Hostway
2.6 of 5 34 reviews
www.hostway.com Chicago, IL 150 to 499 Employees

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Antonio, TX

ProsThe people I work with are all hosting vetarans with great ideas, vision and industry know how.

I have made great friends with people in our Data Center locations that have shown an interest and ability to improve our company.

The workers are not the problem here. Leadership is.

ConsLack of Leadership from the very top down to the VP level.

Lack of Vision

Lack of Products

Not willing to innovate

Not willing to improve internal systems

Not willing to spend money to hire support techs

Not willing to spend funds in order to improve

No career paths

No reviews

No raises

Outrageous Sales Quotas - increse in quota every month - no track record for attainig quota previously yet increase quota regardless. Garanteed paid reduction every month. Management continuously trying to decrease cost of sales at the expense of the sale rep/team

Low morale

No real company culture - No fun to speak of - Lame attempts to spark culture and morale

Bottom line is nothing will change without a change in leadership. At the very top is a CEO that is so introverted and micro managing that the entire company comes to a halt when something is needed. He personally has to approve everything. Also CEO listed above is no longer CEO and is not the CEO being referred to.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou have great people in the right places in the organization. Listen to them. Spend some money and implement some of their ideas. Accept the fact that you can't do everything yourself. Accept the fact that your employees are the keys to success. Crawl out of your cave and interact with your emplloyess. You might learn something and turn this sinking company around while there is still time.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Product Management (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    I worked at Hostway


    Pros: Lots of smart managers and tech teams. Cons: Bad downstream communication. Salary is low for the industry and location… Advice to Senior Management: Pay attention to what the front line teams are telling… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Hostway


    Pros: Good vacation time and holiday pay for most standard holidays with… 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… Advice to Senior Management: If you want to sustain long term growth it is critical to involve the people in making business decisions who will actually… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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