Continuant

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It gets better with time, but is no good as an entry levle postion

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Customer Service Representative/Inside Sales Representative in Fife, WA
Former Employee - Customer Service Representative/Inside Sales Representative in Fife, WA

I worked at Continuant

Pros

The company is a solid company with good market niche. The owner makes no excuses that he is one, a follower of Jesus Christ and that the company is based on biblical principles and two, that he is cheap. There is a one month sabbatical every 7yrs and profit sharing after 3yrs.

Cons

The entry level positions wages and benefits are all but laughable, but as you gain seniority and time in the company, both the benefits and wages might make it worth the wait.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Base decisions more on performance and less on faith/friendships. ( But that advise can go for any company.)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for!

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

    I have been working at Continuant

    Pros

    Continuant is a dynamic and growing telecommunications company. The opportunities for professional growth are unlimited. The technical staff iscutting edge and fearless. If you have the desire to work hard and are loyal, you will fit with the Continuant culture.

    Cons

    Rapid growth and keeping up with the competition can be stressful at times. Employees are required to wear many hats and be equiped with a strong work ethic. This can cause some frustration at times when the work load becomes heavy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to keep the 'small company' values and family feeling through the growth cycles. Continue to communicate with employees in the 'town hall' meeting format.

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  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Continuant Technologies, one of the Puget Sounds top 100 worst companies to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Fife, WA
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Fife, WA

    I have been working at Continuant

    Pros

    For an entry level employee, there are some good learning opportunities within Continuant from other seasoned professionals. They offer training opportunities, but with a hitch. It is a good place to start if you only have an educational background and only want to "get your feet wet" in your new career.

    Cons

    The first is compensation. The company is unrealistic in many aspects of its employees as to competative wages. Many times, employees are only making 60% to 80% of the average pay for the area. Getting a raise after putting your time in and proving your ability to perform is not very common.

    The company offers a high deductable benefits package and it lives up to it's name. To cover an entire family will cost an average employee around $500 a month compared to many other local companies that half of that price or less. The decuctable can go as high as $5,000 for a family before benefits kick in and then it is only a co-pay of reasonable and customary charges.

    Vacation time is probably a little less or average with many employers, almost 2 weeks a year. There is no profit sharing or 401K until you have 3 years with the company.

    As mentioned before, training comes with some baggage. They are willing to send you to training, but you must agree to stay with the company for a year afterwards or repay the cost of training or $2,500, whichever is higher. Many companies have similar stipulations, but they go the extra mile at Continuant. If you go to a trade show or receive a bonus for a certification you are expected to sign the same agreement. For a bonus as well!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your work force. If many of the individuals working for the company felt that they were valued, they would be more likely to stay with the company and invest in the company. Don't expect employees to show a higher level of dedication and loyalty than you are willing to show them in return. Remember, it takes respect to get respect.

    Enhance your benefits package. Many employees, including myself, would be willing to overlook a lack of pay if the benefits made it worth while. Belonging to the Pierce County Chamber of Commerce makes you eligible to take part in their health care plan for small businesses. It would be a substantial move on your part to show this level of effort for your employees especially since many of the female workers have children.

    Inquire as to feedback from the work force. A "Town Hall Meeting" with Mr. Graham with different departments without thier direct managers would go a long way to finding out about those that truely make the company work. With thier direct managers? YES! If the managers are worried about what is going to be said, they probably should be and you should be worried as to why you haven't heard about it from them! If they have nothing to hide, then they shouldn't care about what is said without them there. They have ALL the time to reply to you in private when none of the work force are around.

    Doesn't Recommend
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