frequently asked questions
What Services Does tw telecom Provide?
tw telecom is a leading provider of managed telecommunications services (including Business Ethernet and converged and VPN solutions) for enterprises and large organizations across the United States and globally. We deliver data, Internet, and local and long distance voice services. tw telecom provides transport for enterprise businesses, long distance carriers, wireless communications companies, incumbent local exchange carriers, state, and local governments and the military.
How Long Has tw telecom Been in Existence?
We began in 1993 as a joint venture with Time Warner Cable (now a unit of Time Warner Inc.). Starting in 1997, we chose to focus on delivering services to business customers, including carriers and governmental entities, and to expand from dedicated services into Voice Services, Internet, and data.
In July 1998, we became a separate entity and reorganized as Time Warner Telecom LLC. Less than a year later we issued an IPO and became Time Warner Telecom Inc. and then evolved into tw telecom in July 2008.
What Are tw telecom’s Advantages Over Its Competitors?
We’re one of the top three business Ethernet service providers nationwide. What sets us apart is a deep-rooted, customer-first mindset at every level of our company. Our people listen carefully, respond quickly, and make things happen.
We deliver high speed, secure business-to-business connectivity over our own 27,000-mile fiber network. Our 10Gb network is flexible, secure and highly reliable and allows us to deliver a comprehensive suite of voice, data, dedicated Internet and integrated communications services for our customers.
Since we own our network, tw telecom can:
- Deliver diversity and redundancy to enhance service reliability.
- Offer the most advanced technology solutions to customers.
- Quickly integrate next-generation products and services.
- Devise the right solutions to meet our customers’ bandwidth requirements as they grow and evolve.
Our innovative National Operations Center (NOC) monitors all our networks for reliability and performance, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
Is tw telecom a Publicly Traded Company?
tw telecom is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol "TWTC."
Are You Hiring?
Yes, tw telecom is always hiring. Please visit our careers site to view all of our open positions.
I’m Interested in an Open Position at tw telecom. What Steps Should I Take to be Considered for Employment?
Candidates are required to submit an application and resume for each position in which they are interested. Please visit our careers site to view all of our open positions.
What Types of Positions Are Available?
tw telecom is continually hiring in areas such as Finance, Accounting, Sales, Telecom Operations, Sales Engineering, IT, Engineering, Legal, Human Resources, Marketing, and others.
I've Applied for a Position But I'm Unsure of My Status as a Candidate for the Job. How Will I Know if I Am Being Considered?
After we review your resume and application, you'll be contacted directly if there's an interest in learning more about your work experience and background.
I Was Referred for a Position by a Current tw telecom Employee. How Do I Ensure He/She Is Recognized for the Referral?
When you fill out the employment application, you will be asked to provide a “source” of how you learned about the position. Choose “Employee Referral” and then you’ll be prompted to enter the employee’s name and contact information.
I’m Trying to Update My Profile, but the System Doesn’t Recognize Me.
First, check to make sure that you have actually submitted an application for a specific job in the past. The system only stores resumes and other data for job applicants. Creating a job agent does not result in the creation of a profile. If you’re still unable to resolve the issue, please contact SilkRoad Technology at 1-866-803-9663 or send an email to email@example.com.
Due to a Disability, I Require Special Assistance in Reviewing and/or Applying for a Position. Who Do I Contact?
In compliance with ADA requirements, if you require special assistance in reviewing our job openings or applying for a position, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720.387.3299.
I Am a Current tw telecom Employee. Do I apply for Job Openings in the Same Way as an External Applicant?
No. Please access tw telecom’s iMatrix site through the intranet. From the HR&AS tab, select “Recruiting” and then click on the link to the “Employee Career Portal.”
I Am a Current tw telecom Employee. How Do I Know if a Posted Position Is a Promotion, Lateral Move or Step Down for Me?
Our job postings do not list salary or pay grade information. Internal applicants can contact tw telecom’s Talent Acquisition Department at email@example.com for this information. The Recruiter responsible for the position will respond to you directly.
Who Is the Hiring Manager for this Position?
For safety and security purposes, tw telecom does not disclose hiring managers’ names unless you are being considered for employment.
What Is the Salary or Pay Grade for Specific Positions?
tw telecom does not disclose salary or pay grade information to outside applicants until they are under active consideration for the position. At that time, a Recruiter will discuss pay ranges with you during the interview process.
Do I Need to Have a Resume in Order to Apply for a Position at tw telecom?
Yes, a resume must be included with your online application. Submitting an application without a resume is considered an incomplete submission and you will not be considered for the position.
Can I Send My Resume to Human Resources and Be Considered for Employment with tw telecom?
No. tw telecom does not consider a paper or emailed resume to be an application. To be considered for employment, you must submit an application and resume for each position in which you are interested. Please visit our careers site to view all of our open positions.
Do You Have Part-Time Job Opportunities Available?
It is very rare for tw telecom to fill positions on a part-time basis.
Do I Have to Pass a Drug Test and Background Check to Be Hired at tw telecom?
Yes. All tw telecom employees are required to pass a criminal background check, undergo employment verification, and pass a drug test. Employees within tw telecom’s Field Operations Department also must pass a Motor Vehicle check.
Does tw telecom Run Credit Checks on Candidates Being Considered for Hire?
Credit checks are not a standard hiring requirement at tw telecom except for positions with high visibility and access to company financial resources and information.