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Level 3 Communications Overview

www.level3.com
Broomfield, CO
10000+ employees
1998
Company - Public (LVLT)
Telecommunications
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Level 3 Communications is a premiere global communications provider headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, that provides communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers.

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  • Working for Level 3: If you're looking for a company where you can build career success, look at Level 3.

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    Collaborate with top minds all over the world and gain exposure to a wide array of career paths. Access tools and initiatives that spur lifelong learning of in-demand skills.

  • Working at Level 3: We’re more than a pretty campus; our people and technology are pretty cool too!

    Working at Level 3: Cutting-Edge Careers

    Just starting your career? We match your ambition stride for stride. Collaborate with top minds all over the world and gain exposure to a wide array of career paths.

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Level 3 Communications – Why Work For Us?



You can Change the World

Many companies say they have the ability to change the world. At Level 3 Communications, we mean it. Connectivity is revolutionizing the world, and Level 3 is at the forefront.

We run an expansive global network with more than 200,000 fiber miles across land and ocean. As part of the Internet backbone, our goal is to connect and protect the networked world. That’s why, when you become part of the Level 3 team, you can truly make a difference in how people live and work.

From Everyday to Extraordinary

Anything from your social posts, movies and television broadcasts to online banking likely came by way of our network to your Internet provider and then your mobile device or flat screen. Businesses, governments and healthcare organizations trust Level 3 to secure their data, empower their people and to enable network-critical services, which include life-saving platforms such as natural disaster monitoring and E-911 response.



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Your Place in Level 3’s Story

We are a Fortune 500 company that spans six continents, but we have only the scratched the surface of our potential. Our story is far from finished. As we continue to grow, so can you.

  • Global Opportunities. Collaborate with top minds all over the world and gain exposure to a wide array of career paths. Access tools and initiatives that spur lifelong learning of in-demand skills.
  • Career Ownership. Whether you’re an experienced manager or just starting your career, we match your ambition stride for stride. We have development and mentor opportunities that include programs for emerging leaders, women, executives, new college graduates and more.
  • Access to the Next Big Thing. Have you heard of the "Internet of Things" or about free and open Internet? Level 3 is among the industry players. Your creativity, thoughts and ideas can affect the school of thought for these topics and future technological advances.

 


Howard Payne
Principal Operations Engineer
Broomfield, Colorado

"Level 3 consistently recognizes new trends in the industry and business and is at the forefront of capitalizing on innovation. Whether it's utilizing the latest in video or web-hosting tools for employees, or encouraging people to think outside the box, Level 3 has provided me with multiple avenues for growth into an emerging leader destined for greatness.”



Natalia V. Tobarez
Program Manager – Regional Finance PMO
Latin America and Caribbean

“Level 3 is unique in its dedication and passion for its employees.”

At Level 3, employees are provided with opportunities to develop their skills and advance in his or her career. They are also encouraged to develop full lives outside of the work place. As a program manager for the LatAm Finance PMO, I work on multiple programs and projects with teams from different regions. This provides me with opportunities to interact with other cultures and analyze issues from different perspectives. Level 3 also offers me the flexibility and tools to work out of office when necessary, which helps me keep pace with my Level 3 goals and my personal priorities outside of work. As a mother, it’s very important to me that my company and superiors respect my time with my family. Level 3 always does this.



John Malamoutsis
Product Manager
London, England

“Level 3 invests just as much in its network as it does with its people. It’s not a coincidence that most Level 3 employees tend to stay for the long run.”

If you can get through the interview process it means that you are a person of exceptional caliber, and you can expect that your colleagues will be of the same stock; intelligent, highly motivated and competitive, but also broad-minded and friendly. At the foundation of these people is a strong group of leaders who value and recognize great work, and who provide opportunities for employees to flourish and develop a multitude of skills.




Tim Finneran
Senior Commercial Services Manager
Tampa, Florida

“The tremendous global reach of the Level 3 network and the core strengths and values of our employee base provide me with an invigorating sense of pride on a daily basis.”

Working at Level 3 provides me the opportunity to constantly develop, learn and stretch personally and professionally. As a company, we listen to our customers and consistently exceed their telecom needs with honesty and integrity, all the while working on a never-ending quest for greatness. Most importantly, Level 3 is clear about their goals, and without faltering, is one of the leaders in the telecom community by promoting positive changes within our industry.


Jen Gassner
Intern
McLean, VA

“Don’t underestimate the value of an excellent internship.”

The experience at Level 3 is a truly cooperative effort, where students not only learn telecom, but grow and stretch their professional capabilities – right alongside their team. Being an intern at Level 3 is just a title – the responsibilities are real and being proactive and independent is key. That said, my team always provided a solid sense of support, even though we were located across the country!


Howard Payne
Principle Operations Engineer
Broomfield, Colorado

“The best thing about Level 3 is that you are encouraged to dream big and not settle for the status quo.”

Level 3 consistently recognizes new trends in the industry and business and is at the forefront of capitalizing on innovation. Whether it's utilizing the latest in video or web-hosting tools for employees, or encouraging people to think outside the box, Level 3 has provided me with multiple avenues for growth into an emerging leader destined for greatness.


Natasha Wright
Manager, Marketing Communications
London, England

“Level 3 provides an opportunity to work with colleagues across the globe – it’s great to interact with different people and cultures on a daily basis.”

Global reach allows Level 3 to access best practices from a multitude of different people and experiences. Within that is an environment of engagement – employees actively share their expertise and are quick to help a colleague work through a complex issue. This extends to our EMEA and corporate leadership, both of whom repeatedly inspire and motivate me to perform optimally.


Marcelo Melamed
Human Resources Latam
Buenos Aires, Argentina

“I am proud to be part of a team responsible for building a multicultural and diverse global company.”

Working at Level 3 is an opportunity to learn every day. Our professional teams do their best to achieve common goals with a unique blend of commitment and strategic thinking. We combine experience with youth to set a clear vision about the future – and we mix between cultures to create a unique atmosphere of achievement and an open environment for questions, discussion and growth. The friendly relationships between the different structure layers and clear communications generate an excellent environment for innovation.


William Singleton
Director, Product Management
London, England

“Excellence at Level 3 is getting things moving and getting things done.”

Level 3 works to consistently improve our products, as well as give innovative business solutions for our customers. We have results-oriented people who have a passion for solving problems and strive for excellence, a leadership team that is focused on transparency and collaborative success, and an overall culture that enables employee empowerment and rewards loyalty. This translates into a customer-centric company who is responsive and effective in the marketplace.


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Level 3 Communications Photos

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Level 3 Communications photo of: Millennial Minds Employee Resource Group members cheer on the Colorado Rockies after work
Level 3 Communications photo of: Our Wholesale Sales Team comes together to volunteer at The Food Bank of the Rockies.
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Level 3 Communications photo of: Level 3 employees celebrate being named a finalist in the annual ColoradoBiz Magazine 'Top Company' awards.
Level 3 Communications photo of: A Level 3 Cares volunteer team helped CO-based organization, A Precious Child, gear up for their giveSPORTS program. The program donates sports equipment to children in need.
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Level 3 Communications Interviews

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    Account Director Interview

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Level 3 Communications (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Phone interview with company recruiter who phone who found me on LinkedIn, I was then scheduled to intereview with the hiring manager who I had a brief phone convo with; I then met him in person one-on-one; I was then to meet serperately witht he Sales VP and interview with him; as well with the local GM; and Director of Engineering.

    Interview Questions

    • typical past scenerio based questions - giving examples of sales situations, your prior experience in telecom, etc.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiations - it was pretty straightforward and packaged out for you.

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Level 3 Communications Awards & Accolades

  • Perfect 100 - Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2016 Corporate Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2016
  • Best for Vets: Top Military Employers, Military Times, 2016
  • Mosaic: Top Inclusive Workplace Cultures, Tulsa Chamber of Commerce, 2016
  • Most Valuable Employer (MVE) for Military®, CivilianJobs.com, 2016
  • America's Best Employers, Forbes Magazine, 2015
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