They are desperate. Experienced people quitting while HR is begging for people to mentor the less skilled. Sending out bulk emails to get positive reviews on employment sites. Some mo--n wanting CAs to send in videos to try to get people to join... read more
Topics regarding layoffs at Windstream Corp.
I am really surprised that someone posted this and it has stayed up as long as it has, and the attention it is getting. Here is the post. The comments get better. "Just curious as to awarding bonus's at a time when I believe our upper management... read more
Received official notice - your services are no longer needed.
A bunch of people have commented that Windstream’s CLEC business may not be very viable. I can see how relying on others’ facilities to serve customers may not have good prospects. How about situations where Windstream has its own fiber (leased from... read more
Windstream filed a list of “rejected” (cancelled) contracts in bankruptcy court today: http://www.kccllc.net/windstream/document/1922312190614000000000106 They all look like various types of sales agent agreements: sales agents, community partners... read more
https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Windstream-Reviews-E41693.htm I just checked this out and was surprised to see Windstream has lots of open positions they’re trying to fill. I was also interested to see reviewers give them 2.8 out of 5 stars which... read more
I am curious as to what power union reps have at the bargaining table within this bankruptcy come contract time. This seems now to be an ace for windstream in the future negotiations. Haven't heard anything out of CWA, you?
http://www.kccllc.net/windstream/document/1922312190612000000000009 Interesting skim -- shows what they're working on and where. Not sure about the Montego Bay hotel.
Stream post questioned why Windstream decided to outsource to Mexico for tech support. Valid question... it’s been nothing short of a nightmare for many that have to deal with these clowns. To make matters worse TT has the nerve to throw his two... read more
In March, Windstream requested the court approve a 270-day extension of their exclusive period to file a plan from June 25, 2019 to March 23, 2020 to then be followed by a 60-day exclusive period to solicit votes for its plan. That would have meant... read more
http://www.kccllc.net/windstream/document/1922312190610000000000057 The official notice includes the form and procedure
https://markets.businessinsider.com/bonds/7_750-windstream-holdings-bond-2020-us97381wan48 Windstream's unsecured bonds are trading at 28 cents on the dollar - about where they were several days after Windstream filed for bankruptcy. This represents... read more
I’m only aware of two since the Great Depression: Hawaiian Telecom - bought by private equity from Verizon in 2004. Too much debt, bankrupt in 2008. Reduced debt through bankruptcy and got new management. Sold to Cincinnati Bell in 2017 Fairpoint -... read more
A landlord has filed a complaint that Windstream has not paid it any rent since the bankruptcy filing: http://www.kccllc.net/windstream/document/1922312190607000000000001 The whole point of the $1 billion debtor-in-possession line of credit is to... read more
What a cheap way for Windstream to continue its BS propaganda campaign: "Customer satisfaction is, of course, our top priority, and I encourage you to continue to reassure our customers that our operations remain unchanged..." Let me understand this... read more
This is not a market share list but instead the editors' own list (alphabetically sorted) with comments: https://www.channelpartnersonline.com/article/cp-list-revisited-20-top-sd-wan-providers-for-2019/ Windstream not included but VeloCloud is
https://www.barrons.com/articles/aurelius-hedge-fund-stake-windstream-holdings-spinoff-uniti-group-elliot-capital-51559589062 "After all that." "An ugly court battle resulted in a corporate bankruptcy earlier this year, and now the hedge fund at the... read more
We lost $33M in the month of April and had to draw $200M from our line of credit. This buys us a few more months. At this rate we are all toast by December, our burn rate of cash is way too high to sustain the business. This is pretty much it, folks... read more
I haven’t heard what the current churn rate is. However I can’t think it’s improving. That being said how do you restructure if customers are leaving faster than you can sign up new customers.
Good read! "Culture is more important than vision. Some leaders have great vision, but have created a toxic culture where that vision will never happen." "Culture eats strategy for breakfast."... read more
Can Human Resources provide some assistance for those of us left behind as management grabs all the dough? Can you provide guidelines on Dumpster Diving or perhaps supply ever office with locations of nearby charity clothing or food bank locations... read more
As filed with the court: http://www.kccllc.net/windstream/document/1922312190531000000000020
Today, I went into the executive suite bathroom and looked in the toilet. To my suprise someone, somehow got cr4p on the front of the toilet bowl. How exactly do you do this? Were they riding the pony backwards or something? I've seen this move done... read more
I’ve heard the sales team and account management will be transitioned under 1 organization. Management is still working on the plan. Consolidation is coming
What’s going to happen to the account huggers when they are replaced by a regional sales team. We’re replacing the huggers with the best available sales talent. We will no longer pay you guys to baby sit and collect orders when they hit your box. You... read more
Frontier sells 350k lines in Pacific Northwest to private investors: https://www.telecompetitor.com/frontier-to-sell-operations-in-four-states-for-1-3-billion/ Does this mean there's a market for ILEC operations? For some of Windstream's in... read more
Would you recommend Windstream as a place to work to your family?
I left the company about a month ago and was real honest about my review. I said there was no opportunity for advancement, and that the management team needed work. They asked if I wanted a call back from HR, and I said yes. No person has called me... read more
Make sure to submit your kind reviews on Glassdoor today! Uncle Tony is taking us into the future, with a side of chilli.
New standard issued today by MEF (formerly the Metro Ethernet Forum) • https://www.telecompetitor.com/mef-sd-wan-draft-standard-released/ Other stuff: I tried to find who from Windstream is involved with the MEF but I couldn't find a name: •... read more
Management just filed a motion to extend the time necessary to review the Uniti lease (and other leases) by another 9 months. http://www.kccllc.net/windstream/document/1922312190527000000000002 Interesting quote: “In bringing this motion, the Debtors... read more
Management has filed a request to extend the process to Spring 2020. http://www.kccllc.net/windstream/document/1922312190527000000000001 This includes the debtor-in-possession’s (“DIP” — i.e., management and the board) period of exclusivity to file a... read more
This seems popular. Not sure why but someone out there wants this address know. Just trying to help them out.
I know desperate times call for desperate measures, but aren’t times like this also a period when the company should be more considering towards the employees, as the people that built everything and the people whose lives are being destroyed. One... read more
http://www.kccllc.net/windstream/ Governmental Bar Date Important Dates, Deadlines & DocumentsShow All Dates Governmental Bar Date August 26, 2019 (4:00 p.m. ET) General Bar Date July 15, 2019 (4:00 p.m. ET) Omnibus Hearing June 17, 2019 (10:00 a.m... read more
https://seekingalpha.com/article/4266301-uniti-windstream-brothers-arms?dr=1 Looks like TT and Ken cannot play nice in the sandbox together. I have a feeling that part of the chapter 11 gets pushed out until the end. WIN doesn't want to lease/own any... read more
Know your rights. Often, the management at a business will try to discourage employees from forming a union, as union workers usually get higher pay and better working conditions than non-union workers. It's important to know your legal rights when... read more