Cbeyond

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Cbeyond Reviews

Updated 4 March 2015
Updated 4 March 2015
332 Reviews
3.1
332 Reviews
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Cbeyond Chairman, President, and CEO 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Decent place, better than normal culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior PM in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior PM in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Cbeyond

    Pros

    Great place to advance to a different level of career. Many opportunities to transition to a new career.

    Cons

    "Culture" was sometimes overdone, but they meant well. They were behind the times when it came to telecommuting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to maintain the attitude of taking care of your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Don't believe the hype.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cbeyond

    Pros

    Can be a good springboard to more lucrative sales jobs.

    Cons

    Terrible company culture. Cesspool-ish and frat-like. So many sports movie clips.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people like Aaron Plotkin.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Customer Care

    Former Employee - Customer Care in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Care in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Cbeyond

    Pros

    I loved the benefits and facilities

    Cons

    it's was easy work for good pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

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  5.  

    Great people and experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Bad then worse now

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Cbeyond

    Pros

    Use to be a good environment for your resume, no longer.

    Cons

    .Worked at Cbeyond over 6 years. Sketchy then and 10 times worse now that Birch has bought them out. Birch has no focus they are willing to share with the employees. Shady work ethics and dishonesty with 75% of Management with many of them who have a Little Napoléon attitude. Skip Birch altogether. College grads..look elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try being a human with at least minimal emotions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Would give 0 stars if possible

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Edina, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Edina, MN (US)

    I worked at Cbeyond

    Pros

    Free red bull amd alcohol.

    Cons

    Everything. This is your sleaziest of sleazy sales positions. Their model is to hire kids right out of college that don't know any better, and then run them into the ground. They don't care abp7t turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not worth it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Steer Clear

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cbeyond

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    12 hour+ days, door to door sales in burned out territories

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The product is out of date and makes your customers miserable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Not bad at all.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    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 a 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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