PAETEC Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Paetec Culture and CEO

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PAETEC full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My previous company was taken over by Paetec. At first we were all worried about pending layoffs, etc. My department wasn't hit by any layoffs and CEO Arunas came to our center and was very casual, playing around with employees (including throwing a frisbee around the center). Felt like part of the new company as we were invited to their annual Christmas party during the transition period and enjoyed the Friday calls that the CEO had with the entire organization. Was not the typical CEO in a large corp that has nothing to do with anyone but himself/herself and their closest, but instead was easily approachable and enjoyed working for Paetec.

    Cons

    Not much to say, overall was a great company during short period to work for. Some micro managing took place which made job annoying at times, but that is expected in most large companies.

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to show their strengths and talents, never hold people back


  2. Interesting review

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I worked at PAETEC full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The salary was great. The travel was cool. The customer base was awesome.

    Cons

    Good company to work for "prior" to going public.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  3. Great company and leadership

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at PAETEC (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good culture and benefits. They suck less than competitors in the space

    Cons

    Telecom can be a grind so be sure this is the industry you want to be in


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  5. Company culture changed

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Consistency, good people to work with

    Cons

    Culture of a need to play the game tho move ahead

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge good workers


  6. Unstable enviornment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PAETEC

    Pros

    Smart co-workers. Fast paced, and ever changing.

    Cons

    Management not on same page. Inefficient and unstable.

    Advice to Management

    Company is gone, so no advice to management.


  7. This is a company that cared for its employees and actively participated in their advancement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    PAETEC advocated employee advancement and assisted in encouraging a team atmosphere. I felt valued as an employee and enjoyed working for such a company.

    Cons

    Integrations were slow to happen and legacy factions were allowed to continue rather than fully integrate. Annual layoffs were disruptive and disconcerting.

    Advice to Management

    Integrations needed to be complete and not allow legacy groups to continue on their own instead of as part of the new company. Also, annual layoffs eliminated valuable resources within the company.


  8. I really grew my knowledge and skillset at this company and enjoyed the close knit work enviroment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PAETEC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Personal Growth, Dynamic enviroment. Close knit teams

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities. No clear career path

    Advice to Management

    create clear career Paths that empower emplyees to achieve thier goals


  9. it was one of the most unorganized companies to ever work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    I worked at PAETEC full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The leads were good and the people that work in the same job that i did were very helpful and friendly and the compensation was great on commission

    Cons

    You could never get your commission paid on time nor could you ever get the network installed on time for customers that purchased the equipment that you were selling

    Advice to Management

    Get your sales teams better managers and more products to sale


  10. Paetec, now Windstream was always on the cutting edge of technology services.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PAETEC full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Working at Paetec always brought out the best in you, because you had the chance to work along side good people with bright minds, who were were willing to mentor and collaborate.

    Cons

    Office politics sometimes got in the way of being able to grow and move up within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people with boots on the ground. They are an integral cog in your business.


  11. Great company culture initially then went south

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at PAETEC full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You have knowledgeable resources like network support staff, nds/se, and product managers. The sales teams are friendly and willing to help.

    Cons

    Company culture took a downward turn and the "pillars" that held together before started crumbling, specifically, employee opinions and feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to take a look at impacts to the entire org, region, etc in the long run before making any decisions for "attractive" short term metrics.



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