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"Small company perspective with big company obligations"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at CenturyLink full-time

Pros

People are generally friendly and pleasant to work with; desire to keep things not overly complicated and be bogged down in complicated procedures and processes.

Cons

Small town Louisiana executives running a major corporation. Small company perspective not appropriate for the size and complexity of the entire corporation. Headquarters in Monroe, LA and salary structure limiting in terms of the talent at the senior executive level.

Other Employee Reviews for CenturyLink

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Company is bad for your health"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Sales in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has good benefits which it is trying to take away.

    Cons

    The Corporation is anti-union, micro manages, management is afraid of talented employees, thus promotes unqualified people to management, Century Link also fires employees for little reason and frequently, sets metric numbers at unreasonable levels which causes poor customer service by stressed out employees. This corporation is also anti-union and can't settle union contracts in a timely manner. The bottom line is all about numbers and little about employee satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    Go work someplace else.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Swamp People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CenturyLink full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Union is still strong, local management team gets out of the way so I can do my job, benefits are ok but nothing spectacular, job stays at work. Able to move around and advance.

    Cons

    Constant shuffling of Directors, VP's, and business units each with a new direction. Bitter legacy CenturtTel people (they feel entitled to jobs because "they bought Qwest" even if they have far less experience running a global company. What worked for a department of 15 does not translate to success with a combined group of 200 people. Weirdo religion overtones. Benefits and pay are under attack. Everything is going to be contracted out.

    Advice to Management

    Assume the people doing the job know how to do it best rather than someone 1000 miles away. Metrics just for the sake of having something to measure are pointless.

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