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AboveNet President, CEO, and Director Bill LaPerch
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  1. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Abovenet is a good job that I worked at for over 4 years. The management treats you with respect and gives you what you need to do your job."

    Cons

    None, fair and balance management.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "AboveNet was a top player in the high bandwidth niche market"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Account Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AboveNet full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I loved being part of a winning team. The flexible work hours and ability to work from home were a definite plus. All of the employees were dedicated, passionate and supported each other.

    Cons

    For a small company they were a bit slow to react in terms of making changes or working outside of a process for individual cases. There was a lot of red tape.

    Advice to Management

    streamline, invest more

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with incredibly talented employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Marketing in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President Marketing in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AboveNet full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Talented hands-on senior leadership who took extreme pride in what they built and treated employees like family
    Highly differentiated product suite- leveraging an incredible network
    Strong corporate culture to serve customers, spend money wisely & deliver results
    Co-workers were some of the industries finest.

    Cons

    I wish it could have lasted longer, I only had six months of the Abovenet experience before it changed hands to Zayo

    Advice to Management

    Let's get the band together for a reunion tour.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "A truly remarkable company consisting of the best people in the business!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Engineering in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AboveNet full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Incredible employees
    Expansive network
    Excellent leadership
    Best in class organization that rose from bankruptcy to a $2B company

    Cons

    Bought out by Zayo in 2012
    Former ABV enterprise customers that are unhappy with Zayo are leaving
    Well thought out and skillfully built ABV network is being hacked up

    Advice to Management

    If only we could do it all over again


  5. "Great place to work at!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great job environment! Perfect for career development and bright minds.

    Cons

    Small growing company. Lack of automation and lots of manual labour required at this stage.


  6. "."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great caring company, with good work life balance. Good rewards and recognition and potential to go far in once career.

    Cons

    Not much to say, can not think of anything, I would like to see as an improvement. Perhaps a little greater flexibility in the work life balance.


  7. "the legacy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AboveNet full-time

    Pros

    great culture, hard work but worth it for the better of the business

    Cons

    our CEO loved to collect pen's - so much so that you couldnt leave good ones on the desk before going home at night

    Advice to Management

    What can I say? :)

  8. "A great place and good people to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fiber Solutions Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Fiber Solutions Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Each individual person was a person not just a employee

    Cons

    It is a shame, sold off to takeover .


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