Fiberlink Reviews

Updated August 14, 2015
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Pros
  • it has great work culture , complete job satisfaction and great leaders (in 6 reviews)

  • Flexible work schedule, they give you the tools needed for success, nice perks (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Partiality in stock options and bonuses which aren't transparent (in 3 reviews)

  • This resonates among lot of people who aren't from BITS or IITs (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Challenging, rewarding, fast paced environment!

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Blue Bell, PA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Blue Bell, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fiberlink full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good leadership, good training, great technical and sales support. Awesome casual and rewarding environment. Young talented team of professionals. Free pizza on Fridays!

    Cons

    Stop ordering pizza from wherever you get it from - it's not good.

    Advice to Management

    Stay clear on goals and direction. Continue to communicate early and often.


  2. Helpful (6)

    Over Promise Under Deliver

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fiberlink full-time

    Pros

    -Working in Philly -Saying you work for IBM -Co-Workers/Managers are cool people

    Cons

    -Selling a luxury item for most companies -Poor training -Top 7 on team received ALL inbound leads or anyone who is interested. Rest of team has to cold-call through a pile of garbage accounts. Meanwhile, these people who receive leads have either the same or very similar quotas to those that do not receive leads. -High employee turnover

    Advice to Management

    -Care about your employees, not just hitting your numbers -Spread opportunities throughout the team. Stop making the rich richer, while the rest of the team is drowning and you just sit back and watch.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Look elsewhere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    * Smart, technical people. * Interesting work.

    Cons

    * Developers treated like cattle. * Overworked and underpaid


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  5. Innovative Cloud and Mobile Company

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Blue Bell, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fiberlink full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work on cutting edge technologies. Challenges always keep coming and changing, to keep up with the latest mobile OS’s. Cloud delivery model allows you to stay very close to the customer.

    Cons

    Weekend work is sometimes required, but you do have the flexibility to disappear during the week to offset.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing it top notch talent to keep the product growing.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Work place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Working in Philadelphia, saying you work for IBM

    Cons

    Managers show favoritism, training is not very good


  7. Helpful (9)

    This place sucked

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fiberlink full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's IBM, technically. Fiberlink was bought by IBM in 2013. The sad thing is though that the acquisition isn't 100% complete so the company culture isn't that of IBM (so I've heard).

    Cons

    Where to start? This place was a hot mess from beginning to end. They sell you a bag of goods during the interview process and then flip a 180 when you start the job. It's crap. Their turnover is so high so I'm not the only one. Unless you know you are a sales person and a good one, don't take this job. This is not the place to "learn". You won't make much money and will risk being shown the door quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that are a better fit for the role - your turnover is super high and it's costing you. Once you get them in. Train them so they can be successful- preferably months before you put them on an action plan. Show employees that they are more than just work horses and act like you care about them as people.


  8. Fiberlink

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    Former Employee - Account Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Account Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends

    I worked at Fiberlink (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good employee perks and employee appreciation

    Cons

    The job itself wasn't for everyone.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Avoid IBM and Fiberlink

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Excellent product - You have to do everything

    Cons

    - sales strategy based only on cold calling - Management lacks on human and business skills - Hard to make money, you need to fight to be paid on time - team spirit doesn't exist - Expensive kitchen - No benefits or you need to pay for - Noisy env - Your desk is very small - Nothing is done for the employees (canteen or bus very expensive ) - The rules apply only for some people

    Advice to Management

    Sales School for the management won't be a luxe.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Intern Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Decent pay WFH free lunch and snacks Cab available

    Cons

    Priority for CGPA rather than work for conversion no gym preference given to BITS Pilani and IIIT Bangalore graduates

    Advice to Management

    free transport


  11. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work. Get to learn a lot of mobility and cloud

    Cons

    It is mostly concentrated on cloud and mobility only.



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