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36 English questions out of 36

17 June 2019

What is health insurance like at Windstream?

Pros

Some departments and business units are gems, buried inside a mismanaged lumbering behemoth. Choose wisely. Hope that the gems get spun off.

Cons

Self-serving unethical senior management, who pay themselves huge bonuses while driving the company under. Deliberately not paying vendors on time, for years, before and after filing for bankruptcy. Delusional belief that they can rebuild the entire company around a few favored small teams doing software development work while never fixing service delivery problems or recognizing other product development work in the company. CEO read a book on agile methodology. Bonus for managers: "Drink the kool-aid" rah-rah conference calls from senior management, as if that's what the company needs to perform better. No merit raises for salaried staff for four years. Awful healthcare benefits with high cost and a huge spousal surcharge to propel you toward your spouse's plan instead of Windstream's.

Advice to Management

Suck it up and live like the rest of the hoi polloi instead of enriching yourselves at everyone else's expense.

Awful healthcare benefits with high cost and a huge spousal surcharge to propel you toward your spouse's plan instead of Windstream's.

17 June 2019

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30 May 2019

Does Windstream offer sponsored degrees?

Pros

Windstream has really invested in my personal and professional growth. They have a tuition reimbursement program that has been instrumental in me completing graduate programs and professional certifications. They have invested in my career giving me great training and exposure that has allowed me to promote internally several times. Very flexible working environment!

Cons

Don’t really have a con.

They have a tuition reimbursement program that has been instrumental in me completing graduate programs and professional certifications.

30 May 2019

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15 July 2018

What is the retirement plan like at Windstream?

Pros

Decent pay, tons of upside if you have a good sales rep, good team of engineers to support you.

Cons

No raises in 2 years, lots of RFI's, terrible medical and 401k plan

Advice to Management

I wish you luck in turning the company around!

No raises in 2 years, lots of RFI's, terrible medical and 401k plan

15 July 2018

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29 August 2020

Does Windstream offer dental insurance?

Pros

Remote working flex hours good dental

Cons

Turnover is happening a lot more

Advice to Management

Transparency needed

Remote working flex hours good dental

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24 July 2019

Does Windstream have a pension plan?

Pros

Left alone if you get your work done. Good Dental and Vision insurance. Good PTO.

Cons

Heavy work load but manageable. Health insurance is terrible. No Pension Plan. 401k terrible. No merit raise for salaried employees therefore, will make less next year if insurance premiums go up. If a person takes a different role like a managers job they will get only a small raise compared to a person that is given that same role but new to the company. Manager jobs are filled many times through the buddy system.

Advice to Management

Show your employees some appreciation for the job that they do. Give your retirees a go away party. Show some respect.

No Pension Plan.

24 July 2019

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36 English questions out of 36