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Account Executive 3-ILEC

Windstream Milledgeville, GA

Meets or exceeds company sales metrics by gaining profitable business; tracking relevant productivity metrics and adjusting activity; and seeking… Windstream

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Anthony ("Tony") Thomas
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    Former Employee - ETL Engineer III in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - ETL Engineer III in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Windstream full-time (Less than a year)


    If you're looking for a job to supplement your social security income then look no further. Or perhaps you're tired of your current job and need a place to hang out until something better comes along. No one is ever fired. If you mess up you get promoted just to keep you away from critical system work.


    High turnover of talented employees. The ones who do stay are a mix of people close to retirement, burnouts, die hards or toxic types not suitable for team work. Good work gets done by those at the bottom, which is seldom recognized by the layers upon layers of management above them. This place is ripe for a housecleaning. It feels like the company is being measured for being put up on sale. Suddenly even the heads of engineering departments are accountants.

    Advice to Management

    Unless you're shopping the company around for a buyer then you need to get lean and adapt. Your network is in trouble and you are too top-heavy. It is not a good thing for your own employees to compare the company to a ship in the sense of how difficult it is to make a course correction. Take pride in yourself by cleaning your house and hiring people who can prevent you from becoming a Titanic or Costa Concordia. Yes, that does mean you will have to pay more for talent. But then again, if a sale is your goal, absolutely continue to make accountants heads of engineering.

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