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I was there at the beginning and sounds like it never really changed

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Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Software Developer in Chicago, IL

I worked at Hostway full-time for less than a year

Pros

I was able to learn a little in many different areas of the business such as sales, marketing, support, procurement, data center build outs and system administration.

Cons

Lucas rules the place with an iron fist and never learned to delegate and when he does delegate he will often second guess the person who he delegated the task. Salary and benefits are slightly below average. You are expected to be at the company long hours though you will find that many who are there long hours aren't necessarily working

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please take into consideration what affect your decisions are going to have on employee morale when attempting to save a few dollars.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Really Think About It

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Hostway full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Lack 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 ManagementAdvice

    You 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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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

    I worked at Hostway

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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