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Good place to learn if you a willing to put up with under compensation and are very self-guided.

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Systems Developer in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Systems Developer in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Challenging scaling issues due to management's unwillingness to spend money.

Cons

Employees treated very unfairly and under compensated.

Advice to Management

Invest in smart people, not warm bodies.

Other Employee Reviews for Hostway

  1. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Support in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chicago, IL
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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