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Culture and social impact

Driving change where we operate and beyond

Calix is committed to creating a positive impact by leveraging our resources, expertise, and network to address pressing societal challenges.

We believe, by working together, we can be a change agent that transforms communities for the better.  ​

We will achieve this by promoting community outreach, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and a positive work culture.​

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Social impact

Calix is in the business of doing good. Our commitment to social impact entails leveraging our resources, expertise, and network to address societal challenges. 

We embrace four key giving pillars: 

  • Connectivity
  • Equitable Opportunities
  • STEM
  • Aid and Response

Employees may also take Volunteer Time Off to engage in meaningful causes. Calix hosts two large giving events annually, Volunteer Month in April and Season of Giving in November and December.

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Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging

Our culture proudly promotes the values of social impact, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our employees connect with each other over common interests and experiences through our Affinity Groups (ERGs and Interest Groups) and Meetup program. 

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Positive work culture

Our leaders exercise trust and empathy which makes employees feel empowered to communicate their needs, granting them work life flexibility. At Calix, we celebrate diversity of thought and encourage collaboration.

From fostering innovative ideas to providing opportunities for professional growth, we cultivate an environment where every team member feels valued and supported.

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We offer an award-winning benefits program and have been recognized for multiple years as a Best Company for Work-Life Balance by Comparably.  Some notable perks at Calix include: 

  • Lifestyle Reimbursement Program 
  • Access to Wellness resources, including the Unmind App
  • Adoption Assistance Program
  • Sixteen weeks of paid parental leave
  • Internet Reimbursement
  • Office Furniture reimbursement 
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We are also invest in our employees’ professional and personal growth and provide regular employees with access to a variety of learning platforms, subscriptions and learning opportunities with industry experts. 

These include:

  • Coursera
  • ExecOnline
  • Blinkist
  • Audible
  • MasterClass
  • Economist

Additionally, Calix also offers on-site instructor led trainings by recognized industry subject matter experts. 

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In addition to department specific training, Calix offers other learning opportunities:

  • All employees complete annual compliance training
  • About 75% of leaders engage in in-person learning
  • About 50% of employees are engaged in online learning
  • 93% of employees agree that they are offered training or development to further themselves professionally
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Calix is recognized as one of best places to work

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Calix Named #1 Best Place To Work in the Bay Area

With an A+ culture rating that has earned 40 Comparably awards since 2020, Calix rankings soared in Q1 across several categories! Learn more about Calix Awards.

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Calix Named As The #1 Inspiring Workplace

Calix named #1 out of 50 winners of the 2023 top Inspiring Workplaces awards, recognized for culture and purpose among other criteria.

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Calix Culture Earns Multiple Comparably Awards

As Calix adds new roles across the entire organization, it wins multiple Comparably Workplace Culture Awards, with employees voting the company as one of the world’s best places to work.

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