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CoreSite Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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  1. "Growth & Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -CoreSite and the data center REIT industry have had amazing returns over the past few years.

    -CoreSite in runs very lean, less bureaucracy.

    -Successful/motivated employees are recognized and fast tracked into management positions or are allowed switch departments into a more desirable role.

    -Young and positive company mindset with little micromanagement.

    -Benefits are decent
    -Pay for non sales related jobs is okay.
    -Excellent compensation in sales.
    -Office space and location are nice.

    Cons

    Very few,

    -Out of the leading data center REITS, CoreSite is the only one that does not have an international presence. This isn't a terrible con, but something that leaves to be desired for some employees.

    -minor office politics, but this is really expected at any corporation.

    Advice to Management

    -Management runs well overall, not sure why other reviews are so critical. The company experienced excellent growth under Tom Ray.

    -There could be more communication between HQ in Denver and the field locations around the country. A lot of us in Denver have no idea what is going on at the sites.

    -There could be more diversity in skill sets across the board. Not everyone has to come from the same industry background to be successful.


  2. "Standard perks PTO and medical coverage."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid time off increases after number of years worked. The incentive payouts were not bad at all.

    Cons

    Mandatory scheduling to cover other employee PTO. Revolving door of employee layoffs or those looking for better opportunity.


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    "Constant management changes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay was ok but still below the Northern Virginia market

    Cons

    Constant management changes, Reactive instead of Proactive, constant changes in the way facilities operated

    Advice to Management

    Stay local and don't recruit from out of state and be much more upfront to a possible new employee


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Coresite lacks to the core."

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    Former Employee - Sales in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Fresno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A good compensation plan, decent product.

    Cons

    Grueling weekly calls, CEO has no clue how to keep his employees happy.

    Advice to Management

    Chill out.


  6. "Vice President of Sales"

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    Current Employee - Vice President of Sales in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Vice President of Sales in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    CoreSite offers a fantastic Product and on top of that a has a great corporate and company wide Culture of inclusion, common sense and honesty. The company is comprised of very smart and passionate people from the CEO down that truly love what they do and a "can do" attitude surrounding a simple plan with strong principles guiding the way. Very refreshing and positive work environment.

    Cons

    CoreSite takes very careful well thought out steps from a Corporate perspective. Its obvious they take their customers, employees and prospective clients into account as the CoreSite evolution continues. Really looking forward to the future with CoreSite.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what your doing.


  7. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great resources and talented people. Innovative and progressive approach. Well managed company

    Cons

    low pay, weak benefits and options.


  8. "Tyranny"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CoreSite full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are still some good people in the company and in Senior Leadership. The office space in Denver is nice. Management employees receive stock grants.

    Cons

    This company has been on the cusp of something good for so long and I think the CEO knows this which is why he has stuck around. I give him credit for tying to get us there but he really gets in his own way quite often - we have missed out on some great acquisition opportunities and have not expanded into any new markets in quite a while, the company intranet was a disaster for the longest time, and personnel management and politics remain a major issue.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO has his hand in everything, we would be much better off if the other executives were not micro-managed instead being allowed to work their specialty and pursue the best interests of the company.


  9. "Gave Me a Whole New Sense of Appreciation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CoreSite full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people and the culture at CoreSite are what make this team great. From the CEO (who feels that the company is a family in and of itself however insists on employees valuing their personal family time) to the HR team who insures holidays and special events are really enjoyable for all to the office manager who takes it upon herself to make certain every employee has everything they need, every day to be as successful as possible. Coming from a previous employer where culture was severely under valued to now working for CoreSite, simply.....WOW. The company has it's sights set in the right direction. It does not feel as if decisions are hasty or not well thought out. Everything is done with an appropriate pace and focus to insure success.

    Cons

    Inter-departmental communication could use some work. It's easy to fall into the "us vs. them" mentality between teams. It isn't something that detracts from the overall value of working at CoreSite but it is something that could use some elbow grease and attention.

    Advice to Management

    By in large, keep doing what you're doing. Maybe encourage some inter-departmental reviews instead of the quarterly reviews that are a bit "siloed". Get the teams together to review progress and areas for improvement more than once a year.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful Managers, Great Learning Experience

    Cons

    Tough learning curve at the point that I started, this was soon corrected


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Negative atmosphere, questionable ethics"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CoreSite full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    On paper, the company appears to take good care of employees. Compensation is good and there are equity incentives.

    Cons

    A lot of politics, turnover, and lack of trust. The company has a bad reputation for the way they treat sales people and it rings true - a lot of re-trading deals and squeezing sales staff internally and brokers externally on communicated fees. I think we act unethically in many cases, and am somewhat ashamed to be part of this.

    Advice to Management

    Let's honor our deals and take care of our team, too many good people being pushed out of the company!


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