Level 3 Communications Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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Pros
  • workout facility), but from a distance it appeared work/life balance was important (in 29 reviews)

  • The company has good benefits and people are compensated well (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • No such thing as work life balance exists in many Level 3 departments (in 30 reviews)

  • People who advances are only people who are close to the senior management (in 24 reviews)

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  1. Sr Sales Executive

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Level 3 Communications full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good technology, smart people, good pay, great training.

    Cons

    Some of the offices are located in shady areas. The merger with Global Crossings was painful to say the least.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on keeping your good talent and make sure you seek advice from employees. Listen more, talk less.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Large company with a lot of opportunities for growth.

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    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Broomfield, CO

    I have been working at Level 3 Communications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Compensation & Benefits
    -Large, well known, international company
    -Growing company

    Cons

    -Large company makes working between teams difficult at times
    -Would have loved more product training

    Advice to Management

    At times, there was too much focus on internal reporting and presentations. Felt as though important employee time was taken from marketing to customers, and put toward making an impression on Level 3 executives.

  3. General Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Level 3 Communications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Network and Products to help Large Enterprise accounts grow.

    Cons

    Must be have the patience to work in a complex environment.

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  5. Ops Academy

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Technician in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Technician in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Level 3 Communications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits for any employee

    Cons

    not as high of pay as larger companies

  6. Currently in a role with our Network Operations Center where I’m the first point of contact for our customers.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Level 3 Communications full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The work environment is a great place to be everyday and the compensation and hours are also great.

    Cons

    Not enough employees to a team causing too much of a work load on one person.

  7. I am new to the company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Level 3 Communications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Still learning the new systems

    Advice to Management

    I 've had good experiences with Management. Open door policies appear to be welcomed.

  8. Helpful (1)

    just absorbed by the borg

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    Current Employee - Network Technician in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Network Technician in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Level 3 Communications full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Steady solid job. Not worried about losing my current employment even after a merger. Fellow employees are trained enough to do their jobs.

    Cons

    Pretty sure everyone else is getting paid more. Stuck in one place where my previous job let me go all over the city.

    Advice to Management

    Need to level the new guys soon. having such a huge variance in pay between new guys and existing is going to cause good techs to look elsewhere for employment.

  9. Network person, responsible for troubleshooting network issues.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Level 3 Communications full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Level 3 is a growing company and have made several key strategic acquisitions which should position the company to become a stronger competitor in the telecom industry.

    Cons

    Level 3 does not focus enough on career growth nor team building.

    Advice to Management

    Management should do a better job in preparing and selecting first line managers. Many managers while possibly super stars in their roles prior to management have a lot to be desired in motivating their subordinates. I would suggest that potential candidates be identified early and groomed with managerial training and mentoring before being offered a management role. Management should also do the same for the employees, giving them the necessary training to make them stronger and prepare them for their next role with Level 3. Mentoring goes a long way.

  10. Level 3

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Level 3 Communications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    once integration of tw telecom complete Level 3 will be very competitive

    Cons

    integration of networks, process, products

    Advice to Management

    None

  11. Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Level 3 Communications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I liked most of the people I worked with

    Cons

    low salary, too many sales reps and agents selling to the same companies.

    Advice to Management

    higher salaries, less sales people.

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