Contegix Reviews

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  1. Awesome Culture and Learning Opportunity

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

    I have been working at Contegix

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of people that you're working with. Our executive team has some big dreams for the company and watching it progress and being apart of that is an amazing experience. Plus this is a great place to be as the company is booming. Great way to learn about and get a good footing in the industry. Great benefits and people who want to see you succeed.

    Cons

    Really, there are none so far!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up what you're doing. We're growing and keep hiring good people. It's a good place to be.

    Contegix Response

    Jun 17, 2015 – Marketing Specialist

    Thank you very much for your review. We are so glad to hear that you are learning and growing with the company. This is an exciting time for us, and we are very optimistic that the next several years ... More


  2. Great Culture and Sense of Comradery

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

    I have been working at Contegix full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You always feel like you are a part of a team. They do a great job of planning events that involve the whole company so that you get time to talk to people in other departments/shifts that you might not see otherwise. The take time to recognize everyone's birthday and anniversary, as well as some of the work holidays like Sysadmin day. We have management that cares, and it shows in our benefits packages and work conditions. They provide you with everything you need and more. It's nice to work in a low-stress environment, where everybody is smiling and laughing. Another great perk that's began since I started is a NICE yearly bonus!

    Cons

    I wish we had more opportunity to work from home, or the possibility of four 10hr days.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being transparent to the employees and keep good lines of communication. I know we are going to continue to grow, please don't let us lose sight of the awesome culture that makes us who we are!

    Contegix Response

    Jun 17, 2015 – Marketing Specialist

    Thank for your review. We are glad to hear that you appreciate the hard work that we put into making everyone feel appreciated. That is just one way that we have made the fun-loving culture that you ... More


  3. Good Benefits and People

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

    I have been working at Contegix full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is really down to earth and easy to get along with. I believe they genuinely care about their employees and their customers. It really makes the job a lot easier when customer satisfaction starts at the top. They work hard to keep employee morale up and create a sense of camaraderie among the office with company get-togethers and incentive programs. All necessary items to get your job done are provided. Computers and software are up to date and in good working order. There are other little perks, such as, snacks, coffee and beverages. Those are items that you would take for granted unless you worked at a place where they aren't provided. To me, it shows that they care and they don't mind spending a little bit of money to provide for their employees. Another great thing about Contegix is that all employee benefits (health, dental, vision, short & long term disability) are included. I paid over $200 a month at my previous employer and they did not even offer short & long term disability as an option.

    Cons

    No cons at this point.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Contegix Response

    Oct 13, 2014 – Marketing Specialist

    We appreciate your review and are thrilled to hear your praise for our management, work environment, and benefits! We are continually striving to make Contegix a great place to work. It’s great to ... More


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Type A's only need apply...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Linux Tier III Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Linux Tier III Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Contegix full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get to work with the latest technology in the marketplace from Web/App hosting platforms to scripting and programming to every level of FOSS applications. Fantastic range of knowledge. Fast paced, you are busy from the time you sit down until the time you leave for the day. Good work environment, you can go from a linux fan to a linux expert in a very short time. Excellent benefits are available, at competitive pricing. Engineers with exceptional skills can stand out and become a real asset known directly to clients, not just internal management.

    Cons

    Some members of management, and owners can be curt, or demoralizing at times. Don't have a thin skin, know that you can take extreme criticism before applying. On call rotation can leave shift leads with very little time to sleep. Short staffing times sometimes lead to inability to take vacation or needed time off. Expectations of perfection can create high stress levels. Being a minute late is punished, but being early and jumping in to help out is not recognized.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out where mistakes are most likely to be made, where knowledge is lacking in new employees, or in little used technology and make sure internal documentation is VERY clear, even step by step. Don't expect the engineers to write this documentation they are too busy to do so. Harsh criticism followed by instruction on how to do things correctly is fine. Harsh criticism that ends are calling an engineer out in front of other engineers to cultivate an atmosphere of fear is not.

    Contegix Response

    Oct 13, 2014 – Marketing Specialist

    We are glad to hear that you found the work environment pleasing and were able to advance your Linux knowledge during your time with Contegix. Thank you for raising your concerns regarding management ... More


  6. Growth company with good people and a fun atmosphere

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

    I have been working at Contegix full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging subject matter. I love assisting customers with their IT support issues Management team is taking company in the right direction Fast growing company with a lot of momentum makes, the atmosphere exciting Coworkers really seem to like each other and work well together Dead weight, bitter employees have moved on

    Cons

    Vacation policy is somewhat restrictive. Not too many paid holidays

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing and driving the company forward. The past 6 months have been impressive with all of the growth, communication and strategic planning.

    Contegix Response

    Oct 13, 2014 – Marketing Specialist

    Thank you very much for your feedback! We are so happy to hear your praise for management, your comments on the work environment, and that you enjoy helping our customers. We also thank you for ... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    No response specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - No Response Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - No Response Specialist in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Contegix full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Knowledgable team. Good way to learn web hosting if you have no prior experience in it and want to learn. Not an uptight corporate environment.

    Cons

    Poor description of job. Knowledge can be wasted depending on background. They hired people with the wrong background by not explaining the position properly, then put them in extremely entry-level borderline secratary roles, and look down on them like they are idiots incapable of doing anything knowledgable. They then disrespected these people because of it. Uncomfortably small workspace. Frequent unreasonable schedule changes. Part of management dresses like Carlton Banks.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees fairly and it will work out over time. Management should not be driving around in 60k SUVs while engineers don't even make that in a year.

    Contegix Response

    Oct 13, 2014 – Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for your review. We have since taken this issue to our leadership team, and worked very hard to address the concerns you mentioned. We feel that our job descriptions and expectations are ... More


  8. Helpful (4)

    Contegix = Traumatizing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Contegix full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nice group of people (with the exception of "management") Fun Christmas parties

    Cons

    Company has been through a lot of ups and downs Low pay for engineers Politically based lay-offs Outrageous turnover Terrible and unsustainable business model Owners being sued by 25% stakeholder Owners being forced to migrate 100% of its customers to a completely different data center because they were kicked out of the one they are currently in (will most certainly result in attrition). Management run by children. CEO, CTO and Directors are all under 35 years old. The list goes on..... Contegix is incredibly unprofessional and probably best suited for a recent graduate (if they are desperate)

    Advice to Management

    Grow UP! Stop being so self-absorbed and learn how to make decisions. The RIGHT decisions!

    Contegix Response

    Oct 13, 2014 – Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the company of your co-workers during your time at Contegix. We take pride in hiring good people. We are, however, sorry to hear of your ... More


  9. Helpful (4)

    Worker

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

    I have been working at Contegix full-time

    Pros

    I don't have many perks with the company. I quit because I found that the CEO is terrible leader and the company is unprofitable. I would place this job as a 1 out of 10. Do not work here. The CEO is terrible and does nor know how to run a bushiness.

    Cons

    Terrible place to work! I was there for 2 years, no bonuses, or even achievement recognition. o not work here.

    Contegix Response

    Oct 13, 2014 – Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with Contegix. We value your feedback and have worked hard to improve in those areas. We are seeing continued ... More


  10. Helpful (3)

    TERRIBLE place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Contegix full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    People there are nice. Health insurance was cheap. Downtown location. Work doesn't come home with you if you don't let it. However...

    Cons

    ...upper management has no clue how to run a proper business model for what they are trying to achieve. Terrible cheap, low quality hardware utilized. Insecure, flat layer 3 network, that is not PCI/HIPAA compiant even if they say it is. Procedures are non existant, and the ones that do either fail or change often. High turnover rates, even in management. You will burn out quick. Constantly under legal pressure from external sources. Unstable and untruthful upper management. Negative atmosphere. Unprofessionalism spread around the entire company. Overall a TERRIBLE place to consider working for. A TRAP. Hardly would even put this on a resume. Most of the engineers still there (that have been there for a year or more) are currently considering leaving.

    Advice to Management

    At this rate, it's probably best that the company was either sold off or dismantled.

    Contegix Response

    Oct 13, 2014 – Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear your satisfaction with our healthcare package and the low stress environment. We also appreciate your concern that our customers may not be receiving ... More


  11. Helpful (3)

    Worst Employer of My Life

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Linux Support Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Linux Support Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Contegix full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Got to suffer alongside some truly remarkable individuals; now whenever we cross paths again we have a cetain sense of comradery.

    Cons

    Poor Management Unrelaistic Work Expectations Waste of Human Potential. lack of proper resource optimization Culture based upon fear of failure and not a desire to do well Questionable work ethic / moral compass Mismanaged work flow Poor proccesses and procedures non-existant change management seems there was always only one job for technical people Management doesn't know what to do with professional people who have worked in the real world.

    Advice to Management

    Take your current business odel and burn it. There are more stakeholders in any business than just customer and owner; employee and supplier groups are also greatly important. You will continue to bleed staff until you are dry unless you correct this.

    Contegix Response

    Oct 13, 2014 – Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you have made some good friendships during your time with us, but I am sorry to hear you had bad experience. We have taken your concerns seriously ... More



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