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34% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Tampa, FL

    ProsGood vacation time and holiday pay for most standard holidays with a typical option to work on those days if you want to.

    ConsPay is not commensurate with industry standards with other hosting companies and there are hardly ever any reviews or raises at all, no opportunity for advancement to speak of, no feeling of having a career path here. Management is disjointed and does not disseminate information effectively so that all areas of the business know what's going on in order to do their jobs properly. Typical the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing situation.. management never listens to advice from the people who deal with the daily operations they make unilateral decisions without informing themselves of the best practices that should be taken into consideration while planning. They move very slowly on new technology development.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to sustain long term growth it is critical to involve the people in making business decisions who will actually be supporting the products you intend to sell. That will make for happier, more satisfied customers as well as more satisfied employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Hostway needs to take a good look around and see what they have lost and try to fix it.

    Support (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsIn the begining Hostway gave me the opportunity to learn and grow - they seemed to have faith in their staff and everyone was like family

    ConsManagement became unresponsive to employee needs - would not compensate people for how they performed but who they knew - disregarded people who worked hard and faithfully for them - They moved valueable departments to Florida where incompetance was rampant.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReally take a look at who is working for you and recognize your talent - Treat people fairly and with respect - Lucas needs to not trust management alone because they are not truthfull to him and he needs ot reach out to the people who are grinding away trying to make a success instead of showing them the door to try and make a buck. Look close because the change to Florida cost a lot more money, and customers, than it saved him.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Dysfunctional Upper Management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsI believe that there are several employees within the organization that are extremely talented, resourceful and "out-of-the box" thinkers, who could make positive changes within the organization. Unfortunately, many of these employee's we either "muzzled" or they decided to leave the organization for another career opportunity.

    ConsHowever, upper management is resistant to allowing their employees to become empowered in their roles in order for them to create change and/or to allow their voices to be heard. Many of these reviews that other employee's left on this forum are definitely accurate in how this organization is managed currently. In terms of salaries, Hostway is not inline with the industry standards, they are extremely cheap and they do not value their employee's contributions towards the business objectives. No incentives - bonuses do not exist, nor they provide suitable salary increases during performance evaluations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think it would be pointless for me to provide them with any advice, since they always do their own thing...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a very good experience, little advancement.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe quality of a subset of the people there is really top-shelf. They are what make going in to the workplace tolerable.

    ConsThe company pays lip service to putting customers first, but does not enable the employees to make that happen. There is very little career advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize those who work hard and help the company. Get rid of the deadwood, and reward the people you have left.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    IT beware.

    Server Money (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people I work with are great. My co-workers, as well workers from other departments, were willing to help me out when in need. I also learn a lot from my other workers as they had no issue in instructing me how to use a certain system or OS, how to configure a server to make their job easier. It was a great place to learn.

    ConsThe CEO stated the company will not let go any of its own employees after it bought its rival, but that didn't last that long and had to let go its workers. All those great people who help me out in the past were fired as they were to expensive. Others left because out of spite towards the company on how they were treated. New upper manger had no people skills as he doesn't show a single ounce of empathy towards others. Fought for a raise as my pay was really low (compared to industry standard) and was receiving more expected tasks, ended up with the same pay and more work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou guys ate to much debt when you bought your rivals. Next time plan out your debt repayment and ROI. It will also help if you guys follow Murphy's law when planning anything. Start treating your employees as people and acknowledge that they even exist. Listen to your workers. People won't be as jovial to work for a place where their willingness to advance position or skill is not acknowledge and nurtured. You may wave the carrot on the stick on front of the donkey but that will only last for so long and you'll have to feed the donkey a carrot, otherwise its just a cruel act.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    not good, but ok

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee)

    Prosgood for new immigrants, give you a few chances to do what you want to do

    Conspoor welfare, just 10 days vacation. cheap medical plan.

    Advice to Senior Managementtreat employees better, then employees would treat you better and you can keep core staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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