Volt Information Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
279 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very tenured, professional staff; respectful culture; good work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Affirmative work environment, decent benefits, good co-workers (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Was to he liked by upper management or be related (in 11 reviews)

  • Very flat organization--not much room for growth (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Effeciency Gone Wrong!

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

    I have been working at Volt Information full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay is alright, and the dress code is business casual, so you don't need to spend your money on a new wardrobe. Additionally, they have benefits available if you work full-time (and are not a temp).

    Cons

    The management has recently become less and less tolerant of illness. Ever since they got back on the stock exchange, they've been trying to become more and more efficient. Unfortunately, the workers are the ones to suffer. We have had about 1 person leaving per week, for around 8 weeks straight...and we've only hired 4 temps, all of whom were relegated to the department nobody has left. We have one team here that has been reduced to two people (an analyst and a manager) who are constantly overloaded when someone is out of office. The management does not care about personal emergencies or personal stress levels. Once they see you can do the work of more than one person they will not give you any help. And if you can't do the work, you get in trouble. God help you if you can't handle the overflow of timecards you have to hand-key! There is no room for growth or advancement here anymore, most of the time you're just stuck doing the same, repetitve tasks day in and day out. Even their Six Sigma training has been killed by the VP. One-on-one reviews are a joke (it's almost winter and we still haven't had our yearly evaluations) and the monthly evaluations are usually only done if you've done something wrong. Once you're in trouble, you're pretty much stuck there until they're forced to catch up on an evaluation. Oh, and pay raises are a joke as well. Again, we haven't had our yearly evals yet...which is when pay raises are brought up. If you have any special needs for different scheduling (i.e. kids, school, military), good luck getting it changed. Hours are pretty strictly 8-5 unless it's Holiday season (which you come in and stay later) or are a member of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We've had at least one person leave the company per week for over two months...see a pattern here? Maybe you should start caring about your workers again! This used to be such a fun and upbeat place to work...now it feels like slave labor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Only marginally better than unemployment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Aide III  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Aide III in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Volt Information as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    They have the resources to find you a job, but don't hold your breath. They'll call you if they find a position, they'll e-mail you with interview details, and they might call you back to let you know if you got the job, and that's it.
    They were never late with a paycheck at least.

    Cons

    As a staffing agency, they'll get you a job somewhere then take a cut of your pay and that's the last you'll hear from them. They don't return phone calls or e-mails, and when your assignment ends they won't provide any feedback or return any of your personal belongings.
    They do offer a healthcare plan, but it's a scam: you have to pay in a certain amount before you can claim any benefits, and it is designed so it will pay out, at most, a few hundred dollars.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to pretend to care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Run, don't walk, run as fast as you can and don't look back!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volt Information

    Pros

    You are paid every Friday.

    Cons

    More 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 ManagementAdvice

    Employees need more work-life balance and vacation/personal day off requests should be respected.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volt Information

    Pros

    They " 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!

    Cons

    In 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad management, great hours, lots of overtime.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Receiver  in  Elk Grove, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Receiver in Elk Grove, CA

    I worked at Volt Information full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    terrible 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 ManagementAdvice

    get 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Volt Information full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Pay, 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Very low pay, very little structure

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volt Information for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good way to start entry level career

    Cons

    Management is a mess, no focus on advancement, look at employees are disposable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your employees and career growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant  in  Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in Plano, TX

    I worked at Volt Information full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No contact with you after you get assigned. They never contact you while they make $$ off you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter  in  Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Volt Information full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Branch 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!

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get 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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Volt Information full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    This 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 ManagementAdvice

    Think 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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