Highwinds Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
9 Reviews
3.5
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Highwinds provides the opportunity for personal and professional growth. Each day is an opportunity to learn more.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Winter Park, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winter Park, FL

    I have been working at Highwinds full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits, ability to grown within the company and how much Managers and the company as a whole care about their employees and how they incorporate family into events.

    Cons

    I have not yet had a negative experience while being with the company. Each employee brings their own skills, talents and personality to the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I enjoy the presence of our Executives at small company socials as well a companywide events. It shows that with the growth of the company the culture remains the same.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to learn how Internet works

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Highwinds

    Pros

    The people are fun to work with. Talented Developers. Decent work-life balance.

    Cons

    Company tried to do 100 things at once. Admirable, but was difficult to manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on building employee career paths. Focus on tasks that build business value. Hire more Product Managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good for some positions, not for others

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Highwinds full-time

    Pros

    -Tech type perks/parties, food etc
    -Stable employment for certain positions
    -Good people
    -Small company feel

    Cons

    -Parties can't replace other missing items
    -No advancement, certain people get great treatment, pay/etc
    -Others are just left to do the job...no concern for moving up
    -High turnover in certain depts...mgt changes direction a lot
    -Small company feel, culture
    -Mgt is ok, not sure they have knowledge needed

    Doesn't Recommend
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    I've learned more at Highwinds than anywhere else

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Highwinds full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    * Getting to work with the latest technologies.
    * Everyone is empowered to improve the customer experience.
    * Everyone's opinion matters.
    * Highwinds knows when to let an opportunity go if it is not advantageous or would distract from the current direction.
    * Most employees are very nice and helpful; all the negatives have been pruned!

    Cons

    There's not a lot to say in the downside department
    * Maximum of three weeks of vacation but should be more like four or five for hitting milestones like five or ten years.
    * It's a lean shop so there's more to do than time to do it. Employees must be good at prioritizing and not get disillusioned by having to delay or drop lower priority tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. There were a couple of rocky years but kudos on recognizing and correcting the situation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Highwinds was a fast paced growning company untill they changed senior management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Winter Park, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winter Park, FL

    I worked at Highwinds full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Open to new ideas, improving customer experience and meeting customer needs.
    Moving forward and expanding to meet customer needs. A place that was fun to work at and grow.

    Cons

    Management problems when I was there caused a reduction in staff and made the work harder and the environment less positive. I had heard it had changed but that was several years ago. I would say, if you are interested in the company, approach with caution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was laid off along with a significant number of staff. The management has changed I hope for the better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Winter Park, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Winter Park, FL

    I have been working at Highwinds

    Pros

    Highwinds is very customer and employee centric. This, in turn, makes the employees want to work harder and increases internal productivity. Some of the smartest people ive ever met work for Highwinds and theres truly a bright future ahead.

    Cons

    Growing pains may occur while Highwinds takes on more and more marketshare. Continuing to hire awesome and smart talent will be important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work of bringing on the best talent and re-investing monies back into the company and employees.

    Recommends
  8.  

    I love my job!

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

    I have been working at Highwinds

    Pros

    Highwinds has the perfect combination of everything I look for in a career opportunity: Financial stability, fun, friendly atmosphere, positive work culture, and room for advancement.

    Cons

    I really don't have any "Cons" to add to this section. I have nothing negative to say about Highwinds or about working for Highwinds.

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Upper management is a circus act.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Highwinds

    Pros

    Flexible schedule to say the least

    Cons

    policy shift every 3 weeks
    compensation plan

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Content Delivery Specialist
    Current Employee - Content Delivery Specialist

    I have been working at Highwinds

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    no micro managment

    Cons

    Poor management leadership
    Poor support
    Poor commission structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire new Sales Manager

    Doesn't Recommend

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