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Hostway needs to take a good look around and see what they have lost and try to fix it.

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Former Employee - Support in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Support in Chicago, IL

I worked at Hostway

Pros

In the begining Hostway gave me the opportunity to learn and grow - they seemed to have faith in their staff and everyone was like family

Cons

Management became unresponsive to employee needs - would not compensate people for how they performed but who they knew - disregarded people who worked hard and faithfully for them - They moved valueable departments to Florida where incompetance was rampant.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Really take a look at who is working for you and recognize your talent - Treat people fairly and with respect - Lucas needs to not trust management alone because they are not truthfull to him and he needs ot reach out to the people who are grinding away trying to make a success instead of showing them the door to try and make a buck. Look close because the change to Florida cost a lot more money, and customers, than it saved him.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learn a lot, but get out after getting a bit of experience

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Hostway

    Pros

    You can learn a lot about open source technologies, linux, web hosting, and the internet.

    They had some interesting development practices when I started. You could automatically sign up for a new development database and it would be provisioned for you. They had a framework that could analyze a mysql db and write data access code automatically, etc. I'm not sure if that stuff is still around tho.

    Cons

    They only paid employees once a month, at the end of the month. It got monotonous, and I felt I spent a lot of time integrating other people's open source work into hostway's collective - I would have rather gotten a chance to code more. Also, they wanted to roll out a new platform but set ridiculous arbitrary internal deadlines to meet it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with more respect. Listen to them, everyone I met there was competent and cared about their job.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Hosway- fun work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Hostway full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well i started my career with this company. One of things that refreshing is the fun and informal work environment. Although they're not exactly among paymasters in the industry but the scope of growth is vast. All in all a new organization which is fun and at the same time offers good learning

    Cons

    There is stress on few projects than others. This also somewhat limits your scope of development based on your project. There is a lot to learn from but you would have to be a self starter and there won't be extensive training that happens here. You learn what you wanna learn if i have to put it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do look towards procesifying the initial training as well as product briefing. Also there should be more flexibility for horizontal shift

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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