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Jack of all Datacenter trades

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at SoftLayer full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Great entry level job, can move fast if you are in the right location.

Cons

Low pay for most areas, very demanding work( con for some people)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Only Good for Entry Level Experience

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    Former Employee - Customer Support Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Support Technician in Houston, TX

    I worked at SoftLayer full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The technical knowledge gained can be useful in getting a position at another service provider.

    Cons

    The work environment is hostile, highly political, and not conducive to employee growth. Upward mobility is extremely difficult and only seems to occur thanks to attrition of long term employees. Training is almost non-existent. There seems to be a significant break down in the support organization's lines of communication between team and department managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your human resources are assets to be developed, not something to drain the life out of.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Horrible company to work at

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    Current Employee - Data Center Technician in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Data Center Technician in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    I got a lot of work in. Sure most of the time I was doing unrelated stuff, like making coffee and cleaning the toilets, but they sure worked me hard.

    Cons

    They forced me to clean toilets and make coffee. I rarely got paid my full rate and they would make my hours disappear. One time I worked 95 hours in a week and I only got paid for 24 of them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shut the company down and open a daycare instead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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