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A good Company

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Good pay and good environment

Cons

No advanced technology. No focus on product development.

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  1. A company that has out grown itself.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Monroe, LA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Monroe, LA

    I worked at CenturyLink full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture attempts to be employee/family friendly.

    Cons

    Slow to make decisions and HR leadership has no support or influence with the business leaders.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO needs to take control of the leadership team and make decisions rather that letting them run him.


  2. IT Management and Procurement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CenturyLink full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Your check is never late, there are three offices in Denver from which to choose from should your manager be that flexible - which is possible. Managing the company's IT purchases is a difficult job, and one made harder by the bizarre and strong personalities of the Director and managers who report up the chain. Their standard of absolute perfection in getting every penny possible out of each vendor is the right one to be sure, but their training program on how to achieve these outcomes is basically non-existent. To be sure, the Director is a force of nature whom everyone short of the CEO is terrified of, but understand that this Director would have been forced out a long time ago if not so very, very good at the job. Personality and management skills are really irrelevant here, the department has one of the highest churn rates in the company and no one stays for longer than 6 months to a year, but it can be relied upon to deliver what it says it will do, when it says it will do it.

    Cons

    I don't know if this culture was part of Qwest's legacy or not as I wasn't there, but it is a very subdued one - everyone is afraid of being hit during the next round of layoffs that come regular as clock-work if the company doesn't make it's numbers to the street. If you are quiet perhaps they'll forget about you works in zombie movies. Sometimes. If you are hired as a temp-to-perm contractor, place no false hope on anything anyone says about that turning into a real job. If there was a real job they would have hired you permanently already. The reality is that any permanent position in the company, regardless of the level, MUST first attempted to be sourced in Monroe, LA. This is public knowledge as part of the tax deal the company made with the state, but not widely discussed internally. The Duck Dynasty currently has the spotlight for activity in town, but that can't last forever, review all episodes for summary of what your life would be like there (except for reality TV show and Hollywood size paycheck). Your only ray of hope is the fact that there are no accredited institutions of higher learning within driving distance of Monroe, so the farther up the food chain you are the less likely it is that your job can be filled by anyone in town.

    Advice to Management

    Experiment with the notion of allowing your teams to take initiative beyond the boundaries of their job descriptions, any foul ups that result will be easily offset by fewer delays based on a reply of "That's not my job."


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