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Windstream Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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  • Upper management seems to change with every new acquisition with (in 50 reviews)

  • Sales job sometimes crosses over into customer service but most of the time focusing on Sales (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Good thus far but I believe my days are numbered as everyone has been here much longer than me and I am expendable."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Amherst, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Amherst, NY
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teamwork and highly qualified people that want to do a good job. The pay can be excellent in large deals

    Cons

    The red tape to get orders processes. In acquisition mode with lots of layoffs and stress. They laid people off in groups on a single call and mass fired with little detail as to pay, commission, etc. excellent people let go while less qualified remained on.


  2. "Security Team"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Windstream full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The experience is great and you get plenty of opportunity to grow in your career

    Cons

    There is a communication issue but they're working on that

  3. "Unpredictable if that is what you like"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Windstream full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and standard benefits.

    Cons

    Constant rumors of layoff in the past and eventually layoffs came to fruition. High out of pocket and high deductible insurance. But, that seems to be the standard...

    Advice to Management

    I was with the company for almost 2 years and never received a raise or review good or bad. Communication with management was minimal. My position was eliminated without warning or explanation. Management feedback might be somethign you could work on.


  4. "Depends"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Windstream full-time

    Pros

    Team was great, projects were awesome, was on top of new technologies

    Cons

    management makes decision without thinking of employees, lot of mass layoff


  5. "Account Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Ephrata, PA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Ephrata, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Loved my co-workers and manager in Ephrata, PA. Good culture and probably the best job I ever had. Would have stayed if didn't have to care for ailing parents.

    Cons

    Highly competitive market and product...difficult to sell dedicated bandwidth and justify the cost against cable modem (not comparing apples to apples).

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  6. "DEAF, DUMB, & BLIND - A story of an ILEC that wants CLEC business but can't figure it out."

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    Former Employee - Major Account Executive
    Former Employee - Major Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Windstream full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They pay every two weeks and have decent benefits.

    Cons

    Windstreams reputation is in the gutter - so good luck finding prospects or existing customers to give you business. Windstream has a long history of buying and destroying CLEC companies (PAETEC, NUVOX, ETC) and treating their customers like dirt. Last year they bought a "bottom of the barrel" telecom company called Earthlink and for some reason decided that they should run the CLEC Enterprise business. This was ANOTHER brilliant move which will keep this company in turmoil for years to come.

    Advice to Management

    Kids, where are your parents? You need a serious whoopin!


  7. "Network Engineer III"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, I enjoy everyday!!

    Cons

    Due to company growth, change is constant.

  8. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Director in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large footprint to work in
    Diversity in departments

    Cons

    High deductible insurance
    Layoffs every 6 months

    Advice to Management

    Find the path for the company and stick to the plan and execute it along with change management for the employees


  9. "Decent Company Expanding"

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

    I worked at Windstream full-time

    Pros

    Company was expanding through acquisition

    Cons

    Leadership was still in flux


  10. "Windstream"

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

    I worked at Windstream full-time

    Pros

    None at all that I can think of.

    Cons

    Constant layoffs. Does not have good management and leadership.


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