Black Box Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Pros
  • The Box continues to let go the good people, so we pick them up when they become available (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • No vision at the management level, a lot of empty promises, unethical dealings with VPs, upper management doesn't care at all about the employees (in 6 reviews)

  • Low pay, no raises, no direction from upper management, they stand in their own way of being successful (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Mechanical Line Assembler

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Line Assembler in Venetia, PA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Line Assembler in Venetia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Black Box part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They are friendly and fairly laid back.

    Cons

    Workload can sometimes get hectic.

    Advice to Management

    Engineering department there needs to get a clue.


  2. Sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black Box full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best technology solution provider - vendor neutral

    Cons

    local resources aren't always available


  3. Sales Director

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    Current Employee - Sales Director
    Current Employee - Sales Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black Box full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    2015 Sales Organization overhaul has been excellent. We used to operate like 39 different companies and now we are one.

    Cons

    Our internal history of 39 different companies acting independently limited our growth, employee advancement, etc. That is now behind us.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on moving forward with one Black Box mentality.


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  5. Sr. Project manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Black Box full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Current changes are improving the outlook of the company.

    Cons

    Old standards are no longer working for the company.


  6. Great company excellent coworkers

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Tech in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Service Tech in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    technically challenging place to work. good pay and benefits Management is very supportive good engineering support customers are really nice to deal with

    Cons

    centralized parts depot causes revisits to site lots of travel company has cut back on the training budget paperwork can be some what excessive

    Advice to Management

    devote more energy and resources to other manufactures. please distribute spares to other locations. spread out the sales representative, devote more sales resources to out state areas


  7. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black Box full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Has a great variety of resources and solutions to provide clients.

    Cons

    Still working out the details for internal processes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  8. Great Benefits and leadership make this a worthwhile company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Black Box full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive Wages and benefit packages

    Cons

    Somewhat Geographic in nature. Although a nationally oriented company, employees may seem like they are on an island at times.


  9. It's a great time to be at Black Box.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black Box full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Black Box has recognized a need to focus efforts where it matters. These efforts include gauging employee satisfaction, a plan to correct areas of dissatisfaction, comprehensive benefit offerings for the whole company, and outside consultants to better our processes so we may serve our customers efficiently and consistently. Black Box has encompassing technology solutions to offer which leads to a sense of self-satisfaction through customer happiness. Time-off is competitive, work-life balance is good. Career paths aren't inherently easy to find, but if you work hard and take initiative doors will open. Good people prosper here. Relationships inside departments are strong.

    Cons

    Internally, many are afraid to challenge the status quo. Just because something has always been done, doesn't mean it should be done. Things should be done right on principle. Leadership understands this, but doesn't always communicate it (at all levels). Accountability at the management level can be lacking at times. Some (not all!) management is left to their discretion which works against the company objectives of aligning process. New medical benefit coverage makes it harder on families. There is little to no equity in compensation as it stands, but this is one of the initiatives leadership is committed to correcting. Team building and activities are almost non-existent at the office level. Cross-functional relationships are sometimes strained because others can't see big picture objectives.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so results focused, it only produces in the short run. Be people-focused! Invest in your employees with tangible evidence- they are your biggest and best resource. Place them over the product portfolio and watch as your company thrives. Be fair to those you manage. That doesn't mean treat them all equally, it means treat them in direct proportion to the drive and care they put into working for Black Box everyday because that's what's fair! Communicate, communicate, communicate. Closed doors, hiding behind emails, lack of team meetings, preferred parking spots, secluded office areas are doing you no favors. Smile and greet your employees every day- all of them, no matter your mood! Don't be afraid to challenge the status quo, but trust others to be experts where they have expertise. This company is in your hands- even if you supervise or lead only one other person! It's going to good places so jump on the train!


  10. Great experience working with Black Box. Had to leave due to govt contract limitations. Would have stayed if possible.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black Box full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people were the best part. Good leadership, 401K contributions and other benefits. They allowed a good work-like balance and understand when thing happen that need your attention at home.

    Cons

    Would like more opportunities to move up. Company is segmented due to acquisition of smaller companies over the years, They need to continue to remove the segmentation and work as one company.


  11. Black Box is a large company and offers challenging positions with varied duties.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The pay was fair for the position and duties. For the most part, the employees were nice to work with.

    Cons

    There was a some lack of communication on updates and this caused conflicts and confusion in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    Consider moving personnel that show dedication and performance to a permanent position more quickly.



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