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"Not a good place for an engineer"

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Current Employee - Market Engineer in Rochester, NY
Current Employee - Market Engineer in Rochester, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Windstream full-time (More than a year)

Pros

none. Everyone in my department is looking for work elsewhere.

Cons

Since Windstream acquired my company, they have put me in a position that has nothing to do with my background and training (Network Engineer). They have me doing budgeting and finance work, but refuse to give me the proper training (or any training) to do my new job, They are only concerned with immediate profits and dividends, they are not concerned with having a stable network and happy customers.

Advice to Management

Listen to your technical engineers. When they are all dissatisfied, your business is not sustainable.

Other Employee Reviews for Windstream

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Windstream sucks in the West"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Windstream full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fortune 500 experience
    Salary can be decent if you negotiate
    Nice office

    Cons

    Poor infrastructure - single switch, no EoC, no fiber, no data centers. Mostly reselling AT&T, AboveNet, XO, and others. Pricing is usually high. "Why should I buy AT&T from you?". Very little name recognition. Tedious and confusing sales systems. No usable CRM. Terrible record for implementing successfully. Small install base and few are reference-able. All problems roll back downhill to the sales people with ineffective managerial support.

    Advice to Management

    Demand infrastructure investment immediately. Learn how to differentiate talented people and give them incentive to want to stick around. Recognize the challenges and set realistic, achievable goals for reps. Reduce the environment of constant anxiety. Fire dead weight quicker.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Hands down, the most nepotism that I have ever experienced in a workplace."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Service and Repair Specialist I in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Service and Repair Specialist I in Indianapolis, IN
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits for the area.

    Cons

    Very unfair, arbitrary and nepotistic promotions.

    Advice to Management

    DO NOT allow family members to supervise and promote each other.

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