New York Internet

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great if you're straight out school

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - "Admin" in New York, NY
Former Employee - "Admin" in New York, NY

I worked at New York Internet full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Nothing worth mentioning really. They mostly hire immigrants who cannot find another job.If this is your first job in IT you can pick up on some of the basic knowledge but you should leave after your first year.

Cons

Pay is very low. You should expect to earn $14-16/hr. No overtime. Management and Human Resources doesn't care about their staff. You will be dealing with hardware replacement for the most part, very little exposure to system administration. Your manager will be absent 4 days out the week, and when he's there you won't hear much from him.
Don't expect a decent raise. Bonuses are not worth waiting for either. HR does their best each year to pick the worst (cheapest) benefit plan. For the most part you'll be doing work similar to a janitor.

You can expect to throw out trash, wipe coffee off of the floor, exterminate stink bugs, wash floors, etc. Also, during summer, their cooling system doesn't work, so they rotate people to spray water out of a hose onto their A/Cs till the temperatures cool down.

Like I said, there's very little room to learn anything to do with your field.

I will invite more ex coworkers to give a review as well. Thank you glassdoor for letting us share!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None. That's how they run the company and that's how they remain profitable.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

New York Internet Response

Jul 26, 2013HR

Dear Anonymous,

Thank you for reviewing our company - we appreciate your feedback. We must however bring clarity to your account as well as correct several comments that are not factual.

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  1.  

    Good place to gain experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Internet full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can move up quickly. All you need is skill. I was in charge of managed services and a junior network administrator within two years.

    Not much bureaucracy. No one will get in your way if you propose a technically-sound solution to a problem.

    The work schedule is flexible.

    Cons

    Dealing with certain customers is sometimes frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring more good people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Gain valuable experience or work semi-comfortably within your boundaries, your choice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Center Technician in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Data Center Technician in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Internet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The entire business is small enough that you will be able to understand just about every facet of it's diverse operations within six months. From a systems administration perspective if you have little/no previous experience with unix environments, here is a perfect place to cut your teeth. Problems spring up constantly, and just about every set-up needs some love or could be improved upon dramatically. You will get a very good primary education about how a third-party data center operates, gaining exposure to server hardware, network cabling, cooling and ventilation systems and security. You will get an excellent first exposure to using freeBSD as a webhost and firewall, and pfSense as an all around network appliance. You will also get a very good general read-only exposure to network administration. If you want to test out your base diagnostic troubleshooting skills related to hardware fauls, OS and application difficulties, and network issues - you'll get a chance to do so, and fairly in-depth on some occasions.

    Cons

    Very limited chance for upward mobility within the company. Large (~800 messages) daily email volume. Expectation of quick resolutions and immediate responses. You will answer the phones for the general help line. You will answer the door when it rings. Pay is not competitive with other comparable service providers. Not an atmosphere or culture for mentoring or tutoring of the junior staff. Some equipment and set-ups run on cheap hardware and old software (freeBSD 4 - really!). The company is not growth oriented or expanding. Your range of tasks will still include menial ones even when you have eclipsed them in skill level. (Manual server reboots one moment, troubleshooting VPN tunnel connectivity the next, then go throw out some boxes, then diagnose PHP errors related to missing module dependencies on a webhost). You will not get a personal laptop or cellphone or any desktop equipment manufactured within the last five years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Exit business activities that generate a marginal level of revenue yet occupy a correspondingly larger chunk of time. Develop a message, ethos and culture that your employees will all share and have it delivered in person by the same person to everyone.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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