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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.

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    It was a paycheck

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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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    A place that has a huge library of IT knowledge.

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    Former Employee - Private Rack Tech in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Private Rack Tech in Houston, TX

    I worked at SoftLayer

    Pros

    A huge knowledge base and good place to begin gaining experience in the job field.

    Cons

    The pay had to be raised and too many different job functions that can be done by one person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay and give people more responsibility within the company. Keep others busy within the company to prevent slacking.

    Approves of CEO
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