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SoftLayer Reviews

Updated June 3, 2017
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Pros
  • Free snacks and drinks are a plus (in 21 reviews)

  • Great company with great benefits (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • There is/was a serious lack of training from the supervisors and management (in 4 reviews)

  • years of direct experience in the Data Center world (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience working with Softlayer. Great company with great benefits.

    Cons

    IBM merger is changing the culture of Softlayer.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Server Build Technician"

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    Current Employee - Server Build Technician in Tukwila, WA
    Current Employee - Server Build Technician in Tukwila, WA

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

    Pros

    Good experience. Perfect as a entry level job.

    Cons

    Pay low compared to similar jobs in area

  3. Helpful (2)

    "SoftLayer Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits, work schedule, and learning from the ground up

    Cons

    None at the moment


  4. "Amazing Experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SoftLayer as an intern

    Pros

    The company was amazing and everyone was very friendly.

    Cons

    It is very hard to contact the right person now when you have an issue because IBM is now in charge of management.


  5. "Softlayer review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good environment , great co-workers!

    Cons

    Needs more planning for intern projects and please provide domain knowledge as a part of training new employees!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "It is a very good experience!"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer, I in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer, I in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. One of the best vacation plans. Good work environment. Lots of things to learn. Very good for your resume.

    Cons

    IBM bought it. IBM policies makes things tough for all. Employee or the senior management is not to be blamed. It's the IBM :/


  7. "A year at softlayer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    freedom , support and great learning experience .
    CBNO :"Challenging But Not Overwhelming"

    Cons

    Might require staff (undergoing process)

  8. "Very good experience"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer - Summer Intern in Dallas, TX
    Former Intern - Software Engineer - Summer Intern in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SoftLayer as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The team I worked for as an intern was amazing. Everyone person in the team was very helpful and very welcoming.

    Cons

    I don't really feel there are any cons.


  9. "A company that truly values their employees."

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    Current Employee - Key Accounts Executive in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Key Accounts Executive in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SoftLayer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Empowered to make the best decisions for my clients. True value in selling the company, more advantages than any other cloud provider. Great pay, solid benefits, great work environment.

    Cons

    Slow progression up the corporate chain although this is due to very low turnover.


  10. "Excellent Place"

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    Current Employee - Customer Systems Administrator in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Systems Administrator in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SoftLayer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Growth and tons of potential

    Cons

    fast paced better hold on!


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