Budco Reviews

Updated April 8, 2015
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  1. Supportive Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Services Coordinator in Highland Park, MI
    Former Employee - Client Services Coordinator in Highland Park, MI

    I worked at Budco full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    The 'team' set up was great - made it possible to always have people to turn to for help
    The people are VERY friendly, helpful, supportive, and knowledgeable
    The work from home option was very helpful

    Cons

    Low pay, no bonuses
    No clear advancement path; I came in as a fresh-from-college employee wanting to know where I could go career-wise within the company, and there really wasn't a future for me.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain open communications with ALL employees, and discuss other employment opportunities within the company.

  2. Software developer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    good learning in the company

    Cons

    not many varieties of jobs

  3. Long Term employee

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Highland Park, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Highland Park, MI

    I have been working at Budco full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    For the most part the people are great

    Cons

    When I started at Budco it was a small company and the focus was on the customers and the people, since the company was sold to an investment the focus is only on money.

    Advice to Management

    Since there is new management, maybe they will see how things really are.

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  5. Can you put a price on working with great people? I'm undecided.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Services Coordinator in Highland Park, MI
    Current Employee - Client Services Coordinator in Highland Park, MI

    I have been working at Budco full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    The people. I love my co-workers.

    Cons

    Not much room to grow financially or professionally.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great people work here, but executive communication is sparse.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highland Park, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highland Park, MI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High-quality individuals throughout the organization
    People really do try to do their best to satisfy the customer

    Cons

    Poor communication from the front office
    Lack of clear career-path for many departments

    Advice to Management

    Trust that people will do right by you if you share information with them. Withholding and not communicating breeds uncertainty and diminishes trust in senior leadership. Trickle-down communication does not work.

  7. Helpful (1)

    I had a good experience working for Budco the first time around

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Highland Park, MI
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Highland Park, MI

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

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

    Pros

    Before the company was sold working at Budco was a wonderful experience. This was called the second chance company and you were treated fairly

    Cons

    After the company was sold things changed at Budco. Now you have to worry about job security, worry that someone will tap you on your shoulder or call you after your shift and tell you that your services are no longer needed. Scary place to work now.

  8. Neutral

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highland Park, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highland Park, MI

    I have been working at Budco

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are great healthcare benefits and the building is beautiful

    Cons

    I have no cons to post

    Advice to Management

    Nuetral

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Robbinsville, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Robbinsville, NJ

    I have been working at Budco

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Budco is a employee-centric company. Many steps are taken to ensure the workplace is fun and stimulating. There is room for advancement.

    Cons

    With headquarters in Detroit MI, there may be some lack of communication from corporate. But they do utilize an intranet, and many people do get information from that site. I cannot think of many cons.

    Advice to Management

    I like the quarterly town hall meetings. It would be nice if HR and IT had a greater presence in the NJ locations.

  10. Helpful (3)

    Uncertainly Makes for Low Morale

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Highland Park, MI
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Highland Park, MI

    I worked at Budco

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The benefits package is quite competitive. At this time, the company ensures that every employee has an opportunity for health coverage, even if it is just the minimum coverage. For the "blue collar" staff there are opportunities to further one's education, both within the company and externally.

    Cons

    The demands are horrendous. Sixty plus hour weeks are not uncommon, unless you are eligible for overtime. A number of people express concern about the number of hours required to keep up with the demands of the job. In addition, people are unexpectedly let go. With other companies, terminations are not surprising to the involved employee nor his coworkers and managers. At Budco, terminations seem to come "out of the blue" and are often not based on performance. This makes for workers who are constantly worried about losing their job. Another result is that there is much "CYA". The finger pointing begins even before the issue is analyzed...particularly between the IT department and the PMO.

    In addition, there is the old regimen and the newer employees. The company was sold by the former owner (single owner) to an investment company so the culture is changing as the new owners seek to streamline and grow the company. There is much discussion about and longing for "the way things used to be."

    Advice to Management

    You must address the low employee morale. The employees feel as if they are being asked to do more and more, without raises, nor understanding why. They are very concerned that the company is pushing to become as lean as possible in order to command a high sale price.

    Remember that many of the employees are accustomed to knowing more of what is going on and why decisions are being made as they are.

  11. Going Down

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Budco full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Benefits use to be good. looking at some recent reviews looks like they have been cut.

    Cons

    New ownership/management cares more about making the max profit than about the employees. Career advancement is bragged about but few people are truely promoted. Some get a sideways promotion with more responsiblity and slightly higher pay.

    Advice to Management

    You should all know the old saying "Bad news speads faster than Good news"

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