Senior Manager, Sales Training and Enablement (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – May 26, 2016
Working with Equinix would be extremely difficult to top. The culture is fantastic. The work both challenging and rewarding. The people are extraordinary and highly collaborative. It would be difficult to top the overall compensation package.
The last year became more difficult. New leadership eliminated all the talented people around me, removed some of my responsibilities, and began to make significant changes to my historically successful program. Some of the changes were an improvement, others felt like change for change sake.
Advancement was difficult to come by in my role, but I observed a number of people I respected move up.
I would highly recommend Equinix despite a difficult final year.
Fantastic benefits package, work from home friendly, free beverages and breakfasts, ping pong table, gym.
Work life balance became difficult to maintain. Worked many long days, weekends, and during vacations.
IBX III Network Technician (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – August 18, 2016
The co-workers are great people. You do learn a lot and have ample training. The supervisors are all pretty good guys. The hardest part of the job is the long hours and working every other weekend. Free lunch on Fridays.
Free lunch on Fridays
Sometimes there are no breaks, and the paper work is not fun.
EA to the SVP of Sales (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 14, 2016
I worked in a satellite sales office where there was hardly anyone ever there, including my boss. I learned a lot, but it was not a good fit for me. I would not recommend this role to anyone. The company itself is outstanding.
Management needs better understanding on how to carry fwd decisions
Network Engineer (Current Employee) – Santa Clara, CA – May 4, 2016
Liaise with various vendors on hardware & software roadmaps, certifications and problem resolutions • Work closely with product management, solutions architects, development teams and contribute to product feature requirement definitions and reviews • Develop and deliver effective reports, metrics for existing and proposed network operations and services. Deliver the business intelligence data to the leadership team.
Confidential (Current Employee) – Redwood City, CA – May 17, 2016
Equinix has a strong and positive work culture, but the management is very weak. There is not much room to grow and they always complain about budget. Work/Life balance can vary. You work 60 hours a week, and they don't want to pay you over time. Or you 40 hours a week and they question if you are working or not.
Good people, ok salary
If you're not friends with upper management, then don't expect to stay there too long.
SENIOR CREDIT & COLLECTIONS ANALYST (Former Employee) – Foster City, CA – August 11, 2016
I was able to use my corporate skills and learned Microsoft and Oracle11i. Had enjoyed working with everyone. I work hard everyday to get my collections goal but i get to go for a month vacation to be with my family (overseas).
IBX Site Engineer (Former Employee) – Ashburn, VA – May 23, 2016
Monitoring, maintenance and repair all kind of electrical equipment within Data Centers: Emergency Generators, Chillers, HVAC Systems, Static Switch Gears, UPS, PDU's, AHU, CRAC Units. Computerized Building Monitoring and Operation Systems: ALC, PLC and BCM. Power Audits and Customers support.
Admininstrative role Sales (Former Employee) – 1540 Broadway – February 9, 2015
Absolutely the most selfish money hungry group I have ever had contact with. They are in the sales business and they will play you into getting what they need by sweet talking you. The moment you can't deliver due to restrictions by company heads, boom you are a number a nobody. You don't exist. The senior managers in all departments are looking to fatten their wallets while treating the mid level employees as garbage. Budgeting is allocated on whether or not they want a productive office or a sucker running around like a chicken without a head. The point is a boss creates fear and a leader confidence. Beware potential customers they will benefit only for themselves. Backstabbing, just because you brown nose doesn't make you a good worker,, stealing, all common work day etiquette from employees. But the icing on the cake is the managers 3000 miles away that don't have any idea of how to manage, because their employees that they praise steal directly from the company. Beware !!!!!!!
Non existing lunches eaten while accommodating 5 conferences all scheduled between 11 to 4
I heard from clients that visited this location something similar. Employees at a lower level on the corporate ladder were treated in a not so nice way and actually spoken down to. I was waiting for a meeting with a sales person in the reception area. The TV was on , the girl at the front desk was very professional, but she was definitely getting chewed out by someone on the phone. It made me feel very uncomfortable.
Management is horrible at the Dallas site. If you have a college degree in the related field and outspoken trying to move up in the company.Equinix isn't a good place to work especially if you an minority. Before coming to Equinix I ran the warehouse with no supervision to make sure that my customer's was taking care for as packages and providing great customer service. Being hired at Equinix in 2013 to 2014 I was under a supervisor that I reported to daily didn't know anything about warehouse procedures/operations for as knowing the knowledge of closing a shipping ticket. My Supervisor that I reported to didn't participate in meetings.You will be alone trying to run 2 sites at a time and depending on customer's demand, you can't enjoy your 1 hour lunch break without someone calling you on the phone about a package or etc.Also, I was insult by an non Equinix employee which the individual made degreatory statements towards me which management didn't do anything about instead I was fired for poor job performance where I received a N.A. Star Award for great customer service at Equinix and have got kuddos from customers. I have never worked in a environment where management didn't have any people skills by interacting with the employees more on the floor instead management will sit in their office with the door closed. Equinix is good company to work for but if Equinix hire better management then Equinix would be the ideal place to retire from.
IBX SITE ENGINEER (Former Employee) – Secaucus, NJ – June 8, 2015
Lots of back stabbing and in house fighting. Lack to training and assistance from management. If you don't belong to the pack, they will run you out like a dog. Everyone wants to sit back, watch you work and criticize. Never any kinds words. Stay away!!!
AMFO (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – March 17, 2014
The company it self is a great company with the best Benifits. All of the management in Dallas is not held accountable and blame other for their mistakes . The employee turn around is very high in this location. All other locations are very good to work for except Dallas. I would recommend anyone not to be a salary employee they only last 2 years max.just ask recruiter for the turn around in management in the past 13 years. I would stay away from this location. This is my opinion so find out for yourself like I did.
Free drinks, weekly lunch
They will not work with you on your schedule is their way or the highway
Service Desk Agent (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – October 3, 2015
At the time I was employed with Equinix, there was no work life balance. Management was atrocious there was no opportunity for advancement based on individual performance and dedication and motivation.
Facilities Coordinator (Former Employee) – Ashburn, VA – January 15, 2015
I've learned so much from Equinix. A typical day at Equinix was very busy. Never a dull moment. My Vice President of Real Estate, and management of different departments all appreciated my work ethics and communication. The hardest part of the job was leaving it. The most enjoyable part of the job was staying busy at all times.