Infinera Reviews

Updated 15 Sep 2020

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3.4
60%
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Infinera CEO and Director Tom Fallon
Tom Fallon
264 Ratings
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  • "Upper management inefficiencies(in 9 reviews)

  • "There is no new investment into upgrading or replacing the very old infrastructure(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff 

    I worked at Infinera full-time

    Pros

    Smart people all around. Company cares for its people.

    Cons

    Interior design could be more lively.

  2. "Good company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Bangalore

    I worked at Infinera full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work-life balance, perks, stocks, good salary

    Cons

    Frequent reorg in the company.


  3. "Great place to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work culture. Good people to learn from

    Cons

    some times work can become monotonous

  4. "Great company to work for but not for all teams"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Infinera full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. Location 2. Work-life balance 3. They are moving on to new technologies, although very late, so you do get to learn about new technologies. You get free subscription to O'Reilly courses 4. Onsite opportunities 5. Great people and fun activities like Hackathon, Sports events and annual family day events,etc., 6. Company also care for your health and well-being by offering Counselling during lock-down, yoga classes and a gym at office premise.

    Cons

    1. Revenue-wise not doing well as there are series of wrong decisions for many years by top-management. This has resulted in lay-offs and down-fall of revenue 2. Some legacy teams get into danger with almost no scope for revival due to bad merger decisions. Get to know the team's chances before joining. 3. A piece of advise if you are getting into NMTest as the manager is very autocratic. You cannot afford to have any difference with her if you do not want to be targeted. On the other hand, you can have a great life(and no work) if you agree to the decisions/changes even if they sound absurd. Also you get no exposure outside the team in spite of all the hard-work as the manager feels insecure.

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  5. "Not a great company to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Infinera full-time

    Pros

    Flexible office timings, friendly team members

    Cons

    Poor management decisions, Layoffs, Salary cut, what not. NMTest manager is one arrogant, favouritism, not appreciating team members and the list goes on

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  6. "Life at Infinera"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Bangalore

    I have been working at Infinera full-time

    Pros

    Life is chill, not much work load

    Cons

    No growth, you will get complacent

  7. "Good company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff QA Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Infinera full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    learning is good. not a pressure environment

    Cons

    some internal politics as like other companies

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  8. "Awesome Company to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer II in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Infinera full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Employee Friendly, Good Perks, Shift Allowances, Free Snacks and Food, Travel Allowances

    Cons

    Nothing as such, i didn't find any

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  9. "A great place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - S S E(Senior Software Engineer) in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Infinera full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good work, friendly team, friendly company

    Cons

    i could not find any cons with the company

    Infinera Response

    Infinera Glassdoor Management Team

    We appreciate your feedback. 

  10. "Decent Company for freshers to gain good expertise"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Infinera full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Challenging work, get to work in advanced tech

    Cons

    Office politics- Middle managers are there who just want to focus only on their growth and has nothing to contribute to peoples growth. Never know when they will ramp down.

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