Cbeyond Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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Pros
  • Company has strong sales training program and will prepare you for the "real world (in 24 reviews)

  • It has been a great opportunity for entry level experience into Cisco and telecom technologies (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Anyone who says long hours has a different point of view than I do (in 28 reviews)

  • Every day you are out there beating the bushes knocking on door to door of local businesses (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Territory Sales Representative

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Cbeyond full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Developed Communication and Negotiation Skills

    Cons

    Very high pressure sales.
    Outdated product and technology.
    Questionable business tactics.
    Difficult to climb as many leads are siphoned off to tenured sales reps.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in improving technology offerings to become more competitive in the market place

  2. Helpful (1)

    Bad then worse now

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Cbeyond

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Use to be a good environment for your resume, no longer.

    Cons

    .Worked at Cbeyond over 6 years. Sketchy then and 10 times worse now that Birch has bought them out. Birch has no focus they are willing to share with the employees. Shady work ethics and dishonesty with 75% of Management with many of them who have a Little Napoléon attitude. Skip Birch altogether. College grads..look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Try being a human with at least minimal emotions

  3. Would give 0 stars if possible

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Edina, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Edina, MN

    I worked at Cbeyond

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free red bull amd alcohol.

    Cons

    Everything. This is your sleaziest of sleazy sales positions. Their model is to hire kids right out of college that don't know any better, and then run them into the ground. They don't care abp7t turnover

    Advice to Management

    Not worth it.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Steer Clear

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cbeyond

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    12 hour+ days, door to door sales in burned out territories

    Advice to Management

    The product is out of date and makes your customers miserable

  6. Helpful (1)

    Hiring mill

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative III in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative III in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Cbeyond full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    only positive - you get treated well if uou make a sale.

    Cons

    Horrible training, horrible managment, horrible product. Was told i could implement cloud solutions to smb market. Only given one zip code and couldnt take any fiber buildings. I could basically only sell to those who carry att uverse and comcast triple play of which our offerings were almost 10x the price. Theyve totally saturated the market with horrible customer experiences. I would get thrown out of buildings regularly by even memtioning their brand name. Sales amongst those in my group were minimal out of about 30 sales reps. They where going through a by out and laid everyone off within the three months that i was there. So i just chalk it up to wrong place wrong time.

    Advice to Management

    Get another brand name.....oh nice....welcome to Birch....

  7. Beyond sux

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Cbeyond full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros to working for this company

    Cons

    Everything is a con about working for this company

    Advice to Management

    Quit

  8. Dysfunctional, ethically challenged

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive
    Current Employee - Sales Executive

    I have been working at Cbeyond full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    none that I can think of-they simply cannto execute and they are arrogant and dishonest

    Cons

    Do not buy anything from them or Birch Communications

    Advice to Management

    Get out while you can

  9. Can Do Will Do Attitude

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Cbeyond full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work anywhere is due to the stability of the organization/company.

    Cons

    Being promoted without prejudices or influential interference from bias individuals.

    Advice to Management

    To promote without prejudices or influences from bias individuals.

  10. You feel like a glorified telemarketer.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Cbeyond full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a great opportunity to work with fun, driven individuals.

    Cons

    Terrible work-life balance and underpaid for the amount of wear and tear you put on your car.

  11. Bad day a Cbeyond

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    Current Employee - DIrector of Cloud Services in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - DIrector of Cloud Services in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Cbeyond full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a great place to work until Birch Telecom Acquired it.

    Cons

    Within a week of Birch taking over Cebeyond, 350 people were fired without any warning, and with little to no severance pay, this is preview of things to come.

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