Hostway Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  • Great work Environment, Flexible timings and lots of benefits (in 9 reviews)

  • Casual work environment, casual dress code, they provide free snacks and drinks in break rooms, you can learn a lot (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes a lack of vision and culture makes it harder for everyone to work together towards a goal (in 3 reviews)

  • Lack of direction or vision from sr management (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Good tech job for Chicago

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hostway full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours Fairly laid back middle management

    Cons

    Growth was stymied. Thus investments were minimal.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on growth


  2. Helpful (1)

    Current Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hostway (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is heading in the right direction. It will take some time to get to where it is going but success can't happen overnight. Groundwork being laid with a strong executive team. Opportunities for advancement for those who show initiative. Funds available for employee training.

    Cons

    The recent changes in upper management have shook things up but people need to be patient- things are heading the right direction.


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    Disgruntled, inefficient ex-employees don't paint an accurate picture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of great, intelligent people to work with. A growing company that finally has proper leadership in place unlike previous management that did much of nothing and was never visible. Current leadership has a vision and strategy but ex-employees (as seen in some recent reviews on this site) are bitter because they couldn't cut it here - weren't productive enough to survive under new management.

    Cons

    It has its growing pains no doubt. Sales department is still trying to find their way. Could use more experienced sales veterans to mentor younger staff. Everyone needs to get onboard with the new strategy or get out of the way.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. We finally have a strategy, unlike previous management.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Challenge Yourself

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hostway full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you are looking for a job in the IT/Hosting industry, this is a great place to be. Hostway is a a young IT/hosting company and is facing some growing pains, but, this is actually a positive for those looking for a challenging work environment with lots of opportunity to grow. If you're looking for an easy job where you show up and go through the paces, then Hostway is not for you. If you're looking for a challenging environment that can be extremely rewarding in terms of job opportunities and pay, then this is a great place to be. You must own your own success, its not something that is handed to you by an employer.

    Cons

    - Growing pains a young IT/Hosting company will face. - More training needed on a regular basis - Issues with prior product sets - Further define company goals and objectives and share with all staff more frequently

    Advice to Management

    - Empower your support and sales staffs on a daily basis - Find a niche in the hosting industry and expand on it. We cannot continue to be good at a lot of things and experts and none.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good springboard

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hostway full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hands on access across different parts of the business.

    Cons

    Going through a state of change. So need clearer career trajectories


  7. Overall good company , longevity with employees

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    Current Employee - Scheduling Secretary in Enfield, CT
    Current Employee - Scheduling Secretary in Enfield, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hostway full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Team atmosphere, great starting salaries.

    Cons

    Unión facility, raises slow, too much work delegated to some while others skate by

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate you Team leaders, ESP. DNS


  8. Used to be fun, but with long hours and average pay. Change in management and a reorg made the environment dry.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Heavy LAMP (linux, apache, mysql, python). Smart coworkers you can learn from. Interesting projects against cutting edge technologies and methodologies.

    Cons

    You were expected to put in pretty long hours because the timelines were so tight. There were a few performance bonuses, but for the most part compensation was average at best. Change in leadership left us unsure of the direction of the company and cause many people to leave.

    Advice to Management

    As a technology company, software developers should be valued. Hold on to those that keep the train on the rails. Raise compensation levels.


  9. Helpful (1)

    It is a time before spread wings

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    Current Employee - No Selection Required in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - No Selection Required in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hostway full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great employee and Great location. Hostway has been improved a lot since new CEO joined. inter-department communication could be improved.

    Cons

    Still new KPIs need to be applied


  10. Hosway- fun work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hostway full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well i started my career with this company. One of things that refreshing is the fun and informal work environment. Although they're not exactly among paymasters in the industry but the scope of growth is vast. All in all a new organization which is fun and at the same time offers good learning

    Cons

    There is stress on few projects than others. This also somewhat limits your scope of development based on your project. There is a lot to learn from but you would have to be a self starter and there won't be extensive training that happens here. You learn what you wanna learn if i have to put it.

    Advice to Management

    Please do look towards procesifying the initial training as well as product briefing. Also there should be more flexibility for horizontal shift


  11. Nice Company to Work with

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Hostway full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work Environment, Flexible timings and lots of benefits. Good Culture. Team outing every months. Movies. Good Cafeteria.

    Cons

    Nothing as such. Similar kind of work. After certain period not much of learning happends.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing as such.



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