Cobalt

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Cobalt Reviews

Updated November 14, 2014
Updated November 14, 2014
280 Reviews
3.6
280 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is here is you are willing to sacrifice any career advancement (in 45 reviews)

  • They allow some positions to work from home on a part time of full time basis (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Preference is given to employees who have no work/life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Low pay, clueless upper management, many people in jobs above their ability level (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Cobalt's Sense of Teamwork Cannot Be Beat!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OEM Program Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - OEM Program Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Cobalt full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They foster a creative workplace and support "outside of the box" thinking. They compensate us very well compared to other similar corporations. They consistently display a serious concern for our work/life balance. They encourage us to take time off to spend with our families. They provide tremendous resources that allow us to do our jobs at a high level.

    Cons

    Many of us are remote employees, and with a large company, that can frequently feel very isolating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the supportive environment. Continue to develop innovative tools we can use to enhance personal and client success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Technology for Automotive driven by great people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cobalt full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Such a great group of people to work with and a culture that makes work fun. If there is a problem that needs to be addressed, its always hands on deck until it gets resolved.

    Cons

    Small teams require lots of work for everyone and resources are always tight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accelerate the continuous improvement plans and keep refining the approach to always lead the industry!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Solid company with plenty of opportunity and growth potential

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cobalt full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are amazing, management "gets it," and the culture inspires ideas and a healthy work encironment

    Cons

    Can't think of any...the weather in Seattle? EVERYONE (inlcuding the CEO) works out of cubes which can take a little getting used to, but at lease we're all in the same boat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At times, take a step back and look at the big picture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    This Is the One

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DSM in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - DSM in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Cobalt full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is the one company you can start your career and listen to this ... end your career with. Sounds weird if you are a young person who wants to make an impact in the world, right? Well, listen up. Your career is a 40 year lifespan and there can be no greater impact than to care for you and your family consistently and honorably. The kicker is you have to love what you do so you can make a contribution. This is the one place where you can do that. We are just on the horizon of what is possible, so why not join a company that wants to take the journey with you?

    Cons

    Look, there are cons wherever you work. This is a fast moving industry so you're going to run into obstacles no matter what. How you deal with them is about your attitude. There are Negative Nelly's in any organization and we have them too, but the good news is they are few.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pointing the way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    The Very Best Place to Work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Consulting Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Retail Consulting Manager in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Cobalt full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People, culture and management support are the very best in the industry.

    Cons

    More Town Halls Meetings to share information.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent work environment, unlimited growth opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Advocate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Account Advocate in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Cobalt full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Team-oriented atmosphere, Well supported by Management, Great employee programs to keep morale high while meeting deadlines.

    Cons

    You work with lots of talented people, getting recognition can be tough. A little more cross departmental teaming would help with understanding each other's roles better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support the client facing departments and they will reward you with loyalty and quality work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Working here has been wonderfully refreshing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director-Retail Operations Consulting in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Director-Retail Operations Consulting in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Cobalt full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nothing is good or bad until you can compare it to something else. Having been a part of a number of mergers and acquisitions, I've been pleasantly surprised by this organization and am always impressed by their creativity, focus on growth and innovation, integrity and core values. The leadership embraces values that are easy to rally behind and genuinely support.

    Cons

    As a large organization, there is allot of activity and many strong performers. Embrace the diversity and talent and you'll grow but it's not a good environment for the timid or those lacking drive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue good communication of expectations, vision and values...live the example you wish all others to follow and keep creating an atmosphere where people can succeed and grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great opportunity and culture. You grow as our industry continues to grow to new markets!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Performance Improvement Consultant in Florissant, MO
    Current Employee - Performance Improvement Consultant in Florissant, MO

    I have been working at Cobalt full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I don't have a bosses, I have coaches and mentors! Great benefits and enormous opportunities in several verticals. The benefits are some of the best in the business to included advanced educatinal benefits.

    Cons

    I do not get to spend time with my entire team as often as I would like but we share digital space where we communciate in seconds across the country to share best practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice to win a Day in the Life of John Holt...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Cobalt is the best company to work for in Seattle!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Cobalt full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative & professional environment
    Great team
    Exceptional Service and solid product offering that drive value
    Innovative

    Cons

    There aren't any that this company doesn't overcome by focusing on people, product, technology and process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with your focus on the customer experience and innovation - it is outstanding.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Dynamic, fun, fast-paced environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cobalt full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are many good, smart, and talented people here who really seem to care about what they do and are fun to work with. Focus is on getting things done vs. politicking. Every individual has an opportunity to make an impact and career growth opportunities are there for those who work hard and reach for their goals. The company still has a start-up feel despite the ADP acquisition. The office and location is great and the benefits are solid.

    Cons

    Change is a constant, so those who like a steady state should look elsewhere. Self-starters will be most successful here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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