Level 3 Communications

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Great campus, great people, poor systems integration making maintenance a full time job.

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Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Broomfield, CO
Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Broomfield, CO

I worked at Level 3 Communications

Pros

The campus is very nice and in a beautiful location. Real offices exist for some employees which are pleasant to work in.

Cons

Level 3 is a collection of acquired companies all with their own systems, people, and policies. Consolidation efforts are not currently where they should be. The company is not aligned in their objectives or direction. Integration of the systems should be priority number one for Level 3 but instead they have several competing groups trying to reconcile historical data from incompatible systems. A balanced scorecard approach could help Level 3 get on top of their overall strategy. Low level management has too much power to work outside the box and hire their own contractors to fill a need that needs to be more centrally located.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

IT is overloaded but that does not mean let all your separate departments create black ops IT organizations. Pick one system at a time such as Order Entry and find one platform to move forward with. From that point move to the next system such as billing and consolidate again to one system. Do not let contractors work on competing projects within a department. It's counter productive and expensive.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company...for now.

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Broomfield, CO

    I worked at Level 3 Communications

    Pros

    You get to learn everything from optical technologies to IP based services. The way employees pull together and support each other is unlike any other telecom company.

    Cons

    There is a complacent attitude of just treading water that starts at senior management. Now that the network is built the senior management doesn't know what to do now.
    Warning to anyone on commission; If you pass 100% expect your quota to be raised - retroactively. Level 3 does not like to pay out for success. Just maintain 80% - 90%.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give someone else a shot who actually wants to run the company and build for the future instead of the "flip"

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not great

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    Former Employee - Operations Engineer in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Operations Engineer in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Level 3 Communications

    Pros

    Technology, expertise in networking and ability to manage debt.

    Cons

    Management needs to recognize employees better.

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    Change

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