Hostway Reviews

Updated June 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. Great people make work feel like it's fun

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Texas in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Texas in San Antonio, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Open office environment allows for collaboration across teams. Tech company environment vs. corporate environment. Everything we do has never been done before -- no "business as usual". Incredibly intelligent people who are willing to explain complex technology without making you feel like an idiot. Dogs in the office! Great location, lots of windows in office. Lots of team outings, team awards, employee recognition. Snacks and catered lunches.

    Cons

    New leadership changes led to some shake ups in management and direction, but things seem to be on track now. Off shore teams can be difficult to work with because of time and distance -- need to bring more development in-house, stateside.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep an open door policy and transparency. Continue to focus on product development.


  2. Moving in the right direction!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Hostway full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is under new leadership, ownership and hiring new executives that believe in growing the company and sharing a common vision of being a leading company in the hosting space and a top employer. Under new leadership the company now values it's employees and understands that they are important assets. This past year with new CEO, Bob Boles, there has been more direction, transparency and employee recognition. Company also has a lot of flexibility, great work life balance, and excellent benefits plans.

    Cons

    As with any company undergoing change and growth, one con is that change takes time. It's a work in progress and can't happen overnight so expectations need to be realistic.

    Advice to Management

    Continue recognizing your employees and communicating constantly. Share a common goal and move forward, don't look behind.


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    Building Success

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in San Antonio, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    2014 has brought change, in processes, staff and leadership; With each change it has altered the culture, the future and each day it is making Hostway a place that I am excited to come into each morning.

    Cons

    More communication from the top down.

    Advice to Management

    Ask everyone - do more employee focused discussions, get feedback.


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  5. I work with a great team of intelligent people who are committed to helping Hostway grow.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people - most I've interacted with are smart, fun, and dedicated; growth potential of a company who has realized there have been some mistakes and are willing to make changes to make it better; ability to learn new things everyday from others in the company; new challenges to keep it interesting.

    Cons

    Company is still playing catch up in some areas but there has been significant progress; internal culture and communication needs to be rebuilt but there are projects in the works to help with this and there has been great improvement over the last year.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on building the culture of the organization and communication between departments. That will go a long way in employee morale. Continue to increase sharing of company strategy and goals so every employee feels connected to the mission.


  6. 10 years and counting

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Support Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great office - Great people! I am genuinely happy to come into work everyday. I like the people I see everyday and we get the job done! New challenges every day even 10 years in.

    Cons

    Hostway's customer growth is slow but it is a focus of the company right now. It would also be nice if we could work to get our "name" out there. I would love to brag about where I work but no one has heard of us unless you are in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    The focus on Sales and Marketing is something we need to continue. The internal reward programs are good, but something more frequent and personal would go a long way.


  7. All in All - A great opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative
    Current Employee - Administrative

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hostway is changing. They hired bunch of people all over North America. The company is focused more on cloud and managed servers now and that seems like the smart thing to do. New employees and some of us that have been with the company longer feel like we are a part of changing the entire company. New management wants to hear from employees and creates opportunities for us to contribute. Come to work and feel like I am a part of building something

    Cons

    New employees try to change things too quickly and want a perfect company that doesn't exist and older employees resist inevitable changes. Sometimes a lack of vision and culture makes it harder for everyone to work together towards a goal. More communication between the offices needed. Strong leaders but not enough of them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making changes and either hire more leaders to come into the company or hire from within. Some of the smartest, most passionate people I know are from Hostway.


  8. Helpful (1)

    HostwayLab is a great place to work for. I strongly recommend it.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer. in Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer. in Bucharest (Romania)

    I have been working at Hostway

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool people, challenging projects, Nice working environment.

    Cons

    There are sudden changes in priorities. Sometimes cool projects are canceled unexpectedly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.



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