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Volt Information Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
Volt Information – US – “VOLT Information Sciences”

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2.8 272 reviews

44% Approve of the CEO

Volt Information President & CEO Ron Kochman

Ron Kochman

(32 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Ability to maintain work / life balance(in 6 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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    Can do better

    Analyst (Former Employee) Orange, CA

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

    ConsStability 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.

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

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

    Quality Assurance Tester (Former Employee) Woodland Hills, CA

    ProsI 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

    ConsWorking 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 Senior ManagementIt's understood that we are temp workers but I wish we were treated better.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    OFFICE SPACE

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Orange, CA

    Prosconsistent pay and working close to home

    Consmanagement and low morale due to low pay

    Advice to Senior Managementneed 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Accounting (Former Employee) Orange, CA

    ProsI gained a lot of experience.

    ConsPay 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 Senior ManagementTreat 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNot on your back all the time

    ConsNo monitoring no benefits treated like temps

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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    Overall, a good place to work.

    Graphic Designer (Former Employee) New York, NY

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

    ConsSenior 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 Senior ManagementCreate and implement an employee-based manager review system.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A tough job for folks good with people

    AppleCare Specialist (Former Employee) San Antonio, TX

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Technical Recruiter (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    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 Senior Management* 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor company culture and work environment

    Analyst (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    God Awful

    Lab Technician (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsVery fast in finding a job. Undercuts cost of competition so there are many companies that go with Volt to fill positions within the company

    ConsThey take a significant chunk of your paycheck
    They do not respond quickly to emails, phone calls, carrier pigeons, or smoke signals. Seriously, the only time I can get a hold of them is when they need something from me.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a smaller cut from my paycheck. 22.5% is too much when you barely pay me enough to pay my rent and feed myself.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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