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Hostway

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tampa, FL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

I have been working at Hostway

Pros

Good vacation time and holiday pay for most standard holidays with a typical option to work on those days if you want to.

Cons

Pay is not commensurate with industry standards with other hosting companies and there are hardly ever any reviews or raises at all, no opportunity for advancement to speak of, no feeling of having a career path here. Management is disjointed and does not disseminate information effectively so that all areas of the business know what's going on in order to do their jobs properly. Typical the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing situation.. management never listens to advice from the people who deal with the daily operations they make unilateral decisions without informing themselves of the best practices that should be taken into consideration while planning. They move very slowly on new technology development.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you want to sustain long term growth it is critical to involve the people in making business decisions who will actually be supporting the products you intend to sell. That will make for happier, more satisfied customers as well as more satisfied employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Used to be fun, but with long hours and average pay. Change in management and a reorg made the environment dry.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Hostway

    Pros

    Heavy LAMP (linux, apache, mysql, python). Smart coworkers you can learn from. Interesting projects against cutting edge technologies and methodologies.

    Cons

    You were expected to put in pretty long hours because the timelines were so tight. There were a few performance bonuses, but for the most part compensation was average at best. Change in leadership left us unsure of the direction of the company and cause many people to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a technology company, software developers should be valued. Hold on to those that keep the train on the rails. Raise compensation levels.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Lucas Roh is the worst CEO in US History. You cannot trust Lucas. Lucas is a liar.

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    Current Employee - Cubicle Worker  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Cubicle Worker in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Hostway

    Pros

    The free lunch on Wednesday.

    Cons

    The company is a scary place. Senior leadership does not know how to run a hosting company. Hostway has downsized three time in the last year and fired the wrong people. Some employees are untouchable which means the hard working smart ones generally go in Hostway firing. Hostway is in serious financial trouble and they have to fire people to help pay a loan that they took out to buy the Fort Lauderdale office. The company will have to fire more and more in 2009 to make the payments. My prediction is Hostway will file for bankrupcy in 2009 or have to be sold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to run a business. You are going down fast and you will continue to unless you get a turnaround expert in the Lead Staff team. Who is lead staff? lol. Nobody knows.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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