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Updated November 18, 2016
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  1. "Sr. Tax Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales and Use Tax Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Sales and Use Tax Analyst in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Global Crossing (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great co-worker and manager. Great environment.

    Cons

    Too bad that the company was sold.


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    "Architect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked here starting in 2000 remote. Incredibly talented team of engineers delivered many firsts in the industry with an impressive top notch global network. Perhaps 50% of the engineering team worked remote and yet due to use of communications tools (eg private irc server) remained closely knit. A great team you could grow in.

    Cons

    The fat years were awesome, the lean years were emotionally challenging as serial layoffs and years of bankruptcy proceedings wore on.

    Advice to Management

    Well you're part of Level3 now.


  3. "Overall, a good learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Florham Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Florham Park, NJ

    I worked at Global Crossing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Exposure to upper management
    Fun environment

    Cons

    Layoffs as result of pending sale to Level 3
    Disconnect between upper management and lower levels could be quite dramatic


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Inevitably swallowed by a bigger fish"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Southfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Global Crossing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good to work in an industry that was dealing with cutting edge technology. Good benefits. Easy work for the money if you had a boss that took care of you.

    Cons

    Lack of accountability, due to most personnel decisions based on the 'friends and family' plan. Poor internally developed IT systems. Tough industry to make a profit.

    Advice to Management

    The M and A game within the carrier industry finally caught up with GC. The higher ups made deals that benefited competitors (Level 3, XO, etc) more than GC. No coincedence that they finally sold out, as GC was swallowed up by a rival.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company.. too bad it is gone"

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    Former Employee - Senior Planner in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Planner in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Global Crossing full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work from home. Good Salary. Good benefits - healthcare in particular. Clear processes and procedures.

    Cons

    They were positioning for sale, so all of the accoutre-me provided to employees was incentive to create a company attractive to buyers.

    Advice to Management

    Too late.


  7. "It was the best of times...It was the worst of times"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sustaining Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Sustaining Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Global Crossing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Had a wonderful talented work force

    Cons

    Constant threat of RIFs. Management was lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Good you got out when you did.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company, too bad Level 3 bought it and is killing it"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Global Crossing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good management on the GC side of the house

    Cons

    Purchased by Level 3, which is slowly laying off everyone in the Rochester, NY area.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "It was a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - NOC in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - NOC in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Global Crossing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Corporate culture was tied to the employees it had minimal extraneous BS. Keep the customers service up and happy was the main priority and everyone worked to that goal.

    Cons

    Limited promotional opportunities because nobody left this company on their own accord. Average seniority in most offices was 12+ years, which indicates that most people like working there.

    Advice to Management

    Too late for this...Level 3 has swallowed Global Crossing back in November of 2011.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Enjoyed my time and colleagues"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Global Crossing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility in time when it comes to getting work done and/or picking up a kid
    Open to new ideas in marketing that haven't been done yet
    Fun office environment

    Cons

    Small merit raises
    Lack of travel
    Some employees seemed to just be collecting pay checks

    Advice to Management

    Wish prior GC management had stayed - Level 3 execs don't seem to really have a grasp of their large company.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Was a great company built on the backs of a global culture and diverse society bridging the first global teleco."

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    Former Employee - Senior Director of Engineering in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Director of Engineering in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Global Crossing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, learn new and different technologies. Ample opportunities to move up,

    Cons

    Unfortunately, Global Crossing no longer exists and was acquired via stock purchase from Level3, a company that has yet to turn a profit in it's entire existence.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the front line and middle management. Give them the opportunity to convey how the direction of the company is affecting their groups and organizations.


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