Advizex Technologies – Pittsburgh, PA
Provide Pre-sales support to gather customer requirements and produce Project Proposals, including level of effort, resources required, and duration… Percipio Media
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I worked at AdvizeX full-time (more than 3 years)Pros
There's still some pretty great people here from sales, management and especially the tech staff. You rarely hear the "That's not my job" line from anyone. There are some very smart people here for the time being.
You can make pretty good money here if you are willing to move to wherever the jobs are and fight for your utilization percentage. You will never see an increase to your base salary.Cons
They were purchased about a year ago by some offshore company that wanted experienced consulting infrastructure. We were told that "Nothing is going to change" which translates roughly to "Update your resume."
Despite all of that, I wanted to stay with the company and moved all around the country for their frequently terrible customers. When things got bad for them and there wasn't as much work, they just fired me. No severance, no warning, just nada. Not that it matters. I was screwed out of my last bonus while somehow simultaneously making making the "President's Club" (Top 90% of performers) which formerly great and now is just a pretty no-frills midweek trip to Mexico. I'm pretty sure all of those programs are things of the past. (They wouldn't even approve my "upgrade" to have my girlfriend and I actually sit next to each other on the flight. So I really felt like a real top performer. So I now have a small glass trophy stating that I am one of their most valued employees and in the president's inner circle, then fired within weeks.) I've had no shortage of offers for far beyond what they paid, so I'm quite quizzical as to why they were letting me go. No skin off my back. I tried asking senior managers for more details of why I was being let go and I got nothing. So they are either cowardly or just have their hands tied with some bad financial situation. Bad news either way.
One of the great things about this company was the way they treated you like an adult. You could stay where you'd like and fly whatever made sense all within reason. If you were over or close on the budget, you'd find out and they'd ask you to work with it. You did your job well and they took care of you. That is gone. The last few gigs were "Cheapest flight anywhere, share cars, use our hotels, no luggage fees, and oh yeah... You might as well just stay in Ohio all month and save a few bucks on a flight." So it's just another bottom line consulting company. Which is a real shame since they really were so much more. They had so much power in their consultants, and now they are just selling it out.
If you are considering taking a position with this company, I'd reconsider. There are a lot better companies out there and I don't think the outlook for this one is terribly promising. You should be ready to pick up and move from state to state if you plan to get ahead in the company. It won't work, but that's what they'll tell you.Advice to ManagementAdvice
You replaced the successful middle managers with clueless B and C list cronies with zero vision. It's probably too late to do anything about it and why would you care? You all cashed out long ago. Hopefully the good people can get out before they are pushed out too. It's a shame to hear major customers even notice and say things like "Advizex used to be our go-to agency when we needed something done but we've gone elsewhere now."
If you ever did want to fix it, you would just go back to the company you were 4 years ago. Taking care of both customers and consultants and rewarding talent.Doesn't RecommendNegative OutlookDisapproves of CEO