Volt Information Reviews

Updated March 14, 2015
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  1. Great Sales Idea and with Poor Follow Thru

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    Former Employee - BDM
    Former Employee - BDM

    I worked at Volt Information full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great training on the company and internal tools for doing your job.

    Cons

    Many layers of bureaucracy that hindered setting up new accounts. Changed direction for sales division 6 months after I was hired. Localized IT recruiting to support sales was replaced by a hub and spoke model which disconnected the brand from local user groups which was another nail in the coffin for sales.

    Advice to Management

    Stay in the large account market which you know well and don't dip your toes into other markets without fully supporting the people you hire.

  2. The Austin Office is going DOWN HILL Fast! I'm surprised it's still open

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volt Information

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance :-)

    Cons

    Management needs more training in order help their employees grow within the company

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great way to get your foot in the door.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volt Information

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Recruiting / Sales is a very number driven industry so if you put the work in you will see the results.

    Cons

    Not the best environment for internal growth, can be cliquish and therefore opportunities often miss the best person for the job.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Below market compensation leads to turnover creating opportunities for those willing to give up work life balance.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Volt Information full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is willing to reward employees with promotions and increased responsibilities given that you do all that is asked of you. The company knows its short comings and is working (albeit slowly) to improve the situation with its in house employees.

    Cons

    The benefits are a joke, attempts to inquire about them during the recruiting process are met with reassurance and avoidance. "Fire drills" are commonplace which impacts employees abilities to meet key deliverables, work life balance is difficult to achieve with managements expectations. Employee reviews are infrequent and communication from management is spotty at best.

    Advice to Management

    Improve benefits package, put in place a transparent merit increase program, improve communication from all levels of management, offer career development and/or mentorship to staff, don't put down employees behind their back.

  6. It was what it was

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    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Volt Information

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There was paid training for the job I was assigned to do.

    Cons

    Never could find out who my supervisor was.

    Advice to Management

    Match the work ethic of the job seeker to that of your clients. We who prefer to work while at work instead of socialize while at work can help companies continue to make money so that they can afford to keep paying employees. There's a time and a place for everything; work is not the place for scoring your next date (especially if I'm the target of that endeavor).

  7. Helpful (1)

    Much room for Improvement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volt Information full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The only thing I miss are the people

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunity both financially and career-wise

  8. A company in constant change

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volt Information full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  9. Helpful (2)

    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 (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  10. Helpful (2)

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

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

    I worked at Volt Information as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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

  11. Helpful (2)

    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 (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    consistent pay and working close to home

    Cons

    management and low morale due to low pay

    Advice to Management

    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.

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