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Strong collaboration and great place to learn but disjointed management

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Broomfield, CO
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Broomfield, CO

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

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Strong culture of collaboration. Great place to learn a lot of new skills and about the telecommunications industry. On-site gym is a nice perk.

Cons

Middle management manages upwards. Upper management isolated from employees and quick to engage in frequent RIFs that disrupt releases and team morale.

Advice to Management

Try and ride out the slow quarters instead of laying people off and killing productivity.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Not a good place to advance your career

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, Physical Office Environment, Onsite Gym, Cafeteria

    Cons

    Constant hair on fire mentality. Politics.

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking your a startup.


  2. Helpful (9)

    14 years and still no profit...

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Rat In A Cage in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Rat In A Cage in Broomfield, CO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Worlds largest IP network, Nice campus, on-site gym, nearby trails, workers are loyal to each other (for the most part), opportunity to work with latest technology

    Cons

    The company's huge debt burden combined with low single digit annualized growth is cause for concern. After 14 years, the company has yet to make a profit. All financial info is available from the Investors portion of level3.com.

    The continued lack of profitability has attributed to a "negative" culture. For instance, forced ranking of employees causes strife with teams, OpEx savings through continued "impacts" (i.e. layoffs) that occur every 6 months (June and December - Merry Christmas), ridiculous and bloated business process which is supposed to help business operations but instead hinders it, a revolving door of contract developers and off-shore support leads to a knowledge drain and lack of subject matter expert development within the company, a lack of commitment to build new products from scratch that actually require development but would create a durable advantage for the company, and no career development.

    Advice to Management

    The network alone is not enough to guarantee success. Invest in your infrastructure, in true product differentiators, and your people. Your company is only as good as its employees.


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