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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY

I have been working at AboveNet

Pros

Benefits are pretty good, salary is on the high side. Lower and mid-level managers tend to be pretty good - some of the best managers of people I have ever worked for. Employees are personable and very knowledgable in their respective fields.

Cons

Recognition and promotion seems to lean toward who you know and not how hard you worked or what extra projects you did independent direction from your manager. Managers are more often hired from outside rather than groomed from within with very few exceptions (and many of those seem to rise abnormally fast over formerly senior coworkers). Tuition reimbursement rarely covers even one semester and depending on the school and program might not cover even one class/credit. Health insurance tends to change yearly or every other year. Consolidation and redistribution of business groups has typically only piled more work on over taxed elements while relieving other groups of paperwork and technical documentation/recording responsibilities.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop just saying that the employees are the best asset and make them FEEL like the best asset! Assist employees in showing their pride in working for the company by at least allowing them to buy company swag, rather than limiting it to significant aniversary events. Create mentoring programs to assist employees in developing management skills that make them more qualified than outside applicants. Participate in outside certification programs that develop and demonstrate the companies technical competancy within the industry.

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  1. Nice people pulling the most out of available resources.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at AboveNet

    Pros

    Salary OK. Benefits in the past were excellent. Opportunities to participate were in place.

    Cons

    Requires very long hours with little time outside of the office.

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    Adding resources to make time available for personal life.

  2. Good management but limited vision

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at AboveNet

    Pros

    Unique product set for customer base

    Cons

    Name recognition sometimes makes it difficult to sell

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    None

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