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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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91% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    AboveNet was a top player in the high bandwidth niche market

    Account Consultant (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsI 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.

    ConsFor 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.

    Advice to Senior Managementstreamline, invest more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company with incredibly talented employees

    Vice President Marketing (Current Employee) White Plains, NY

    ProsTalented 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet's get the band together for a reunion tour.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Engineering (Former Employee) White Plains, NY

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

    ConsBought 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

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf only we could do it all over again

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work at!

    Network Engineer (Former Employee) Herndon, VA

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsNot 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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhat can I say? :)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great place and good people to work for.

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

    ProsEach individual person was a person not just a employee

    ConsIt is a shame, sold off to takeover .

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