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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 for 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

Other Reviews for Level 3 Communications

  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 for more than a 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  

    An unhappy group of negative people coming from Level 3 who don't know what real team work is.

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    Current Employee - Legal Department  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Legal Department in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Level 3 Communications full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are no reasons to work there. Unless you enjoy going to work every morning listening to people in missery and complaining.

    Cons

    Unhappy, undervalued staff. Staff in Level 3 is not the most important assess. In Global Crossing they were continuously voicing that their most important assess along with customers was employees. They could not exist without our motivated and exception workforce in GC. Level 3 is completely different. They don't care about their work force at all. There's the door if you don't like it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember and value your employees... you wouldn't be able to operate without them. They seem so miserable they could just walk out at any minute. What kind of management does that to people?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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