Level 3 Communications

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Great Balance

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO

I have been working at Level 3 Communications full-time

Pros

This company encourages a healthy work life balance and limits the amount of overtime that you may work. There is gym on the campus which you can use for free (if you go 8 times per month). Managers do not babysit which is great. You are trusted to be an adult and get your work done.

Cons

There are no set policies and procedures, no formal training if you are new to the telecommunications world. Everyone is friendly, but no one can answer your questions. Most people get annoyed when you ask a question and refer you to a "training manual" or advise you to file a help ticket for the answer. A lot of people have been there for more than 10 years (in the same positions) and are resistant to change.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Upper management is great!

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    WOW....what a joke

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Idiot in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - IT Idiot in Broomfield, CO

    I have been working at Level 3 Communications full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Can't think of any....ok, well my paycheck is always on time.
    Don't care about the econemy anymore...I'm looking!

    Cons

    70+ hour work weeks with little to no raises
    Backfills never filled, staff that remains has to obsorb the work of the person that left and all the new projects
    Sr. Management that doesn't listen.
    Crazy stupid business processes
    You are a resource, a number, not a person with a life and family
    They preach work life balance but yet the only life you are supposed to have is your job, you are their property
    No career path, expect to do the SAME thing for YEARS!
    Those that have no clue get promoted
    Very emotional management versus locical and common sense

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the professionals you have hired to do the work instead of dictating
    Hire enough people to do the job you expect instead of expecting 70+ hour work weeks
    Come back to reality before you have mass walk out (already happening).
    Stop spending money on stupid projects that make no sense and then saying no raises this year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Too many issues to list

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Broomfield, CO

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

    Pros

    Not many. The people are enjoyable to work with. "Leave work at the office" mentality is nice but not necessarily a result of anything positive. It's more out of spite.

    Cons

    So many to list:
    - The effort the company makes to work life balance is bording on sarcasm from the Sr. Executives.
    - Salaries are somewhat competitve with the Telecom industry but not competitive in the broader tech arena
    - Raises and promotions are virtually non-existant
    - Employee training IS non existant.
    - Internal job opportunities are virtually non existant (extremely high turnover in many customer facing areas of the business)
    - Extremely high risk financial management (Debt, acquisitions, etc...)
    - 3 Corporate Jets that fly constantly (Up from 2 jets last year)
    - No work from home program. (Actually frowned upon from Sr. Executives. Yet they are excited about their Green Level 3 program to reduce junk mail)
    - Severe A.D.D. at the Sr. Executive level.
    - A blatant Boys Club environment. If you're not a member, you're just a number.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dump the Jets. Adopt some work life balance programs that the rest of the world is adopting. Reduce the financial risk, improve advancement opportunities within the company by eliminating the Boys Club environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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