Volt Information
2.8 of 5 270 reviews
www.volt.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Volt Information Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2014
Volt Information – US – “VOLT Information Sciences”

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2.8 270 reviews

                             

45% Approve of the CEO

Volt Information President & CEO Ron Kochman

Ron Kochman

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44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Run, don't walk, run as fast as you can and don't look back!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou are paid every Friday.

    ConsMore and more work will be assigned, vacation and personal day off requests denied, long workdays and weekends included in fixed salary, non-flexible micromanagement of tasks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees need more work-life balance and vacation/personal day off requests should be respected.

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    This used to be a great company to work for..

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThey " USED" to have Great management..great employees.. And a fair employer.. But over the 13 years I was employed there.. The company went a whole other direction!

    ConsIn order to get any where in the corporate office.. Was to he liked by upper management or be related! A lot of nepotism on this company! I worked 13 years for this company and was eventually forced to resign due to the pressures being bestowed upon me by a VP and his side kick! Unfortunately, going to HR was just a BIGGER JOKE!

    Advice to Senior ManagementCLEAN YOUR HOUSE! LISTEN TO YOUR EMPLOYEES.. JUST BECAUSE THEY HAVE A VP TITLE DOESNT MEAN THEY KNOW WHAT THERE DOING.

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

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    Bad management, great hours, lots of overtime.

    Warehouse Receiver (Former Employee)
    Elk Grove, CA

    ProsThere is plenty of hours and overtime available. reasonable amount of vacation time and working conditions are reasonable.

    Consterrible management, and staffing. The place is set up in a way that the trainees know more than the trainers. If doesn't make sense but that is volt. Be prepared to work next to convicts and under them also , volt hires a lot of them. Volt does not care about you, you are only labor to them.

    Advice to Senior Managementget some, its like the place runs itself. Don't higher trainers that know less than trainees. There is no uniformity in the work environment and it makes it hard to stay consistent with the weekly objectives.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    People don't leave companies, people leave people....

    Recruiter (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsGood foundation to get into the industry
    Great people on a local level - Northern California

    ConsPay, executive management direction, communication from the top is not clear nor is it transparent whether the company cares about it's employees, shareholders, or customers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe re-org was the best thing to do to have your best employees exit the company. Great job

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

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    Promises...Promises....promises...full of broken PROMISES!

    Senior Recruiter (Former Employee)
    Torrance, CA

    ProsBranch Level - In better words - Comradery is the spirit of friendship and community in a group, like the comradery of Recruiters at war who keep each other upbeat despite the difficulty of their circumstances with upper management and corporate. That definitely describes my group!

    ConsThere is a LACK of communication from upper management/ corporate. You want answers - well you're going to have to wait months for them.

    Raises -
    What kind of company have their employees do their own evaluations? After you complete your own evaluation it gets submitted over to HR to make the determination of a raise- Have you ever heard of that? Does HR sit in the branch with you? Do they know what Recruiters actually do?

    The Directors and Regional Area Managers think they know you and praise you, but then don't stand by their words. Who tells someone that they MAXED out at a Sr. Recruiter pay? Have you seen the market? They do not take pride in their employees what so ever - favoritism for other branches and recruiters that do not compare to the work you do and the effort you put in to fill NON LI orders!

    The constant battle and rivalry that upper management promotes to branches and recruiters that lead to unethical circumstances.

    Upper management needs to get their heads together and evaluate the branch managers/delivery managers and see if they are suitable for their position.

    Opportunity for Growth - NONE.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet to know your branches and recruiters. Take the time to visit and talk to them about growth opportunities. Don't make promises you can't keep!

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

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    Not for anyone that seeks to get a relationship with Volt as an employer.

    Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
    Plano, TX

    ProsGood recruiters seem to leave this company. Recruiters then NEVER contact you to reassign you even after rather lengthy tenure.

    ConsNo contact with you after you get assigned. They never contact you while they make $$ off you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview of personnel at your branches since some are of the hostile nature and condescending in attitude. Once you are laid off by client the Volt office never contacts you again. Thankless in their attitude and actions.

    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 company to work for.

    Recruiter (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are some, maybe a few, really professional and dedicated people that work here. Other than that, not a lot of pros.

    ConsThis company is in disarray! So many disconnects at the Corporate level which creates problems for inhouse employees and the temp staff placed at client sites. Also, internal systems and processes are outdated and muddled. Example - How can we instill loyalty and trust with our workforce if there are constant payroll nightmares? And not even learn from mistakes by having the same problems occur because they don't hire competent staff or enough staff to do the job.

    They have an identity crisis and keep changing directions. Don't get me wrong - change is good, if it's for the better. Their change consists of "our competitors do it this way, so let's do that." Then change things back to the way they were doing things originally. Rinse & repeat. Very old school staffing mentality and are stuck in the past.

    Slow response or no response from management and corporate on issues that arise. Problems can get drawn out and exasperated with little to no resolution.

    BS'd by management on things constantly and fed the same script of "this is how it is, do it or else." Way to motivate and inspire.

    Competition between offices actually drives some people to do unethical things and create conflict. This type of behavior gets reinforced by management, just as long as the numbers are there.

    They low ball people on salary. You're better off at a boutique agency where you'll make more on base and commission.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink a plan through and really understand the impact to the business and how it will affect everyone from top down.

    Simplify processes so customers get serviced and staff can do their job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    At least I learned about staffing

    Relationship Manager (Former Employee)
    Orange, CA

    ProsBirthday parties at least once a month where they offer free cake.

    ConsTerrible pay, no opportunity for advancement, won't give any referrals, they go against their own company guidelines but never in the employees favor, lots of company reorganization, management demonstrated a real lack of respect and consideration for their employees in general.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare about your workers, and not just your bottom line. Consistency is seriously lacking in your corporate environment.

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

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    Too many politics, too much favoritism

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Orange, CA

    ProsPeers are wonderful, lots of work needs to be done to fix things here

    ConsManagement self serving, many unqualified, break too many rules blatantly

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook into what is really going on, and do something about it

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

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    The Titanic Sinking

    Business Development Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsAs an internal employee the company was a good place to get your feet wet in the corporate atmosphere and make good networking connections. Volt was a giant company that placed professionals with low-mid level skill in the financial sector with a moderate degree of success.

    ConsThe company is being sold and undergoing a great purging of talented people. Volt was mired in 90's business procedures, policies and technology (including a Cold Fusion database literally made in 95). Volt was trying to be everything to everyone instead of focusing on core competencies like its leaner boutique competition. As far as staffing agencies go Volt lost its edge by failing to update its corporate business model into the current hyper connected technology market. It probably didn't help that the company was primarily owned by the founding family and was run by the founder long into his senility. It also didn't help that Kochman was a finance professional trying to run a relationship business. Volt was a giant, unfortunately due to mismanagement and the inability to adapt Volt ran into dire financial circumstances during the recession and a restatement; Volt never recovered.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe ship is too far out at sea to turn around, but it is taking on water too fast to keep afloat. Sell Volt to the highest bidder.

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

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