ViaWest – Why Work For Us?

Workforce Excellence

Grounded by our entrepreneurial roots, we value the unique contribution of every team member and believe that through innovation and flexibility, we can delight our customers with best-in-class products and memorable service. Awarded as a Top Places to Work, ViaWestians enjoy unique perks, such as our employee development benefit which allows team members to experience life to the fullest - learn how to snowboard, cook, or skydive - the options are endless! With our work hard, family-oriented culture, we recognize the importance of celebrating individual and team success. Through employee driven activities organized by Yippee Committees in every region, we celebrate hard work and achievement with summer BBQs, go kart racing, movie nights, baseball games, and family picnics.

Happy employees provide great service and, in turn, create happy customers!

Workplace Innovation

Our workplace culture encourages innovation and a healthy “we make it happen” environment. Quarterly “Innovation Days” allow employees to bring inspirations to the table and build upon them, whether it’s for an internal need or an external need for our customers. These events enhance the customer experience and give employees a chance to stretch personally and professionally.

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Encourage Community Involvement

At ViaWest, community involvement is a grass roots effort. Our teams invest in our communities in many ways through group volunteerism at organizations such Habitat for Humanity, the United Way, Salvation Army and Max Fund. Most importantly, we provide all employees one paid day off each year to volunteer at a charity of their choice. This benefit enriches the employee experience and the communities where we work and live, and creates an environment where giving back is expected and celebrated.

Recognized as "Top Company in 2014"

ViaWest recognized by ColoradoBiz Magazine as a Top Company in 2014. ViaWest was selected as the top telecom company in Colorado this year because of its innovative data center developments, financial performance and commitment to the customer experience.

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Building Sustainability Into IT Infrastructure

 
At ViaWest, we’re conscious of our impact on the environment. Through everyday operational strategies that mitigate our carbon footprint we strive to maintain an environmentally responsible enterprise, using the latest, most efficient technologies in our new data center developments and when performing regular physical upgrades to our infrastructure. We seek to ensure that we make the most of every opportunity to minimize our environmental impact and are committed to providing our customers with solutions that don't sacrifice any of the performance you would expect from ViaWest.

Here are the specific initiatives we have in place to ensure that we can meet those objectives:

Ambitious Goals for our New Data Centers:

Our growing experience and expertise with clean technologies has helped us craft new green goals for our new facilities in the Denver and Minneapolis areas. 

  1. Facilities with a PUE of below 1.4.
  2. Use of only high efficiency uninterruptable power supplies.
  3. Cooling optimization by using both air-side and water-side economization to reduce energy use normally associated with mechanical cooling. A vast majority of this will be free-cooling.
  4. LED lighting with high bay copper fixtures that reduce energy use up to 90% compared with other lighting options and also reduce the cooling need in the facility.

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    Great culture, great team and boundless success

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales in Denver, CO

    I have been working at ViaWest full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great sales team and leadership from the CEO down. Two successful exists in 4 years and continued dominance in virtually every market they are in. Great place to work, great people and lots of success for those that want to work hard.

    Cons

    Sometimes the executive team does not realize the caliber and "dedicated'ness" that some of their team members put in.

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    Thanks for all that you do and for the recognition and support you provide your employees. Instead of hiring in for senior management roles, look inside as you might be surprised of what people are capable of, if given the chance.

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
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    I applied in-person – interviewed at ViaWest in March 2008.

    Interview Details

    My hiring and interview process was good up till a point then I had two managers arguing in the interview with one another. I have an interview with a VP and he asked me to sell him a pen. FYI, they are all about TEAM. Most of the TEAM is Type A people. If you are type A and fit into good old boys network then this is a company for you.

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Additional Info

Website www.viawest.com
Headquarters Greenwood Village, CO
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1998
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $5 to $10 million (USD) per year

ViaWest is recognized as a best-in-class IaaS provider and trusted IT partner, ViaWest offers a comprehensive suite of world-class data centers and an IaaS portfolio of colocation, dedicated private cloud, and virtual private cloud all complemented by a broad range of managed services and an exceptional customer experience.

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