EarthLink

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Change is good

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Current Employee - IT Side in Rochester, NY
Current Employee - IT Side in Rochester, NY

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

Pros

Transition is gaining traction, investments in new cloud locations, getting rid of old telco dinosaurs, new talent in IT product management, adding highly skilled sales engineers and infrastructure engineers

Cons

Legacy telco execs remain, some have adapted to new IT delivery models, others continue to be a problem. Communication across business units still problematic. Internal political conflicts abound. At least the old telco personnel appear to be losing that battle.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Effective project management will make or break this transition. The PM organization is the only unit capable of bridging the gaps across the company. Stay the course, the building blocks are there. Promote from within, there's lots of new talent. Get rid of the remaining VP's who think delivering a project in 8 months is a success. In The cloud business, that delivery timeframe will put you 4 months behind everyone else. Remaining execs, get out of your offices and walk the floors. Interact with your employees. You may learn something. If you choose to stay in your office all day, spend the time polishing your résumé, your days are numbered.

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    Account Director II

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The base pay is great with standard benifits. Expanding product portfolio quickly to adjust to newer market. A very large retail footprint. The agent channel is very robust and fruitful.

    Cons

    Commishion Structure is very complex, targets are unrealistic, to much consolidation in the product business units. Executive Turnover is high causing great uncertanty within the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Align the salesforce and eliminate internal competition and adopt an new compensation model that is inline with company goals of growing revenue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    more positive than before

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    steady day to day job

    Cons

    they high turn over rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train and back up the employees that make you look good.

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