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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Technician in Cincinnati, OH
Former Employee - Technician in Cincinnati, OH
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I worked at Level 3 Communications full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Has a good 401K match Has the financial backing Has the name recantation Has the network and the site locations all over the world.

Cons

Don't care about people that have been with company several years. Has the work force in operation side of the house under man in all areas. Has to many people running the network that has no ideal what makes up the network. Don't want employees input, don't want to hear there is a better way that make since.

Advice to Management

Try to keep good people that knows the business,and the company is way to heavy at the top.

Other Employee Reviews for Level 3 Communications

  1. Overall Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Level 3 Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great solutions for Enterprise and Wholesale.

    Cons

    Inflexible, bureacratic, slow. One size fits all for Management Leadership positions. Lackluster systems.

    Advice to Management

    Stop asking what your employees can do for you and start asking what you can do for them.


  2. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Broomfield, CO
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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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