Doesn't RecommendNegative OutlookDisapproves of CEO
- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I worked at Shipcom Wireless full-time (Less than a year)
Salary: Negotiated high after research Benefits: Decents Traveling Team: Blue Printers truly were the best and the my favorite part of the job and the hardest part of leaving. The Program I agreed to be part of is what inspired me to accept the opportunity. The Play Book as to what we were doing and why is what I signed on to do. The opportunity to be part of the beginning phase of implementation with the goal of setting the standards for other site implementations was exciting and right up my alley.
Leadership: Agree with the other reviews was told "How cute that you have ideas that are above your paygrade, however leave the IT decisions to the experts" (Even though I was an expert and as my "idea or concern" was not addressed on the front end, National VA put a hold on the Program. Could have been avoided sooner vs. exposed later. It was clear that the Company was/is a fish out of water specific to this new Program and were trying to figure things out as they went along, at the expense of the client/customer. It is true that Leadership or VP's mistreated those out in the field and had unrealistic expectations of them as they are on Student Visa's and Work Permits. Basically holding it over their head. Travel is not a benefit. I was home only 4 days out of the month. Pay was monthly with you fronting your travel expenses and then getting reimbursed on a monthly basis. If you are female you are treated differently. There is a culture of intimidation by gender, by culture, by role and by association. There is no culture & values, there is no life and balance and know you are "owned" not "employed" The playbook was a facade, the values were pretty on print but once inside no longer existed. VP's power hungry and should be flogged for their disrespect and mistreatment of those in the field.
Advice to Management
Good leadership hire people that are smarter than them and then utilize them in strategic planning etc. Research Amazon, Google and other successful companies and adopt a piece of their approach. They are successful because they empower their employees to 'THINK, DO, ACT" while holding them accountable as they are all vested stakeholders in the business. You will never be successful in the US by imposing the cast type management/leadership to those in the field slaving for you. Remember: It is not HOUSTON that is making you money...it is those in the field. Don't bite the slaves that are feeding YOU. I still believe in the Program and it's intended purpose. I do believe this company is salvagable however it does need some cleen up at the top. Integrity is EVERYTHING especially on Government contracts. Adopt the TRUST, BELIEVE AND RESPECT culture and you will go far!
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Shipcom Wireless.
Initial phase was structured. Recruiter reached out, left a crisp voice mail to call back- I retuned the call and hit his voice mail. He called back, apologized for missing my call. Discussed Shipcom, explained the high growth and future growth potential and sent me an email with the job description along with some information to be given. He called back on receiving the information, went over the information I submitted, he reiterated multiple times on travel which I found a bit annoying since I had informed him I was OK with it. He negotiated the salary but did not commit on it, said he wanted to ensure it was within range. Interview was scheduled by a lady who sent calendar invite. Pretty professional till this stage. I met with an EVP - looked professional but as the interview progressed he seemed superficial, suddenly the CEO walks in and hijacks the interview. I am asked to go to his office were he brought in a few other people, it was very weird, 4-5 people and the CEO goes on and on about different things. He is all over the place and has no coherence. He demeans my current job/colleagues saying they can contine doing what they do or join in a sarcastic way. Shipcom where they can do much better, he is more interested in knowing how many more people i can bring along with me. All others are just looking at me like I am a centerpiece. He talks about how "he is a man of God" and how he mentors people to become the best but they join him 'cheap'. Justifying that he is lowballing me. He went on to tell he, if he were a candidate he would pay shipcom to hire him, this is the biggest bunch of nonsense i have heard ever. He ended the interview with words of advice, which neither i was interested or inclined to hear. I decided to join, not because of Shipcom but because I was jobless and needed the money. I was hired for a specific position and moved to a completely diff role once i joined.
- How many people can you bring to join Shipcom 1 Answer
They will offer barely minimum wage for a job that requires 100% travel and pad it by saying you will get a per diem. But per diem is to take care of your daily needs when onsite and does not feed the family. DO NOT ALLOW THEM TO LOWBALL YOU.
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