You can clib up the ladder rather quickly
Once up the ladder a yearly returning fear of being made redundant
Advice to Management
I applied in-person. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Interoute (Sofia (Bulgaria)).
Extremely long hiring process - took them three months from start to finish. Initial interview over the phone. Followed by a technical interview with a line manager and a senior manager, HR just taking notes. Received the initial offer over the phone, then waited two weeks to get the details via email. Inflexible in terms of negotiating the remuneration. To my surprise, no background check was performed.
Do try to negotiate your salary but don't expect it to work.