CenturyLink

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Challenging and fun but underpaid. Company is wrought with old school politics creating a toxic culture.

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Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Monroe, LA
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Monroe, LA

I have been working at CenturyLink full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

The job is challenging and fun. Lots of exposure to new technology.

Cons

Underpaid. Very few opportunities for upward mobility. Loads of political nonsense leftover from the 80's. People are usually promoted or hired from within based on the "good ol boy" system or the number of years they have at the company (which is a completely irrelevant factor in determining if someone is right for a position...I have been in the industry for 15 years so I am not being biased). Senior management is still operating under the premise that workers should be satisfied just to keep their jobs in our current market, instead of rewarding performance with merit increases or even appropriate pay for the position. Pay overall is considerably lower than the going rates across the market.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It is time to shake things up. Years of service is not a legitimate factor in awarding a job to someone if those years are not backed up with real quantifiable performance. Catch up with the rest of the IT and Telecom industry regarding pay scales (they are one now, so stop trying to evaluate them separately) or you are going to continue loosing your most valuable players at an increasing rate. The recession is over! Stop holding people's jobs over their head as motivation...this will backfire in the very near future. Start taking care of your "A" players and they will take care of you...or don't and they will go work for a competitor and help take market share away from you.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Could be better

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    Current Employee - Video Operations Tech Support in Monroe, LA
    Current Employee - Video Operations Tech Support in Monroe, LA

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

    Pros

    Lots of work to be done

    Cons

    Not enough training or coordination

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend time and money in training

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Its an OK job. Some good benefits.

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

    I have been working at CenturyLink full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work enviroment. Lots of opportunites to move to different jobs.

    Cons

    Cumbersome management structure. Some departments are overly managed and some are simply not managed. Management keeps reducing all employees benefits Its hard to move up the chain. Lots of micromanagers that keep employees back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanagers from moving up the chain of command.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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