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Equinix Overview

Redwood City, CA (US)
5001 to 10000 employees
1998
Company - Public (EQIX)
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
£5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year

Company Updates

  • A big shout out to our employees – thank you! Equinix is honored to be recognized as a Top 100 Places to Work for 2021 by Glassdoor! This award reflects the opinion and experiences of our employees, which makes us extra proud as a company to celebrate this recognition. #GlassdoorBPTW #LifeAtEquinix

  • Zoom Expands with Equinix to Future-Proof and Scale Its Video-First, Cloud-Native Architecture Global enterprise video and collaboration company turns to Platform Equinix® to deploy key service delivery infrastructure in support of its global expansion strategy REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that Zoom Video Communications, Inc., a leading provider of video-first unified communications, will leverage Platform Equinix® to expand its globally distributed footprint in order to support the company's worldwide growth objectives.

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Equinix – Why Work With Us?


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We protect, connect and power the digital economy – and we’re growing!

Equinix is the leading global interconnection platform, with more than 100 data centers on five continents. Our data centers link communications networks around the globe, facilitating the seamless flow of Internet traffic.

Did you know that 150 terabytes pulse through Equinix data centers every minute? That is equal to 1.5 times of all internet traffic in 1993.

With $2+ billion in annual revenues and 3,400 employees worldwide, we are a proven and sustainable business. We also move fast with a pipeline of innovative ideas to fuel our growth. Equinix is listed among the 25 Fastest Growing Technology Companies in the United States and Deloitte recently included Equinix on its Technology Fast 500 for the fifth consecutive year.

We are continuously expanding to meet the changing needs of the industry and our customers. This is why more than 4,700 of the world’s leading companies trust us to provide a place where they can grow their businesses.

A career at Equinix means being in the middle of where opportunity connects. It is an opportunity to work with talented people to bring forth innovative solutions and shape the future of cloud and enterprise connectivity. You will have constant opportunities to hone new skills, try new approaches and grow in new directions. Your work will be seen, felt and appreciated at an individual level.

If you share in our dream to interconnect the world and build a historically significant company, we want to hear from you. 

When our founders started Equinix, they envisioned a place where the information-driven world could grow and thrive. As we look to the future, we remain dedicated to the advancement of the information-driven world. As part of this dedication, we will:

  • Protect, connect and power the digital economy;
  • Constantly strive to evolve and share our industry insights with our customers;
  • Continue to make necessary investments to expand and scale to our customers’ needs;
  • Act upon industry trends that will affect our business and the businesses of our customers;
  • Cultivate a rich, interconnected ecosystem of the top networks, carriers, cloud providers and business partners in the world.

Saving energy through green innovation

undefinedWe constantly evaluate the energy efficiency of our data centers, and we’re quick to adopt proven energy-saving technologies or techniques on a global scale. For instance, systems that reduce power use by actively monitoring air flow are becoming standard technologies in our data centers. So are controls that optimize cold aisle temperature, chiller efficiency, chilled water flow and modern lighting systems. These and other green operational practices have helped us avoid using about 10,000 kilowatts annually—enough to power more than 15,500 UK households for a year. To help us conserve even more energy in the coming years, we’ve set a target of 1.45 or lower for our design average power usage effectiveness (PUE), putting our new data centers on an aggressive path for efficiency improvement.

At Equinix, being “green” is just part of being operationally lean. We’re always looking for new ways to reduce energy and water use in our data centers, and many of our facilities have earned green certifications. We’ve also received the following awards in recognition of our environmentally sustainable business practices:

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2013 EU Code of Conduct Energy Efficiency Award

Awarded to our AM3 IBX for adopting innovative technologies to improve data center energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption

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2012 DataCenterDynamics Award: Green Data Center

Awarded for innovative cooling design in our AM3 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in Amsterdam

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2014 Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award

Awarded for leading the industry in the identification and implementation of green initiatives and meeting strict energy efficiency requirements in all leading markets in the Asia-Pacific region

Join The Equinix Team

We make the internet work faster, better, and more reliably. We hire talented people who thrive on solving difficult problems and give them opportunities to hone new skills, try new approaches, and grow in new directions. Work with us and shape the future of cloud and enterprise connectivity at one of the World's Most Innovative Companies (Forbes 2015). If you want to play a part in building a historically significant company, we want to meet you.

We embrace our responsibility for equal opportunity in employment by demonstrating respect for each employee's unique background and capabilities.

Equinix Reviews

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equinix full-time

    Pros

    This headline is the tagline of our CEO, and the leadership teams go to great lengths to help employees feel this way. The company values are highly encouraged and the public recognition of teamwork and achievements by both management and peers is a great motivator. During this extremely difficult period the company has strived to bring people together virtually and provided multiple wellbeing resources. Every person I have worked with offers help and support and the team ethic is superb across the globe, I have met so many people from all corners of the world, it's amazing!

    Cons

    As someone mentioned before, the hours can occasionally be difficult due to the varying time zones, but I find people are very aware of this and try to find times to suit all parties where possible

    Advice to Management

    Keep on reaching out to your employees as you have been

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Equinix photo of: Equinixers get a jump start on Earth Day, cleaning up litter and leaving a sparkle wherever they go!
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Equinix Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Warsaw (Poland)
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Equinix (Warsaw (Poland)) in January 2020.

    Interview

    Initial screening + two meetings on site (it was before covid): 1st - with future manager of the team, 2nd - strictly technical with two senior members of the team.
    Technical part was quite comprehensive and included coding of sample problem.

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Equinix Awards & Accolades

  • Best Use of Cloud in Major Enterprise Award, Datacloud Europe, 2017
  • #1 Data Center Operator (All Regions), Cloudscene's Leaderboard, 2017
  • Top User of Green Power, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2017
  • Innovator of the Year, Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG), 2017
  • Most Innovative Enterprise Service/SMB Service, Light Reading, 2017
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