Global Crossing

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Global Crossing Reviews

Updated May 28, 2014
Updated May 28, 2014
45 Reviews
3.4
45 Reviews
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Global Crossing CEO and Director John J. Legere
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company.. too bad it is gone

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    Former Employee - Senior Planner  in  Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Planner in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Global Crossing full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work from home. Good Salary. Good benefits - healthcare in particular. Clear processes and procedures.

    Cons

    They were positioning for sale, so all of the accoutre-me provided to employees was incentive to create a company attractive to buyers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was great while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Global Crossing

    Pros

    great compensation and bonuses, fun place to work, the work was very challenging

    Cons

    acquired by Level 3, disconnected from headquarters, no room for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall, a good learning experience

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager  in  Florham Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Florham Park, NJ

    I worked at Global Crossing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Exposure to upper management
    Fun environment

    Cons

    Layoffs as result of pending sale to Level 3
    Disconnect between upper management and lower levels could be quite dramatic

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inevitably swallowed by a bigger fish

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Global Crossing full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good to work in an industry that was dealing with cutting edge technology. Good benefits. Easy work for the money if you had a boss that took care of you.

    Cons

    Lack of accountability, due to most personnel decisions based on the 'friends and family' plan. Poor internally developed IT systems. Tough industry to make a profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The M and A game within the carrier industry finally caught up with GC. The higher ups made deals that benefited competitors (Level 3, XO, etc) more than GC. No coincedence that they finally sold out, as GC was swallowed up by a rival.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    It was the best of times...It was the worst of times

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    Former Employee - Senior Sustaining Engineer  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Sustaining Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Global Crossing full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Had a wonderful talented work force

    Cons

    Constant threat of RIFs. Management was lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good you got out when you did.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company, too bad Level 3 bought it and is killing it

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst  in  Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Global Crossing full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, good management on the GC side of the house

    Cons

    Purchased by Level 3, which is slowly laying off everyone in the Rochester, NY area.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    It was a great place to work

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    Current Employee - NOC  in  Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - NOC in Southfield, MI

    I have been working at Global Crossing full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Corporate culture was tied to the employees it had minimal extraneous BS. Keep the customers service up and happy was the main priority and everyone worked to that goal.

    Cons

    Limited promotional opportunities because nobody left this company on their own accord. Average seniority in most offices was 12+ years, which indicates that most people like working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late for this...Level 3 has swallowed Global Crossing back in November of 2011.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Enjoyed my time and colleagues

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    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Global Crossing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexibility in time when it comes to getting work done and/or picking up a kid
    Open to new ideas in marketing that haven't been done yet
    Fun office environment

    Cons

    Small merit raises
    Lack of travel
    Some employees seemed to just be collecting pay checks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wish prior GC management had stayed - Level 3 execs don't seem to really have a grasp of their large company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    tight knit group of people who have been through a lot

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Global Crossing

    Pros

    great people, talented bunch of people and hardworkers

    Cons

    inequity with regard to executive management rewards and working class rewards, particularly based upon sacrifices of all involved.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Was a great company built on the backs of a global culture and diverse society bridging the first global teleco.

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    Former Employee - Senior Director of Engineering  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Director of Engineering in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Global Crossing full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great place to work, learn new and different technologies. Ample opportunities to move up,

    Cons

    Unfortunately, Global Crossing no longer exists and was acquired via stock purchase from Level3, a company that has yet to turn a profit in it's entire existence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the front line and middle management. Give them the opportunity to convey how the direction of the company is affecting their groups and organizations.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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