Champion Solutions Group Reviews

Updated March 21, 2015
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  1. Business Development

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Champion Solutions Group

    Pros

    Great entry job
    Fun atmosphere
    Flexible; opportunity to grow

    Cons

    A lot of pounding the phones
    Poor account managers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Champion Solutions Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of training and support.

    Cons

    Low salary, not enough benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to provide better incentives to employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Overall experience is positive, however there are many efficiencies that could be recognized through process automation.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Champion Solutions Group

    Pros

    The people - over 50% of the team has been with Champion for over 10 years.

    Cons

    Too many products/solutions which causes confusion and competition internally on what the best solution is for a client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on something for more than 30 days, there continues to be too much "flavor of the month." Hold employees accountable that they do what they say they will do and keep their commitments. If employees are not honoring core values, and it is addressed, but continues to happen, they need to be terminated and this behavior has to stopped being overlooked and accepted because "they are making quota or the only one who can do the job." Better cross-training and career path and succession planning is needed there is very little opportunity for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Despite personal sales success and meeting quota, removed from position to avoid paying commissions.

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at Champion Solutions Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Selling IBM midrange solutions. Working with IBM team.

    Cons

    Discrimination towards female workers. Sales rep builds a territory and then taken away. Only 2 of original reps still at the company 20 years later. Too much drinking and partying by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beyond help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Very Positive Experience

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    Current Employee - Client Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Client Manager in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at Champion Solutions Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good solid work environment. Strong management team. Flexible schedule. Pay for performance. Company that changes as the industry/trends change.

    Cons

    I do not have any suggestions for this area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. short but OK

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    Former Employee - Presales in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Presales in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Champion Solutions Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Small company with good people

    Cons

    Sometimes too small of a compnay

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Great Potential....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Champion Solutions Group

    Pros

    Fast paced, interesting work, great customers, majority of staff is awesome, nerver bored!

    Cons

    Leadership group is like old married couple, sometimes works great and then long periods of not being on the same page, no communication and occasionally intentional undermining of each other

    Sr Leadership has no patience at all. Isn’t capable of long term commitment to any project or product, changes directions so often - staff is left spinning in circles. Has a bad habit of listening to people who tell them what they want to hear not reality. Really out of touch with what is actually going on in the trenches. Has no idea how hard mid-management has it - constantly having to work around sr leader redirecting of staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the leaders out of the trenches and let mid-managers do their jobs. Get in touch with what’s really happening in the company. Get some new leadership - current group been together too long Stop telling everyone how business is booming and then telling staff there is no money for raises. It’s one of the other; either you successful and cheap or you’re struggling but would like to be generous.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. The mid sized engine that could. Different competitors come and go but Champion keeps on.....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Champion Solutions Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This organization has been around for 30 years and continues to be a leader in it's field. I've seen some of the negative posts and they are likely from someone having a bad day or simply unhappy beyond where any company could help. No management team is perfect but it is obvious to me that the leadership team genuinely cares about everyone in the organization and the clients they support.

    Cons

    Being a smaller, transparent type of organization, rumors and negative news tend to get more attention than they deserve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and don't apologize for creating and maintaining a stable and professional work environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    Most demotivating place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Champion Solutions Group

    Pros

    The CEO is an amazing visionary. He is always ahead of the curve and has kept this company from sinking while so many other VARs like it over the years.

    This is a great company to learn new things under duress, unfortunately most new employees burn out in less than a year.

    The company is willing to invest money in educating it's staff. Unfortunately, finding time to do so with so many tasks/jobs is difficult.

    Cons

    Focus is the primary issue here, with a compounding challenge that upper management is disconnected and does not understand or consider what is actually required to accomplish what they are asking of their staff.

    The CEO's vision comes at a price. Staff is pulled in many directions with little support or authority from the COO down (unless it has to do w/sales). Upper management has gotten into the mode of managing around tasks given directly to employees by the CEO. This creates confusion and major moral issues. Most really good employees have begun to burn out or have left. This has caused a shortage of workers and most the managers do not truly understand what skills are required to do the job (because of turnover here also) so new folks hired are either not qualified or are so confused what their job really is that they cannot be successful.

    To further degrade what could otherwise be a great company, the stated focus is to become a leading technical services company. Yet the COO has only a sales focus and background and has no interest in "techie stuff". While the CEO is focused on the latest vision / project, the COO provides only direct leadership and guidance to sales. The challenge is that the organization with the most turnover of late and is in the worst state of disrepair is the services/technical organization.

    Employee morale is at an all-time low, and there are employees (good ones) that have not had raises in over 4 years. So lack of focus, no clarity of purpose, no sense of accomplishment, and disrespectful treatment of employees has led to a dreadful atmosphere. At least from the workers view. Management continues to bury their head in the sand and report to the CEO "thumbs up"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus, listen to what employees have to say. Consider what it will take to accomplish (actually take) new lines of business. Consider the strain on existing employees.

    Reward your employees and stop reporting stellar numbers at company meetings and then continue to freeze raises. It's like rubbing our noses in it.

    Have a hard look at what your managers are doing and how they are treating your staff. Snide remarks, disrespect and holier than thou attitudes are really not helping moral that is already the lowest I have ever seen it.

    Serving cookies and having little chip dip days is not helping moral at this point. People are doing the jobs of two and sometime thee people and are having a hard time making ends meet because they have not had a raise in years. Cost of living goes up, and no amount of cookies and happy hours are going to pay their bills.

    Put people in management positions that actually understand what their employees do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful

    No rewards for hard work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Champion Solutions Group

    Pros

    Great co-workers, which makes the atmosphere better

    Cons

    No raises, just quarterly meetings informing the staff how much profit the company made. This makes everyone feel that there is money, the company just won't share it with their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share with your employees, this way people are more motivated

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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