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Good place to get started

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Former Employee - Enterprise Sales/Account Manager in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Enterprise Sales/Account Manager in Houston, TX

I worked at SoftLayer

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Decent pay for starting an IT career

Cons

Too many direction changes in the company strategy

Advice to Management

Focus in one direction and refine the process

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

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    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at SoftLayer

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Too 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 Management

    You'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.


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Regional Sales in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at SoftLayer

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Can work at home. Very little interferance. Good learning environment. Low stress

    Cons

    Low pay. Low promotional upside.

    Advice to Management

    The managers were very good.


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