Cbeyond

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Cbeyond Reviews

Updated 19 January 2015
Updated 19 January 2015
326 Reviews
3.1
326 Reviews
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Cbeyond Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Geiger
Jim Geiger
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company has strong sales training program and will prepare you for the "real world (in 24 reviews)

  • It has been a great opportunity for entry level experience into Cisco and telecom technologies (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Anyone who says long hours has a different point of view than I do (in 28 reviews)

  • Every day you are out there beating the bushes knocking on door to door of local businesses (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great people and experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cbeyond

    Pros

    Good compensation and company values. Work life balance

    Cons

    Company was sold, complete overhaul

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not bad at all.

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    Current Employee - Incident Management Center in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Incident Management Center in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Cbeyond full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The learning potential is limitless...... You chose your path.

    Cons

    This company has been sold.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Hiring mill

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative III in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative III in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Cbeyond full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    only positive - you get treated well if uou make a sale.

    Cons

    Horrible training, horrible managment, horrible product. Was told i could implement cloud solutions to smb market. Only given one zip code and couldnt take any fiber buildings. I could basically only sell to those who carry att uverse and comcast triple play of which our offerings were almost 10x the price. Theyve totally saturated the market with horrible customer experiences. I would get thrown out of buildings regularly by even memtioning their brand name. Sales amongst those in my group were minimal out of about 30 sales reps. They where going through a by out and laid everyone off within the three months that i was there. So i just chalk it up to wrong place wrong time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get another brand name.....oh nice....welcome to Birch....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cbeyond full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong leadership and had very strong revenue growth

    Cons

    Business Model dependent on persvasive last mile (T-1s) which unfortunately have become antiquated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Worked to transform the company but the transformation needed to have happened more quickly or started sooner.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Former Territory Sales Rep

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Cbeyond full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great co workers, decent money, looks good on a resume, good sales training

    Cons

    horrible long hours, may be in dangerous territories, extremely difficult sell

  7.  

    Career Beginning

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Cbeyond

    Pros

    Loved the family environment and coworkers.

    Cons

    Indirect changes that resulted in the company being sold

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more humane

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Cbeyond is a place that will most likely only be a temporary pit stop in your career.

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    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at Cbeyond as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    I was lucky to work in a group of intelligent people. There was a good work/life balance and the work was extremely manageable.

    Cons

    However, there were many employees that were too incompetent to allow any sort of progress. Upper level management is very short sighted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think long term instead of quarter-to-quarter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Opportunity to gain B2B Sales Experience

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive
    Current Employee - Sales Executive

    I have been working at Cbeyond full-time

    Pros

    Great People
    Young and Hardworking Corporate Culture
    Promotions based on performance

    Cons

    The work is extremely tough and not for everyone

  10.  

    A great learning experience and training into selling technology solutions.

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Cbeyond full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It started off as a fantastic work environment, fast paced but very team oriented. The learning was non-stop, there are courses that you can take online provided by the company through what was called Cbeyond University. Also, there were many advancement opportunities, and the commissions were uncapped.

    Cons

    The products don't work that well. Some of the very basic services worked ok, but any of the technologically advanced services were poorly supported. In the Spring of 2014, Cbeyond was acquired by a company called Birch Communications and backwoods rinky-dink outfit hell bent on destroying everything good that Cbeyond founder Jim Geiger created. Birch's primary means of sales are from POTs lines, the most basic of basic phone lines (POTs stands for Plain Old Telephone, like pay phones and elevator alarms) and have no interest in "Solutions" for customers. They also are very cheap, "nickel and diming" customers with things like overages on long distance, and having too many emails in your inbox They are slowly but surely driving out all the employees that have high salaries, even going so far as to refer to employees as "Cost Centers".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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