Stratosphere Networks
3.0 of 5 5 reviews
www.stratospherenetworks.com Evanston, IL 16 to 50 Employees

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Teamwork is the ability to work as a group toward a common vision. Unfortunately, you won't find that here.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Evanston, IL

ProsThe work environment is pretty laid back and there is a casual dress code. Other perks include free birthday lunches, support awards, fun team events and holiday parties, fun people to work with.

ConsIf you work here be prepared to defend yourself as coworkers are quick to throw one another under the bus when a project goes wrong. Unfortunately, this is frequent due to the poor communication among employees and management.

It seems as though most of the day is spent correcting mistakes made by project managers or engineers. Many employees/engineers are not properly trained and project managers are reluctant to help newer employees due to laziness, or because they find it amusing to watch newer employees struggle. There is a high employee turnover due to this type of working environment. Once you begin your employment there, employees will place bets on how long you will actually last.

If you work here you will need to be able handle criticism/yelling from management. Most of which is done publicly where everyone can see and hear. There is also a chain of command in effect so when something goes wrong management usually only goes off of what supervisors or project managers tell them before getting all the details. My advice, to avoid any blame make sure you back up your work and follow everything up with an email.

If you work for the Telephony team or Data team you must be prepared to work long hours which you will not get compensated for.

Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure you have all details about a situation before calling out employees. If you do need to talk to an employee about a situation, call them into your office and speak to them privately.
Develop a better training program or classes. Shadowing a tech or a project manager isn't sufficient enough.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun people to work with, not a fun place to work at.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Stratosphere Networks


    Pros: Fun people, quarterly support awards, quarterly team events, free birthday lunches, random free food, casual dress code.… Cons: Parking behind office is like sardines in a can. HIGH employee turnover. Some employees do not get proper training, if at all. HR's worst nightmare:… Advice to Senior Management: Give employees a chance to speak and actually listen to them, don't treat them like they're expendable. Before you start lashing out on someone (publicly),… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    An extended family and a place to grow your career.

    IT Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    I have been working at Stratosphere Networks full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: If you are serious about a career in IT - this is the place for you. You… Cons: If you are an IT person that wants to work in 1 environment - then look elsewhere. You… Advice to Senior Management: Your passion for clients and your team shows. Keep up… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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