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A shooting star that lost it's shine!

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Former Employee - Senior Manager in Broomfield, CO
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Broomfield, CO

I worked at Level 3 Communications

Pros

Leading edge technology; Very bright engineers; Easy to work with peers and other EOs. Good benefits. Great campus location. Compensation package was very decent to start with. Level 3 was a company that prided itself on finding the brightest talent to work in a positive and collaborative environment. There was a time when it was both challenging and fun to go to work each day. Alas, no more.

Cons

Lack of recognition and reward. Management does not slow down enough to recognize solid performers in necessary but unglamorous roles. Promotions (like in a lot of companies) are heavy on relationship with management chain and less on best candidate.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Declare bankruptcy to remove the burden of debt. Focus on doing few things well.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Take the good with the bad!

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

    I have been working at Level 3 Communications

    Pros

    Management can be very flexible with scheduling. Learning is limitless. The people at Level 3 are great to work with and are always willing to help and train. The health benefits are more than fair with a variety of choices from EPO to individual spending plans. The Private enclosed offices are great for limiting distractions. The facility (main campus) is equipped with an amazing lab where testing of network devices can be completed.

    Cons

    There is a lot of pressure to perform at a very high level with expectations not always being set to the appropriate level. Management does not hesitate to make decisions on situations that they are not knowledgeable on. The company seems to favor management that is overbearing, loud and very opinionated to the point of agony. On the job training is limited to non-existent as are processes. Level 3 is over loaded with SVP's, VP's and Directors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees and provide a better means for employees to transfer to positions that better fit their strengths. Stop re-organizing so often and reduce the number of management roles.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Level 3... take it or leave it.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Broomfield, CO

    I have been working at Level 3 Communications

    Pros

    Level 3 is flexible with work and personal life. From what I can tell there is little to no Type A (aggressive, high-strung) atmosphere. Most of the employees that I work with are very easy to work with and show good determination and skill. They have typical workplace amenities (for a fee) such as a cafeteria, gym, massage, etc. The Broomfield office has some beautiful scenery at the foot of the Rockies.

    Cons

    The debt looming on the company's balance sheets. It has the typical large company bureaucracy. Frequent reorganizations. Multiple layoffs. No compensation for level of effort in managing new outsourcing directives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less on middle management, systems, and equipment and more on your smart employees.

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