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"a Company with a great possibilities and a short attention span."

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Broomfield, CO
Former Employee - Project Manager in Broomfield, CO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Level 3 Communications full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Pays well, on site gym, nice campus, Many caring and wonderful people

Cons

Huge debt causes short attention span, never finish one thing before you go to the next. This often results in redoing things later

Advice to Management

Be less desperate. Open opportunities to people from all of the companies, not just your old cronies from OK.

Other Employee Reviews for Level 3 Communications

  1. Helpful (4)

    "The worst place I have ever worked."

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    Former Employee - Director in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Director in Broomfield, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Level 3 Communications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They have large salaries and good benefits.

    Cons

    - Very clicky. If you are not part of the good old boy regime that is the drivers seat at that specific point in time, then forget about moving ahead. Fact.
    - It does not matter if you speak six languages and you are a triple phd, they will lay you off to achieve capex goals. Fact. So don't look for any loyalty or reward for performance above and beyond.
    - While they try to figure out how to integrate all the various companies that are merged into Level 3, the answer is to lay good people off instead of trying to figure out who has skills that can be used in various locations around the US. Fact.
    - Performance Evaluations are a joke. They force management to use ratings of Fails to meet, Meets, or Exceeds; and then mgmnt is forced to put a percentage of employees in the Fails to meet category, even if people are doing a good job. Fact. Nothing creates demotivation like this horrible performance review system.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and retain true leaders that inspire people and that have integrity and experience at leading people, not yes-men that have run the company and prior companies into the ground. Reward innovation and performance, stop keeping dishonest people that are stealing from the company and making it impossible for people to do their jobs. Entrust people to do their jobs and empower them.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Better than an ILEC, but that's not a high bar"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Top notch tier 1 network

    Cons

    Massive debt obligations forces company to cut regularly

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