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Level3 needs work!

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Current Employee - Business Analyst in Broomfield, CO
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Broomfield, CO

I have been working at Level 3 Communications

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

Fast paced company on the cutting edge of a lot of telecommunications technology. The people are motivated and smart, and extremely focused on solving problems. There are a lot of different projects going on, and the pace of change is such that you have ample opportunity to change roles and positions. The salaries are at least competitive, and the benefits seem to match the market. Level3 works in a wide variety of telecom spaces, including traditional transport, an IP network, VOIP, and a budding CDN. There are opportunities to work in Europe, and there are folks of many nationalities working there.

Cons

The management team moves from one "shiny object" to the next at regular intervals. Projects tend to be started but never finished, which can be very frustrating. There are hardly any training or familiarization materials available at all. It is very much sink or swim, and little assistance is offered. Much of the the spent is spent battling with other elements of the company. Projects are poorly prioritized; the tendency when faced with four options is to pursue all of them, then complete none. After more than ten years of existence, the company still relies on extraordinary efforts to achieve even modest objectives like regular billing.

Advice to Management

Quit trying to do everything at once. The stock is so low, there would be little impact in taking a year off to figure out how to run the company correctly. Fire at least half of the VPs and Senior Directors, the company is way too top heavy.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Jim Crowe has proved himself to be as GREEDY and anyone on WallStreet.

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    Current Employee - Field Technician in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Field Technician in Charlottesville, VA

    I have been working at Level 3 Communications

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation is okay and the 401k was.

    Cons

    This company has everyone on the front lines chasing their tails. Too busy figuring out what the next curve ball will be that is specifically designed to ensure the failure of every EO below the Director level. The processes in place that are designed to provide flow and consistency for the delivery of services have become a joke and a major obstacle. The fastest way to failure is to throw sand in the grease, Senior management has gone out of its' way to do this without any concern for the outcome.

    Advice to Management

    Get out from behind your desk, shut off your PDA. Now get on the floor and in the field and SEE what is actually going one with this company. Senior Management is "DISCONNECTED" from the realities that take place from their decisions, it is absolutely mind bending the level of blind insanity that has been placed on the actual work force of this company.

    Additionally, I would suspect that with all the RIFF's over the past couple of years, we now have entirely too many chief's working to hold on to a job that doesn't need them. RIFF's at the VP level and above would certainly reduce the garbage out of the corporate offices and add huge amounts of cash back into the operating budget.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Outdated Technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Operations in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Network Operations in Broomfield, CO

    I have been working at Level 3 Communications

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have Free parking. They have a massage parlor and a food patio to hang out on.
    They have a basketball court to play basketball during the day.
    I like watching TV in the lounge during the day.

    Cons

    The technology is the worst. It is outdated. They stopped upgrades and integrations of the companies they bought because they ran out of money. This is not a good economy to be 7 Billion dollars in debt.
    It is embarassing to work here because technology is so old. Other companies are getting rid of what we have as are most cutting edge technology. LOL

    Advice to Management

    Try to borrow more money to upgrade the outdated technology.

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