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Great people, poorly trained low-mid level managers.

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Former Employee - Software Engineer II  in  Broomfield, CO
Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Broomfield, CO

I worked at Level 3 Communications

Pros

Great peers. The people I worked with were very knowledgeable in their areas of expertise. I would have like to stay longer just because of these people.

Cons

Lower to mid-level management is very poor. Politics play more of a role in promotions/raises/bonuses than performance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I think that training needs to be given to management of individual teams. People are not promoted for the right reasons, managers do not work to understand how an employee wants their career to progress. I would very much have liked to stay with Level 3, but after nearly 3 years (and 6 managers) I couldn't handle the disappointments with management any longer.

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Other Reviews for Level 3 Communications

  1.  

    You just never know what's going to happen

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    Current Employee - Planning  in  Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Planning in Broomfield, CO

    I have been working at Level 3 Communications

    Pros

    Beautiful campus and area. Great benefits package

    Cons

    You come to work with a feeling of "Is this my last day"?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain a consistent course of direction. Rather than adding and consistent change

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Level 3 see-saw

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    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer  in  Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Broomfield, CO

    I have been working at Level 3 Communications

    Pros

    The best reason to work for level 3 communications is the cafeteria. Just kidding, level 3 is a company that has struggled, but appears to be on the right track. Level 3 has posted smaller losses and has been cash flow positive for the 1st 2 qtrs of 08. Level 3 may have a lot of debt and some significant challenges coming up, but is a good company with great potential.

    Cons

    Did a poor job initially of completing merger with aquired companies in 07 thru 08. there has been a push to correct the issues with standard interval for delivery of services, and internally there has been a lot of effort to address issues with order entry, and network managment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep on keepin on.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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