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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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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

I worked at Hostway

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 ManagementAdvice

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

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Cubicle Worker in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Cubicle Worker in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Hostway

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Support in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Support in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Hostway

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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