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Terrible company to work for.

Data Center Technician (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

ProsMy peers, that's honestly it.

ConsManagement is completely clueless, all the good people left the company already. Do not expect a pay raise. Pay for a data center technician is about $12/hour with horrible benefits. Expect long hours un-boxing servers, micro-management, and labor law violations. You will be treated horrible at this company, beware.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart acting like a good company and treat your employees better. With all the recent reviews I've read how have you guys not figured this out yet? Your employees are your most valuable asset. Softlayer does not have the right leadership in place to ever be a competitor to Amazon, Azure, or Rackspace but you guys can set an example for the mid/lower level hosts out there.

I was given a $200/year raise for my annual review as a top performer, we got a coffee mug for Christmas back in 2010.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Systems Administrator (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    I worked at SoftLayer full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: - There is no shortage of interesting problems. The issues the customers have are… Cons: - The entire company does everything through the internal portal. This means none of it will apply to your future jobs. - No raises, and… Advice to Senior Management: You may want to look back at what The Planet did correctly. In the five years you didn't own that company, it made quite a… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Good experience for other jobs

    Systems Administrator (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    I have been working at SoftLayer full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Lots of good and helpful people, at least in Houston. Some good and… Cons: In the year I've been with the company, I've seen several people leave, and a few of them said their reason for leaving… Advice to Senior Management: Commit to giving yearly pay raises based on performance, or… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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