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

I have been working at OneSource Building Technologies

Pros

- Great coffee machine and continutally replenished stock of free sodas in the fridge to keep you caffeinated during the long work days.
- Plenty of parking spaces in parking lot.
- Located in NW suburban area (great for employees with children).
- Great to get some entry-level project management experience in the IT and telecom industry but move on from this place after 6 to 12 months.

Cons

- Management does not communicate well to staff at all. Senior management is constantly making rash and impulsive decisions, changing operations on a near-daily basis and never fully explaining the reasoning behind such decisions to its staff. Employees are often asked to move from one cubicle/office to another without any explanation. New staff roles and employee flowcharts will be passed around but never implemented because it changes monthly, weekly, even daily. There is absolutely no stability in this environment.
- Overtime is strongly discouraged yet employees are given workoads that cannot possibly be completed by one person in an 8 hour work day. Lunch break is not in the vocabulary in this office environment. Reluctantly working undocumented overtime is the norm.
- Management is untrusting of staff. Employees are given laptops and blackberries to monitor their projects at all times yet are not trusted or given the option to telecommute. Also, again, overtime is strongly discouraged.
- At the time of this review, due to the state of the economy, the company is on a salary freeze. However, management and sales staff are constantly boasting record profit earnings (i.e. their commission) and spending company dollars on "corporate retreats." This does not go unnoticed and further bruises employee morale.
- Employees are rarely, if ever, praised or recognized for their good work. There is no positive reinforcement system, you will only hear feedback if you made a mistake. Management frequently uses scare tactics and threatening behavior to "encourage" employees to see a project through.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ease up on the micro-managing and start actively recognizging the worth of your human capital. Your employees should be seen and treated as valuable assets, not incompentent slaves. Instead of threatening employees to work harder and on more projects or be fired, try positive reinforcements and ways to motivate the staff. There needs to be a more effective balance between what Sales Management is offering the client and what Operations can feasibly deliver. Operations Management needs to be trained on how to tactfully get employees to deliver profitable results, but there need to be realistic expectations set. Invest in your human capital by hiring a qualified efficiency expert or Industrial/Organizational Psychologist to fix the problems stated in this review or there is no hope.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for OneSource Building Technologies

  1.  

    Good Company to work with

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

    I have been working at OneSource Building Technologies as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good place to work. They try their best to give you competivive benefits and good pay. Management does their best to keep the employees happy. Great 401K program, competivive wages,

    Cons

    They need to do more for those technicians that work outside of Houston. They are going thru growing pains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to provide training to employees to keep up with the demands of the workplace.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sketchy business practices

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

    I have been working at OneSource Building Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Don't know of any to list.

    Cons

    Stay away from this company. Very questionable ethics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You either have the right values or you don't. No amount of "advice" will change this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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