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Updated Feb 17, 2014

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3.2 5 reviews

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    Good Job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits, good people. Flexible hours. Willing to work with you on most any issue you may have. Good location.

    ConsManagement has been rough but seems to be getting better. Recent layoffs over the last few years leave you wondering.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lack of talent in management leads to lack of profitability.

    Designer (Former Employee) Rogers, AR

    ProsIf you are at least a bit competent you can push up quickly to the middle ranks. It stops after that. If you want to just work and work and never have to think outside the box or innovate, this is your paradise.

    ConsLow pay if you haven't worked there a decade, nepotism, arbitrary rules and processes. General opposition to progress. Complete lack of talent in upper management. For the young and inspired, you will quickly realize that this is a dead end job. Amazing amounts of overhead.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of everyone in upper management, replace them with people who know how to run a medium sized company, and you'll do fine.

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

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    Great Company Ideals

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Rogers, AR

    ProsGreat benefits! Family oriented. Talented people. Above average compensation. Promotes from within. Mission Statement is ambitious and gives hope.

    ConsManagement and overall leadership traits. Members of one family holds most top positions, owner doesn't see all issues. Middle management doesn't have authority necessary to deal with major issues that arise. Too many second chances are given to those not deserving. The talent is not recognized by management and in turn, under talented are promoted due to pure education and not first hand experience in the field. One major client and very few intermittent opportunities are bound to be the demise of this otherwise hard working, good intentioned company.

    Advice to Senior Management*Go for local clients and lessen your dependency on the larger 'one' client.
    *Allow your working mid level management to make a decision and stand behind them to enable strong teams to develop with less frustration.
    *Know the problems of your teams (dig deeper for honesty from team members for the truth) as it doesn't always get relayed upward.
    *I wish you future success.

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

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    Amazing place to work, but some issues

    Technical Writer (Former Employee) Rogers, AR

    ProsCulture/Atmosphere, plenty of overtime opportunities, plenty of training opportunities, training re-embursement, up to date technology and software programs, 5, 10 and 20 year perks, great people to work with, library, documentation of procedures for every job and task, awesome management, awesome supplies, many many more but too numerous to put them all in here. Amazing place to work as long as the main client gives plenty of work to do.

    Cons1.They've got all their eggs in too few baskets. When major client cuts back on work they want done it effects the company tremendously and leads to layoffs. They need to expand to more clients. Needs a professional marketing person to find more clients.
    2. Admin pay is WAY below national average.

    Advice to Senior Management1. Find a professional Marketing person.
    2. Get more Clients!! So you don't have to keep laying people off due to lack of work.
    3. Pay your Admin Staff better. They are the backbone of your company.
    4. Other than than you are awesome and keep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Never a dull moment and every day was something new.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGreat pay.
    Friendly co-workers
    Position always kept you on your toes.
    Always on the front end of the technological curve when it came to their systems.
    Very hard working people that KNOW what they're doing

    ConsAt the time, extremely difficult to balance personal and work time. (On call rotations killed employee moral).
    Upper management sometimes forgot the people doing all the hard labor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHopefully management realized that they were loosing a lot of good, hard working people and changed some of the ways the acknowledged those people so they could stay. People have personal lives as well, hear them out and try to understand why they are complaining.

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