CenturyLink Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
679 Reviews
3.0
679 Reviews
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CenturyLink President & CEO Glen F. Post, III
Glen F. Post, III
247 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance, reasonable managers at the local level, good people to work with (in 50 reviews)

  • Decent pay and benefits package for former Qwest employees (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Lay offs, can't get information out of upper management on anything important (in 32 reviews)

  • No Career advancement unless you want to move to Monroe LA even then it is unlikey (in 22 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A large, but growing company that takes care of its employees.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Support Analyst  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Applications Support Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at CenturyLink full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are solid. Leadership allows for initiative.

    Cons

    Not much upward mobility. Lots of churn in the senior executive ranks because of acquisitions in the past few years means directions change quarterly and projects are revised to match.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not bad

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at CenturyLink full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, very smart and talented. Excellent benefits and work/life balance

    Cons

    Lots of management changes, lack of direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a strategic vision

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CenturyLink as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    great place to grow and learn, team very helpful,enjoyed working

    Cons

    not many opportunities around that location

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Riddled with red tape

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    The company is stable and does focus on personal growth

    Cons

    A follower not an innovator

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer II  in  Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Software Developer II in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at CenturyLink as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work environment is the pro

    Cons

    Too much work is the con

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tech Support  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Tech Support in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at CenturyLink part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great office culture
    Strong management

    Cons

    The office politics are gruesome

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you're doing everything alright

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Sr Sales Engineer

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer - Pre Sales  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer - Pre Sales in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at CenturyLink full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of products. Tier 3 acquisition. SAVVIS portofolio

    Cons

    Blending all of the companies into one.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Comfortable place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Denver, CO

    I have been working at CenturyLink full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, generally steady outlook for employment. Some flexibility in work schedule, mostly enjoyable co-workers.

    Cons

    IT, being a cost sink for the company, generally falls into the "Faster, Cheaper" paradigm when it comes to defining the point on the the engineering "Faster, Better, Cheaper" triangle. Too much focus on formal process rather than productivity enhancements and innovation. Somewhat limited opportunities for career growth, not much of the work is terribly technically interesting or cutting edge, and the challenges are mostly around dealing with a lot of process, budgeting and business interaction, and IGS. Currently, the only new FTE's are being hired in Monroe, LA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide opportunities for career growth and training, pare down formal process and bureaucracy, bring back some of the flexibility that's been lost over the last few years, control expenses more mindfully of the trade-offs involved, seek engineering talent not necessarily tied to Monroe. Provide incentive to, and make it easier to excel, by investing more in innovation and quality.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    senior software developer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CenturyLink full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Leadership promotes strong values, vacation time is good, pay is average, benefits are average.

    Cons

    Opportunities for anyone outside of Monroe, LA is very limited. Training opportunities are insufficient to allow me to keep up my skill set.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Career cut short

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CenturyLink

    Pros

    Good pay and decent benefits.

    Cons

    More paper pushing every year...less opportunities to coach meaningfully and develop relationships with team.

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