The people I worked with were great, company itself...Not so much
Helpdesk Technician (Former Employee) – Sunnyvale, CA – February 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.
Awesome fellow staff, nice atmosphere for the most part, donut and bagel day.
God awful benefits for contract workers, no chance of advancement or permanent employment.
Principal Data Center Architect (Former Employee) – Sunnyvale, CA – December 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.
Sr. Analog Layout Designer (Current Employee) – Sunnyvale, CA – November 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.
Sr. Test Engineer (Former Employee) – Sunnyvale, CA – November 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! :(
Good strong company that can compete with larger companies.
Director Service Sales and Business Development (Current Employee) – Hollis, NH – October 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.
Good salary and benfits
Product quality issues, long hours, difficult work/life balance
Rapid changes in mid management, good work culture.
Marketing Communications Manager (Former Employee) – Sunnyvale, CA – September 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.
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
Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee) – Sunnyvale, CA – May 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.