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"Great people, poorly trained low-mid level managers."

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Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Broomfield, CO
Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Broomfield, CO
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great peers. The people I worked with were very knowledgeable in their areas of expertise. I would have like to stay longer just because of these people.

Cons

Lower to mid-level management is very poor. Politics play more of a role in promotions/raises/bonuses than performance.

Advice to Management

I think that training needs to be given to management of individual teams. People are not promoted for the right reasons, managers do not work to understand how an employee wants their career to progress. I would very much have liked to stay with Level 3, but after nearly 3 years (and 6 managers) I couldn't handle the disappointments with management any longer.

Other Employee Reviews for Level 3 Communications

  1. "Level 3"

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    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Great network, the biggest, fastest IP network in the world. Level 3 is the Internet! The network is in all major markets and nearly all secondary markets as well ... You get what you pay for and the network is a CHAMP!!

    Cons

    Senior management has a hard time making important strategic decisions, suffers from poor communication skills and is counting on integration of applications and tools to take the company into the next decade as a "fierce communications provider". Unfortunately, customers suffer, sales people have poor morale and the burdon on the backoffice to complete tasks is incredible.

    Advice to Management

    Hire outside people, promote from within ... move people around more.


  2. "Management overhaul needed."

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in San Carlos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Worker are pretty laid back because management does not discipline insubordination.

    Cons

    Poor Management: Managers do not have a clue how to run the business.

    Advice to Management

    Learn people skills and develop better business. Too much politics impeding progress.

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