Level 3 Communications

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Great Benefits, Unreasonable Expectations

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO

I have been working at Level 3 Communications full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Benefits are good. Deductibles are low, work out at work. People are great, for the most part.

Cons

The new program of bringing in people through the academy is not well thought out. Training once you're in rotation is slim and you have to pick things up on your own. Not exactly a recipe for success.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Train people better. The academy is a good idea, but training people for the position they are moving into in a deeper way is much more important. Especially when you're bringing in people who have never worked a day in the telcom industry.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Telcom is complicated

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Broomfield, CO

    I worked at Level 3 Communications full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Intelligent, talented and hardworking colleagues

    Cons

    - I didn't feel like people were working together as a team. I felt like they were pitted against each other.
    - Extremely complicated projects with very little direction or training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a corporate culture that values sharing information and knowledge. Create wikis, training portals and reward team members for teaching and sharing with others.

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

    The worst place I have ever worked.

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    Former Employee - Director in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Director in Broomfield, CO

    I worked at Level 3 Communications full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They have large salaries and good benefits.

    Cons

    - Very clicky. If you are not part of the good old boy regime that is the drivers seat at that specific point in time, then forget about moving ahead. Fact.
    - It does not matter if you speak six languages and you are a triple phd, they will lay you off to achieve capex goals. Fact. So don't look for any loyalty or reward for performance above and beyond.
    - While they try to figure out how to integrate all the various companies that are merged into Level 3, the answer is to lay good people off instead of trying to figure out who has skills that can be used in various locations around the US. Fact.
    - Performance Evaluations are a joke. They force management to use ratings of Fails to meet, Meets, or Exceeds; and then mgmnt is forced to put a percentage of employees in the Fails to meet category, even if people are doing a good job. Fact. Nothing creates demotivation like this horrible performance review system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire and retain true leaders that inspire people and that have integrity and experience at leading people, not yes-men that have run the company and prior companies into the ground. Reward innovation and performance, stop keeping dishonest people that are stealing from the company and making it impossible for people to do their jobs. Entrust people to do their jobs and empower them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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