Cincinnati Bell Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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  1. Business sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cincinnati Bell full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work for. Ability to work from home and great clients. Meet new clients everyday

    Cons

    Landlines are a hard sale these days and everyone is in a contract for cell phones.


  2. Remote Python Developer

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    Former Employee - Remote Python Developer
    Former Employee - Remote Python Developer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good project supervisors and managers, great understanding of agile workflows, no unreasonale demands put on programmers.

    Cons

    Some times to quick to act

    Advice to Management

    doing a great job


  3. Outsourced

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cincinnati Bell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Plenty of time off thanks to the union.

    Cons

    Management doesn't seem to care about their employees. Debt laden from bad past deals which causes them to downsize/outsource at the drop of a hat. Will make you think they care about you but like all huge corporations they are just trying to make as much money as possible before they sell all their business to AT & T or Verizon.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the jobs in the USA. Promote people that know how to do the job they are hired for instead of the cliques that reside within the company (Ohio University crew).


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  5. Managing Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cincinnati Bell full-time

    Pros

    They pay their employees above industry average.

    Cons

    They are betting the ranch on their Fi-Optics product. If national providers step up their game this could be an issue.


  6. downsizing

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cincinnati Bell full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    a large it department, 200+

    Cons

    company is downsizing due to lack of growth, so they are outsourcing alot of IT.

    Advice to Management

    when i had a great manager everything was great. when i had bad managers, not so great.


  7. Working at Cincinnati Bell

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highland Hills, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highland Hills, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Old technology, low pay, not enough advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and don't overwork them.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Overall a good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cincinnati Bell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of new technology and the ability to get as involved as you want to. Most of the people are friendly .

    Cons

    If you aren't in the "in crowd" you won't move up. If you are happy in your current job that's not a bad thing though. The company seems to change direction every few years so you may think you have job security in your position and the next thing you know your job is outsourced or just done away with.

    Advice to Management

    Put people in charge of the various groups that actually have a clue what is supposed to be going on. You will get quite a bit more done if the boss knows what his employees are doing in my opinion.


  9. Communications Consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cincinnati Bell full-time

    Pros

    Sales commission allows you to make more or less then others in position. People oriented position.

    Cons

    Retail hours - can work any day of the week. Limited raises in staying in position. Year to year pay is the same.

    Advice to Management

    Management is much improved with new CEO from top to bottom, so I would say continue in your ways.


  10. Little room to advance for those who don't mingle with the in-crowd

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    Current Employee - Business Account Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Business Account Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cincinnati Bell full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible hours when needed, average pay

    Cons

    Little to room to move up in the organization unless you know the right people. It isn't always what you know at Cincinnati Bell rather it is who you know.


  11. Mixed Bag

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    Former Employee - Communications Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Communications Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cincinnati Bell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working with the other communications consultants and sales managers at Cincinnati Bell. For this position, I thought the pay was adequate for not requiring anything other than a high school diploma.

    Cons

    Very few opportunities for advancement, not only within sales divisions, but also laterally within the company. I was really bothered by the fact that there was no such thing as selling with values at Cincinnati Bell. Nothing, and I mean nothing, mattered so long as you persuaded customers to sign up for services.

    Advice to Management

    Promote honesty throughout your sales divisions. Understand new subscribers will decrease, but your retention and satisfaction metrics will skyrocket. Not that they really have anywhere to go but up at this point.



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