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    Great opportunity to grow admin skills in a challenging environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Chicago, IL

    I worked at WiredTree full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You will be surrounded by skilled admins and shift coordinators who are willing to extend their knowledge when asked; The experience you gain will be extremely useful to better your career as a systems admin; The range of tasks you take on don't stop at console work (ie, hardware and data center work will be a part of your day-to-day); Communication skills, critical thinking, and focus will be sharpened in order to complete your tasks as an admin here; Management is very experienced and professional, and are excellent trainers in acclimating someone to the work life of a web hosting admin; compensation is fair and is open for growth if you keep with it multiple years.

    Cons

    The shifts are long (12 hours) and the customers aren't always in a great mood or great communicators. Be prepared to take on a night shift if you are getting worked into the schedule (this could be a plus for some); The size of shift teams seem a bit light on shifts that get very busy; The vacation hour policy is stingy if you haven't worked there for multiple years; Some issues may be above your skill level and there may not be an immediate superior available to help sort the issue out quickly.

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    Better cohesion or positive reinforcement to admins would be helpful and encouraging during long periods of time where communication between employee and manage does not exist or is difficult to have regularly (ie, night shifts). It may be beneficial to offer quarterly or half-year salary reviews to help keep employees dialed in to the company...which is also good for feedback on skills/admin status.

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    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at WiredTree.

    Interview Details

    After applying online I was asked to interview in Chicago, a four hour drive from where I was living. They did not pay my travel expenses for this interview. I liked the office atmosphere, and the interviewers seemed nice. However, they seemed more interested in working while I was speaking than actually speaking with me or listening. I was extended an offer (no offer letter, they didn't do contracts) and given a 3 day deadline, but I was also interviewing with other companies so I emailed them and asked for a one-week extension to wrap things up elsewhere. I received no response to that email. The next week I asked if the salary was negotiable (admittedly I waited until the last minute to do it) and they replied saying my offer was rescinded because I didn't seem "long-term committed", and that they had sent me an email rescinding the offer back when I asked for the extension... but it "didn't go through."

    I'm still confused about why they would extend me an offer then take it away a couple days later, and I found the whole experience very unprofessional. I would not recommend interviewing here, especially if you have to travel for it.

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Additional Info

Website www.wiredtree.com
Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 16 to 50 Employees
Founded 2006
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Rackspace, HostGator.com

We are a managed hosting company who provides a variety of solutions from virtual private/cloud servers to dedicated servers to complex clusters for clients worldwide. We have a very strong focus on providing fast, accurate, and personal customer service.

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