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Going in the right direction

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Director in Broomfield, CO
Current Employee - Director in Broomfield, CO

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

Pros

Work-life balance, innovative technologies, great people, on-site gym, nearby trails and paths, worlds largest IP network, and finally a focus on the bottom and top line revenues.

Cons

The company some times struggles to prioritize IT deliverables, and IT suffers with morale and quality issues. Too many layers of management and architecture in IT and too little doers.

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    Working at the Level 3 Communications HQ in CO, watch-out!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Technician in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Technician in Broomfield, CO

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

    Pros

    - Colleagues, many of them, are good people to work with
    - You get a shift differential if you work odd hour shifts

    Cons

    - Company interests always far outweigh the interests of the employees
    - HR, executives, and higher management have a company first employee last attitude
    - You are asked on a semi-regular basis to justify your value, work and position with the company
    - Problems and outages become a witch hunt and a mandatory scapegoat must be found
    - Work and production is routinely monitored in a micro-managed environment
    - The culture and environment there is deplorable and has the feel of a concentration camp
    - Good managers who look out for the best interests of their subordinates are let go or forced to leave
    - Speaking up and reporting bad policies and/or abuses can and will be detrimental to the one doing the reporting
    - They are NOT a family friendly employer
    - They routinely pay on the very lowest end of industry average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Seriously adjust your culture and make 100% of the employees feel valued in word and deed (and truly mean and prove it)
    - Look for reasonable solutions to preventing problems as opposed to hanging someone after they occur
    - Truly care for and have better consideration for employees that work in stressful environments and/or under high stress conditions
    - Discourage micro-management attitudes and policies
    - Be more family friendly and respect that employees care for their families first, not the company
    - Respect that employees have a life outside and beyond the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Stepping Stone

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Marketing in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, job security if you are willing to accept the low pay and expensive health insurance.

    Cons

    Pay is low and no chance of a raise even when you are promoted. Management doesn't care anymore. Always a new growth plan that never happens. CIO always makes comments on how to keep talent but the talent just keeps leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people what they are worth. Stop hiring poor employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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