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Lots of potential for a motivated person

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

I worked at SoftLayer

Pros

You can innovate in your job
Good facilities
Management are "characters"
Options for the motivated

Cons

Not the latest technology
Tight purse strings
Some incompetent middle managers

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop looking at the competition so much and just pay attention to your customers and how better to serve them

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    Great Company, Poor middle management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at SoftLayer

    Pros

    Senior Management has a great vision and path for the company. They make the right initiatives to ensure their workforce is taken care of. They also do a great job communicating with their company. Benefits package is well rounded and salary was on par.

    Cons

    There is a lack of communication between employees and middle management.

    In the department I worked for, the manager was uninspiring and very unhelpful in assisting me to reach my goals. When there was a problem with my performance, all I was asked was what is the problem, as they had the assumption that I purposely didn't do my job. They offered nothing to me to contribute to my self improvement. My manager showed very little leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your workforce to comment on their managers performance anonymously.

    Approves of CEO
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    It was a paycheck

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Accounting Control Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Accounting Control Representative in Houston, TX

    I worked at SoftLayer

    Pros

    Steady employme.nt with no layoffs

    Cons

    all upper management was hired from the outside and have no clue how to work in this industry. Most managers have no clue how to do their jobs and rely on there lower paid representatives to do their job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give long term employees a chance to help you succeed instead of hiring from the outside.

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