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Fiber Plus Reviews

Updated October 23, 2017
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  1. "Good Experience overall"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer I in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Former Employee - Engineer I in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fiber Plus full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great HR people, they seem to have plenty of jobs available, they are willing to re-hire if you leave on good terms

    Cons

    On the low end of pay scale, it’s very difficult to further education and training here, they use go between system of company liaison repping you to higher management. Anything they don’t want you to have rep will claim that higher management vetoed it - you never get to rep yourself to higher managers

    Advice to Management

    Be more competitive on pay rates


  2. "If you are salesperson..... don't waste your time."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jessup, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jessup, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fiber Plus full-time

    Pros

    There was plenty of parking.

    Cons

    The management team doesn't have a clue how to manage. It was beyond laughable. The average tenure of a sales rep was roughly 6 months.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a management team that knows something about sales and marketing. If you want to make it in the commercial world...act like it. You can't survive on old relationships if you want to grow.

  3. "Salespeople should steer clear....Others, are you happy with mediocrity?"

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    Former Employee - Business Developer in Jessup, MD
    Former Employee - Business Developer in Jessup, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    * You might meet some good people
    * You may learn something about structured cabling
    * You may be able to get a security clearance
    * If you get a job on the federal side they have a long lasting vehicle, so you will most likely have job security

    Cons

    * Senior management falls into these categories: marginally competent, aggressively authoritarian, aggressively risk adverse, and wealthy/indifferent
    * Company has about 80% turnover in sales/BD department
    *This is an operations-based company that blames sales for it's inadequacies and tepid value proposition
    * Ownership doesn't care that the commercial side of the business doesn't grow year to year and is disengaged with anything that's not fun to play with or philanthropic (externally)
    * Senior management are not good at retaining talent outside of engineering and operations - they run them off
    * Senior management lacks vision and leadership skills - they've created an us vs. them culture that benefits neither group
    * Management allows company to have low/no sense of urgency in serving customers throughout the relationship cycle
    * Where would this company be without the long standing gov't vehicle propping them up?
    * Certain senior manager takes out his frustrations with insults and put downs - seems to relish his authority and throw his weight around for no company gain - is universally despised by employees

    Advice to Management

    I expect you'll be indifferent as you refuse to accept what's good for you....Listen to your sales manager, he's much more competent and "with it" than you're ready for.


  4. "Challenging and rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Accountant
    Former Employee - Accountant
    Recommends

    Pros

    Heavy job responsibilities and exposure to technical skills.

    Cons

    Evaluation not timely and employees morale.

    Advice to Management

    On time feedback to retain talents.