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Hostway Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014
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2.6 36 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

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John Martis

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34% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A Decent stepping stone

    NOC Tier I (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsCasual work environment, casual dress code, they provide free snacks and drinks in break rooms, you can learn a lot.

    ConsVery political. They seem to be okay with keeping the lower level (tier 1) NOC techs segregated from the higher (tier 2 & 3) level techs. Non-managerial employees seem to have some sort of control over whether people get promotions by way of bad mouthing others resulting in bad reputations that can't be overlooked no matter what. Poorly designed datacenter with subpar equipment.

    Compensation is far lower than market rate, especially for a "Techie" city like Austin. I doubled my income in 6 months after leaving this black hole with the experience and knowledge I gained here.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Support Technician (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsGreat coworkers lots of learning experiences

    Conscompany is unwilling to spend money on infrastructure or employee salaries

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Learn a lot, but get out after getting a bit of experience

    Software Developer (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsYou can learn a lot about open source technologies, linux, web hosting, and the internet.

    They had some interesting development practices when I started. You could automatically sign up for a new development database and it would be provisioned for you. They had a framework that could analyze a mysql db and write data access code automatically, etc. I'm not sure if that stuff is still around tho.

    ConsThey only paid employees once a month, at the end of the month. It got monotonous, and I felt I spent a lot of time integrating other people's open source work into hostway's collective - I would have rather gotten a chance to code more. Also, they wanted to roll out a new platform but set ridiculous arbitrary internal deadlines to meet it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees with more respect. Listen to them, everyone I met there was competent and cared about their job.

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    Hostway - a business in need of slow but drastic changes in Company policies and management

    Sales Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsPay is adequate, my direct manager is a the best person I have worked for and provides us with a positive working environment and plenty of feedback. Different managers from other departments are always at hand to provide with assistance.
    I feel there is enough flexibility for me to implement my own improvements over existing systems - thus making the work flow a lot easier to keep control of.
    There are plenty of new things I can learn every day and there have been some interest in better educating the Department over the last year.

    ConsHostway is playing catch up with most products to their major competitors and it doesn't appear that the needed changes are going to be implemented in order to change this.
    There is more fine tuning that needs to be done before major changes are made, currently changes are made without thinking about the repercussions.
    There must be more opportunities for different personal to develop.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake more time to better understand the changes you are making, ask for more feedback from personal and customer(Focus Groups) before implementing them. Think about how you can develop Business Culture within the different Offices and how to improve involvement from employees into making the business successful. A Loyalty and Compensation program needs to be implemented to keep employees who are carrying much of the work flow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Starting opportunity

    Technical Support (Former Employee) Sofia (Bulgaria)

    ProsGreat people to work with, and I had great time with them

    ConsRoutine jobs, that can drive you mad

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    fairly good money, but no real care for employees

    Sales (Current Employee) Sofia (Bulgaria)

    Prosfor the standard of living I feel well compensated monetarily

    Consno job security, declining sales, no real care for employees and no positive change to come

    Advice to Senior Managementteam building, perks, end of year bonuses - these will all help and make us proud to be working for the comapany.

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCaring management and varied work make for less tedium than some jobs. Relaxed environment means you can concentrate on getting the job done.

    ConsSlow to recognize or reward good work. Salaries lower than industry averages and limited employee benefits don't come close to making up for it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTuition reimbursement and matching up to 6 for 401k would be nice. Clear path to advancement and better employee recognition. Unify, unify, unify..so many disparate systems it's hurting efficiency.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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