Embarq

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Embarq Reviews in Overland Park, KS

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  1.  

    Too bad EQ was purchased to the planation owners from Louisiana

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS

    Pros

    Embarq was a great place to work. The people were wonderful. Leadership (except for the CEO) was top notch.

    Cons

    The CEO and BOD sold out the employees to CenturyLink. CL culture was a sweat-shop where employees are not valued.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Embarq is no more and that's a good thing

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    Former Employee - Billing Representative  in  Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Billing Representative in Overland Park, KS

    Pros

    good benefits, especially tuition assistance.

    Cons

    apathetic management who don't want to get involved to solve issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get involved with your employees and listen to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A fast-paced, dynamic and challenging work environment made every day a new adventure.

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    Former Employee - Product Development Manager  in  Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Product Development Manager in Overland Park, KS

    Pros

    Compensation
    Job flexibility
    Opportunities to rotate throughout the business
    Management support
    Collaborative teamwork

    Cons

    Hard to advance to management level
    Long hours
    People constantly trading jobs can make things difficult to implement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Good old company

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Analyst in Overland Park, KS

    Pros

    stable 8 to 5 working hours
    Friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Shrinking business leaves hardly any opportunities for promotion and questionable job security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nourish entrepreneurial spirits

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Marketing

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    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager  in  Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Overland Park, KS

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, People, Location

    Cons

    There really isn't anything I would complain about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't sell to Centurytel!

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, too bad they were "sold"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager II  in  Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Project Manager II in Overland Park, KS

    Pros

    Very professional, flexible with work/life balance, room to advance, great benefits, friendly co-workers and managers, tuition reimbursement, decent recognition, seemed fair. So many more to list.

    Cons

    Not really anything bad to say other than the number of re-orgs which seems to be the norm. Re-orgs made sense however placed some in positions they were not qualified to be in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None really. Since the company was sold and only a handful of employees remain at the "old" headquarters, it would have been nice to see the execs do more for the employees based in the KC metro area when it came to the sale.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS

    Pros

    Compensation, work environment, professional coworkers, work / life balance, high tech projects, work was evaluated in two categories annually (either you did the job or did not).

    Cons

    Very political, constant organizational and process changes, departments don't work well together, not much opportunity for advancement if you're not on the fast track.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Acquisition

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    Current Employee - Manager PROG/PROJ DESIGN  in  Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Manager PROG/PROJ DESIGN in Overland Park, KS

    Pros

    Empowered to manage your business and make decisions on your own.

    Cons

    No longer empowered with decision making authority. Almost all decisions no matter how trivial seem to have to be approved by the CEO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your employees to run thier business as needed. Trust them and pay them fairly.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Limited communication kills employee productivity.

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    Current Employee - Product Development  in  Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Product Development in Overland Park, KS

    Pros

    Embarq is a very flexible work environment with a focus on achievement, not hours - meaning that management is open to flexible hours and time off for family issues.

    Cons

    We are currently going through a merger, and the flow of information about how it will affect jobs is very limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication and better coordination between departments at all levels would help people accomplish their jobs and limit unnecessary work.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Embarq still may be a good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Technology Architect  in  Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Technology Architect in Overland Park, KS

    Pros

    Embarq has tried to provide a good working environment with good benefits. There are, of course, exceptions, however Embarq strives to maintain a high level of flexibility for its associates. Our benefits, while not the best, are very competitive and are often superior to other companies in the same industry and the local job market (Greater Kansas City area).

    Cons

    Opportunites for advancement are very rare. It is not unusual for an ambitious and capable assoiciate to spend several years in the same position. I believe our leadership has missed a few opportunities to streamline and improve our internal processes as a means for cutting costs (as opposed to layoffs alone).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't carry unnecessary baggage (processes and applications) to the new company that will be formed after CenturyTel completes its acquisition of Embarq

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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