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  1. Helpful (5)

    Great opportunity for growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at 120VC full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The training courses and guidebook apply to all projects. Management had a large focus on personal growth and the company is full of opportunities to advance your career. They also have many well known clients so there is opportunity to work in many different environments.

    Cons

    Actively managing client work and internal work can be challenging. Internal reporting takes a significant amount of time putting the typical work week above 40 hours. Work/life balance can be difficult to manage.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Good company to learn the basics of project management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at 120VC full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    - if you are inexperienced, you'll learn how to plan and execute an infrastructure project (putting in new hardware, moving data centers)

    Cons

    - Doesn't understand differences between infrastructure project management and SaaS or COTS, but takes them on anyway; not delivering expected value - No work/life balance with expectations too high for socializing with clients

    Advice to Management

    Don't take projects that are outside your wheelhouse. Instead focus on projects and clients that will be well served by your internally trained PMs

    120VC Response

    Feb 2, 2015 – CEO

    Thanks for your post! I apologize that your experience over the 3 years you spent with 120VC was generally negative! For job seekers: 120VC doesn't claim any subject matter expertise outside of ... More


  3. This company has all the shortcomings of a small business

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at 120VC full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Some of the concepts and templates are good. The CEO is charismatic and open to new ideas.

    Cons

    They have a small client base and if a project for which you were hired is cancelled, the chances are high that you’ll be out of a job. They’re too small to negotiate a discount with private medical insurance companies – my actual, out-of-pocket cost was the same whether I bought the coverage through them or privately You’re strongly encouraged to write positive reviews of their online classes which are reviewed by management before posting – as an employee, you are not going to risk making negative comments. Everything you do as a project manager must follow strict rules. During my weekly employee reviews, I was docked points for a missing comma or not enough spaces before a required dash.

    Advice to Management

    Establish a way of controlling execs who abuse their power through favoritism and by imposing a strict, highly individualized interpretation of your guidebook.

    120VC Response

    Feb 2, 2015 – CEO

    I apologize for your experience. I believe that employers bear the greater responsibility for ensuring future team members are a good fit for the culture and capable of performing the job. When ... More


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  5. 120VC Gives You The Tools To Succeed As A Project Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 120VC full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Project Management Standard as put forth by 120VC gives you the how-to knowledge to succeed as a Project Manager at any company. Though distributed across multiple clients, the employees are never along - there are multiple opportunities to get together and the Program Managers do a great job of mentoring and advising.

    Cons

    Nothing of consequence. Because project managers work at various clients locations, it takes an effort on the part of the employees to get to know each other and learn from each other.

    Advice to Management

    If your Project Management office needs direction, have lunch with the 120VC CEO.


  6. Great Organization

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 120VC (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been working with 120VC for nearly 2 years. Their PMs help clients not just complete projects as requested, but set the bar higher for best practices. Having come fresh into the IT consulting field, but with 8 years small business experience, I know the difference between a mediocre customer experience and a great one. I helped start a business and have seen it serve roughly 2000 customers annually for 11 years. In the project management realm, I have worked with several project and program managers, interfaced with a handful of directors and have been coordinating and managing small projects or pieces of larger ones. I have seen where other managers simply don't have the rigor or discipline to drive the project forward and lead. Initiatives, tasks or action items slip off the table. This is not the case with 120VC, they hire PMs that can deliver to a standard, which gives the client a new level of assurance and value. I have taken the courses and studied the Guidebook, I found these resources very insightful and supportive of my mission to serve each customer better than the last.

    Cons

    None that I am aware of

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in professional development of your staff


  7. Two thumbs up for 120VC!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at 120VC full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    120VC is an innovative and team-oriented company to work at. Everyone's voices are heard and even encouraged to participate. The CEO believes in raw talent to be the future of this company and that gives us all a chance and hope that we do get discovered. It is naturally easy to speak up the company because it's proven in the work and growth that it has shown.

    Cons

    120VC is awesome - I have no cons.


  8. Solid company led by some smart people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at 120VC full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They offer training and reinforcement of project management best practices that work.

    Cons

    The first few weeks can be very challenging for a PM to ramp up, learn and also be productive. The tools are there, you just have to be ready to focus without distractions.


  9. Onward and Upward.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at 120VC full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Now in my second year I have completed both the 120VC PM and PgM certifications and have moved up in the organization as a Program Manager. The 120VC approach and tools helped me to lead projects for our client more effectively. Even the ones that finished past the desired due date were considered successful due to the leadership and communications the approach fostered. If you really want to hone your skills and work with great people this is the place.

    Cons

    Not really a con but the client culture and environment I'm at is challenging, which all the more highlights the benefits of using the 120 VC approach and tools.


  10. An innovative company with a real career path for project managers.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at 120VC full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are many things that I like about working at 120VC. I wanted to share a new initiative that probably won't make the Top 10 List of why people work for a company, but I believe is indicative of the open and transparent culture. All employees are asked to comment every week on a new topic (this is completely voluntary), as part of the "Know Your Company" initiative. The following week all responses are sent to everyone in the company. This gives employees an opportunity to learn something new about their team mates, or to weigh-in on company matters. Like I said this might be a small thing, but for me it feels like a company that is trying to make work an enjoyable experience.

    Cons

    Nothing other that the normal challenges that all project managers face.


  11. This is a complete Project Management boot camp experience where you will learn how to do it right.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at 120VC full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) Total immersion in project management with very structured guidelines, templates, tools, techniques and an auditor or program manager who will check that you are living up to the 120 standards on a weekly basis. 2) Good group of people / all professionals who are willing to lend a helping hand. 3) You will be a better (in fact, maybe the best) project manager after you've done your tour of duty.

    Cons

    1) If you don't do well with rigor and discipline, you are not going to like the experience. 2) The pay isn't top dollar in comparison to what other consulting firms are offering. 3) Difficult to maintain the pace and workload required of their project managers for longer than a year and half or two.

    Advice to Management

    1) Make the bonus a real and regular part of your good people's compensation in order to increase retention. 2) Invest more in actual hands-on, side-by-side training as opposed to requiring people to take tests that don't necessarily have a direct correlation back to an increase in an individual's performance. 3) Minimize the amount of time over and beyond the billable hours that people are required to put into their work week.

    120VC Response

    Oct 3, 2014 – CEO

    First I want to thank the Alumni that left this review! In my humble opinion, this is probably the best review we have ever received! For three reasons… The first being that it has been at least ... More



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