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Review averages

  • 128 employees say

    Excellent (32)
    25%
    Good (18)
    14.0625%
    Satisfactory (31)
    24.21875%
    Subpar (47)
    36.71875%
    2.73
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Windstream Holdings

Reviews - What employees say

2.73 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Company Culture

Every week there are layoffs. So the stress of not knowing if you have a job from week to week is emotionally draining

Support from management

Immediate manager is great. But he can only do what he is told as well

Teamwork

My immediate team was great. We would do anything for each other. But WIN as a hole treated you like a number

Freedom to work independently

Not much micromanaging.

Internal Communication

Upper management has no clue. They post videos on line about "how great" things are while vacationing in Europe while people back home are loosing their jobs.

Career Development

You might learn some new skills to take to your next opportunity but that's about it.

Overall compensation for your work

Very low pay for what you are worth. No transparency or wage bands they keep all the a secret.

Environmental Friendliness

Everyone is so grouchy because they never know if they will have a job from week to week. Makes teamwork very hard when the employees are not motivated

Work-Life Balance

Many opportunities to work at home depending on the position

Company Image

Honestly I think they are positioning themselves to be sold. They are so far in debt it is awful!

Job Security

Layoffs every week! Always on a Thursday.

Challenging Work

Always some fire to put out. But not much direction.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Clean house of all the "C" positions. (CIO, CEO....ETC) they give them selves bonuses and not the workers. They dont value the employees at all. As long as they get their bonuses they could care less. Really look to work someplace else.

What I like about the company

Work life balance.

What I dislike about the company

Everything else. Benifits are bad. Time off is bad. Work environment is depressing and bad.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Ability to work remotely is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Windstream
  • City
    Little Rock
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT
  • 20.Jun 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Everyone is looking to jump ship

Support from management

Support is hard to come by when management has no clue what your job function is.

Teamwork

Environment is completely organized into silo’s impossible to penetrate

Freedom to work independently

Micro managed to the point it feels you have a babysitter, and management still doesn’t understand what you do.

Internal Communication

Only good if you have created solid relationships over the years

Gender Equality

Sure.

Attitude towards older colleagues

You are not valued at all. Most likely the first to be layed off solely to save money and at the detriment of customers.

Career Development

Good luck!

Overall compensation for your work

Good if you are hourly and willing to work tons of overtime to the point of losing track of what day it is.

Office / Work Environment

Decent, because of co-workers

Environmental Friendliness

Sure.

Work-Life Balance

Decent

Company Image

Pretty bad after 2 reverse stock splits and continued decline in stock price

Job Security

None. Layoffs happen every three months due to declining revenue.

Handicapped Accessibility

Sure.

Workplace Safety

Sure.

Challenging Work

Doing more with less people to try and save the company is always challenging

Inclusive / Diverse

Sure.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Executive management replacement.

What I like about the company

Personal relationships built over 10 years

What I dislike about the company

8-1 employee to manager ratio

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Windstream
  • City
    Little Rock
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 09.Apr 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

its a mixed bag here, you can tell management is trying to keep the work environment enjoyable to the employees, however the motivation behind it sometimes feels like it can retain employees at cut rate pay as they strip benefits to save money.

Internal Communication

Comunication is very good if frequency is the only thing its is being judged on, however, with routine layoffs and massive reorg's constantly going on, its hard to ever know what is going on. It is typical to hear of a layoff or a merger through the grapevine a week before the news drops.

Gender Equality

There are women in positions of power but there still seems to be a good ole boy mentality with many and many of the male managers have mostly male employees while the female managers have mostly female shops

Overall compensation for your work

They definitely underpay unless you are in a winning position when you apply. Health insurance is deplorable.

Company Image

You will hear customer service and outage nightmare stories from many of the customers

Job Security

routine layoffs, stock price dropping. lots of mergers and acquisitions, shareholder value placed above employees without a doubt

Suggestions for improvement

  • I think they have been in cost cutting mode for a while trying to make a hail mary recovery, not much is expected until that improves. Pay employees more, grow organically through having a good product and customer service instead of through acquisition. Stop all of the painful and costly integrations.

What I like about the company

some of the people there are the best you will meet.

What I dislike about the company

see above, little job security, inadequate pay, deplorable benefits

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Windstream
  • City
    Little Rock
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT

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Review averages

  • 128 employees say

    Excellent (32)
    25%
    Good (18)
    14.0625%
    Satisfactory (31)
    24.21875%
    Subpar (47)
    36.71875%
    2.73
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Windstream Holdings
2.73
128 reviews

Industry average (Telecommunications)
3.27
34,207 reviews

kununu average
3.33
2,965,000 reviews