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Infoblox Santa Clara Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible work hours (very good work/life balance) (in 11 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Lack of engagement from upper management (in 8 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (11)

    "Sweat shop!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (9)

    "very unsatisfactory human and engineering experience."

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    • Career Opportunities
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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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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. Helpful (9)

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

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    • 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
    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.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "In flux and confused, political"

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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
    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.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "disaster"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "I should have read the reviews before signing"

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    • 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 (5)

    "Down hill from now on"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Not a good place to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Co-workers are nice. My manager is very nice to work with. They have happy hours on Friday.

    Cons

    Not the director. The co. does not treat everyone nearly equal in terms of stock options, job assignments. When the new director came, he brought his own people. The work for old timers got shifted away.

    Advice to Management

    Be nice to the people who have been there for a while.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers were great work with.

    Cons

    Managers had ill-informed and unreasonable expectations

    Advice to Management

    Learn how tech writing works and make more informed decisions.


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