Infoblox Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

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    Friendly coworkers and good work environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at Infoblox as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    This company makes innovative products, so working here means you'll actually be making something that people will benefit from. The environment here is also great (although somewhat cold in the engineering department), with bright coworkers and amazing snacks all the time. They also appreciate the engineers, with Friday happy hour right before the end of the day.

    Cons

    As mentioned above, it was rather cold there (perhaps as a side-effect of keeping the servers cold). The hours might be a little long (although I was an intern, so I had a fixed work schedule)

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work for

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    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at Infoblox full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at Infoblox full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    "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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    No pay raise since joined the company

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at Infoblox full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good product
    The people there are easy to work with and friendly. The work schedules can be flexible.
    Good medical insurances.

    Cons

    Long work hours(can be 14+ hrs). They expect you online all the time. Manager may call you over the weekend.
    Pay is below the market. No pay raise for 4+ years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a pay raise for the employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    I love this company...the people are like family

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at Infoblox

    Pros

    Everyone seems to care about each other and the community also!

    Cons

    Certainly it is lots of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focus on customers and employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    The worst workplace I've never seen

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at Infoblox

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Infoblox employee  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Infoblox employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at Infoblox

    Pros

    Small company mindset and always customer comes first. Encourages professional work environment, yet very friendly and open office policy where you can walk up to any executive/upper management and exchange your views freely.

    A clarification or note about "sweatshop" comments : There are 300+ stake holders(fellow employees) believe in hard work and work hard towards a common goal. If you don't believe in that mission statement then probably you don't belong to Infoblox family. Work/personal life balance can't be enforced by a company policy and it is an individual that need to take care of him/herself. You can take the camel to water, but can you force it to drink?

    If you still think Infoblox is sweatshop, then probably you are not a startup material and you should consider not to waste your time next time and find 10000+ employee company and probably you will be happier.

    There is a game room (ping-pong table and pool table), TV room and workout place. Free coffee, free dinners and FREE SNACKS!!

     I am still an employee at Infoblox after 6+ years and I am confident to say I am still HAPPY!!

    Cons

    Communication across the different functional teams can probably be MORE open and transparent, and seeing growth pains which is an expected phase of a successful company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Innovation At Its Best

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at Infoblox

    Pros

    Engineers are given plenty of opportunity to bring their innovative ideas into the product, such initiatives are highly valued and appreciated. The company also ensures that the talent is recognized and are being duly appreciated/recognized in different forms. The company has proven leadership and talent at all levels, and there is a strong focus on team collaboration and team chemistry. Within the teams also there is peer respect and professional courtesy, a place where you can learn and apply your product ideas.

    I saw a negative comment on this board, and felt it necessary to respond, as Managers here are very supportive and mature. Managers take every step to go above and beyond to satisfy the employee requests, in all aspects. Engineering Management makes sure to encourage every individual in their career growth.

    I am very glad to be part of the Winning Team.

    Cons

    As expected with any startup, work is demanding and indeed challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the Good work, and have the full confidence on the Management with their experiences.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company, strong team!

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at Infoblox

    Pros

    Infoblox is a very successful company with strong leadership. Contrary to some other observations on this site, Engineering is a well-managed environment where planning is very methodical. Like any startup there have been demanding periods, but the company has grown to the point that schedules are predictable, work/life balance exists, and individual achievement is rewarded. The company is innovating, and there are opportunities to (and funding for) work on new technology. The level of teamwork is very high, and the technical leads are highly skilled and very giving of their time.
    Having been present through many of the stages of evolution in this company, I can honestly say that the company has never been better poised for success.

    Cons

    The products themselves tend to be very mission-critical and there are some very large and demanding customers. This is both good and bad. From a company success perspective, this is a good problem to have. From a tolerance-for-error perspective, this can be challenging at times. That said, there is a high level of diligence in software design, implementation, and testing, and the product is fairly mature (i.e. pretty solid).

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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