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Smart people terrible Management

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Former Employee - Product Management in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Product Management in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Lots of smart managers and tech teams.

Cons

Bad downstream communication. Salary is low for the industry and location in Chicago. Many years in the same position with not promotion.

Advice to Management

Pay attention to what the front line teams are telling you.

Other Employee Reviews for Hostway

  1. Hostway

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. 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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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


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