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OK place to earn your stripes, but really just a stepping stone position.

Technologist (Current Employee) Houston, TX

ProsVery nice office located in downtown Houston.
Some employee perks are good like subsidized transportation, parking, and lunches.

ConsAlmost 40% of employees are in management.
If you are not in management here, you are treated badly.

Advice to Senior ManagementFire half of your managers, that will still leave you with a healthy number to do actual work.

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    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Good place to get started

    Enterprise Sales/Account Manager (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    I worked at SoftLayer

    Pros: Decent pay for starting an IT career Cons: Too many direction changes in the company strategy Advice to Senior Management: Focus in one direction and refine the process More

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    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

    I worked at SoftLayer

    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… 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… Advice to Senior 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… More

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