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Provides Stable Employment But Could Vastly Improve

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Network Analyst III in Hudson, OH
Current Employee - Network Analyst III in Hudson, OH

I have been working at Windstream

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

The company provides stable employment and a fair salary. Their wellness program is OK but is there to supplement higher costs of purchasing health insurance. They do celebrate birthdays and anniversaries each month by providing a small treat as well as other modest activities to enhance the work environment. The experience for each employee is vastly different depending upon who their supervisor or manager is with some being low-key and others being high-strung and this is within the same room!

Cons

With the breakup of the former Alltel profit-sharing was phased out and fixed retirement contributions was also phased out. The company's 401K contribution only increased slightly therefore not offsetting these reductions in benefits. In addition the company's 401K contribution is only made once yearly instead of every paycheck further reducing the true value of their contribution amount and significantly eroding the power of compounding. The focus of training is now primarily on what's in-house and what will specifically help the company with it's day-to-day processes and functions rather than technical education necessary for the workers to provide the most efficient and technically correct response to situations.

Advice to Management

There is a severe lack of communication from management director levels all the way down to the supervisory levels and many times the supervisors do not have the answers for even the most simplest questions. This needs to be fixed.

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    Bad Managers Get Away with Murder

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Database Analyst in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Database Analyst in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Windstream

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Great benefits

    Cons

    Vacation time is monitored very closely to prevent escape. Bad managers have the support of upper level management in every case.

    Advice to Management

    Send bad managers for training


  2. Stable work and fairly compensated

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at Windstream

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits for this area. Direct managers have been supportive and flexible. Office environment is casual and friendly.

    Cons

    Communication between work units could be better at times. Compensation increases don't appear to be performance related and are generally pretty small.

    Advice to Management

    Increased career development would be appreciated. I've been here 5 years and have not been given a clear understanding of what to do to move forward on my career path. Each year my review is pretty much the same as the previous year with little guidance regarding what to do to move up to the next level in title and salary range.


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