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Earthlink is a great place to make money but you won't learn much.

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Former Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Pasadena, CA
Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Pasadena, CA

I worked at EarthLink

Pros

The bonus structure is generous
The work-life balance is more geared to "life" than "work"
Pasadena is a great place to work
Earthlink is full of nice and for the most part intelligent people generous with their time

Cons

Very little new product development
Most of the projects are to maintain or downscale products, or in some cases, to decommission them.
Management is gun shy about trying anything new
Management has no idea what to do with the company. They say they do, but after you see the decisions they make and then hear their rationale for making those decisions, it's so apparent they're been paralyzed into inaction. It's as though their motto is "Better to do nothing and be wrong than do something and look bad."

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay yourself as much as you can you'll never find a company that'll pay you as much as you make contributing as little as you do

Disapproves of CEO

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    Overall Good Company to Work For

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    Former Employee - Major Account Executive I  in  Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Major Account Executive I in Charleston, SC

    I worked at EarthLink

    Pros

    Good Support. Techs are knowledgeable and helpful. Great in house Customer Support.
    You will learn telecommunications and the internet from the inside out. Good Base Pay and Opportunity to work independently.

    Cons

    The market is saturated. The best time to be in the business was twelve to ten years ago. T-1s are now below $300 and therefore commissions are a fraction of what they once were.

    Most prospects are in contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less Reps and larger bases for proven sales experience

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    ELNK is not what it use to be.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at EarthLink

    Pros

    Flexability and compensation are above industry standard.

    Cons

    Where should I begin?? ELNK was a great place to work years ago but with the quarterly downsizing, incompetent leadership in some organization this place morale is at an all time low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over and get competent leaders in the appropriate roles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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