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Learn a lot, but get out after getting a bit of experience

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

I have been working at Hostway

Pros

You can learn a lot about open source technologies, linux, web hosting, and the internet.

They had some interesting development practices when I started. You could automatically sign up for a new development database and it would be provisioned for you. They had a framework that could analyze a mysql db and write data access code automatically, etc. I'm not sure if that stuff is still around tho.

Cons

They only paid employees once a month, at the end of the month. It got monotonous, and I felt I spent a lot of time integrating other people's open source work into hostway's collective - I would have rather gotten a chance to code more. Also, they wanted to roll out a new platform but set ridiculous arbitrary internal deadlines to meet it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat your employees with more respect. Listen to them, everyone I met there was competent and cared about their job.

Disapproves of CEO

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    Hosway- fun work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Hostway full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well i started my career with this company. One of things that refreshing is the fun and informal work environment. Although they're not exactly among paymasters in the industry but the scope of growth is vast. All in all a new organization which is fun and at the same time offers good learning

    Cons

    There is stress on few projects than others. This also somewhat limits your scope of development based on your project. There is a lot to learn from but you would have to be a self starter and there won't be extensive training that happens here. You learn what you wanna learn if i have to put it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do look towards procesifying the initial training as well as product briefing. Also there should be more flexibility for horizontal shift

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good stepping stone, but hard to keep progressing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hostway full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Depending on where you are located, good/friendly co-workers. You can learn as much as you would like to.

    Cons

    Bad employee morale throughout the company. Upper management doesn't have a cohesive, unified vision. A lot of inter-departmental politics. Caliber of sales & marketing staff is extremely low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Caring & listening to employees will go a long way. Be results-oriented. Best to not keep VPs around that continue to miss their objectives on a regular basis.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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