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Solid Company, Management Overpromises and Underdelivers

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Windstream full-time

Pros

Good Compensation, Flexibility, and job opportunities across the nation for advancement.

Cons

For a communications company the communication between departments isn't good. Management promises the world and rarely delivers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be honest and do what you say, don't just keep having meetings promising the world every 3 months.

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Neutral Outlook

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    Typical of most corporate experiences

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

    I have been working at Windstream full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent salary, may be able to move up - depending on work group, down-home and friendly people, still hanging on after all of these years

    Cons

    No bonus opportunities for lower level employees, but it seems they are available to upper level and of course executive; difficult to compete with bigger telecoms;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When people show that they really want to move up, management should work with them to get them there or help them understand why they cannot.

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    Neutral Outlook
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    The stress and instability just aren't worth it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Windstream full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are nice and just as miserable as myself. We have a close bond because of the sad, ridiculous things we all go through here.

    Cons

    Unobtainable quota. Trickle down micro-management (from Senior level). A constant decrease in commissionable products / services. A constant increase in workload because of job / budget cuts. A constant decrease in ancillary reimbursements (no more cell phones, gas reimbursement now maxed at certain amount, company travel / expenses now must be pre-approved and rarely are, etc). Back office support now non-existent (eliminated office / sales coordinators & secretaries). The list goes on and on. As a very succsesful sales professional, this is by far the hardest company I've ever worked for to be successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management / C Level: Please cut the dividend. It's very obvious to everyone on the ground level that we're paying the price to maintain our dividend. Cutting our commissions, eliminating bonuses, support jobs and sales tools only drives away good sales talent. We all know that management is cutting corners everywhere they can to maintain free cash flow but at some point we need to realize that it's hurting the company from an operational standpoint. Our customer service is now horrible, our good sales people have left for more lucrative opportunities, our local sales management are now nothing more than sacrifical lambs because of unrealistic quotas. It's time to save face, cut the dividend to free up cash flow and reinvest it in our people and network. Stop putting everyone through hell just to pay a buck every year on the stock. Start making working here fun again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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