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Cavalier Telephone Chairman, President, & CEO Arunas A. Chesonis
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  1. "Senior Customer Service"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Cavalier Telephone full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good management, friendly, still know them, talk to them. Great job, easy fun.

    Cons

    Company Laid off entire departments, no warnings

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Senior Manager, Software Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Software Engineering in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Software Engineering in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, constantly evolving technologies

    Cons

    Constant layoffs, bought by larger company who doesn't care about legacy Cavalier employees

    Advice to Management

    PAETEC employees have a "them vs. us" mentality that should be squashed. Many very talented people left Cavalier due to the PAETEC acquisition. Windstream has done a good job, but the PAETEC mentality needs to be eliminated.


  3. "Not a growing industry"

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    Former Employee - Customer Support Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Support Manager in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cavalier telephone was sold to Paetec and then to Windstream. Management has completely changed from my time there. Dynamic environment, local company,

    Cons

    Not a thriving industry. Very much a cost driven enterprise. The last year I worked here was in 2006.


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  5. "Company Declined Before PAETEC Purchase"

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    Former Employee - Product Management in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Product Management in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great if you were in Richmond or local facilities

    Cons

    Poor CEO decisions lost millions

    Advice to Management

    Good to sell to PAETEC


  6. "Terrible"

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    Current Employee - Repair Tech in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Repair Tech in Pensacola, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cavalier Telephone full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    almost no dress code, no lunch or break schedules.

    Cons

    micro management of employees by upper management.

    Advice to Management

    let your workers do their work


  7. "Average"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom if you do your job

    Cons

    Lack of support for getting solutions for customers

    Advice to Management

    Get other people to do their jobs


  8. "Learned alot about revenue and profitability"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    advancement opportunities were there for folks that worked hard

    Cons

    target to be bought out

    Advice to Management

    Things have changed since Paetec acquired Cavalier, not the same caring culture


  9. "Friendly work enviroment."

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Palm Harbor, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Palm Harbor, FL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back enviroment and helpul humna resource staffs.

    Cons

    Minimal to No opportunities for career growth!

    Advice to Management

    Can train employees on more field than keeping them stuck one role. Offer work based upon the education and experience of the emplyee.


  10. "Limited growth company due to competitive forces and sub-standard products"

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    Former Employee - Residential Marketing in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Residential Marketing in Richmond, VA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The location is great for those who live near the headquarters

    Cons

    CLECs have dismal future prospects

    Advice to Management

    Focus on commercial/gov and remove Ed Meyercord


  11. "Extremely Bad Management and Practices"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers at Cavalier try hard to assist each other when given the opportunity, but are also encouraged by management not too.

    Cons

    The senior managment at Cavalier are some of the worse in the industry. They believe that threats are the only way to accomplish the goals that they wish to see completed. The old idea of carrot and the stick does not apply here, only the stick. They do not wish to hear any ideas that might conflict with thiers. They encourage back stabbing and passing the blame. No rewards and below standards pay. Layed off years ago and glad of it.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to some group who will can all managment, Director and above and start running it like a Telephone company instead of some backwoods type operation.


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