Core Services Reviews

Updated April 8, 2015
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  1. Company is like a roller coaster. Always moving up and down.

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

    I have been working at Core Services

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience, high visibility, on the job training. Coworkers for the most part are friendly and easy to work with.

    Cons

    High pressure due to not enough resources in any position. High turn over rates cause a lot of stress and client concern. Bonus never paid on time or if at all.

    Advice to Management

    Hire many more people for all departments. Keep upper management consistent as there are way too many changes in these higher positions.

  2. A Very Hostile Work Environment.

    Former Employee - Operations
    Former Employee - Operations

    I worked at Core Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This isnot a professional environment

    Cons

    -Forced to becon call 24/7
    -Forced to do work outside of my job title
    -Spoken to in a derogatory manner often
    -Poor response time to building emergencies by management
    -Multiple building violations creating an unsafe atmosphere for employees
    -Company security not in compliance
    -Poor professionalism from management down to employees
    -A serious lack of funds to support business operations
    -Extremely high turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    Get ready to stand in the unemployment line!

  3. Overall is ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Database Administrator in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Lead Database Administrator in Somerset, NJ

    I worked at Core Services full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of exposure to oracle products if you are interested in this area.
    Business model is stable and profitable.

    Cons

    Heavy load.
    Tough schedule.
    Demanding managing team

    Advice to Management

    Should have more engineers to automate everything.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Operations

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

    I have been working at Core Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hands on experience on systems and services
    Leadership roles are easy to come by if you step up to the challenge

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to come by
    Really bad work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees better and provide offer bonuses when they earned

  6. I have been with the company for 3 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - UNIX Administrator in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - UNIX Administrator in Somerset, NJ

    I have been working at Core Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small and warm environments with lots of hard-on opportunities. You will gain exposures to all oracle products and latest industry technologies and hardware. Great place to learn.

    Cons

    Workload is tough. Management is expecting you to be on-call all the time for whatever happened which is under your responsibility. Since the business is 365 x 24, you are expected to open your laptop if emergencies no matter 3am or Christmas Eve. Although there is a group of India team helping out, you still will be contacted if you are taking a leadership position.

    Advice to Management

    Please do not suggest to call employee during sleep time, weekend or holidays. No one can work around the clock and be standby all the time.

  7. Small Company, but good Work.

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

    I worked at Core Services full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Good Projects & Challenging work.
    - Scope to grow technically.

    Cons

    - Small company. May end up in same role.
    - Overworked sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Improve HR policies.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great learning environment, poor professional environment

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

    I have been working at Core Services full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are a plethora of opportunities to learn and excel in IT. As an Oracle Partner the company offers a great learning experience and knowledgable employees to train in Oracles process. The workload is there for those who seek it.

    The company is trying to grow so it has potential to do very well, but needs some major improvements in their workplace environment if they want a successful group of employees. They are trying to change the environment but are not applying any consistency or successful methods.

    Cons

    Slim to no positive feedback leaving employees feeling unimportant. Lack of communication. Even with the person sitting in the cubicle over. Communication within different departments is impossible. No one ever wants to do what they are supposed to do and complain when it's done wrong. Everyone is overworked and stressed, so good luck finding an employee there who says they love it.

    Upper level management is extremely unprofessional from talking about other employees to their coworkers, to never even giving their employees a chance. Their most important thing is saving money, which not only impacts the employees and makes them feel undervalued, but also impacts the clients when the employee is unable to fill the clients need. No one tells you if there are aspects that need improvement, so it's difficult to excel. Recognition for hard work is barely there.

    Rules for employees need to be across all aspects. It can't be acceptable for one to come
    Into work at whatever time and day and then wrong for a different employee. If the company wants to do well, here needs to be a set of guidelines that all employees are expected to follow and if not they need to be written up. There is too much playing favorites and not enough consistency for anyone to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Be more friendly. Give some positive feedback once in a while. If you appreciate something, show it, even if it's a thanks. You'll find your employees will be much happier.

     If something is a high priority it needs to be told earlier.

    Most importantly, follow what you wrote in your review and listen and respond to employee feedback. There's a reason everyone there is miserable.

  9. Great learning opportunity; pay for performance culture; personal growth potential.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Operations in Somerset, NJ

    I have been working at Core Services full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Base salary supplemented with no-cap MBO bonuses; usually 20-50% upside if you deliver. Full benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, education reimbursement, matching 401k. Great on the job training and exposure to very smart people. Early client contact and responsibility. Friendly people

    Cons

    24x7 global support environment, so very demanding and focus on satisfying clients. High expectations. Some long days to meet deadlines or fix issues.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and respond to employee feedback.

  10. Helpful (3)

    Disheartening but great for learning

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

    I have been working at Core Services full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is small enough to get to know all of your coworkers.

    Most of the training is hands on, you are given work to do with clients almost immediately when joining.

    Cons

    There is a very high turn over rate, which not only impacts the training and work passed from person to person, but also impacts the clients and their outlook on the company, which comes back to hurt you in the end.

    Raises and bonuses are few and far between, and although you work very hard, no one ever sees the positive side of your work.

    There are not enough employees to be able to maintain a balanced work place. Everyone is always stressed, and nothing can be completed on time because there is too much work and not enough resources.

    Advice to Management

    Say thank you. Listen when someone says they are overloaded, and really try to help them (instead of just saying you will, and doing nothing).

    This would be a great company to work for if there could be more communication between departments, less yelling when something goes wrong, and a management team that agrees on major project decisions without flip flopping day to day.

  11. Helpful (3)

    Just o.k

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ

    I have been working at Core Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The company provides great work and life balance. Some of the managers and employees are great to work with, and a great place to start up in one's career.

    Cons

    Lacks good management. Employees hardwork are not appreciated. You have to fight hard for promotion, salary increase or bonus, even though you deserve it.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know the employees more and give positive feedback once in awhile. It helps build employees moral and trust in leadership.

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