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Zayo President & CEO Dan Caruso
Dan Caruso
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    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexibility in work schedule. WFH office with ability to travel to a nearby Zayo regional office - Great Sales Leadership who are actively involved in securing new logos and business - Ability to see across verticals - Healthcare, Municipalities, SaaS, Content, Fortune 50, Unicorns, high potential startups - Great equity program that gives RSUs not stock options - Vibrant & growing company - Our CEO is active in all aspects of the business. I've had many CEOs that I've never met nor had the opportunity to share ideas, We are extremely fortunate to have a CEO who is 100% invested in our success - Opportunity to coach and mentor our future leaders. - I am extremely fortunate to work in such a thriving market and have an phenomenal Sales Director. My measure of good boss is one that is effective in helping me reach my goals and is additive at our sales meetings. I'm not here to teach my manager, I'm here to be successful and for the most part, Zayo Sales Directors are exceptional. - Last but not least, I've very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with some of the best, brightest and successful people in the industry. Zayo's most important asset is their employees and with this we are able to hire and retain the best. I learn everyday from my peers and this is very important to me.

    Cons

    - Compensation plan needs improvement. Sales Leadership seems to listen to concerns and adjust as necessary - As we are still a young post-IPO we need to run a tight ship which means scarce resources. I have faith as we become profitable and mature this will resolve itself. - Culture is still needs work but Zayo leadership is actively trying to change this with diversity, transparency and inclusion. - Saddens me to see some of the negative reviews as I've been in this business for many years and have never had the opportunity for growth like i have a Zayo. The possibilities are limitless and it is within my own control to achieve my goals. I suspect that many either do not fit in a culture where you own your destiny or are not willing to embrace change. Nobody is going to hold your hand or even tell what to do or how to do it. However, I've learned at Zayo, failure is not necessarily a bad thing. I've fallen on my face a few times thinking I'd never get back up, but i did and I grew because of it. - For reasons i don't understand there is a small set of Zayo employees who are constantly complaining, moaning or in some cases are embarrassingly belligerent. No matter what an employees feelings might be towards Zayo leadership, it is unacceptable to openly complain. I would like to see our leadership address this and not lit in linger and infect the culture.

    Advice to Management

    - I would personally like to see more embracement of issues internal and customer affecting. I am not completely comfortable using our internal SFDC chatter groups to discuss these issues. I would encourage Zayo management to allow the direct sales force to articulate issues that keep them from selling and enamoring our customers and have an on-going dialouge/brainstorm on ideas. - in speaking with a high level fortune 50 Talent Acquisition/Retention executive she believes one of the most valuable benefits a company can provide is the opportunity for the employees to participate in volunteer opportunities that give back to the local community. It was suggested on one blog that if we have benefit ideas we should build a business case to support this and the adoption by Zayo. I personally don't have the time but would expect that our PCB group take charge. - Mr. Caruso is an exceptional leader who has an undying passion (and seems to have unlimited energy) for visiting all spectrums of our customer base. I truly appreciate the opportunity to have a CEO who takes the time to visit the customers assigned to me.


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    The interview was very informal and conversational based. The response time after the hiring manager was very slow- which was frustrating. In the end, I was told that the position no longer existed and they were not hiring for the position at all. So, I felt bad no one got hired. I would rather get rejected from a position.

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Zayo Awards & Accolades

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Customer Choice Award, Emerging Customers , Atlantic ACM, 2013
Customer Choice Award, Long Haul Wholesale Carrier Excellence , Atlantic ACM, 2013
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Additional Info

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Website www.zayo.com
Headquarters Boulder, CO
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2007
Type Company - Public (ZAYO)
Industry Telecommunications
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Zayo is all about bandwidth...are you? You want it all and you want it everywhere. Unlimited, fast access to the world of information, business and entertainment. The world runs on bandwidth and, increasingly, it is Zayo's fiber, connectivity and cloud networks making it possible. At Zayo, we’re on the cutting edge of bandwidth infrastructure services. Teamwork ... More

Mission: Accelerate our customers’ capabilities to enrich, entertain, teach, protect, and inspire the people of the world by providing enormous bandwidth and connectivity over our exceptional network infrastructure.

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