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Helpful (1)

Lucas Roh is the worst CEO in US History. You cannot trust Lucas. Lucas is a liar.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Cubicle Worker in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Cubicle Worker in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Hostway

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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