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It was a good run, before the merge.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for Speakeasy

  1. A good place to work to develop your career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As a smaller company, less than 500 employees, Speakeasy allows great opportunity to make your contributions to the company really count. You are given challenging assignments and projects while being allowed enough room to learn and grow. In a short period of time, you will soon get to meet and work with all of the key players within the organization. The senior leadership team is approachable and listens to the feedback given.

    Cons

    Speakeasy's pay is on the lower end of the scale for comparable titles in the management ranks, but fair to average for individual contributors.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that all decisions take into account all employees, as well as, the revenue bottom line. Take more time to communicate to the team in either the company intranet or a regular news letter.


  2. Great place to get experience fast and then move on

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Speakeasy has a lot of growth opportunity for eager talented employees who want to move up and gain experience.

    Cons

    Employees are forced to live in a constant fire drill environment where every task is your top priority. Management/Product are quick to jump on the latest bandwagon that looks like it will sell, but rarely follows through with plans to successfully support/maintain them.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on the core products Listen to your front line reps, they are your best source for information for customer wants/needs Heavily investing in the training department is an investment in your customer's future


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