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Sycamore Networks Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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  1. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Chelmsford, MA

    I worked at Sycamore Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with
    Good technology to work on
    Flexible hours for all employees

    Cons

    Work hours may be lengthy at times
    Not every decision needs to be top down
    Vision seems to be lacking

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on vision


  2. "Good place to work"

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

    Pros

    Great people, good work environment, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    While it is a good place to work, senior mgmt doesn't have vision and they are not inclined to grow or build the business.

  3. "Good People, no viable future path"

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    Former Employee - Principal Infrastructure Engineer in Dracut, MA
    Former Employee - Principal Infrastructure Engineer in Dracut, MA

    I worked at Sycamore Networks (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good People, interesting product space

    Cons

    no viable future path due to lack of next gen product


  4. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong team, great technology, great customers

    Cons

    Heavy foreign competition, Sold business

    Advice to Management

    Invest


  5. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Positive upbeat company. Good benefits

    Cons

    Pay freeze. Lack of upward advancement


  6. "Was good while it last"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sycamore Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    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.


  7. "Truly a worthwhile, productive and enjoyable ride."

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    Former Employee - Consulting Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Consulting Engineer in Chelmsford, MA

    I worked at Sycamore Networks full-time (More than 10 years)

    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 Management

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

  8. "Steady State"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open work enviornment no clock watching or computer monitoring.

    Cons

    Projects within the company do not enhance career.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on innovating in new markets.


  9. "The company is floundering right now"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The workforce has been stable

    Cons

    The company is stuck in a rut


  10. "Great people but management treading water"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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