Cbeyond

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Cbeyond Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
322 Reviews
3.1
322 Reviews
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Cbeyond Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Geiger
Jim Geiger
222 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company has strong sales training program and will prepare you for the "real world (in 24 reviews)

  • It has been a great opportunity for entry level experience into Cisco and telecom technologies (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Anyone who says long hours has a different point of view than I do (in 28 reviews)

  • Every day you are out there beating the bushes knocking on door to door of local businesses (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cbeyond full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong leadership and had very strong revenue growth

    Cons

    Business Model dependent on persvasive last mile (T-1s) which unfortunately have become antiquated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Worked to transform the company but the transformation needed to have happened more quickly or started sooner.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Career Beginning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Cbeyond

    Pros

    Loved the family environment and coworkers.

    Cons

    Indirect changes that resulted in the company being sold

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more humane

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Opportunity to gain B2B Sales Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive
    Current Employee - Sales Executive

    I have been working at Cbeyond full-time

    Pros

    Great People
    Young and Hardworking Corporate Culture
    Promotions based on performance

    Cons

    The work is extremely tough and not for everyone

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  5.  

    A great learning experience and training into selling technology solutions.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Cbeyond full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It started off as a fantastic work environment, fast paced but very team oriented. The learning was non-stop, there are courses that you can take online provided by the company through what was called Cbeyond University. Also, there were many advancement opportunities, and the commissions were uncapped.

    Cons

    The products don't work that well. Some of the very basic services worked ok, but any of the technologically advanced services were poorly supported. In the Spring of 2014, Cbeyond was acquired by a company called Birch Communications and backwoods rinky-dink outfit hell bent on destroying everything good that Cbeyond founder Jim Geiger created. Birch's primary means of sales are from POTs lines, the most basic of basic phone lines (POTs stands for Plain Old Telephone, like pay phones and elevator alarms) and have no interest in "Solutions" for customers. They also are very cheap, "nickel and diming" customers with things like overages on long distance, and having too many emails in your inbox They are slowly but surely driving out all the employees that have high salaries, even going so far as to refer to employees as "Cost Centers".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Stop the bleeding

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cbeyond full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits. Relaxed dress code.

    Cons

    Cbeyond was recently bought out by a company that's driven by sales and cutting costs alone without repercussions in mind at a fast pace. This has jeopardized operational functionality and morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take serious steps to identify the current demand for talent in order to keep key position holders from leaving the company.

  7.  

    Solution Advisor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Advisor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Solution Advisor in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Cbeyond full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Management, Birch Merger could shake up some items
    Great Culture in the Sales Department
    I have and I had a lot of FUN here
    Great place to learn the ropes

    Cons

    Marketing Vision, Quota Target, and Sales Model need alignment
    Things are very uncertain at the moment with the Merger

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a clear direction and make the goal attainable

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Post Acquisition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cbeyond full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Birch and Cbeyond are now one company and anyone posting an opinion should post it to one site not two!

    Cons

    Change is always hard but cbeyond staff are not the only ones getting laid off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the CEO of Cbeyond did not have the company sold out from under him. He had 666,600 shares which is public knowledge since they were publicly held. He voted to sell the company and cash out his stock instead of stay and help stop the cash flow issue they were facing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sol in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sol in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Cbeyond (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities for driven individuals

    Cons

    Favoritism towards some unworthy individuals

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great until the Buyout!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer Tier III in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer Tier III in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Cbeyond full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Cbeyond's culture and pool of talent was great. They had good time off benefits and a family feel. A good bit of freedom to either succeed or fail on your own.

    Cons

    The compensation is below industry average. The buyout of Cbeyond by Birch has presented several problems already. Birch has already completely changed the culture and the methods of Operations and Engineering.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to learn and grow.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cbeyond full-time

    Pros

    Awesome people, wonderful leadership. Cbeyond is a great environment to work in. I have learned so much from the leadership team and my experiences there. They have an on-site gym which is awesome.

    Cons

    Definitely fast paced environment and sometimes there is a lack of direction. The phrase "do more with less" gets thrown around a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop for a moment and focus. Listen to your employees, they have a lot of valuable insights.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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