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BestIT Reviews in Phoenix, AZ

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
27 Reviews
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  1.  

    The people are amazing and genuine.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at BestIT full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company culture is team-based and open-door. Very helpful and caring staff who are willing to get you what you need to do your job. People appear to be mostly happy working here. Personal contributions are positively noted and appreciation is evident.

    Cons

    IT can be a hard industry, and if you are on the service side there can be a lot of pressure to meet deadlines and work unplanned hours. IT is not known for providing a 9-5 work day, but this company tries very hard to provide a good work-life balance to the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not the best

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    Former Employee - IT Auditor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - IT Auditor in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at BestIT full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Health Benefits good. Some talent people on projects.

    Cons

    Project Managers unorganized, poor client requirements gathering. no project planning or time lines. No real understanding of software development or project controls. Managers manages by choas methodology. Nobody gets hired to be kept long term. Very high turn over. More like a body shop with a nice facade. Management does not learn from mistakes or care to listen to engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen, learn and seek feedback from developers and architects. Hire real project managers. Keep good people. Offer training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Innovative company with great people!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at BestIT full-time

    Pros

    BestIT tends to work more like an architecture firm, there is no sales department and everyone that a customer might speak with has a lot of value to bring to the table.

    Cons

    Would like to see more team building events to bring the company even closer together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The more management can share its vision the better. Everyone really respects and enjoys the management. It would be good to hear from them more often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    An awful work environment and dishonest management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at BestIT full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    On some weeks fruit would be delivered to the break room. There were also some snacks and every once in a while lunch would be purchased. You may be lucky to work with a talented person or two before they inevitably leave or get fired abruptly. Oh, and race cars.

    Cons

    The only people that seem to stay for any length of time are either too inexperienced to have the same job elsewhere or are essentially stuck because of immigration status. The company basically stays afloat because of one contract while the rest of the customers are second tier and constantly have issues because there aren't resources to handle them. The sales team is constantly over promising while searching for "whale" contracts that the business is totally unprepared to handle.

    Aside from the ethical issues with the business, employee morale is low, facilities are inadequate, there are minimal benefits, and the company website is embarrassing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    From top to bottom there is no accountability or integrity. Eventually the place will burn enough bridges to disappear. Hopefully everyone else be smart enough to move on beforehand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    "Our employees are like children..."

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    Former Employee - NONE in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - NONE in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at BestIT full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There was NOTHING positive or good about working here! Management (or micro-management) takes a dim view of the employees and feels that they "are like children and have to be treated that way".

    Cons

    No Training, no real organization structure, no business plan, no strategy, no business models.

    Complete Chaos!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You don't have a clue what you are doing. Stick to racing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Scariest place I've ever worked. If you don't mind feeling insecure about your job at all times work here.

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    Former Employee - Sales in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at BestIT full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Coworkers have your back and are very understanding. Unfortunately, it's because you all relate on the incredible pressure you are under and lack of knowing whether you'll have a job one more week.

    The pay was competitive and fair for what it was.

    Benefits are competitive

    Big payout bonuses for sales members...if you are lucky to close a big deal on nothing but cold calls.

    Cons

    The biggest con is seeing your friends and coworkers get laid off every couple of Fridays with no heads up.

    Management has little they can do to help you succeed.

    Sales was 100% cold calling. No marketing support. Not even a PowerPoint to run potential customers through your services.

    No inbound leads.

    Leadership completely unwilling to consider smarter marketing.

    Literally hired a 70 year old with old Xerox cold calling training videos on Laserdisc to teach us how to be better sales people.

    High turnover.

    Dishonest with clients and employees.

    No loyalty to hard working performers if they have a poor quarter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please start using real marketing to grow your company. No more cold calling bought lists.

    Be more upfront when you hire people to let them know what their expectations are. That they are likely to be let go at a moments notice if they don't meet their quota for that quarter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Up and Coming Company

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    Current Employee - Sales in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at BestIT full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere, great people to work with.

    Great place to build a career. I have had many experiences, worked with many senior managers who have had careers I can only dream of. The people are what really make this place go, we work hard to ensure great client engagements and projects. We work great as a team, in the past we had gone thru some tough times, but we have come out ahead in a much better place because of the people and the shift in culture of the company. We have an "edge" to drive new business and build the company the right way.

    If you aren't afraid of hard work, trust me the pros way outweigh the cons, the CEO will make sure you are taken care of and valued as an employee. You can't ask for more than that. On top of that, great benefits and great compensation and great work life balance.

    Cons

    Pressure, but what job doesn't have pressure?

    Past senior management no longer with the company built a culture of complacency and handed out raises and job titles to employees who they personally hired for the company. This rubbed many long time employees the wrong way and the culture of complacency led to some rough months. But our current leadership team righted the ship and built the culture to focus on rewarding hard work and valuable employee contributions to the bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to key employees, continue to value the people of your organization. They will continue to work hard to ensure the success of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    BestIT is not the Best

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    Current Employee - Database Administrative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Database Administrative in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at BestIT full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are friendly, work environment is tolerable.

    Cons

    No technical leadership, low ethics, company is always cutting corners and morale is low because of extremely high employee turn-over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pray that you will never have to find a job somewhere else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Very disorganized, will do and say anything for a buck regardless of what they can deliver.

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    Former Employee - Development Lead in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Development Lead in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at BestIT as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I cant think of any.

    Cons

    The sales team seems to run the place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act like you appreciate the work people do to make you money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Better places out there

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at BestIT full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of great people who work at BestIT. HR Department is probably the best thing they have going for them. The people you work with are genuinely good people.

    Cons

    Pressure, pressure, pressure! They want things done now. The deadlines they come up with are hard to meet. They push things on customers that the customers don't want or need. They don't listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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