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Wheels appear to be coming off for IT

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

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

Pros

Building is nice, compensation is competitive

Cons

Revolving door of "consultants" means ongoing brain drain as experienced veterans leave and are replaced by onshored Accenture short timers with no vested interest in the future of the company. Increasing stress and workload for remaining full timers having to pick up the slack. Relatively nice, quiet offices and cubes replaced by morale crushing rows of desks in a giant, noisy yet sterile room. Political savvy is key, do not come here unless you're prepared to throw people you like and respect under the bus when it becomes necessary (and it's just a matter of time). "One size fits all" mentality is pervasive.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do some math on how expensive it is to train a new "resource" when considering whether it is important to retain existing talent. And make no mistake, you still have exceptional talent left in the trenches in spite of everything. When you own systems as Rube Goldberg as Level 3's, cheap warm bodies are often false economy. The fungible developer is a myth, and one size definitely does not fit all.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Great Company, great people

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    Former Employee - Manager in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in McLean, VA

    I worked at Level 3 Communications full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed, friendly work environment
    No micromanaging
    Creativity encouraged

    Cons

    Lack of documented processes
    Not enough support structure for Sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop processes and hold employees accountable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Level 3 Doesn't Know What It Wants to Be When It Grows Up

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I worked at Level 3 Communications full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Salary with terrific support staff.

    Cons

    Senior Management have no clue of how to push pass their earning plateau. Every 3 months a new direction that goes nowhere and no consistent agenda. The strongest product Level 3 has going for itself is the CDN product, otherwise its network is long due for updates and a complete overhaul. Compared to competitors like AT&T , Verizon, BT, etc. , Level 3 has NO differentiating value that sets itself apart and convinces clients that they are worth using.

    Develop your brand Level 3 and decide who you are and strengthen your support model which is severely lagging!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a Clue!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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