Social Narrative

We are a company that values the contributions of our people.

Human Rights

VIAVI endeavors to practice good corporate citizenship with our customers, suppliers, and partners, in our local communities, and with our employees.  Our Global Human and Labor Rights Policy sets forth our unwavering commitment to universal, fundamental human rights and acknowledges the fundamental principles contained in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Our Approach to Working

As we prepare for our future return to work, we’ve articulated our philosophy about working which includes the belief in the value of the having our team members interacting in a workspace. These benefits include higher productivity, increased creativity, developing an esprit-de-corps and building trust within and between teams. We will continue to refine on our practices with respect to hybrid working, while recognizing the unique needs of our workforce as conditions evolve.

Bridging Diversity to include Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

We are widening our understanding of Diversity to embrace not only identity, but also the practices and behaviors that create the right environment for people to succeed. We will continue to communicate to our employees about diverse perspectives, while adding the insight to understand the value of equity in our practices, and inclusiveness to our behaviors. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Pillars will embody our approach as we make progress in this space.

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Responding to the Needs of Our Employees and Community

In 2017 we instituted an Employee Disaster Relief Program to support our employees who were victim to the wildfires in the Santa Rosa location. We have now expanded this Program to include other events that may affect our employees, like natural disasters, life-threatening or serious illness or injuries, death incidents or other extreme circumstances, like pandemics. We communicated and promoted the fund to our employees globally. When urgent support was needed following the surge in COVID-19 cases in India, we were able to respond with grants to support employees and their families who were adversely impacted.

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Global Human and Labor Rights Policy

This Global Human and Labor Rights Policy aligns with the VIAVI core values and commitment to protect and advance human dignity and human rights in our global business practices.


Business Values

"If we don't catch and ride these waves, we will stumble. These are the values that will sustain our winning momentum. We want to embody these values and become good at them to create a winning company."
– Oleg Khaykin, CEO

Exhibit Business Acumen

Use domain knowledge to make good business decisions and understand the impact they have on the overall business.

Manage Complexity & Ambiguity

Make sense of complex, often ambiguous business situations to define effective business strategy.

Take Informed Risks

Identify high potential opportunities and take informed risks (i.e., decisions with well-defined upsides and manageable downsides) to capture opportunities.

Cultivate Innovation

Create new and better ways for the organization to be successful through aggressive engineering and business environment.

Drive Vision & Purpose

Define a compelling vision and strategy that motivates others to action.

Foster a Winning Culture

Create and institutionalize a “great place to work” and “performance” work environment.

The VIAVI business values articulate the internal cultural identity for VIAVI employees and provide shared understanding of expectations across the company. The values were identified through global workshops to understand the winning components of working at VIAVI, as well as the guiding principles that will help guide us to achieve our objectives globally. The values clarify the desired operating environment of the employees and management. The six values reinforce the importance of how we approach getting the work done together in service of our winning company strategy.

People Strategy and Human Capital Management

The People Strategy defines the talent priorities and the roadmap for the execution of human capital investment in support of our business strategy. We’ve newly embedded Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) as part of our People Strategy to ensure that we begin to view the way we deliver through the DEI lens and identify areas of opportunity to improve our processes. Our HR team partners with the business to ensure that the right programs and investment are prioritized and aligned to accelerate our corporate strategy.

Talent Planning

Forward looking planning of skills and capabilities and ensuring the right talent is in the right roles

We revamped our job leveling system globally to ensure we have the right people in the right roles, creating a foundation for career development and the talent we need for the future.

We continue to drive important talent conversations, including succession planning and talent assessment at the executive level to ensure that we have a good understanding of our leadership bench and begin to assess critical roles for the future.

Talent Acquisition

Delivery of an exceptional candidate experience

We’ve recently refreshed our careers page to share the VIAVI story and how we’re driving the next chapter of innovation.

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Candidates want to know what it’s like to work here. We’re sharing personal insights about the employee experience in Life at VIAVI.

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Talent Rewards

Management and delivery of compensation and benefits to drive employee and business outcomes

We share our approach to work and how we can grow together here.

What We Value

Talent Development

Providing the experience, exposure, and education opportunities to drive business results

Our talent development programs promote the VIAVI Business Values through a passion for learning and performance. We are developing relevant and useful learning resources for our employees, managers, and leaders that invite a growth mindset and create an appetite for lifelong learning.

  • Leadership Development

    Our global Leadership Development Program has now reached over 70% of our leaders in FY23. Years 1 and 2 after the launch of the program were focused on foundational leadership concepts, creating a shared language and behaviors for managing teams. This year, we launched advanced concepts for Managers focused on coaching others, changing leadership, and accelerating talent. Leaders in this program realize the value of connecting globally and cross functionally in the virtual live sessions, giving their experience a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 70+.

  • Accelerating Performance through Check-ins

    Our focus on broad based Manager Development reinforces the need to provide timely coaching and feedback while creating high-performing teams. Role-based learning paths are tailored to new and experienced levels of management to ensure learner relevance and enable sustained behavior change. We continue to drive talent conversations at all levels, which is complemented by Everyday Development, our performance management check-in process. Check-ins ensure that teams are being coached and supported throughout the year with relevant and timely discussions on Expectations, Feedback and Development. Both managers and employees have a role to play to ensure that they are connected on the activities that drive our business forward. Our employees can expect to engage regularly with their manager, and to have their support to accelerate their performance and development. Remote learning and working continued to be relevant as people continued to adapt through global change. We updated employees weekly with curated learning resources covering relevant themes like anti-racism, building personal resilience, working effectively in a remote environment to help our employees to be more agile, stay productive and focused while continuing their development on any device.

  • Learning and Development

    Our talent development offerings are made up of relevant and useful learning resources for our employees, managers, and leaders that invite a growth mindset and create an appetite for lifelong learning.

    VIAVI employees exhibit commitment to their ongoing career development. Individual contributors represent 70% of our internal consumers of skill-based learning for developing the professional and technical skills they need to advance their careers.

    Our employees regularly participate in mandatory training courses covering data privacy, cybersecurity, health and safety as well as the prevention of harassment, including sexual harassment in the workplace. These mandatory trainings are completed in compliance with our quality performance standard of 98%.

  • R&D Early-Career Programs

    Our programs offer recent engineering graduates a diverse mixture of experiences and opportunities to grow both personally and professionally by providing opportunities for these new VIAVI employees to embrace other cultures and provide a true global view and appreciation. We feel this exposure will enable their future success and help them to become ambassadors for future hires. Explore Early-Career Programs

    Network and Service Enablement (NSE) Early-Career Program

    Optical Security and Performance (OSP) Early-Career Program

    Network and Service Enablement  (NSE) Early-Career Program

    This, global multi-year rotation program is open to recent graduates completing an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Engineering, Computer Science, or related disciplines. We partner with local universities in multiple countries to attract talented Graduates from communities in which we work and enhance the diversity of the program and our company. During the two-year program, graduates rotate to different projects and countries, working alongside some of the best engineers in the industry on a variety of R&D projects involving the latest cutting-edge technologies. At the end of the program, graduates will return to their home location having gained exposure to multiple projects, teams and cultures and built a network of peers who are also starting their careers at VIAVI. This year’s newly hired graduates will receive customized learning plans to support their transition and be assigned a technical mentor to help guide them through the two-year developmental program.

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    Optical Security and Performance (OSP) Early-Career Program

    OSP Early-career is a two-year program for highly qualified engineering graduates. This program develops new graduates’ technical and leadership skills through a series of rotations in functional and manufacturing areas in our Santa Rosa, California facility. The site manufactures products for applications in anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, government, healthcare, and automotive markets. Graduates work closely with our expert engineering talent and rotate within the facility to learn important skills in optical metrology, materials characterization, optical coating design, roll-to-roll vacuum coating, sputter deposition, quality systems, and Process Engineering. The rotations, supplemented by short courses in key technology areas, are designed to provide new graduates with the skill set and the path required to qualify for a potential role in Optical Thin Film Coating Process Engineering in one of our Santa Rosa Operations Engineering groups.

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  • Career Paths

    Developing your path in VIAVI requires learning more about our business.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at VIAVI

DEI Mission

Our commitment to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion

As an international company, the diversity of our workforce is important to VIAVI. We are striving to promote and maintain an inclusive work environment free of unlawful discrimination, retaliation and harassment in any form and offering equal opportunities to everyone.

"Treating one another with dignity and respect is foundational to creating the culture we seek. We demonstrate this through how we treat each other at work and through our involvement in our communities."
– Oleg Khaykin, CEO

DEI Pillars

Culture – Talent – Leadership

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

VIAVI is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion.


Pay Equity Statement

VIAVI is committed to complying with federal laws on pay equity, including the long-established Equal Pay Act, which requires that men and women be given equal pay for equal work in the same establishment.


VIAVI Solutions UK Limited Gender Pay Gap Report

VIAVI is committed to complying with reporting requirements in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017, which discloses the difference in average pay between men and women in the workforce.


Global Human and Labor Rights Policy

This Global Human and Labor Rights Policy aligns with the VIAVI core values and commitment to protect and advance human dignity and human rights in our global business practices.


Community Investment

Our employees contribute their time, money, and energy to make an impact in the communities where they live and work. Employees across over 50 global sites regularly participate in sports challenges, advocate for others, create awareness, and raise money to make their communities better.

Caring for Each Other

In 2017, when wildfires ravaged our local area in Santa Rosa, California, employees established and funded a VIAVI Disaster Relief Fund to support colleagues who lost their homes in the fires. Affected employees received assistance with food, shelter, and other forms of support to help them recover and bridge the time before rebuilding could begin. Employees and partners rose to the challenge to raise over $300,000 in contributions and matching funds. This relief fund was created to address the crisis and ensure a sustainable source of support the recovery of our employees for any future disasters.

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Caring for the Environment

At VIAVI, we strive to drive sustainable growth while promoting social responsibility and ethical practices. In 2023, to celebrate our 100-year journey and commitment to ESG, we have partnered with OneTreePlanted to help aid forest restoration around the world.

Employee Data

Driving customer outcomes globally requires a uniquely talented group of dedicated employees in service of our strategy. We continue to focus on how we can best attract, develop, and retain critical talent across our diverse businesses.