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Infoblox Santa Clara Reviews

Updated November 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Great environment and work life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Overall it is a great place to be that has a great culture and many areas you can advance your career (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of engagement from upper management (in 9 reviews)

  • work load and no work life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (12)

    "Sweat shop!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart colleagues who are passionate about building great software.

    Cons

    Managers treat you like dirt and drive you like slaves. Pay is very low (20-30% lower than average) compared to rest of Bay Area but they say they compensate by offering more options (which may be worthless) and a bonus (which may be 0). There is no work-life balance - the VP expects you to put in 60+ hours a week. You are not given a chance to do a good job - as you are constantly switched between projects but are expected to have zero context switch downtime. You are forced to commit to artificial schedules that are contrary to your gut feeling, and, backed into a corner if you disagree. When the project goes over schedule (as you knew it would), you are forced to stay at work until it's done, to keep to the schedule (yeah, you don't get to go home until it's done!).

    Ever hear of Labor laws, Infoblox? You've been violating labor laws for years now!

    Advice to Management

    When you treat your employees like dirt, expect to them to produce dirt instead of a product.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "very unsatisfactory human and engineering experience."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - good product,
    - long time with the company engineers are experienced.

    Cons

    - very un-cooperative egineers,
    - interesting/creative work is done by the engineers that are with company for long time, unwilling to share the details or give a chance to the newcomers to contribute substantially.
    - very political at the engineering-management level.
    - when critical issues arise, the urgency (to remediate) upon those responsible is uncoordinated.

    Advice to Management

    I think you know well what is going on for so many ears now, for that reason I'll pass.

  3. Helpful (11)

    "The worst workplace I've never seen"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good product
    The employers are easy to work with and don't mind to work overtime, overnight or even over the weekend to achieve the goal.

    Cons

    -The VPs expects 60+ working hours per week.
    -Pay is 15-20% below market price.
    -Very political at the engineering-management level.
    -Wasting $$$ on luxious parties or giveaways instead of giving people a reasonable raise.
    The above said all were for full time employees.....

    Coming to job offers for students it is worst company that ever seen as start up.
    -The $$$ wasted for parties can be used for sponsoring H1 to hard worked which will be good for company.
    -Till date the number of students worked/working (Engg) for Infoblox are 7 but only got 1 H1
    -Point to be noted: Also there are 3 more interns which have worked for Engineering only under 1 manager which were relatives of the biggies(EVP and VP of Engg.) Poor manager no option to raise voice nothing but to accept

    Advice to Management

    Company's success not only include the product sale, but also includes the H1's done by the company. Sincere suggest is to do few H1's before going to public which is good for company growth


  4. Helpful (10)

    "Don't believe the HYPE! It's all a smoke screen to lure you in and work you to death!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Infoblox full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some really nice people who work there, 75% of them are unhappy and are simply afraid to do anything about it. They just complain to co-workers and stay.

    Cons

    Horribly miserable, uncaring, very wealthy, self-righteous upper management with old skool mentality that care only about themselves.

    Favoritism rules regarding hiring, promotion and raises. Very unfair practices in HR.

    Advice to Management

    "Do unto others..."...well you all should know the rest of that line, and here's another good one..."What goes around..." yea...you all should know that one too.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "In flux and confused, political"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Centralized grid management with some very knowledgeable coworkers

    Cons

    Engg organization was very old school and siloed. Felt like 3 different companies inside. Very political environment with a yes-man culture. Single release with ton of dependencies. Strange release plan dynamics with marketing folks. Many left out of frustration with engg mgmt

    Advice to Management

    Need a complete cleanup starting from the top.


  6. Helpful (11)

    "disaster"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    they have new management, maybe they can do better. Some guys on the team work hard while most others are useless. Old management accepted that. They were empire building. Maybe new management can turn it around. Decent pay and stock grant when stock was better, but now stock is in toilet

    Cons

    clueless upper management. workload is unbalanced. Old timers are treated like royalty while new guys and H1s are made to grind it out. Entitled culture with too many layers of middle management. Play stupid games like filing bugs which are known to be false to waste your time. Call your family and harass them and play mean games with them to scare them. Despicable

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the layers of management. Some teams have 2 workers per manager. rididculous.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "I should have read the reviews before signing"

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    • 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.

  8. Helpful (14)

    "Down hill from now on"

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    Current Employee - Technical Staff in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Staff in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Used to be a great culture to come to work for; good people/vibe, flexible, and fun events. Not anymore.

    Cons

    Company going through transition after being acquired. Jobs all being shifted outside of Silicon Valley and offshore. Work environment and moral way down, people are fleeing rapidly.

    Advice to Management

    Please value your employees and not just yourself and what benefit only you and the executive staff


  9. Helpful (16)

    "Parting is such sweet solace"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Infoblox full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good products.

    Decent benefits.

    The H.R. department is helpful.

    Cons

    Not a place to learn transferable skills. The market is too small, the technology is too narrow and business acumen is Neanderthal.

    Uncertain future.

    Employee turnover is hypersonic.

    Advice to Management

    Institute 360-degree reviews for everyone.

    The “No Jerks” value is a punchline. Take that off the wall.


  10. Helpful (17)

    "Depressing in Santa Clara"

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    • 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
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Be careful to note where the reviews are coming from. Folks in Tacoma are thankful to find a high-tech job close to home.

    Santa Clara employees are leaving and it's a depressing place to work.

    Good work/life balance in most departments.

    Cons

    Depressing to work there. "Who quit this week?" is a common refrain. Best people are finding new jobs and all of them are looking. Even the CFO is looking- he interviewed at another company but did not get the job.

    Layoffs every 6 months.

    Moving from 2 buildings into one means cramped quarters. CEO signaled in an email that Santa Clara will not be the long-term location for HQ.

    Owned by Private Equity, so no stock options/RSUs or ESPP reduces total compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Would suggest selling the company, but you did that already. Only option left is for you to get fired and replaced by people who know what they are doing (CTO is an exception).

    Infoblox Response

    Aug 22, 2017 – Infoblox

    Thank you for your feedback on the Santa Clara location. With all the perks and regularly scheduled on-site activities around the office (wellness days, Farmer’s Markets, BBQs, fitness trainers... More


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