ChannelNet Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
3 Reviews
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Paula George Tompkins
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  1.  

    Not a Great Experience

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

    I worked at ChannelNet full-time

    Pros

    The people who do the work (developers, creative etc) are extremely pleasant to work with, and are generally very good at their jobs.

    Cons

    Management gets increasingly immature and difficult the higher up the latter you go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that the reason you are successful and valued by your clients is not upper and sr. management (who to be honest is actually detrimental in many cases to the reputation of the company) but the team of creative and developers who work extremely hard to insure the best work is produced every day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not recommended

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at ChannelNet full-time

    Pros

    The worker bees are great and it used to be a fun environment with a great culture but that has changed in the last year. The lobby was redecorated (leaving the rest of the office in the 1990's)

    Cons

    Hard work is not rewarded and the people who contribute the most are taken advantage of. The leadership team is very immature and they are specifically told NOT to advocate for their direct reports. New management takes credit for others work. The company was growing but doesn't know how to scale and adapt. The owner cares more about selling the company and embellishing the facts then treating people with respect. Horrible benefits, poor morale and high turnover. It is crazy-town.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire someone who is fair and reasonable as the COO and tell the owner to stop micro managing the whole company. Having the CEO bad mouth, gossip, berate her key players and question developers is not conducive to a successful business. Outsiders are shocked this company has been around for 29 years. Management should invest in a full time therapist as these employees need it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not impressed in the least

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

    I worked at ChannelNet

    Pros

    There are hard working developers and quality assurance team members. Other than that, I'm typing this to make up for the 20-word minimum.

    Cons

    Upper management is childish and extremely set in their ways. The culture is extremely rigid, be to work at 9am (minimum) and be expected to work until 6 or later. Eight hour days are the minimum and there is no flex time; meaning you can't work twelve hours Monday and four hours on Tuesday, in case you have a life. There is a definite benifit if you've worked at the company for a few years, because you can get away with just about anything. There are various standards for employees, so don't expect to be held accountable equally. The development process is severely outdated, which makes the projects drag on and impacts quality - in a negative way. Overall, ChannelNet is an immature company who needs to get with the times and learn to retain employees by treating them with respect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen the reigns a bit and stop ruling with an iron fist. If you want people to be productive and stick around you need to treat them with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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