..

    Customer satisfaction is high apparently

    Cons

    People feel that management screwed up compensation this year. Mediocre bonus this year and vague new bonus policy. Managment procrastinated on stock grants all summer apparently to sell the company to Vista at discount.

    Managment seem to care less about people leaving and probably want that in order to hire offshore in India or nearshore.

    Can't keep the new talent onboard, and can't offer competitive packages to keep them. Too much churn in SaaS team due to fluctuating strategy, lack of leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate the employees if you really care and make up for the RSU you deprived employees from this year.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Not good any more..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Dublin, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Infoblox (More than a year)

    Pros

    provide dinner if you willing to stay late.

    Cons

    management ,management ,management
    there is no work/life balance here, just work balance.

    Advice to Management

    please bring back all old management team


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Stay Away!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Infoblox (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people / teams are very good, but lack the overall engagement and direction by senior management.

    Cons

    Worst executive team. They are in it for themselves. A lot of talk with no action. They don't know how to work together as a team. Poor decisions or no decisions.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Chaotic"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Product stickiness and happy customers.

    Cons

    Constant changes in the upper management. No real strategy for future growth.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring big company executives that are clueless.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "I should have read the reviews before signing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A few genuine individuals who do their best to improve company culture and the overall work environment. The CEO is extremely approachable, genuine and transparent.

    Cons

    Too many to list but here are a few of the highlights...
    > Attrition
    > Constant change in direction and strategy
    > "No Jerks" policy was published but not practiced
    > Nonexistent culture
    > Zombies in engineering
    > The campus leaves something to be desired

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on the politics and do a major refresh of the engineering staff.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Unfortunate state! Declining revenue and going private?"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Infoblox full-time

    Pros

    Legacy products sustained growth until now. Good customer install base

    Cons

    Highly incompetent CEO with inexperienced staff from big companies.

    Advice to Management

    Quit! You will have done a big favor to the employees


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Bad management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Can make some money if you give your life away

    Cons

    Bad management ton of travel


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Uncomfortable Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There were no pros that I can write about

    Cons

    People are unfriendly and non-collaborative



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