Level 3 Communications
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www.level3.com Broomfield, CO 5000+ Employees

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It's as bad as you've heard it is!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Broomfield, CO

ProsNetwork engineering seemed at least competent. Fiber network is an asset. Salary was OK; not great, and not "market leading," but OK.

ConsManagement, MANAGEMENT, MANAGEMENT!! Have less of a clue about leadership than anywhere else I've worked.

Layers of management seem to be isolated from each other. No downwards, or upwards, communications -- sad given that word, the C word, is in the company name!

Internal infighting is simply UNBELIEVABLE -- each group seems to think if they win, then that is what matters -- have ZERO clue if all you do is fight each other, then EVERYBODY looses, and the competition wins!

Performance management system based on forced distribution -- certain percentage of employees have to be ranked as bad performers. Utterly demotivating!

Level 3 think Content is about carrying HD video broadcasts. They think they compete against Akamai, but are completely clueless about any of what makes Akamai successful.

In general don't seem to have a friggin clue what business they are in. WAY too much telecom mentality, but they are not a carrier!

Imagine the Titanic with one end out of the water, at about a 15 degree angle --- you know what comes next!

Advice to Senior ManagementSell the fiber network to somebody, and fold up the tent entirely! The current upper management is incapable; they ought to retire and be done with it.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Highly bureaucratic Unstable work environment

    Director (Former Employee)
    Broomfield, CO

    I worked at Level 3 Communications


    Pros: You have the opportunity to work with some talented people Compensation… Cons: The most political place I've ever worked Very much the old boys network performance is judged by how much your… Advice to Senior Management: Time to shake things up at the highest levels in the company.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    great asset potential, heading downhill

    Marketing (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Level 3 Communications


    Pros: Great pay scale, great network assets, great facility Cons: Inability to figure out a strategy that will increase revenue.… Advice to Senior Management: LEAD: Don't manage. Review pricing strategy. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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