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Sycamore Networks Reviews

Updated March 20, 2014
Updated March 20, 2014
10 Reviews

3.4
10 Reviews
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Sycamore Networks President, CEO, and Director Dan Smith Jr.
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  1.  

    This was a very nice company to work, alot of very nice people there and management was superb.

    Former Employee - Test Assembly Technician  in  Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Test Assembly Technician in Chelmsford, MA

    Pros

    Flex time, free flavored coffee and tea everyday, you have on you office and free bagels on Fridays.

    Cons

    Had to park in the front of building, so that it looked like more people worked there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really don't have any advice for management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Was good while it last

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chelmsford, MA

    Pros

    Good people, interesting projects.
    Flexible hours and often allowed to telecommute.

    Cons

    The company is now dissolved,
    The optical product line bought by Coriant.
    IQStream product was starting to work, but sadly now shutdown.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Truly a worthwhile, productive and enjoyable ride.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consulting Engineer  in  Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Consulting Engineer in Chelmsford, MA

    Pros

    Some of the best and brightest engineers. The work atmosphere was very relaxed. Office politics were never an issue. Great health benefits.

    Cons

    Not enough emphasis on personal development opportunities. Occasionally some of the product development decisions did not provide the most prosperous path forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If an opportunity presents itself, take off the gloves and go for it.

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  5.  

    Steady State

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chelmsford, MA

    Pros

    Open work enviornment no clock watching or computer monitoring.

    Cons

    Projects within the company do not enhance career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on innovating in new markets.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    The company is floundering right now

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mount Laurel, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ

    Pros

    The workforce has been stable

    Cons

    The company is stuck in a rut

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great people but management treading water

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA

    Pros

    - Colleagues are human beings
    - Flexibility
    - Usually a laid-back atmosphere
    - No micro-managing (in most departments)

    Cons

    - Compensation (there were no raises for years after last recession)
    - Management and technology have been treading water for too long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some of the money in the bank and move the co. forward.

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Work load was fine. Experienced quite a few depressed years.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chelmsford, MA

    Pros

    Lots of group activities. People are very friendly to each other. Meals provided for after hour work. Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Management team is not honest to employee. No salary increase for many years. No clear future for the company. Employee morale is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be honest to employee for all the decisions company made. Listen to and talk with employee on a regular basis.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Sycamore Networks

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Westford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA

    Pros

    Great people to work with, management had an open door policy when you had issues. If you had problems the team approach to solving them was alive and well at Sycamore

    Cons

    Sr level management could not look into the future when it came to new products for the networking industry. They would buy new companies to increase revenues but most if not all never panned out to what Sr. level management thought it would bring in for sales revenues. Thus they paid too much for little return

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to make some decisons on the direction the company is going to go in. Too many sr level people do not have the best interest of the lower level workers in mind

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place for growth and succeed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Project is challenging for new employee. Great team work. Nice colleagues.

    Cons

    Not very catch up with new technology. Direction of product is not clear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Sycamore Networks based on technology is an initiative company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    Pros

    Sycamore Networks is based on technology development; emphasizes on developing high quality products and solutions in intelligent bandwidth management and wireless broadband optimization fields.

    Cons

    Senior Management is not good at team management and is lack of employee incentive. Career development is limited, and there is a apparent ceiling in position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sycamore Networks shall not only concern the development process of product, but also emphasize on employee career development , performance review and incentive. That is, it shall invest much on R&D for producing high quality product so as to meet customer's needs.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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