Cavalier Telephone

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Cavalier Telephone Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
19 Reviews
2.9
19 Reviews
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Cavalier Telephone Chairman, President, & CEO Arunas A. Chesonis
Arunas A. Chesonis
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  1.  

    Great coworkers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cavalier Telephone full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, laid back

    Cons

    Too laid back for a go-getter

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Senior Customer Service

    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Great people, good management, friendly, still know them, talk to them. Great job, easy fun.

    Cons

    Company Laid off entire departments, no warnings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

  3.  

    Senior Manager, Software Engineering

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Software Engineering in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Software Engineering in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Cavalier Telephone full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, constantly evolving technologies

    Cons

    Constant layoffs, bought by larger company who doesn't care about legacy Cavalier employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PAETEC employees have a "them vs. us" mentality that should be squashed. Many very talented people left Cavalier due to the PAETEC acquisition. Windstream has done a good job, but the PAETEC mentality needs to be eliminated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not a growing industry

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Support Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Support Manager in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Cavalier Telephone full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cavalier telephone was sold to Paetec and then to Windstream. Management has completely changed from my time there. Dynamic environment, local company,

    Cons

    Not a thriving industry. Very much a cost driven enterprise. The last year I worked here was in 2006.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Company Declined Before PAETEC Purchase

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Management in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Product Management in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Cavalier Telephone full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great if you were in Richmond or local facilities

    Cons

    Poor CEO decisions lost millions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good to sell to PAETEC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Repair Tech in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Repair Tech in Pensacola, FL

    I have been working at Cavalier Telephone full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    almost no dress code, no lunch or break schedules.

    Cons

    micro management of employees by upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let your workers do their work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Cavalier Telephone

    Pros

    Freedom if you do your job

    Cons

    Lack of support for getting solutions for customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get other people to do their jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Learned alot about revenue and profitability

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Cavalier Telephone

    Pros

    advancement opportunities were there for folks that worked hard

    Cons

    target to be bought out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Things have changed since Paetec acquired Cavalier, not the same caring culture

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Friendly work enviroment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Palm Harbor, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Palm Harbor, FL

    I have been working at Cavalier Telephone

    Pros

    Laid back enviroment and helpul humna resource staffs.

    Cons

    Minimal to No opportunities for career growth!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can train employees on more field than keeping them stuck one role. Offer work based upon the education and experience of the emplyee.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Limited growth company due to competitive forces and sub-standard products

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Residential Marketing in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Residential Marketing in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Cavalier Telephone

    Pros

    The location is great for those who live near the headquarters

    Cons

    CLECs have dismal future prospects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on commercial/gov and remove Ed Meyercord

    Disapproves of CEO

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