Level 3 Communications

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Amazing Skills for future growth

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Broomfield, CO
Former Employee - Project Manager in Broomfield, CO

I worked at Level 3 Communications full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

At Level 3 you will have the opportunity to work in a highly challenging environment and learn some amazing survival skills. Fellow peers are top-notch people, driven to succeed.

Cons

Lack of integrity within lower level managers; they will promise you the moon and fail to deliver. You may find yourself unable to grow in the organization.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    For those employees considering an "Ops Academy" job, read this review.

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    Current Employee - Ops Academy Associate in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Ops Academy Associate in Broomfield, CO

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

    Pros

    Ops Academy participants get a crash course in telecommunications that most long-term telecom employees don't have. You also get experience during two internship periods to see what job/role you might be interested in working in.

    Cons

    Ops Academy graduates are paid a significantly reduced rate for their first year of employment, in some cases only half as much as new-hires (non ops academy) that they are then asked to train on the job. And then once your year is up, it's like pulling teeth to get promoted to the proper title because all raises are elevated to the VP+ level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The period of time to determine whether or not an Ops Academy associate is performing at grade should not be a full year, the process should start at the 6 months mark and go from there. An internship period is absolutely fine for people with no telecom background, but once a person has proved themselves then this process needs to be accelerated so that the employees are encouraged to stay at Level 3. This needs to be a formal HR policy in relation to the Ops Academy program, and not something just left up to the inconsistencies of certain managers or the VP's blocking raises for otherwise qualified people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Worst company I ever worked for!

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    Former Employee - Service Delivery in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Service Delivery in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Level 3 Communications full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There were no "pros" while working for Level 3. They don't care about the employees, only covering their own behinds.

    Cons

    Multiple small companies have been acquired but none of the system have been integrated, requiring you to log into multiple systems to complete a single task. I've been in the industry for 15+ years, worked for several vendors and customers. Level 3 was without a doubt the absolute worst management I've ever had the displeasure of working under.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management doesn't care! It was brought to management AND HR! Nothing was changed or accomplished.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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