AVI-SPL Reviews

Updated April 28, 2015
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Pros
  • Worked with some great people and technicians that made the job worth while for a long time (in 5 reviews)

  • Always have new challenges, hard work gets noticed and management is happy to work with you (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Little to no room for career growth outside of technical positions (in 4 reviews)

  • Lack of promotion growth and there is no upper management guidance or direction (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Work here if you have to (like I did), but get out ASAP.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at AVI-SPL full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Industry leader.
    Decent benefits.
    Worked with some very intelligent people.
    That's it.

    Cons

    Low pay.
    Zero room for advancement outside of tech/engineering roles.
    Company does NOT hire or promote from within, or cross-hire between departments..
    Infrequent performance reviews and salary increases (two in 4+ years).
    No tuition reimbursement program or financial assistance for training.

    Advice to Management

    It's pointless to comment here, as AVI-SPL has been setup specifically as a capital venture for its founding partners... the bottom line is all that matters to upper management. Salaries are kept at a minimum. All offices are run on a shoestring (and generally located in geographically undesirable locations) so as to increase profit margins. They are looking to build the company to as large an entity as is possible, and then they'll sell out.

  2. Inconsistent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AVI-SPL full-time

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

    Pros

    Many good people, work is challenging

    Cons

    Too much politics, many out for themselves

    Advice to Management

    Don't just listen to other managers, check facts to be sure they are facts.

  3. No comment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AVI-SPL

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Management only cares about the bottom line, and not the people achieving those numbers for them.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people who take care of you. Without strong employees, you're done.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Once you're used

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Dallas, TX

    I worked at AVI-SPL full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Excellent health insurance
    Good starting pay

    Cons

    Very political
    Every office competes to out sale on their office and the office that is on top gets perks, while lower offices get booted from the company after 2 major losses.

    Once your time is done onsite if there's no projects coming your way you get released without pay until the next time they need you

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to dedicated techs that love the job and go the extra mile for the customer. Sales and upper management are not your heros. The end result the techs do is what gets you more business. By giving sales and management bonuses and extra perks you degrade the techs and leads to not want to work for the company.

  6. Turn-over high

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AVI-SPL

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

    Pros

    Large company
    National footprint
    Some Executives are now gone

    Cons

    -In serious debt to equity company
    -Executives in Florida only care about themselves and not about the workers in the offices.
    -Promises of bonuses is a dangling carrot you never get because they manipulate the plan.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. You'll do what you want to better yourselves regardless what us little people think!

  7. Technology Specilist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Technology Specialist in Mason, OH
    Former Contractor - Technology Specialist in Mason, OH

    I worked at AVI-SPL as a contractor (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    I had a great mentor while I was there .He has since past away but I learned a lot from him.
    Monthly review. Its nice to know where you stand in the managers eyes every month.
    Good online training opportunities.

    Cons

    Monthly review. Added stress to the job.
    Low yearly increases.
    High stress environment at times.
    Lack of communication from Management.

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront and honest about where future of your employees positions.I was blind sided with the elimination of my position. If they could have be upfront with that I could have been more prepared.

  8. RUN AWA

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - TSR in Englewood, OH
    Former Employee - TSR in Englewood, OH

    I worked at AVI-SPL

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

    Pros

    I literally can not think of any pros

    Cons

    company culture.
    Management will throw their employees under the bus to make customers happy
    The help desk is a mess.
    Disorganized

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees they might have some good ideas

  9. Administrative Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AVI-SPL

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Busy but relaxed atmosphere. Co-workers are so energized and excited about the projects they are working on.

    Cons

    Low pay, no room for advancement. employer doesn't like to pay for new training classes so you don't get them. Even though they are a technology company they are way behind the times in things like working in the Cloud and using SharePoint.

    Advice to Management

    Show your employees how much you value them by giving them praise and raises, opportunities for training, etc.

  10. A Unique Employment Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at AVI-SPL full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Employees are professional, knowledgeable and honest. There is a large support team comprised of multiple departments throughout all the company locations. A great training program, commensurable compensation, excellent benefits, continued opportunity for personal growth and career path development.

    Cons

    We need more local resources to work on the many project opportunities available. The administrative system of large companies can be very complex.

  11. Great company and management!

    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at AVI-SPL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people in the company are really supportive. You do have a bad egg here and there, but for the most part, I have experienced great support from upper management and my colleagues have been very helpful (especially during my first year)

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be hard to manage at times

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