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Updated Jul 24, 2014

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21% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great employees, but favoritism is big

    General Employee (Former Employee) Reno, NV

    ProsYou can make an okay wage for this day and age and there is an incentive program. Most of the management team is fun.

    ConsCompany isn't as stable as it used to be due to the poor economy and the advances of digital technology. Most of management has been there for many years and has their favorite people. Not a whole lot of room for advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe fair. Smile. Most of all, be fair.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good people. Lukewarm strategy and focus.

    Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsRun and managed by good people

    ConsHas only lukewarm strategy and focus

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Favoritism at its worst and lack of vision

    Senior Network Engineer (Former Employee) Bridgewater, NJ

    ProsI can't think of any, I was looking for a new job within two weeks of starting there and glad I got out!

    ConsWhere do I start, filthy office, broken desk furniture and the favoritism I saw between a director and a direct report/manager was unbelievable it was like watching a master and his puppy dog!

    I worked in technology and any suggestions on improvement are met with a resounding NO simply because my manager (the puppy dog) and his boss didn't understand the technology, plus how could you challenge what they did in the past?

    I was a full time salaried employee however I felt I was treated like an hourly employee.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDump all the middle managers and directors, *maybe* that'll help you get things straightened out but I doubt it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My peers and managers were afraid to voice their opinions and ideas even if the department direction was a failing one.

    Web Designer/Developer (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

    Prosgood learning experience. managment doesnt value employess

    Consnot a good family work life. doesn't understand user experience or the value of it. every blindly follows without voicing solid ideas

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue the opinions and ideas of your team

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good

    Warehouse (Former Employee) Denver, CO

    Prosmovies. CD. and good people

    Consnone this was like a dream job

    Advice to Senior Managementyou get the best products to start with.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    They have a supervisor in their CLS department who is verbally abusive, Other departments are fine.

    Custom Library Services (Former Employee) Momence, IL

    ProsIf you like overtime, they have their fair share. Book and video discounts. Good bonus for good work.

    ConsOvertime is mandatory and without notice. You have to keep records of your work to fight for your bonus. They have a manager who screams in your face and no one stops her. No union to help you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire her if you don't know who she is just ask. I have been away for over 2 years and she is still sending employees home in tears. Most employees will take overtime if offered, unless they have no sitter ready or a wedding to go to. So, make it a request first.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor management and no direction in the school market.

    Inside Sales Account Manager (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsWork schedule tied to school year

    ConsLimited database for customers. Limited growth with no room for advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management is non-responsive

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Easy going and good pay

    Merchandiser (Former Employee) Richmond, VA

    ProsGood pay for part time job
    Allow merchandisers to work independently
    Good communication from DMs
    Flexible days and hours

    ConsTravel depending on where you live
    Low hours during certain times of the year
    No performance evaluation for over 18 months

    Advice to Senior ManagementRegular reviews and raises would encourage longevity

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAbility to do System Admin work plus 3PAR SAN work, RHEL 6 on vMware, and Data Protector.

    ConsWork for a small part of a large company which is becoming unstable.

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    The worst place of employment in my 26 year career

    Lak (Current Employee) Bridgewater, NJ

    ProsYou get free books that no one else wants

    ConsManagement in Charlotte and Bridgewater are idiots and easily threatened by new, intelligent employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementResign

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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