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  1. Compensated fairly, good management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Fairport, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Fairport, NY

    I worked at PAETEC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, great product portfolio to sell

    Cons

    Difficult to advance, difficult to sell against larger competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Make more paths available for career advancement

  2. Helpful (1)

    It was good work experience. Very corporate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Fairport, NY
    Current Employee - Finance in Fairport, NY

    I have been working at PAETEC

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful headquarters, great reputation, generous vacation, lots of fun people to work with, cutting edge, state of the art.

    Cons

    no raises, meager bonuses (if any at all), cut lots of benefits, hard to advance, lots of hard work with little appreciation shown.

  3. Helpful (1)

    great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fairport, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fairport, NY

    I worked at PAETEC

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people, with a great deal of flexibility to allow for growth.

    Cons

    lack of communication between the levels of management

    Advice to Management

    more transparency into decisions made would be nice.

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  5. Core Values = Rare Breed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairport, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairport, NY

    I have been working at PAETEC

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The commitment to uphold the 4 Core Values (Caring Culture, Open Communication, Unmatched Service, Personalized Solutions) makes PAETEC a unique player in the marketplace, not only for customers but for employees as well. The environment is supportive and encouraging, where managers don't need to take credit for the work of their team, but let individuals stand out.

    Cons

    The internal community is not as strong as it could be. With little opportunity for interaction (no main gathering place for lunchtime, departments spread across several buildings/locations), it can be difficult to build relationships between the different functional areas.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pursuing Open Communication and sharing from the top down -- it's not common to find a company so open to talking on a regular basis. Maintain the focus on the employees. While some will always take issue with anything/everything, the feeling that you are noticed and valued makes a big difference.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Good place, seriously understaffed, great intentions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairport, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairport, NY

    I have been working at PAETEC

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture, lots to learn, very approachable management

    Cons

    Compensation in technical roles is sub-market, after layoffs last year there is way more work to do than people to perform it

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people, pay your technical staff reasonably

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