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AboveNet President, CEO, and Director Bill LaPerch
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  1. "Nice people pulling the most out of available resources."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Salary OK. Benefits in the past were excellent. Opportunities to participate were in place.

    Cons

    Requires very long hours with little time outside of the office.

    Advice to Management

    Adding resources to make time available for personal life.


  2. "Good management but limited vision"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Unique product set for customer base

    Cons

    Name recognition sometimes makes it difficult to sell

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "Good people in an Interesting, fast-paced industry."

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

    Pros

    I have met a number of solid people all across the country in my time at AboveNet.

    Cons

    Erratic schedule. (nights --> days --> nights --> weekends
    Claims to promote from within. In 6 years, this has not happened in the Oak Brook office...


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    "Extremely Busy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work, overall a good company with a good product,

    Cons

    You will be extremely busy working very long hours, working nights and weekends to keep up with job demands. Almost everyone is overworked with no additional bandwidth to help their co-workers with even small items. Sales is under the gun to produce with insufficient time allowed for new sales people to firmly establish their pipeline of business. AboveNet business model is more closely aligned to support independent sales agents than internal sales since most new hires will not make it much past their first year due to long sales cycles. It is no secret AboveNet is up for sale and as such it operates understaffed in order to maximize quarterly profits.

    Advice to Management

    Hire or contract additional resources and support. Spend more time finding the best people to work at AboveNet and give them sufficient time and resources to do their job in a timely manner.



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