AboveNet
4.2 of 5 17 reviews
www.above.net White Plains, NY 500 to 999 Employees

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AboveNet President, CEO, and Director Bill LaPerch

Bill LaPerch

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91% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great company.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at AboveNet full-time for more than 3 years

ProsProactive. Bend over backwards for the customer. Lots of internal support.

ConsCareer advancement limited at best

Advice to Senior ManagementCould have expanded more aggressively.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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AboveNet was a top player in the high bandwidth niche market

Account Consultant (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at AboveNet full-time for more than 5 years

ProsI loved being part of a winning team. The flexible work hours and ability to work from home were a definite plus. All of the employees were dedicated, passionate and supported each other.

ConsFor a small company they were a bit slow to react in terms of making changes or working outside of a process for individual cases. There was a lot of red tape.

Advice to Senior Managementstreamline, invest more

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company with incredibly talented employees

Vice President Marketing (Current Employee)
White Plains, NY

I have been working at AboveNet full-time for less than a year

ProsTalented hands-on senior leadership who took extreme pride in what they built and treated employees like family
Highly differentiated product suite- leveraging an incredible network
Strong corporate culture to serve customers, spend money wisely & deliver results
Co-workers were some of the industries finest.

ConsI wish it could have lasted longer, I only had six months of the Abovenet experience before it changed hands to Zayo

Advice to Senior ManagementLet's get the band together for a reunion tour.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A truly remarkable company consisting of the best people in the business!

Engineering (Former Employee)
White Plains, NY

I worked at AboveNet full-time for more than 10 years

ProsIncredible employees
Expansive network
Excellent leadership
Best in class organization that rose from bankruptcy to a $2B company

ConsBought out by Zayo in 2012
Former ABV enterprise customers that are unhappy with Zayo are leaving
Well thought out and skillfully built ABV network is being hacked up

Advice to Senior ManagementIf only we could do it all over again

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work at!

Network Engineer (Former Employee)
Herndon, VA

I worked at AboveNet full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat people, great job environment! Perfect for career development and bright minds.

ConsSmall growing company. Lack of automation and lots of manual labour required at this stage.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Mostly positive

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
White Plains, NY

I have been working at AboveNet

ProsBenefits are pretty good, salary is on the high side. Lower and mid-level managers tend to be pretty good - some of the best managers of people I have ever worked for. Employees are personable and very knowledgable in their respective fields.

ConsRecognition and promotion seems to lean toward who you know and not how hard you worked or what extra projects you did independent direction from your manager. Managers are more often hired from outside rather than groomed from within with very few exceptions (and many of those seem to rise abnormally fast over formerly senior coworkers). Tuition reimbursement rarely covers even one semester and depending on the school and program might not cover even one class/credit. Health insurance tends to change yearly or every other year. Consolidation and redistribution of business groups has typically only piled more work on over taxed elements while relieving other groups of paperwork and technical documentation/recording responsibilities.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop just saying that the employees are the best asset and make them FEEL like the best asset! Assist employees in showing their pride in working for the company by at least allowing them to buy company swag, rather than limiting it to significant aniversary events. Create mentoring programs to assist employees in developing management skills that make them more qualified than outside applicants. Participate in outside certification programs that develop and demonstrate the companies technical competancy within the industry.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nice people pulling the most out of available resources.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at AboveNet

ProsSalary OK. Benefits in the past were excellent. Opportunities to participate were in place.

ConsRequires very long hours with little time outside of the office.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdding resources to make time available for personal life.

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Good management but limited vision

Sales Manager (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at AboveNet

ProsUnique product set for customer base

ConsName recognition sometimes makes it difficult to sell

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at AboveNet full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat caring company, with good work life balance. Good rewards and recognition and potential to go far in once career.

ConsNot much to say, can not think of anything, I would like to see as an improvement. Perhaps a little greater flexibility in the work life balance.

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the legacy

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at AboveNet full-time

Prosgreat culture, hard work but worth it for the better of the business

Consour CEO loved to collect pen's - so much so that you couldnt leave good ones on the desk before going home at night

Advice to Senior ManagementWhat can I say? :)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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