Don't underestimate TT. He and his team has ran this company in the ground. Thousands of layoffs. Off the stock market and bankruptcy. While getting the judge and court to give him millions. He is a professional cr@$k. If you think about it, no harm... — read more
What a dump this has turned into. Since Jeff G. left, Tony T and his Sh!tb@g Team have decimated this company. How many years given? How many years screwed? There is your answer to this travesty.
The company is a habitual liar. When Windstream acquired a company I worked for, They said that they would be on-shoring the support department because they don't offshore. They never did (and in fact enhanced it, Eventually laying off departments to... — read more
T-minus 10 days until another batch gets the boot. The managers are scrambling to CYA to stay off the hit list. Good ones will be let go while the cr---y ones get to stay all because of who they are friends with outside of the office.
Nothing changes, need to get this project completed ASAP but every meeting has two times the number of managers on the call as opposed to those actually performing work. And why are the managers allowed to be less educated than the engineers? The... — read more
He is more than qualified to work for the company - meeting the qualifications of losing billions of dollars - and he probably won't have to go jail.
UNIT had $300M convertible notes issued today. Their stock dropped 10% today. Their outlook is as bleak as ours. I suspect chapter 11 coming soon to them and a few months later to us.
Anyone would care to chime in with a prediction about potential Windstream layoffs? Any chatter, news or rumors?
Layoffs happening today. Gee, a Thursday on the week before payday. Don't know numbers or all groups affected.
There are too many who are still here only because they think it will be too difficult for them to start somewhere else from scratch. I didn't get a much bigger pay after I finally left recently, but the benefit of working in a company where I feel... — read more
All I heard from customers the whole time I was at WINDSTREAM was how much they loved it when it was PAETEC. And that the service back then was wonderful. Not so much now.
Toxicity starts at the top and those at the top need to stop injecting roadblocks to the people that still give a cr-p. You are the reason this company is fundamentally broken and it will take years to rebuild this company to operational excellence... — read more
return to office. Get ready to lose good people who were staying for the modern WFH policy. This company changes its mind whichever way the wind blows. Tony Sept 2020: "Thomas said Windstream would probably permanently shift to a work-from-home... — read more
With the recent uptick in layoffs company wide has there been further discussions about closing offices? I am fully remote and formerly working in Rochester. I think there's only a handful of people in the building so why bother with keeping a... — read more
Massive layoffs today. Domestic repair is being hit hard.
I am overwhelmed more than ever. Working a ton. Some others say that they have almost no work to do and that work has slowed down.
Windstream is losing customers and money. When are the layoffs coming? Every year we layoff and make huge org changes in November and have them rolling for 1st quarter next year. With so many working remote - the water cooler news is drying up... — read more
I guess since VPs are accepting trips to the Vatican from state government chamber of commerce, we can now start taking gift cards and other gifts from vendors ourselves? Or do the executives consider it a nominal gift for themselves because of their... — read more
Time to unionize all field positions
most folks are scared to be honest because they fear its not truly anonymous. imho, who really cares? tell it like it is and let the chips fall where they may. nothing will change anyway. well actually, they will continue to trend to the bad as... — read more
Beware. Not only did Windstream drop my insurance without notice, leaving me with 3 months of physical therapy bills to pay out of pocket to the tune of over 5K........they also told a potential employer I quit without notice while I was still on... — read more
I don’t understand the need for all the sales teams first of all. Why are they still around? Its 2022 direct to consumer is the way to go. You have 3rd party, D2D, RIS, Retail (really makes sense?), and many more. Plus they compete against each other... — read more
If you work at Windstream then you are part of this group The executives seem proud of this accomplishment and of course they are taking care of themselves very very well. Have you applied for a job yet?
Does anyone know how Max is doing? Christmas is around the corner so I'm sure TT is holding your bonus to get him new dog treats. Oh he will probably keep a couple of millions for himself. Sad place this is.
New CRO fired Aaron Baker (President of East sales region) and his boss Shawn Murray this week. I hear that a ton of sales people and Biz dev managers are being putting on PIP if they are not at 1/2 of their number for the year. That is a huge number... — read more
Surrounded by "yes men" you don't have a clue how close your most loyal and experienced employees are to leaving...and are leaving. The current merit offer for next year is too little too late.
Anyone heard about a potential sales RIF in September? Not sure if it's simply cutting underperforming folks or something bigger.
Left for greener pastures a while ago but wanted to check how the software powerhouse was coming along. I’m sure tons of great software has been written by now but I can’t seem to find any mention of it anywhere. What gives?
I finally got a better offer, but now I'm kind of in a dilemma. Anyone else who has doubts whether to leave despite being sick of this place? *Those who switch and supposedly ended up in better paying jobs need to understand they were probably... — read more
News out today - so depressing. "Sixty percent of workers who switched jobs from April 2021 to March 2022 saw their real earnings jump — by 9.7 percent on average." 'Those who stuck with their company fared poorly. Only 47 percent saw their real... — read more
Hearing about it a little but was curious how widespread it was.
I know this is a layoffs forum and people are unhappy and like to vent, but there's venting and then there's venting. There's so much name-calling, insults, and condescending replies for no good reason. If you're going to turn on somebody, turn on... — read more
Remember when TT asked Judge Drain for 20 million as a incentive to keep him and his boys motivated to keep the company afloat? Today it is still declining and he got it during a bankruptcy. You got nothing. I'm done now.
OMG, you people crack me up. Living each day wondering if today is RIF day, get a life. I have been with WIN 11yrs. I remember when I first started, I would see the old timers, the dead weight, the lifers as they called themselves sitting at the... — read more
Don't be discouraged with TT slapping you like a work horse. Time has proven that things will only get worse. Now I know it's difficult to move on but you can and will. In this day and age companies are hiring, I see it everyday. Don't think for one... — read more
"Signs point to yes" says the Magic 8 ball. I may just be paranoid.
Your leader TT will take you to the promise land. Oh, after he push mows his lawn and post about how hard it was. Then he will take a trip to the Alps again and post about it. Then there is Max. He treats Max better than his employees. Then he will... — read more