Volt Information Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
279 Reviews
2.9
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Volt Information President & CEO Ron Kochman
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35 Ratings

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.  

    A company in constant change

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volt Information full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working at Volt provided autonomy for branch staff and allowed managers to essentially run their branches like a small business. The company was in good shape maybe seven years ago, however, several leadership changes created a heavy political environment and constantly shifting business plans. Unfortunately, the constant change and re-organization created an environment wherein employees were working against eachother, instead of collaborating.

    Cons

    After the 2008 downturn, organizational leadership was unconcerned about the field/branch employees and seemed very out of touch with any sort of career development. This was consistent during my time with the organization until I left for a new opportunity in 2011.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive leadership should never be a dictatorship. Happy employees are productive employees. Senior management needs to be more present and should spend time in the field to gain better perspective with regard to the realities of the branch recruiter and manager roles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Can do better

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Orange, CA

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

    Pros

    Has the feel of a small company; Decent pay; not too many changes; stable company; Good if you are ok with the moderate pay rate.

    Cons

    Stability should not mean you stop making progress. Not open to new ideas. The department was dominated by supervisors who made the work environment tough to work in.Managers need to have better handle of what is going on and should not be afraid to make changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Thanks for the opportunity, but next time, I'll pass.

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Tester  in  Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Tester in Woodland Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    I was an intern for a video game company, and to get into game testing after the internship was over, I had to become a employee of VOLT. I loved working at the actual company

    Cons

    Working at the company I wanted to work at, but being a contract placed employee there, we were treated like a 2nd rate citizen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's understood that we are temp workers but I wish we were treated better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    OFFICE SPACE

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA

    I have been working at Volt Information full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    consistent pay and working close to home

    Cons

    management and low morale due to low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need better motivation otherwise it's a culture of sandbagging. poor communication and feeling of managers vs. everyone else. you have to rat or step on people to move up along with kiss management ass.

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

    Billing

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    Former Employee - Accounting  in  Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Accounting in Orange, CA

    I worked at Volt Information full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I gained a lot of experience.

    Cons

    Pay is not that great. The sad part is when I was laid off. Once they are done with you, you have to get out of the building right away. Treated like a total stranger after all that years I worked for the company. I felt like I was treated as a piece of garbage that day. There's no farewell party, not time to say goodbye to my co-workers. No appreciation of what you've done thru the years of service. It's totally nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees good up to the end. Your biggest investment are your employees, they bring in the money directly or indirectly. Remaining employees sees you how you treat departing employees. For sure they are thinking that they will be the next one to be treated as a piece of garbage. These affects their morale, motivation, devotion and loyalty towards the company in the years to come.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Volt

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volt Information full-time

    Pros

    Not on your back all the time

    Cons

    No monitoring no benefits treated like temps

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, a good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    High level of professional coworkers, very organized business processes. Was allowed to work from home 99% of the time. Excellent project feedback from project managers.

    Cons

    Senior managers unwilling to provide performance commentary after I was laid off. My first manager had horrible interpersonal skills, and I had no means of communicating my concerns about that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create and implement an employee-based manager review system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A tough job for folks good with people

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    Former Employee - AppleCare Specialist  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - AppleCare Specialist in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    - Good pay for the San Antonio area.
    - Most everyone is easy to get along with.
    - Dress policy laid back.
    - You can give hours to other employees when needing a day off.
    - You solve a customer's issues, managements thinks you're doing alright.

    Cons

    - Work with all of the headaches of being an AppleCare Specialist, but without any of the benefits of working for Apple.
    - I don't believe training prepares new AppleCare Specialists properly for job. Most of what I learned was painfully achieved on the job.
    - Unrealistic time restriction for calls.
    - Strict with hours to the minute.
    - Often times feeling lost or frustrated when network goes down, Level 2 specialists have no clue or push back, or whenever Apple leave you hanging.
    - Customers can often times be difficult. I believe it takes a real people-person to navigate these minefields and ultimately provide these people with the help they need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a more flexible deal with Apple, and provide better rewards and incentives to the employees who stick around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place if you just want to clock-in and clock-out

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    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    * great place for flying under the radar. it's a no-sweat sales experience. great for work-life because you don't have to work that hard.
    * people are nice

    Cons

    * mediocrity in performance and management is what works here. like other large staffing firms, you can be in sales with ZERO GM for months & months and still have job security. fudge the numbers because reports aren't verified.
    * managers can disappear for several weeks and no one knows what they do or where they are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * trim the middle management fat and increase base salary for hard-working producers. a true test of whether your people in middle management is necessary: if you experience ZERO impact on your team/process/business/strategy while someone is on leave for even ONE day, FIRE THEM.
    * annual performance reviews should be conducted not only top-down, but also bottom-up. you'll be able to more accurately review the effectiveness of your management team. allow employees to ANONYMOUSLY review their managers.
    * GET RID OF THE UNNECESSARY PROCESS. recruiting is not hard, but it's frustrating when a company cares more about process than it does results.
    * focus on your strengths. volt IS the Dollar Store of the staffing world. don't try to be a retail shop when you're so risk-averse and slow-moving. you're not built with the right infrastructure for retail recruiting. it's like putting lipstick on a corpse and calling it sexy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Poor company culture and work environment

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, location is near a lot of restaurants, awesome administrative support, learned a lot from the company

    Cons

    Poor office environment, military style management, no support from management, constant change,

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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