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    AboveNet was a top player in the high bandwidth niche market

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    Former Employee - Account Consultant  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at AboveNet full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I loved being part of a winning team. The flexible work hours and ability to work from home were a definite plus. All of the employees were dedicated, passionate and supported each other.

    Cons

    For a small company they were a bit slow to react in terms of making changes or working outside of a process for individual cases. There was a lot of red tape.

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    streamline, invest more

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    Great company with incredibly talented employees

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    Current Employee - Vice President Marketing  in  White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President Marketing in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at AboveNet full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Talented hands-on senior leadership who took extreme pride in what they built and treated employees like family
    Highly differentiated product suite- leveraging an incredible network
    Strong corporate culture to serve customers, spend money wisely & deliver results
    Co-workers were some of the industries finest.

    Cons

    I wish it could have lasted longer, I only had six months of the Abovenet experience before it changed hands to Zayo

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    Let's get the band together for a reunion tour.

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    A truly remarkable company consisting of the best people in the business!

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    Former Employee - Engineering  in  White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Engineering in White Plains, NY

    I worked at AboveNet full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Incredible employees
    Expansive network
    Excellent leadership
    Best in class organization that rose from bankruptcy to a $2B company

    Cons

    Bought out by Zayo in 2012
    Former ABV enterprise customers that are unhappy with Zayo are leaving
    Well thought out and skillfully built ABV network is being hacked up

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    If only we could do it all over again

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  5.  

    Great place to work at!

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer  in  Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Herndon, VA

    I worked at AboveNet full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, great job environment! Perfect for career development and bright minds.

    Cons

    Small growing company. Lack of automation and lots of manual labour required at this stage.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AboveNet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great caring company, with good work life balance. Good rewards and recognition and potential to go far in once career.

    Cons

    Not much to say, can not think of anything, I would like to see as an improvement. Perhaps a little greater flexibility in the work life balance.

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    the legacy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AboveNet full-time

    Pros

    great culture, hard work but worth it for the better of the business

    Cons

    our CEO loved to collect pen's - so much so that you couldnt leave good ones on the desk before going home at night

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    What can I say? :)

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    A great place and good people to work for.

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    Former Employee - Fiber Solutions Engineer  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Fiber Solutions Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at AboveNet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Each individual person was a person not just a employee

    Cons

    It is a shame, sold off to takeover .

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