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Butler America Reviews

Updated January 17, 2015
Updated January 17, 2015
18 Reviews
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18 Reviews
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Butler America President Tina Ciocca
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  1.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Butler America

    Pros

    Great back office support. As an offsite associate I could always count on staff from the head office to provide excellent support at any time.

    Cons

    Had just taken over a contract from my previous employer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Going Under....again?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contractor Employee
    Current Employee - Contractor Employee

    I have been working at Butler America

    Pros

    friendly helpful recruiters and staff

    Cons

    I have not been paid for the last two pay periods and all I get is guff from them. I expect I will never be paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run the company responsibly and make payroll

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Technical Writer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Technical Writer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Contractor - Technical Writer in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at Butler America as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay per hour. Somewhat flexible hours.

    Cons

    Hardly any benefits and does not compare to other companies in the area. Holidays are few and you get a weeks pay after a year but really no real paid vacation days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the whole benefits package and rework it. Also upper needs to work on conflicts within the groups there is no real feeling that we are all working together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    My experience at Butler America was great.

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

    I worked at Butler America (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Butler has a comfortable, laid back work environment. Coworkers and supervisors are more than willing to mentor you and develop your skill set. My supervisor met with me regularly to ensure I understood goals, expectations and processes. Leadership has vastly improved under the new CEO.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't the best, but then again that comes with the territory when you are doing contract work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    stuck

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    6 paid holidays per year, vision insurance, dental insurance

    Cons

    no vacation or sick leave

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer benefits and anyone will want to work for you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great Company- Not Great Pay

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

    I worked at Butler America

    Pros

    Good friendly work environment....no reprimanding for mistakes, just a "Make sure this does not happen again"

    Cons

    Not a lot of training or direction and very low commission so not enough opportunity to make money in commissions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re think the commission structure to retain quality employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good internship experience.

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

    I worked at Butler America as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, flexible scheduling, and lots of good interaction with co-workers.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement. Also job futures were never very clear. Management was never clear as to what was going on with the contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the engineers in the loop. It is hard to assess our own performance when we never receive feedback.

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

    Comfortable place to work, but no where to go

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Butler America

    Pros

    Scheduling flexibility and good people to work with.

    Cons

    Little to no upward mobility, below market pay, no benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They're caught between a rock and a hard place, they can't offer competitive compensation and maintain their profit margins providing contract engineering.

  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Poor benefits and high turn over in staff makes growth difficult

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT

    I worked at Butler America full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, mid management cares about employees and pleasing the customer, dedicated employees makes the work environment a good place to work.

    Cons

    High turn over especially of sales staff, low growth opportunities, few customers to support, old equipment, substandard working equipment (old desks, chairs etc) senior management does not communicate well, poor benefits, salary is not competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better benefits, better communication, retain sales talent. Update the office with working desks and chairs.

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

    Great starter company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in West Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in West Lafayette, IN

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

    Pros

    The company offers a very flexible schedule to both full time employees and interns. Office environment is fun and friendly.

    Cons

    Being a smaller company and a contractor, the benefits and pay are not the best. Being located in West Lafayette, you get the excuse "low cost of living" which translates to a smaller paycheck than you otherwise deserve. Experienced engineers do not feel valued and feel like they are replaceable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With a large number of employees <2 years experience, some people treat work like a classroom and talk/watch videos on their phone/games on their phones. Need to hire people who will focus and stay on task. Also need to make employees feel valuable and needed or else they will find better opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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