Level 3 Communications

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3 people found this helpful  

Many years as employee in various positions

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Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Denver, CO (US)
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Denver, CO (US)

I have been working at Level 3 Communications full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Lots of desire to dominate the world of communications. Well capitalized. Generally pays very well. Beautiful campus set near Denver Colorado.

Cons

Difficult to accomplish some projects because of "pocket veto". Overly focused on capex expenses as opposed to operating costs. Has become less agile as it has grown larger and larger.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Are you in too many businesses?

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great place if you are lucky to have one of the existing gold mine accounts.

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    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Level 3 Communications full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good network, solid technical delivery to Fortune 50 customers and large internet providers of larger pipes. Big bandwidth users just keep buying more.

    Cons

    Everything outside of their wholesale, service provider and content business. B2B services for SMB market and Enterprise are a joke with small footprint and reluctance to serve what they call "OFF NET" locations (which most businesses are). Don't take a B2B sales job here, it is a turnover factory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to the wholesale backbone business, you have no clue how to sell to the B2B market and lack any consumer segment revenue to support solid last mile products, you will never beat AT&T or VZ at this game. Service offerings are simply not competitive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's not bad

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Broomfield, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Broomfield, CO (US)

    I have been working at Level 3 Communications full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work option, decent co-workers, decent management. Not afraid to embrace new technologies.

    Cons

    Worker morale is low. Most of the work seems to be integration issues, no "new" development. Company seems confused about where it's headed. (probably reflected in the stock price)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get profitable?

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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