Equinix: Careers Review

As one of the top data center providers available, Equinix offers other companies the tools they need to fast-track their digital transformations as well as take their systems to the future and beyond.

Equinix earned $6.6 billion in revenue last year. They have nearly 11,000 employees around the world that are committed to Equinix values of equality, neutrality, and internet exchange.

They are trusted to run over 260 Fortune “500” companies with their array of products, services, and partners. Equinix provide a variety of next-gen data center solutions and services that includes data center hardware, software-defined perimeters, network edge virtualization, data fabric, data center strategy, and design.

Interested in a career at Equinix? Read on to discover more about their locations, company culture, the people who work there, and what kind of positions they are hiring for right now.

Locations

Equinix, founded in 1998, is an expansive organization with a network of over 200 data centers around the world. Most of its locations are in the U.S., Europe, and Asia-Pacific, but the company shows no signs of slowing down. They recently announced Equinix’s official expansion into South America and Africa, plus they continue to work towards expanding in Australia as well.

Right now, they are hiring in just about every location for a variety of positions from HR to engineering and everything in between. As a data-based company, most of the positions are for data center roles.

The top three Equinix locations for workers are the U.S., the U.K., and Singapore. But the organization offers remote and hybrid positions, so people from virtually anywhere can apply.

Culture

The culture at Equinix is centered around its founding principles of equality, neutrality, and internet exchange. In fact, that’s how they got their name: EQUalIty, Neutrality, Internet eXchange.

The vendor-neutral multi-tenant data center service provider also has goals in the field of sustainability and building business ecosystems for the future. Their newest data center in France will feature a functional greenhouse and sustainable heating and cooling technology. 

Many reviews from current and former employees report that Equinix fosters a good work-life balance with plenty of opportunities for growth. The company also leverages remote and hybrid positions to attract talented individuals as well as competitive compensation and benefits.

People

Making a career change is a big transition. And while it’s easy to do your due diligence to find out about what it might be like to work at a new organization, it can be difficult to judge whether or not you will fit in with other people who work at an organization. Plus, the kind of people who work for a company says a lot about the organization and company culture.

At Equinix, most of the employees work in roles such as engineering, IT, and operations. If you studied business, computer science, or networking, then you will find yourself in like-minded company. Also, diversity and inclusion are at the core of Equinix, and they pride themselves on nurturing equitable opportunities for everyone in the organization.

Recognition

Equinix has long been known for its sustainability commitment, but the organization has also received several awards for its innovations, products, and the culture of the company. Here are just a few of the awards and recognition Equinix has received within the last three years:

  • 2020: EPA Green Power Partner of the Year Award
  • 2019: Recognized by the EPA for Leading Green Power Use
  • 2020: No. 5 on EPA’s National Top 100 list

There is not enough room to describe the company’s extensive trophy case, but they have been a top provider of data center hardware and services since its inception. And because Equinix powers some of the most profitable and influential companies on the planet, they have helped hundreds of organizations achieve recognition in their fields as well.

Ratings

To find out what it’s like to work at Equinix, we turned to Glassdoor to learn from current and former employees. For the most part, the reviews were positive, highlighting a good work-life balance, a good company culture, and flexible opportunities.

The current Equinix CEO, Charles Meyers, is one of the Top CEOs of 2021 and has an 88% approval rating from Equinix workers. And 83% of employees say they would recommend Equinix as an employer to their friends and family.

Overall, Equinix earns 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 4.2 stars for their company culture and values and 4.3 stars for diversity and inclusion. Employees also rated the work-life balance 3.9 stars and gave 4.1 stars for compensation and benefits.

In general, employees at Equinix enjoy their senior management, giving a rating of 3.9 stars. And when it comes to career advancement and opportunities, the company also earns another 3.9 out of 5 stars.

Benefits

If you’re like many others seeking a career change during what has been coined the Great Resignation, then you might be looking for a career that offers flexible benefits that enhance your lifestyle.

Equinix offers new employees a competitive benefits package that includes healthcare, wellness initiatives, financial perks, retirement plans, family and parental leave, vacation and PTO, professional support, and other perks and discounts.

Job openings

Equinix currently has over 800 available positions listed on LinkedIn in departments across the organization. Here is a sample of some of the data-related jobs that Equinix is seeking to fill:

  • Facilities Engineer—Data Center Incident Management Communications in Dallas, TX (Hybrid)
  • Data Tech—Military Programs, Customer Operations in Atlanta, GA (On-site)
  • Data Center Capacity Engineer in Mexico, MO (Hybrid)
  • Principal Data Scientist in Frisco, TX (Hybrid)
  • Military Program—Critical Data Facilities Engineer in Seattle (On-site)
  • Sr. Business Analyst—Data Center Enablement in Redwood City, CA (Hybrid)
  • Senior Data Center Critical Facility Engineer in Ashburn, VA (On-site)
  • Project/Program Manager Data Center Operations in Chicago, IL (On-site)
  • Data Center Field Engineer in Seoul, South Korea (On-site)
  • Critical Infrastructure Monitoring Engineer (Bilingual—Spanish/English) in Dallas, TX (On-site)
Nahla Davies
Nahla Davies
Nahla Davies is a software developer and writer. Before devoting her work full time to technical writing, she managed—among other intriguing things—to serve as a lead programmer at an Inc. 5,000 experiential branding organization whose clients include Samsung, Time Warner, Netflix, and Sony.

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