I don’t know how the top of this company thinks it’s possible to have a quality product while at the same time requiring to do more with less. That is simply impossible. The quality is significantly declining and this is becoming noticeable... — read more
I notice a lot of people saying that nobody is safe here anymore, but that's not true. My coworker who rarely does anything beyond the bare minimum is never worried about his job. He's good friends with our manager's manager (I have my suspicions on... — read more
Windstream thinks they can do more with less..all this does is drive the remaining employees into the ground. People are working 60-70 hours a week with on call and after hours already. This last one may cause an exodus of people who were already... — read more
It seems that the so-called "stealth" layoffs are not so stealth anymore since so many people now know about them. Good. Is there any way to know exactly how many people received their walking papers? I'm trying to figure out how big this round was... — read more
I am no longer with WS left prior to BK. How are they now matching the 401k? They used to match with WS stock. They did this to save on cash. Pay with stock instead of actual dollars. Look where that went. So are they matching in cash now? — read more
Getting word that the axe has fallen on some of our team. Of course, NOBODY in upper management has the stones to publicly address any of it. Hearing field operations and OSP so far, but it's all through the grapevine.
Did Lil T, Mr Bear, 2 times timeshare men, and other deplorables jump on Airstream and head to PTC during omnicron outbreak to try and make business in the Pacific. Shoot they can’t run a network in rural KY why would anyone buy type 2 off net... — read more
Hoping senior management reads this post and address the concerns - but not really expecting solutions as that is not their style! Considering working for Windstream? If so would a 3% pay adjustment every three years (equating to 1% annual raise)... — read more
Y'all give TT a break and be gentle. He has really had it tough and all with Max taking his reading chair. Push mowing that yard has been brutal. He will calm down after his vacation and come back to a world class network. Just keep suffering and... — read more
Our management is a big disappointment.... Sometimes I wonder if they even know what they are doing. They are almost completely disconnected from employees. This quickly became one of the most disorganized companies I've worked for. If the... — read more
Elliott........when? We are waiting. Too much synergy. A bunch of fluff management doing nothing at both companies. Time to stir the pot! https://www.elliottmgmt.com/ write them..........toot your ho-n because the piped piper is coming... — read more
I hope W S gets bought out and employees are treated the same way they treated employees of companies they bought out. I worked NY/Ct/MA area. I worked for a company that was bought by W S. Management (M J) and existing employees (D B) treated us... — read more
Is there any new information/ rumors about the next round of layoffs? Honestly, I would love to be a layoff target because I have less and less motivation to work in an atmosphere like this. The air is thicker than ever.
I'm thinking we're about to witness the kind of exodus of employees that can destroy a company.
TT almost acted like he thought Windstream had a resilient network this morning. I hope he enjoyed his room service lunch at his European “work trip”. Can’t duct tape garbage bags together and think it will survive winter land hurricanes. I hope... — read more
It's sad to see so many people live in fear of being laid off. The fact of the matter is you do it day in and day out. When you finally realize the Top 5 is there to fill their pockets then you will realize how little they care. Proven time and time... — read more
Another day of news telling me how inflation is high but wage gains offset the pain. Then realize no such offset at Windstream employees! Boy do I feel motivated
The other day another colleague left who had only been here a few months! What I would like to say to our leadership is that it is nice that they care more about the new hires than about us who have been here for more than a decade, but that none... — read more
I know techs that create tickets from the planners to make themselves to look busy. Don't fool yourself, it's a money game. If the company isn't making revenue and they are not then you don't matter. Pride yourself and move on before they tell you... — read more
It has become very difficult to work here, the morale is almost non-existent. Everyone is depressed, everyone is looking for a way out and no one is expecting anything good to happen. I think as far as morale is concerned, the situation has never... — read more
Let's stop the small talk. This place is garbage and the revenue is being sucked up by the top 5. That's the fact, MIC DROP.
I have to say this is one of the better places I've worked..the environment is competitive yet friendly, and we're tearing down elements of it that cost us a lot of money.
They came out with some contractor who barely spoke English and somehow managed to fry my $4000 access point..
Maklet for experienced techs has never been better..get out now! Windstream will have you working nights and weekends because they've laid everyone off. They do not have the manpower to cover what they expect their employees to do. Check out surf... — read more
They do not really sell their customer based products like UCASS or SDWAN..mostly focused on wholesale and network...which isn't getting anyone very far..it's a scam for uniti to suck money from windstream. We eat and test fiber assets while Uniti... — read more
Customers are lowest priority..techs who know their networking sh-t being converted to doing simple fiber stuff..hybirid stupid sh-t while support for customers has all but ended. They don't care about customers anymore..they care about taking fiber... — read more
While the atmosphere is gloomier than ever, it’s hard to believe there will be a layoff soon given how much workforce is missing already. Admittedly, nothing makes much sense in this company. There is only one thing for sure, whenever the layoffs do... — read more
Great read about this ponzi scheme we are in. Now we all know why Zayo bowed out. https://seekingalpha.com/article/4473280-uniti-group-takeover-rumors-are-real?
Elliot has given the following layoff message. “After careful consideration during review of Windstream business practices we will be making a work reduction of 10% of employees at Staff Manager and above status” The number would be 45 to 70 in... — read more
My favorite part of project management. This has to be done by x date Well never be able to get all the material in time for that. I can have this amount Completed by then. Not good enough. Has... — read more
Can HR at least send out guides to Windstream employees about Dumpster Diving to survive inflationary pressures since compassion and cost of living adjustments are not possible!
I'm waiting for the "join conference call at 8:00 am. Do not forward this to anyone," email or text. That's the layoff call. Until then I will do just enough to get paid. Not busting my bu-t for this company. I don't care about me, I don't care about... — read more
What do you expect to happen?
Come on down ya’ll with you puckered painted lips. What is the dollar loss Enterprise has YOY? You won’t have to guess it won’t be even mentioned. You win a free trip to our newly painted gift shop with new polos available NO NOT FREE. How many... — read more
So news media admit significant inflation pressure but also claim wage gains have offset the pain. UNLESS YOU WORK AT WINDSTREAM!! Address the elephant in the room TT with something other than Windstream is not a prison!!!
Will there be any Windstream layoffs? Any chatter, news or rumors?
Even workers that got large increases are now losing ground to inflation. Imagine being employed at Windstream and thier COLA standard of 1% or less a year. Winning ??? To leadership, if you will not address this on Townhall meeting then just cancel... — read more
TT and the top 5 got a 20 million bonus to have a incentive to keep this company running. Now let's move to the present. Where are you today as a employee? Any bonuses for you? Didn't think so.
I have seen many posts indicating Windstream only provides a 1% pay adjustment annually or a 3% raise every three years. Is this true?