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Love the work; always want to be more

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at AboveNet

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good steady workflow, although end of month and quarters get a little hectic
Educated people working around you
Great understanding of work/life balance
Good yearly bonus

Cons

Training for new products/technologies at times was insufficient
Upper Management lacked a clear goal for company
Communications between depts could be better
Internal advancement is difficult

Advice to Management

Management should provide a clear vision and set of goals for the company moving forward; sometimes it's had to see how decisions fit into an overall plan.

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  1. Good people in an Interesting, fast-paced industry.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AboveNet

    Pros

    I have met a number of solid people all across the country in my time at AboveNet.

    Cons

    Erratic schedule. (nights --> days --> nights --> weekends
    Claims to promote from within. In 6 years, this has not happened in the Oak Brook office...

  2. Helpful (1)

    Extremely Busy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AboveNet

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work, overall a good company with a good product,

    Cons

    You will be extremely busy working very long hours, working nights and weekends to keep up with job demands. Almost everyone is overworked with no additional bandwidth to help their co-workers with even small items. Sales is under the gun to produce with insufficient time allowed for new sales people to firmly establish their pipeline of business. AboveNet business model is more closely aligned to support independent sales agents than internal sales since most new hires will not make it much past their first year due to long sales cycles. It is no secret AboveNet is up for sale and as such it operates understaffed in order to maximize quarterly profits.

    Advice to Management

    Hire or contract additional resources and support. Spend more time finding the best people to work at AboveNet and give them sufficient time and resources to do their job in a timely manner.

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