4th Source Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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  1. Revolving Door Mentality

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    4th Source has a unique foundation upon which presents the opportunity for growth but they don’t have the management team to execute. If you're looking for a temporary job (3 months) and you like being constantly berated and abused, this is a perfect place for you!

    Cons

    Constant turnover - The entire Sales and Marketing organizations along with the CEO were fired or quit within less than one year. Most within less than 6 months. Zero leadership - no one is driving this bus and it's rapidly heading for a cliff. Brutally hostile environment - the leadership is incompetent and extremely manipulative. There is a culture of aggression and disrespect. No small business leadership experience and extremely unprofessional behavior.

    Advice to Management

    This is really advice to the absentee owners - Start Over! Hire competent management leadership with small business / start up experience.


  2. Poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at 4th Source full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None that I can think off

    Cons

    Leadership is untouchable and doesn't even talk or worry about employees so every decision falls into one person located in Merida, Mexico. Long days (9+ hours), they will tell you anything to hire you, company values are not enforced, career paths are irrelevant they will put you to work in any project without any training even if you don't know the tool just to bill for your time, they hire anyone just say you want the job and it's yours, work-life balance is the worst I spent the longest's days of my life in there.

    Advice to Management

    Stop wasting client's and employee's time by randomly assigning anyone to a project and invest in HR, they have no clue of what they're doing. Be honest, don't hire anyone just because good technical people is hard to find.


  3. Beware - do your due diligence

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    Former Employee - Sales USA
    Former Employee - Sales USA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at 4th Source full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They are playing in a hot market and following the hot trend of nearshore and onshore IT outsourcing. If you love to work remote with no physical office, this is the perfect place for you (most US sales roles). Several small brand name clients across multiple industries. Strong CEO. Investing in Marketing. Marketing team is smart with high energy. Oracle "competitive and I have swagger/attitude" sales culture. Easy to become a VP. Inc 5000 award. Moving HQ from Canton, GA to NOLA area. LA relationship very positive. Mexico delivery staff seem very happy.

    Cons

    One large Fortune 25 client keeps them alive. Founders not engaged - possibly by design. VP mgm't team has limited to zero small company experience. Sales mom't has limited to zero sales mgm't experience. Weak benefits, no comphrehensive healthcare plan, just a cash stipend. Marketing team is young. No clear GTM plan. Lots of trial and error motion. No equity. Oracle "lap dog, revolving door" sales culture.

    Advice to Management

    To the CEO, hire a new mgm't team for sales and marketing that has fast-growth, small company experience and install a proper sales first culture. Understand that to help Oracle grow from 100m to 1b is not the same as growing a small company from 50m to 100m.


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  5. It developer, Team lead

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Mérida, Yucatán (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Mérida, Yucatán (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at 4th Source full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    In my own town Work with american clients English skills improving a lot

    Cons

    Upper management only recommend friends of them Sometimes OT is required, depends of the lead No career path

    Advice to Management

    Attention upper management, leads tend to become litle napoleons There is no 4th source culture, people in general not feeling identified with the company


  6. So so company - No upper-management at all

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    Former Employee - Software Quality Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Quality Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at 4th Source full-time

    Pros

    - Great salary in Mexico - If you have to work onsite the allowances are great. - Great benefits if you are on US payroll ( 17 vacation days, 11 holidays) - Vision, Healthcare and Dental insurance no cost at all for the employee.

    Cons

    - Upper-management is really unprofessional in order to get thing done you have to be friends with them - In Mexico you have to work 50 hours per week. - Salary in US is super low around 60,000 USD ( 50 to 65k)

    Advice to Management

    - Be professional about your job. This is not about who's friend with who. Be professional about your job. - Remove the Manager role since it's a waste of time to deal with those guys. It's just too much overhead. - Get some accountability. Redefine the roles since the word Manager is confusing. When you are for something to the manager assigned to you he/she always has to ask for approval. So whats the point of being a manager in this company? - US upper-management get some accountability in you company the Mexicans are killing your company. They don't create loyalty outside the people from Merida. Pay attention to your business.


  7. Is a very good place to work

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    Former Employee - Tech Lead in Mérida, Yucatán (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Tech Lead in Mérida, Yucatán (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at 4th Source full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Is a very good place to work, and have a very good experience working with people from US, even from other countries.

    Cons

    When the company run out of projects they start to release people, not very good feeling.

    Advice to Management

    You have to do a very good job keeping the people doing their job and don't worry about projects


  8. Very immature management

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    Current Employee - Senior Architect in Mérida, Yucatán (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Senior Architect in Mérida, Yucatán (Mexico)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at 4th Source full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Merida yucatan is a great city to live

    Cons

    There is lack of career path No employee focus at all General offices are cheap

    Advice to Management

    Invest in formal managment training Define a career path Recognize the top performers by promotion and salary raises


  9. Good experience

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Mérida, Yucatán (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Mérida, Yucatán (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at 4th Source full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - The company has several projects to be developed. - Good team environment. - Nice attitude towards the employee treated as a human being.

    Cons

    - Wages sometimes are not the best considering if you work in Mexico, sometimes you will be assigned to go to USA. Your salary will remain the same plus travel allowances. - Most of the times you don't get to choose the project you will be working for the next months. They are assigned to you as well as your team.

    Advice to Management

    Good job in general. Keep up the good work.


  10. Working at 4thsource

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It depends on client that you work for, in my case I was able to work for one that a was able to grow as a professional, I was heard and taken into account.

    Cons

    Dress code, we should wear jeans! Small Client list,

    Advice to Management

    Reduce overhead, focus on what is important, deliver value to client



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