Column Technologies, Inc.

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Column Technologies, Inc. Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
35 Reviews
3.6
35 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good workplace

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst, Remedy Solutions in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst, Remedy Solutions in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Column Technologies, Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly work environment, great learning opportunities

    Cons

    needs better processes following, better grawth plans, lot of travel

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

    Learn a lot, but rough on work/life balance

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Column Technologies, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Good company if you really want to learn the product. Plenty of opportunities to expand on your own knowledge.

    Cons

    Advancement is difficult, be prepared to work non-stop, travel is on your own time. Management is very disorganized - the inmates run the asylum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need to lead - not micromanage or make decisions without having all the facts.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Some real opportunities here. Another "ground floor" moment with a lot of new opportunities in the works.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Column Technologies, Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I work with some very nice people. There is very good opportunity, especially right now. Lot of good things happening. Now is a great time to join the company as there are a lot of initiatives (new products etc.) to be involved with.

    Cons

    Lot's of change going on, so processes and policies seem to be always changing. That's probably expected to some degree for any company that is finding new opportunities or doing new things.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great People - True Client Care - Ethics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Column Technologies, Inc. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Column empowers its hires to do well by them. Imho, there is the correct amount of reporting/supervision - no micromanagement, just management. Do you job well, no worries. People tend not to leave Column, and when they do, it's often they come back.

    Every consulting company makes mistakes- Deloitte, Accenture: anybody. What makes a company great - are how the mistakes are dealt with. Column hires bright people and they do well by their customers; always. I've seen people flown with hours notice to go 'make it right.' The few errors I ever saw, were always prioritized and mitigated.

     Customers are in excellent hands with Column and that is a huge benefit as a salesperson. It's pretty incredible that a company of Column's size continues to count as customers all the nationally and internationally known customers, especially doing work that has enterprise impact. And - there's a new one every week. That should be pretty telling to prospective employees and customers. You can have confidence that the company will act ethically to make their customers happy (within all reasonable bounds) and will behave fairly. I never ever saw something that seemed below board.

    Work hard, play hard - there is definitely a hard work will be rewarded culture here and a "when you're here, you're family" feel.

    A year or two into my tenure, a VP shared that he sometimes wondered if the company could have grown faster. He said that they had made a conscious decision to hire at a conservative pace; because in case things turned, they didn't want to have to tell anyone they no longer had work for them. He didn't have any ounce of regret in his tone; my takeaway was that they put people's well being before profit.
     I believe that statement to be 100% genuine and quite telling. The owners are good people.

    Cons

    None for me. If I built a company, it would exhibit very similar values and priorities.

    Travel might be a bit rough on consultants/Sr. Management, but that's a bit the nature of the beast with consulting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lombard, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lombard, IL

    I have been working at Column Technologies, Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy my job at Column, I like the work I do, and I like the people I work with. Column as a company seems to focus on how to get things done, as opposed to why something can't be done. There are some really nice people at Column. The work is good, and people depend on you. Benefits are good and I feel like the company tries to recognize and reward extra efforts.

    Cons

    The company is not growing as fast as it could. While that might also be true of most companies, I would like to see Column come closer to achieving its real potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a positive energy flowing in the company, and continue to bring new ideas for growing the business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    I don't hate it, but I don't love it.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Column Technologies, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed culture
    Flexible with personal time
    Manager is the best

    Cons

    Documentation is sloppy and littered with errors
    Process is nonexistent
    Owner is psychotic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish a process and stop letting customers be exceptions to the rule. Do not be resistant to change as company structure could improve efficiency and profits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, smart environment, strong training and career advancement

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

    I have been working at Column Technologies, Inc. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Culture promotes hard work but also values work-life balance

    There are many smart people in the organization, especially in the engineering department due to stringent hiring standards

    Cons

    Can be a fast paced environment which isn't a fit for everyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to look to the future for new ways to grow and provide for employees

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

    I love my job at Column. But it is not for people who do not want to work hard.

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

    I have been working at Column Technologies, Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working remotely and traveling. Also the people are like family and always supportive and helpful. If you want to work hard and always be busy, never bored, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Working in consulting is sometimes hard because you have to deal with angry customers or unrealistic timelines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to allow us to have a say in our technology and growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Psycho Technologies Inc.

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    Current Employee - Help Desk in Lombard, IL
    Current Employee - Help Desk in Lombard, IL

    I have been working at Column Technologies, Inc. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There's no pros here at this company.

    Cons

    You will be make a huge mistake if you want to put the cloud keyword with Column Technologies Inc. If you have a choice between 2 jobs, run very fast from this company. This place has a high turnover rate and the CEO has knowledge of this and encourages it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a psychiatrist, find another job in another company overseas, or I don't think you would like some of the others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    I was hired in April 2013 and lost my job in July 2013 due to lack of training for products I was supposed to support.

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    Current Employee - Remedy Software Developer in Lombard, IL
    Current Employee - Remedy Software Developer in Lombard, IL

    I have been working at Column Technologies, Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The position was close to home making the commute very easy

    Cons

    Management does little to educate the employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue about how to properly train your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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