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Updated Jun 12, 2014

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2.6 60 reviews

56% Approve of the CEO

VMC Consulting COO Ron Hurle

Ron Hurle

(16 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are some great people, I've established a great relationship with a specfic recruiter which has absolutely advanced my career(in 3 reviews)

  • Pay, managers and work environment(in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management with zero regard for employee morale(in 5 reviews)

  • If you're a full-time employee with VMC who manages the vendor contracts, as opposed to one of the actual contractors, it might be better(in 3 reviews)

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    8 years no merit raise for excellent performance reviews.

    Software Test Engineer III (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsBelow national average paycheck for the position, and you are better off working for another company.

    ConsPosition are capped below average and no means to advance. Communication from management is none existent, and support is done only at last minute. Forget training or at least any quality of training. Not mention their training is a scam to put more money in to the trainers pocket whom have not skills in training people. PhD is not but you have the skill to be trainer and they are severely lacking and incredulous. You are better off going to free website for training then giving them money.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees, communicate, and follow though on your commitments. Provide training that is not a scam to line the pockets of trainer who has no business teaching people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    DRAMA

    Data Center Technician (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsMotivation to look for employment

    ConsManagement has no clue or doesn't care about their employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees a fair salary or you will not be in business in the next 10 yrs

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    The McDonalds of contractors

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPlenty of work available (especially at Microsoft), speedy hiring process, classes offered to increase skill portfolio or brush up on rusty skills.

    ConsLow pay, terrible infrastructure, constant mess-ups with paycheques, terrible benefits (health insurance pays for basically nothing, and even the vision insurance isn't accepted anywhere), unhelpful staff, and cavalier management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou hire developers all the time for your clients. Please hire some of them instead to work on your web infrastructure. The timecard web app breaks on a weekly basis and looks like it hasn't been updated in over a decade.

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    Too much politics. Constant "flip-flop" of what's right and wrong.

    XADM Support Engineer (Former Employee) Fargo, ND

    ProsStable place to work at... somewhat. Possible to move towards a Microsoft job, but sometimes working for VMC is a crutch instead of a stepping stone.

    ConsManagement doesn't talk to one another.

    Upper management of Team managers doesn't care about what's going on within teams.

    Team Manager don't listen to any suggestions.

    Management attempts to threaten you with verbal/write-up when you call in sick after you disagree with their phrase "you're not that sick, come in and tough it out"

    Management will tell you to do things a certain way, then change their minds a month later and then reprimand you for doing things their way a month ago.

    Management picks favorites. They'll reprimand one engineer for an action, and praise another for the same action.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen you keep moving a manager from team to team, and you notice people quitting or magically getting bad stats; how can you think it's the team members?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    This is company on the skids

    Withheld (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsNothing good to say other than it is a job and paycheck

    Conspay is not to standards; will pay as low as they can go

    if you do well as an employee don't expect a raise even near the cost of living for Seattle area

    Management is waiting for a spine transplant

    HR dept is there to protect executives and important employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement you might want to talk to the troops in the trenches and not the Managers and Supervisors.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Most unprofessional place I have ever worked

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsThe admins were all great to work with

    ConsThe COO of the company, is Verbally abusive, belittling, condescending, and yells obscenities at the top of his voice. Human Resources does nothing, except store any complaints about him under the carpet. This man has had so many people complain about him, but the Manager's turn a blind eye. If you decide to become an admin there, remember you are expendable and you don't matter.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the people that actually do the work, instead of just the brown nosing managers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible place to work, even worse if you intend to make a positive impact

    Senior Operations Manager (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsDecent salary, but nothing close to industry standards.
    Impressive contracts, although quickly driven into the ground by incompetent management

    ConsHorrible "stab you in the back" mentality from anyone above middle management
    No support from HR when reporting unethical or harassing behavior
    Faulty HRM systems, constantly messing up paychecks
    Upper management with zero regard for employee morale

    Advice to Senior Managementlearn from your failures. Perform a top-down scrub, and remove "leadership" positions where all of the work is delegated to subordinates. Offer reasonable benefits

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    standard contracting company

    Data Center Technician (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsI don't have much to say about the upsides. I guess the company that you're contracted to can be nice.

    ConsVMC excels in creating superfluous senior managers. the executive management team delegates 100% of all responsibilities to middle management and then reward middle managers for dumping that work off onto others as well.

    All reports are done buy the, knowledgeable, staff and then passed off as word preformed but the management team.

    Advice to Senior Managementpay attention to your employees! they are the ones that make you look good to the company that you are preforming work for.

    When you say you are going to do 1:1's with everyone, every month.. DO IT! and listen.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The Most Toxic Workplace I've ever worked

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsHad the ability to grab major contracts for big software companies.
    Could set up a test lab with very short notice
    Hired great people... who would get noticed and be lured away

    ConsPoor communication from Management in what their expectations are.
    Treat Game Testers like cattle - called them "The Green Hairs"
    Advised by many not lo list VMC on resume as a Full Time Employee; say you were a Contractor or it would be the kiss of death for any interview.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very Dissatisfied

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

    Pros- Recognizes the effort
    - Gives cheap rewards

    Cons- Doesnt do anything about the recognition

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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