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Internap is a good place to work for a small company of 450 employees.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Network Engineer in Atlanta, GA (US)
Current Employee - Network Engineer in Atlanta, GA (US)

I have been working at Internap Network Services

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great PTO plan, paid parking, and good health benefits with Cigna. Groups are organized but some can have improved communications. Shome tools for looking are data are not good at all and need a major overhall and the company just keeps promising to give us better tools but never delivers claiming budget troubles, etc.

Cons

VP level mgmt does not talk openly to the rest of staff. People do not say hello in the hall hardly ever unless they already know you. Many seem either tired, bored or over worked so maybe that is why they never say hello. Seems the culture is to go on and be busy at your desk and not get to know anyone.

Advice to Management

Stop being away from the common workers or base employees and get to know them by having face to face interactions.

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    One step forward and two steps back

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Internap Network Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Networking team and NOC are pretty sharp, but many other areas of the company are severely lacking.

    I think most employees are trying to do the right thing, but it's more of a skill problem than a will problem. Obviously this is a generalization.

    Salaries are competitive.

    Great product for customers.

    Executives are trying to make things better, and there have been several good improvements over the past two years. I really liked it when they reached out to employees for feedback and also when executives held the ad hoc innovation competition in the 3rd quarter of 2014. Both of these efforts were great.

    Cons

    Lower to Middle management adds little to no value in my department. Internap puts non-technical people in charge of technical people and gives the technical people very little voice in decision making.

    Internap is a small company which acts like a big company. Hierarchy and rank are valued over good ideas.

    Some people take advantage of the disorganization by sitting at their desk and pretending to work instead of actually working. This is not the norm, but it happens enough to be noticeable.

    When key positions are vacated, those key leaders' positions stay vacant for too long. This causes a leadership vacuum, and the surrounding incompetence flows into the vacuum created by the missing leader.

    Advice to Management

    I can see lots of effort being made to improve things, so please keep that up. It has made a difference.

    Not every problem can be solved by hiring a consultant. Sometimes we should focus more on hiring good employees and less on contracting with a short-term, temporary consultant. Especially management consultants.

    I would recommend Internap stock as a "buy" because of the great product, but not because of the good employees. This is a generalization, because there are many excellent employees. But there are enough average and below average employees to drag the mean down. The area which could use the most improvement is lower-to-middle management.

  2. Work and Life is what you make of it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Internap Network Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been with the company for about 6 years now. I have seen many people come and go. The funny thing is that so many of the persons that have left, have come back to Internap. I think that speaks volumes to the people that work here! I have been with several companies and this is the one that I call home. Benefits are very good and you are always learning new technologies.

    Cons

    So the thing about Cons, is what you make of them. Leadership direction: we are in a constant state of flux because we have to be in this industry. The leadership has pushed us from a simple IP company to add - colo - Managed Hosting - multiple Cloud products. For some this is hard task to grasp, if learning new technology is not for you then Internap is not for you. Work-life balance -- that is up to you...no one can manage your time for you.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key. Keep people involved in what the company direction is now and going forward. Point out successes more on a company scale.

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