SoftLayer
2.8 of 5 56 reviews
www.softlayer.com Dallas, TX 500 to 999 Employees

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Was fun before the merger, now it's like it's run by a bunch of chickens with their heads cut off.

Security Engineer (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

ProsThe people you work with on your level are some of the best you will ever meet despite senior management. The opportunity to grow your skills were one of the high points of this job, unsure if it's still like that - they were compartmentalizing job duties to the point where you only touch one aspect of what used to be your entire job.

ConsToo compartmentalized, which reduces the ability to grow. Too many changes too fast and not enough communication from management to field ops or even between management.
Not enough quality anymore - for Erwin it's all about quantity and the bottom line.
He likes to brag about all the money he spends on exotic cars, but he doesn't talk about the companies he's run into the ground and what he's learned from it.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou've lost heart because money rules you. You have taken away what made The Planet great.
You need to stop dreaming up things to do and fire half of your management, the company is too top heavy. You also need to listen to your employees more, the planet had some small issue prior to the merger - but for sure it's systems in place and documentation and procedure outranks anything houston ever had.

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    Average Company to work for. If you are looking for a nice environment to work at, this is a good company.

    Regional Sales (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    I have been working at SoftLayer


    Pros: Can work at home. Very little interferance. Good… Cons: Low pay. Low promotional upside. Advice to Senior Management: The managers were very good. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great Company, Poor middle management.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    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… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Allow your workforce to comment on their managers performance anonymously. More
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