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4.2 17 reviews

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AboveNet President, CEO, and Director Bill LaPerch

Bill LaPerch

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    Nice people pulling the most out of available resources.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsSalary OK. Benefits in the past were excellent. Opportunities to participate were in place.

    ConsRequires very long hours with little time outside of the office.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdding resources to make time available for personal life.

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    Good management but limited vision

    Sales Manager (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsUnique product set for customer base

    ConsName recognition sometimes makes it difficult to sell

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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    Good people in an Interesting, fast-paced industry.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI have met a number of solid people all across the country in my time at AboveNet.

    ConsErratic schedule. (nights --> days --> nights --> weekends
    Claims to promote from within. In 6 years, this has not happened in the Oak Brook office...

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    Extremely Busy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsChallenging work, overall a good company with a good product,

    ConsYou will be extremely busy working very long hours, working nights and weekends to keep up with job demands. Almost everyone is overworked with no additional bandwidth to help their co-workers with even small items. Sales is under the gun to produce with insufficient time allowed for new sales people to firmly establish their pipeline of business. AboveNet business model is more closely aligned to support independent sales agents than internal sales since most new hires will not make it much past their first year due to long sales cycles. It is no secret AboveNet is up for sale and as such it operates understaffed in order to maximize quarterly profits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire or contract additional resources and support. Spend more time finding the best people to work at AboveNet and give them sufficient time and resources to do their job in a timely manner.

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