Finisar Corporation Employee Reviews in United States

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Extremely Educational Internship
Intern (Former Employee) –  Allen, TXDecember 31, 2015
I worked under a PhD design engineer for VCSEL transceivers. While at Finisar, I learned a great deal about laser physics, semiconductor manufacturing, VCSEL testing, and data analysis. I learned more in two months there than in most semesters of college.

I was primarily responsible for the characterization of high-power VCSEL arrays using optical test equipment including integrating spheres, high resolution cameras, and spectrometers. The lab engineers and technicians were helpful in teaching me testing procedures and were available to answer questions. I also used JMP Scripting Language to automatically compile test data from databases and output useful tables and graphs. Management had high expectations of me and I did my best to deliver by meeting deadlines and proactively testing parts.
Pros
Friendly, educational environment
Cons
No benefits (internship)
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Great place to work with a family friendly culture and a place where people treated each other with respect
IC Test Development Engineer (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAAugust 10, 2015
Finisar was a great place to work. The culture was very family friendly and allowed for extra curricular activities such as running, biking and other sports.

Management, for the most part, had an open door policy, so you could always voice an opinion. The culture also cultivated collaboration and encouraged the practice of being respectful to your colleagues.
Pros
Family friendly atmosphere, colleagues are all respectful to one another
Cons
No sick leave, just PTO
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Ok for paying Bills
tech (Former Employee) –  horsham, paJune 7, 2015
As long as the work flows it its not bad but as soon as work was caught up it the project was shipped to china. Not the way American business should work.
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Interesting workplace environment
Laboratory Computer Technician (Former Employee) –  Horsham, PAFebruary 3, 2014
Excellent Co-workers, Nice cafeteria. Free gourmet coffee!
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Good people but management is weak.
Sr. PCB Fabrication and Design Eng. (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CASeptember 4, 2013
Good people to work with. Management-is focused on degrees not performance or experience. A lot of departmental turf conflicts that cause loss of productivity and quality.
Pros
good facilities and compensation.
Cons
management battles.
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Good work environment
INTERNAL AUDITOR (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAApril 25, 2013
Good work environment.
Stable workplace
Well organized workplace
Pros
well organized workplace
Cons
outdated audit tools
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Lead Oracle Apps DBA / Solution Architect
Lead DBA/Architect (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAFebruary 9, 2013
Oracle Apps DBA Lead and solutions architect with 15+ years of experience specializing in Oracle ERP applications which includes 11i and R12i along with Oracle databases (9i, 10g, 11g) which includes both OLTP and OLAP databases and other database technologies such as (ASM, OEM Grid, Performance Tuning). Experienced Oracle Middle Tier technology consultant specializing in Oracle Application Server, Single-Sign On, Discoverer, Portal, Access Manager, Identity manager, Oracle Internet Directory and various other Oracle technologies. Solution Architect for integration of Oracle 11i with business applications and other technologies. Technology specialist with extensive experience in 11i upgrade, Database Upgrade, Integrations, Cross-Platform migration of 11i Apps, Databases and end to end Implementation of Oracle 11i, R12i & RAC.
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Semi Social
NPI Program/Account Manager for R&D (Former Employee) –  Allen, TXOctober 2, 2012
A bit clicky. Upper mgt is a bit stand offish. If you don't have a PHD you are kind of in the gallows and make it difficult to do your job. Especially if you have customer interaction in a design phase.
Pros
they try to keep the honeywell culture
Cons
they are losing the honewell culture
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3.6
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