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Always doing too much with too little, in too short a time

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Former Employee - Software Engineer II  in  Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Seattle, WA

I worked at Speakeasy

Pros

There was a strong support for good software development practices. They were good about letting you work from home, when you needed too.

Cons

There was very little employee career development. It was rare to get classes paid for, but they would buy books if you asked. There was too much reliance on offshore developers. There was too much reliance on offshore tech support for customers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There is great customer focus at Speakeasy (now Megapath). But, the focus on employee development and career advancement needs consideration too.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    A great place to work because of the people who I worked with.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Speakeasy

    Pros

    Speakeasy was a relaxed and casual place to work. The people were professional yet fun to work with. Overall I thought the work environment gave me a positive experience.

    Cons

    While Speakeasy made attempts to provide competitive pay and benefits I feel that they were hampered by lack of capital.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe that management needs to expand capital expenditures to give their employees access to the latest tools to keep them competitive in the market place.

    No opinion of CEO
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    It was a good run, before the merge.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Speakeasy

    Pros

    Speak was a great place to work -- I have made good friends and invaluable networking contacts. Best thing WAS the excellent caliber of technical folks in the rank and file.

    Cons

    (OK, I *always* hated the cheap-o IKEA desks lined up in bullpen style. I almost turned down the job for that alone.)

    However, the real problem is the merge. In 2010 a three-way merge took place between Covad, Megapath, and Speakeasy. Speakeasy no longer exists, in spirit or any other way. The engineering team is gutted and has been since late summer. Customer service is no longer a priority. I don't know what is, exactly, other than giant bonuses for the C-level teams.

    I don't believe they're hiring right now but the bottom line is, if you have a chance to work there? PASS.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're ever in a merge again? Don't do it this way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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