Level 3 Communications - May or may not a good place to work depending on where you are in the company...until their next round of layoffs. | Glassdoor
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"May or may not a good place to work depending on where you are in the company...until their next round of layoffs."

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

Pros

Above grade pay. Good benefits. Great location.

Cons

Top heavy with mountains of upwardly mobile manager/vp wannabe's. Lots of management with too few architects and engineers. Now outsourcing to india. This leading to eroding technical competency.

Many vertical fiefdoms have arisen, leading to pillars of incompetence with no where to turn for problem resolution. In some cases teams were taken en mass from acquired companies.

Technical criticism, regardless of merit, leads to employee's not being 'team players' , and thus fodder for the next round of layoffs.

Advice to Management

Less project managers and Directors, VP's, more end to end architects who understand the products and technical challenges the company faces. Your powerpoint presentation isn't getting work done.

Other Employee Reviews for Level 3 Communications

  1. "great pay, but watch your back"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    decent network, good pay, nice corporate campus

    Cons

    got laid off with no warning. very poor engineering staff, not interested in making sales. sales managers micromanage sales funnels. arrogant product managers and engineers not interested in product feedback or improvements. engineers always look for a reason to say no to a deal instead of being creative and innovative.

    Advice to Management

    create a sales atmosphere, not an engineering driven one. give engineers a quota for sales they work on, or a % of deals that they complete versus deals brought to them. eliminate red tape.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Jim should retire and LVLT should do a fire sale to a carrier that can actually turn a profit."

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    Current Employee - Director in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Director in Broomfield, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Location and campus, benefits were pretty good and opportunities for training.

    Cons

    Very political, incompetent managers promoting and protecting themselves while laying off the good hard workers if they don't kiss up to them.

    Advice to Management

    Complete overhaul from the top.

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