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Current Employee - Operations Technician II in New Century, KS
Current Employee - Operations Technician II in New Century, KS

I have been working at CenturyLink full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Good Compensation and Pay. Pretty good Benefits, They preach a good core set of company values.

Cons

They don't follow their own list of company values. There is a huge "Good Ole Boy" system here. Laying people off around the country, with the option of moving to BFE Monroe, LA or leave the company. Only way to get promoted is to be friends with the management.

Advice to Management

Merit by performance, not merit by being buddies. Stop making deals with state of Louisiana, that negatively impacts the rest of the company.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Still a rural phone company

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    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at CenturyLink full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    They seem to be on solid financial ground, at least for now.

    Cons

    They're in over their heads. They cling to the old, small company models and don't know how to be a large telco. Upper management is a Good Ol' Boys network and doesn't listen to the industry expertise of some of their newly acquired VPs from Qwest. They're also exceptionally cheap. Pay is not very competitive, benefits are only so-so, and they have draconian expense report policies. The work atmosphere is not healthy, and morale is universally poor.

    Advice to Management

    Start acting like the #3 phone company, move out of backwoods Monroe, and acknowledge that you need to attract and keep good talent.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Started with Qwest & transitioned with the CenturyLink merger

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Very little pros to working for CenturyLink

    Cons

    The company is in over their head! Upper management has very little faith in managers or supervisors - they macro manage all employees rather than trusting them to lead their teams. Very cheap, pay is way lower than it was with Qwest. The company favors their Legacy CenturyLink employees. The future doesn't look bright for Legacy Qwest employees. Upper management doesn't follow company principles.

    Advice to Management

    You have several levels of management, allow those in those positions lead and 'manage'


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