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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 see-saw"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work for level 3 communications is the cafeteria. Just kidding, level 3 is a company that has struggled, but appears to be on the right track. Level 3 has posted smaller losses and has been cash flow positive for the 1st 2 qtrs of 08. Level 3 may have a lot of debt and some significant challenges coming up, but is a good company with great potential.

    Cons

    Did a poor job initially of completing merger with aquired companies in 07 thru 08. there has been a push to correct the issues with standard interval for delivery of services, and internally there has been a lot of effort to address issues with order entry, and network managment.

    Advice to Management

    keep on keepin on.


  2. "Level 3"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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