CariNet

  www.cari.net
  www.cari.net

CariNet Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
7 Reviews
2.3
7 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Joe McMillen
5 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Unlimited Potential to Learn

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

    I worked at CariNet full-time

    Pros

    -Vast amount of Different OS's
    -Seasoned and Well Rounded Techs
    -Equipment you need to learn

    Cons

    -Pay is not comparable to Industry Standard (However, Rumor is they are working on it)
    -Shift hours are a little unpleasant
    -Faceless Owner (never seen or met him)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into a different shift schedule

    Raise pay rates for the positions

    Make more defined departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good entry level position if you're not easily discouraged.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - NOC Technician in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - NOC Technician in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    They offer lots of hands on experience. Most co-workers are helpful and knowledgeable. The Management staff is making an effort to provide better documentation through an internal wiki site.

    Cons

    The pay is not very competitive and they offer no benefits package. This place operates on a shoestring budget. Poor hours. Filthy work conditions. Disorganization among management team. Bickering and gossiping among employees is rampant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This place would be great if they hired some people with actual management experience. It needs someone to right the ship and unfortunately the anonymous CEO is not the leader for that role. Clean the place up, open up the check book and watch the productivity of your operation sky rocket.

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

    Good place to learn bad place to stay

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

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

    Pros

    You don't need to know much to get hired. You get to play with a lot of equipment. If you have the desire you can learn a lot.

    Cons

    I never trusted my managers while I was there. Most of them were extremely inexperienced as managers and even some as techs. the CEO Joe was the worst people you could interact with. He would rather show off his money and demean his employees then consider better pay and benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You cant give service with out seasoned techs. Train people properly on customer service. Treat people with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    IF you like being thrown in the fire

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - NOC Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - NOC Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at CariNet full-time

    Pros

    They while hire you with no experience and little knowledge
    You can learn a lot.....
    You get to put IT experience on your resume

    Cons

    The management is a joke. A lot of the senior management has worked at CariNet for almost if not their entire career. They don't seem to have a good biz sense and don't value their employees
    Low Pay
    The owner

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house and hire in new blood
    listen to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Miss-managed and understaffed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - NOC Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - NOC Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Datacenter Experience.
    Hands-on experience with all modern OS's, hardware, and software.
    An option to learn anything you want, with test clusters and networking equipment at your disposal.
    Very friendly and free spirited technicians.

    Cons

    Wages are $5 - $10 hour low compared to the same position at other companies.
    Sink or swim style training.
    Internal systems are slow and deprecated.
    Management has very poor communication regarding upcoming and current internal changes.
    Lacking in internal structure, has very vague guidelines and quality control.
    Being a 24/7 company you will work weekends, holidays, and occasionaly on-call.
    Understaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CariNet shows an incredible amount of potential; potential that will never be achieved if you don't want to re-invest capital directly in employees, hardware, and tools. The "technicians" are stretched thin over system administration, maintenance, monitoring, provisioning, abuse, billing, support, sales, and system engineering.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Fun place to learn and gain personal experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - NOC Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - NOC Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    This place has a pretty laid back atmosphere most of the time. You can learn anything you want at your own pace, and there's virtually no limit to what you can do; provided you have the drive and like to ask questions. Lots of hands on experience with a wide variety of hardware, operating systems, software, and technologies in general.

    Cons

    Lots of projects sitting around half finished and neglected collecting dust. Infrastructure is quite dated, and the facilities are haphazardly assembled. More of a mom & pop shop feel than an actual corporate, or professional environment. Compensation for labor is far less than standard, or what could be deemed acceptable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quality technicians come with a price, and you get what you pay for. Your employees also look to you for direction, inspiration, as well as insight. When you don't put forth effort or drive towards something, those you lead will take up that attitude and it will show through all levels of the company. Technicians can only do as much as you allow, or provide them resources to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Average Datacenter job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - NOC Engineer
    Former Employee - NOC Engineer

    I worked at CariNet

    Pros

    Good entry level job to get IT experience
    Lots of different systems allow for getting a lot of experience
    System Admin jobs, the company splits 50/50 with the employee doing the work
    Business casual or less is generally accepted
    Small company of about 20-30 people
    The CEO/owner is not hands on

    Cons

    The facilities have been changed many times, so troubleshooting can sometimes be very difficult
    Benefits are not available until at least 6 months after you start
    You are required to work weekends
    Overtime is almost never approved
    Normal workdays are 9 hours, however you only get paid for 8
    Taking a lunch is mandatory
    You will have to work a second shift or a third shift at some point and probably on a holiday and definitely on a weekend.
    You are a glorified tech support representative.
    You answer phones and stupid questions.
    You can get a comparable compensation job working as a clerk. Your experience generally means nothing.
    They start everyone at roughly the same pay rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quality employees come at a price
    Invest in better equipment if you expect a better result from your employees
    Modern companies generally give benefits immediately. As a technology company, this is unacceptable.
    Profit sharing to someone other than those that have been working there for 4 years would prompt more action from junior employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

Work at CariNet? Share Your Experiences

CariNet

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.