Infinera Employee Reviews

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Great people, great culture
Marketing (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAMay 31, 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed working at Infinera. The folks are smart and caring, there is very little in the way of politics and it is an invigorating place to work.
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no real path in this company for moving up
Engineer (Former Employee) –  MarylandFebruary 27, 2018
Not a bad place to work but its missing a good structural balance within side the company body itself also there is no real training they throw you in and expect you learn as you go.
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The people I worked with were great, company itself...Not so much
Helpdesk Technician (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAFebruary 19, 2018
I was hired as a contingent worker, on the understanding it was a contract to hire position, that was a lie. colleague had been trying to become a permanent employee for the last three years and given the run around of reasons why that couldn't happen yet.

The benefits package is a punishment for having any dependents on the plan, it costs three times more to have my spouse enrolled.

The staff are very easy to work with, and I'm sure they don't like making the decisions of who to let go when the company misses a target launch date by three months, so a few remote offices and about three hundred people were out of a job.

there is holiday and sick leave but you have to know in advance when you are going to be sick and have to jump through a whole bunch of hoops to get the ok...Unless you have a decent manager and they just let you take it as a normal pay day to save the hassle.
Pros
Awesome fellow staff, nice atmosphere for the most part, donut and bagel day.
Cons
God awful benefits for contract workers, no chance of advancement or permanent employment.
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Productive team environment
Sr. Service Renewals Specialist (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAFebruary 8, 2018
Teams collaborate across borders very well, and process improvements for the business are welcome. You may be the leader of change if you want, however you may not be compensated for it.
Pros
Basketball at lunch
Cons
Location
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Great Place to work
Technical Operations Engineer (Current Employee) –  Annapolis, MDFebruary 4, 2018
Typical day at Infinera logging into your computer, check for outages, and then pick tickets. Some days may require you to work in the lab to re-create problems or perform teting
Pros
Free foods and flexible
Cons
Pay and Training
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Great place to work at!
Software Engineering Intern (Systems) (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CADecember 27, 2017
Work can be a little stressful, but people are very helpful and you get to learn a lot. Also, the flagship product of the company is top-notch and second to none.
Pros
Free fruits
Cons
N/a
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Productive but Management needs a referesh
Principal Data Center Architect (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CADecember 8, 2017
I think the higher Management needs a refresh. Completely out of touch and have lost revenue in the last three quarters. Very difficult to convince the management and get them to address the core competencies to match the market trends.
Pros
Good People
Cons
Bad Management
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Slow to innovate. teetering
Senior Systems Engineer (Former Employee) –  TexasDecember 7, 2017
Infinera is very slow to innovate. Falling behind the competition to the point it is likely not going to catch up. Unfortunate. They have a great technology, and name in the industry.
Pros
Desire to succeed
Cons
Too slow to innovate.
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balanced work life
Sr Data Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Francisco Bay Area, CANovember 29, 2017
Nice place to work and explore the avenues of opportunities. Company sales are tied to the annual bonus and sometimes tough to get bonus due to the poor sales.
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Challenging
Sr. Analog Layout Designer (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CANovember 13, 2017
The technology and work was very interesting and challenging. I was able to contribute a lot and was not a silent voice with the analog group. I am concern about the stability of the company which has prompted me to check out other avenues at this time.
Pros
technology and analog group in general
Cons
Company Stability
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Staff Software SQA Engineer (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CANovember 13, 2017
A typical day at work is normal.
What I learned is automation.
Management is below average.
Workplace culture is average.
There is nothing hard about the job.
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Great learning experience in a fast paced public Co
Senior Revenue Manager (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CANovember 13, 2017
I had the benefit of a great manager and top class finance team - learned and was challenged regularly in my 6 years at Infinera. Fast paced and extremely rewarding experience
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Good People
Staff Facilities Environmental Health Safety (Current Employee) –  Allentown, PANovember 12, 2017
Consider it a late stage start up, with growing pains. Directors leave often, replaced and recycled. Management & HR should practice what they preach.
Pros
People have good sense of humor & Work life balance
Cons
Head quarters has it's challanges
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Mostly asian company
Sr. Test Engineer (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CANovember 11, 2017
And it would be fine, but the director of my department was a chinese and usually spoke chinese even if I am near by. This is an OK behavior for fellow co-worker, but not for director. I suspect, me being not chinese was a reason to be laid off! :(
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Racist Culture
Sr. Corporate Security EH&S Manager (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CANovember 3, 2017
Racist Culture that restricts people of color getting ahead. There are people working in the company that have used racists terms at people of color and have subverted the system of advancement.
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Good strong company that can compete with larger companies.
Director Service Sales and Business Development (Current Employee) –  Hollis, NHOctober 10, 2017
Infinera is a good, strong company. Advancement is difficult, and the management could use some work. I enjoy the people I work with immensely. The culture is stressful, with a difficult work/life balance. A typical day starts at 7am and ends at 9pm, with highly stressful end of month and quarter expectations. That is to be expected but must be more attainable.
Pros
Good salary and benfits
Cons
Product quality issues, long hours, difficult work/life balance
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Rapid changes in mid management, good work culture.
Marketing Communications Manager (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CASeptember 29, 2017
I enjoyed working with several different groups of people. Encouraged to work interdepartmentally to achieve high level goals. Mid Management has a lot of turn around making it difficult for direct contributors to gain career advancement with such a revolving door.
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Management was not supportive
Order Admin Analyst (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CASeptember 19, 2017
Had a lot of micromanagers which made simple tasks drawn out as each manager had opinion of what should be done. Overall, not a bad place to work other departments helpful.
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Highschool Internship
Intern (Former Employee) –  Annapolis Junction, MDJune 15, 2017
I was given a unique opportunity to be involved in a mentor ship program my senior year of high school. It was great exposure to systems engineering.
Clean room technician, manufactured optical transmission equipment
Evaluated and redesigned steps of fabrication process and quality check stage
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Good company. Lots of work
Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAMay 15, 2017
There is lots of work. management are open for new ideas and discussions. Lacks diversity and perks like the big companies. Pay is ok.
may get overworked if you are not careful. ideas and hard work are rewarded.
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