One reason for the layoffs is to drive down wage costs so they can pay management bonuses. What is your position and what do you make annually? Also, if laid off recently state that detail - lets see how things shake out. Oh and letting us know what you make is a thing nowadays supported by the Government
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made 58k when I left in 2017. i was proactive and learned to be an electrician while working at WS, and now I make almost 200k.
watching friends get laid off sux. i don't know why people stay unless they're scared to leave for some reason. or people who do nothing all day and they don't want to lose that (many managers do NOTHING all day). there is no comfort in fear though. the problem with working at a place like WS is that many of the jobs have zero transferable skills, and telecom is dead for employment unless you're in sales. everything else is being automated or offshored. get trained in a trade and you're pretty much set for life. or at least take some classes so you can get the he-l out of telecom.
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Network Analyst I, Voice, Data, and Transport repair special circuit responsibilities and a lead.
Base is 55k
diffs and OT I usually hit 65-70k
I've quietly quit and hate it but this place did it to me. I kinda feel like my managers who are busy all day are also doing nothing. Sometimes techs take 15-30 minutes to respond but when I mention it no one really wants to make waves. I suspect some folks have second jobs and thinking about that myself. Was just hit up to go to another isp for one job instead of 4 for 36/h aka 75k
I used to work hella hard
Open salary discussions is part of DEI and ESG initiatives which Windstream embraces. Perhaps Mary M should send out a memo to all Windstreamers so they know that sharing salary and pay details is part this equity strategy.
Windstream doesn’t let you discuss salary. It’s term according to my old manager, NP.
Revealing your salary was NEVER up to the government, it's according to company policy.
Wrong. A company policy to not discuss salary at work would be a violation of the National Labor Relations Act.
Revealing your salary was NEVER up to the government, it's according to company policy. Not that it ever stopped anyone. What someone makes is used for comparisons and lawsuits, if the company has an unfair pay policy.
You do realize we have employee resource groups, and that clearly you weren't comfortable here.
Best of luck snowflake.
Project Mgr, 85k yearly.
Left WIN about 7 months ago. Now making 145k yearly. Great benefits, large tables in lunch room to play cards. I am openly g-y and my new company supports my life style unlike WIN. You need to take a leap of faith and take on a new position. Other companies treat their people much better than WIN.
Eng 1 making 66k. One job change in the company with 8 years in.
If you can stand to be associated with these people quietly quitting while you look for something else is the way to go here. It kind of screws the couple people who are still trying but its probably whats best for you individually.
I honestly don't give a sh-t anymore, I see people get promoted based on protected status over highly qualified people, so I've essentially quietly quit.
I left WIN making 75k, got another job making 165k, plus free insurance, a private jet and all the weed I can smoke. WIN begged me to come back offering me 185k but I turned it down. these jobs are out there you just need to look.
I changed jobs three times while at Windstream. I left in 2018 as a Project Manager $66k for the same position at a competitor making $100k and for 2022 ... I cleared $140k. There are pros and cons, but it's definitely worth it to leave and move around if your salary is not in line with the current market.
Frame tech 57 K
I was an engineer making about $74K at the company. I decided to leave to a competitor and am making $110K/yr, annual bonus, and 4-5% yearly raise. WIN does not pay folks what they are worth - not even close; unless you move around within the company chasing a higher wage. WIN does have some very talented folks, and it is not right how they are poorly compensated for the amount of work they are expected to do.
New hires, particularly those with experience, might receive a higher wage because this is how you attract experienced new talent to the company, but those that have been with the company a while are the ones that get the shaft when it comes to compensation.
Working for a telecom provider is like playing Russian roulette - you never know when a layoff is going to hit and you get selected.
Elite technical support III $21.41 per hour. I honestly don't know how I manage to eat.
NT - mid 80's or more depending on OT
Left WS for a lateral move, 75k, better benefits, half the workload and better co-workers. Also, less DEIB woke-ism.
Former manager almost 70k recently laid off
I make 3 percent more than I did in 2019 and in 2019 I made 3 percent more than I did in 2016. Unfortunately, inflation has greatly increased more than these raises so I am down about 15% over the past 6 years
I've changed positions about half a dozen times or so through the last 10+ years. I'm in low 90's now.
Engineer low 100K
CST unlimited OT put me at 100K last year
Sorry ,engineer mid 90s.. techs are almost making the same.
Started in 2002 at 35k, ended in 2022 at 85k.
Changed positions 3 times over the years from NOC to an engineering team.