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Good starting place for people wanting to get into Linux

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Current Employee - Migrations Administrator I in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Migrations Administrator I in Houston, TX

I have been working at HostGator.com full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

The regular employees are the best part of the company. They try and keep people with the Free Beer Fridays and free food. Benefits are OK and they are fairly flexible with your work schedule.

Cons

Lots of layoffs and cutting back on on internal promotions since the company was bought out by AIG.

Advice to Management

Try paying better and promoting people that deserve it, not because of the group they hang out with.

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    A series of ups and downs.

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    Former Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Houston, TX

    I worked at HostGator.com (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    -A lot of learning opportunities -Flexible scheduling around school -Great co-workers -Free food that is actually half-way past decent -Nice new office -Comfy chairs

    Cons

    -New owner, EIG, cut costs to increase profit at the price of the product the company offers, plain and simple. Unfortunately HostGator front line-support is forced to deal with the fallout and the company's reputation has spiraled as a result. -Compensation for admins is no where near industry standard. -Understaffed after EIG cleaned house ("re-structured"). -Parking situation is a bad joke. -The relaxed workplace might be too relaxed. The lack of professionalism can get tiring.

    Advice to Management

    If you lay off as many people as you did you should probably give some raises out afterwards. Re-evaluate the true "savings" earned by having anything in Provo at all. Consider offering OT again to get support volume under control. Focus on fixing the reputation of the company. While you're doing that, stop having sales that only increase the enormous ticket wait times. Sales help short-term profits but do nothing when everyone cancels after a month.


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    Revolving door

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    Former Employee - Junior Systems Administrator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Junior Systems Administrator in Austin, TX

    I worked at HostGator.com full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome video game room with free games.

    Cons

    Expected to take 5 chats at once when new and most people don't last.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people and pay more so new people don't have to take care of 5 chats at once.


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