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Windstream sucks in the West

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Windstream full-time for more than a year

Pros

Fortune 500 experience
Salary can be decent if you negotiate
Nice office

Cons

Poor infrastructure - single switch, no EoC, no fiber, no data centers. Mostly reselling AT&T, AboveNet, XO, and others. Pricing is usually high. "Why should I buy AT&T from you?". Very little name recognition. Tedious and confusing sales systems. No usable CRM. Terrible record for implementing successfully. Small install base and few are reference-able. All problems roll back downhill to the sales people with ineffective managerial support.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Demand infrastructure investment immediately. Learn how to differentiate talented people and give them incentive to want to stick around. Recognize the challenges and set realistic, achievable goals for reps. Reduce the environment of constant anxiety. Fire dead weight quicker.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Hands down, the most nepotism that I have ever experienced in a workplace.

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    Current Employee - Service and Repair Specialist I  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Service and Repair Specialist I in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Windstream

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits for the area.

    Cons

    Very unfair, arbitrary and nepotistic promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DO NOT allow family members to supervise and promote each other.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Interesting and frustrating.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Windstream

    Pros

    Good people in my office. Mid management in my office is flexible With time off.

    Cons

    Mid management are all yes men/woman. No real leadership. Concerns and ideas aren't taken seriously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people on the front lines. Tell People when they aren't doing a good job. Tell people if they are management material or not, and if so put them on a career path.

    No opinion of CEO
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