ViaWest

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3 people found this helpful  

Security professionals, until/unless managment cleans up their act, your integrity and reputations will be at stake.

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Current Employee - Security
Current Employee - Security

I have been working at ViaWest full-time

Pros

If it were not for the currently broke management, and in my opinion a nefarious counter culture, creating a generally oppressive cult like environment. The compensation and benefits would be fairly competitive.

Cons

Only, "Yes" Men/Women wanted, extended employment requires one to just nod and smile and your time in service may be temporarily extended. Expected to be a puppet where your reputation is on the line and your input is discouraged and in fact may result in termination.

Lack of focus on challenges or potential issues and to look for risk transference, reduction or mitigation as is customary in security. Focus on such things is strongly discouraged.

Over committing and under delivering, due to contributors not being consulted prior to setting deadlines for tasks that will take weeks set out for only days. Work life balance although promised, is not practicable and thus is not viable.

Cult like obedience, where one cannot speak truth or kindly of anyone departed, is required. To do otherwise may and probably will cost you your job.

Incoherent requests where successful completion of the resulting unintelligible tasks is never possible, as whatever you think was requested is always wrong and to asking for direction or clarification results in sanctions.

Wild wild west mentality, you never know what you are going to be ordered to do. Separation of duties, is not feasible here.

Expected to stick it to your co-workers on in-feasible arbitrary requirements without any compliance requirement or security best practice to back it up. Expected to stand your ground enforcing things that are misrepresented, and when challenged have no validity and thus having no leg to stand on.

Not allowing others to use technology and techniques they are comfortable with to meet compliance and security requirements. Forced instead to order others to use technology and techniques they are not necessarily competent with or comfortable using.

Token core values that only apply to management when convenient.
Adherence to three pillars/core values by contributors may be cause for termination.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Wake up before our brand hits the basement at terminal velocity.

Our ViaWest three pillar core values are fundamentally sound. Unfortunately managements actions show that the meaning has been lost. Currently it is as if they’re just vestigial words for values, not currenlty upheld at ViaWest. Relearn the meaning of and uphold, these core values:
Deliver Excellence
Speak Up
Give the benefit of the doubt

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fast moving sales cycles

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Sales Executive
    Former Employee - Sales Executive

    I worked at ViaWest full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Dynamic sales environment. leading edge products, great commissions when quotas are attained.

    Cons

    Stressful and competitive sales environment, have one bad sales quarter and you find yourself no longer with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Just a job, definitely not a career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ViaWest full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job stability; a big player in the region, not likely to be bought out.

    Cons

    Management is out of touch with how things are on the front lines.

    Some tier 1/2 engineers get more work than others due to datacenter size, but all are required to stay busy for 80%+ of the time they're on the clock regardless of workload.

    Doesn't Recommend
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