Level 3 Communications - A shooting star that lost it's shine! | Glassdoor
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"A shooting star that lost it's shine!"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Broomfield, CO
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Broomfield, CO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Leading edge technology; Very bright engineers; Easy to work with peers and other EOs. Good benefits. Great campus location. Compensation package was very decent to start with. Level 3 was a company that prided itself on finding the brightest talent to work in a positive and collaborative environment. There was a time when it was both challenging and fun to go to work each day. Alas, no more.

Cons

Lack of recognition and reward. Management does not slow down enough to recognize solid performers in necessary but unglamorous roles. Promotions (like in a lot of companies) are heavy on relationship with management chain and less on best candidate.

Advice to Management

Declare bankruptcy to remove the burden of debt. Focus on doing few things well.

Other Employee Reviews for Level 3 Communications

  1. "Take the good with the bad!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management can be very flexible with scheduling. Learning is limitless. The people at Level 3 are great to work with and are always willing to help and train. The health benefits are more than fair with a variety of choices from EPO to individual spending plans. The Private enclosed offices are great for limiting distractions. The facility (main campus) is equipped with an amazing lab where testing of network devices can be completed.

    Cons

    There is a lot of pressure to perform at a very high level with expectations not always being set to the appropriate level. Management does not hesitate to make decisions on situations that they are not knowledgeable on. The company seems to favor management that is overbearing, loud and very opinionated to the point of agony. On the job training is limited to non-existent as are processes. Level 3 is over loaded with SVP's, VP's and Directors.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees and provide a better means for employees to transfer to positions that better fit their strengths. Stop re-organizing so often and reduce the number of management roles.


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    "It Could Be A Good Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you were a former MFS Communications employee, you were treated rather well. They were very liberal with time off policies and tried to balance work and home life. Employees could start late or come in early depending on their manager, but generally it was not forbidden to work other than nine to five.

    Cons

    The HQ centric attitude. If you did not move to Broomfield, you were considered to have something wrong with you. Then you find out about other employees, working from home in far flung locales, who were politically protected. There was too great a reliance on power point decks. The flashiness of the presentation took on a greater value than the details contained within. You would be mildly ridiculed for not creating a "Level 3 Deck".

    Advice to Management

    Encourage alternative viewpoints and don't allow managers to punish employees for thinking differently. "If everyone in the room is thinking the same thing, then someone is not thinking." George S Patton, Jr.


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