PCM Services SARCOM

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SARCOM: Rated not Hated

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Indianapolis, IN
Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Indianapolis, IN

I have been working at PCM Services SARCOM

Pros

Steady paycheck so far. Um, I mean there's not a lot to say here. I wish I could say more but this is coming from someone whose comments are based on observation, not from being bitter about getting passed up or anything of the like.

Cons

"GOOD OLD GIRL" network. Only party buddies and taddle tales advance and it's pretty gross to watch.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be proactive and get to know as many of the employees as possible. Having a suit lead you around on tour and not meeting the people who make less than $40,000 a year is downright rude. oK, busy schedule as an excuse once or twice, sure, but not every time.

How about not making your employees pay 100% of their health and dental insurance? $147.00 a month for health insurance is not a benefit, it's a coupon.

If you're not worried about turnover, don't worry about making any changes. It costs 10 times more to find a new client than it does to find a new one. I say it costs 10 times more to replace and train a good employee than it does to keep them on the happy side.

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

44 Other Employee Reviews for PCM Services SARCOM (View Most Recent)

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    **DANGER** -- AVOID DOING BUSINESS OR BEING EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY

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

    I worked at PCM Services SARCOM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    the privilege of getting a paycheck ... that is, when they were able to process payroll and expenses orrectly AND on time ... never a guarantee

    Cons

    1. upper management has insulated themselves into believing they know how to deliver services
    2. company has pursued a failed acquisition and integration strategy but won't admit it
    3. company pursues a policy of use and discard employees ... there is no career track here
    4. Just look at their financials to gain an understanding of which direction the company is going

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    this company has a culture of firing folks who disagree with Columbus OH management. The OH management team has been in place for 15+ years and has survived by firing (without notice or cause) individuals who actually know how to run a services group ... the mentality is to kill any competition to ensure their job security. I was there for 5 years and saw little to no improvement both in employee relations and client satisfaction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Avoid

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

    I worked at PCM Services SARCOM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As someone else put here "the privilege of geting a paycheck" pretty much sums it up.

    If you're new to IT; learn some skills and move on. If you are unemployed and have bills to pay; get in there, get you bills caught up, keep your resume updated, and keep interviewing elsewhere. Everyone else should probably avoid Sarcom.

    Cons

    1. If you are a key player or (in)valuable member of a team, good luck getting a raise - it won't be until you get a job offer somewhere else that they'll even consider it... and even then management's hands are tied because of a raise cap. The only way to get around it is a job title change... which will limit you even further down the road.

    2. Below market pay.

    3. Good ol' boy network.

    4. Reactive. Never proactive.

    5. Managent of some of their accounts can be summed up in two words "Cluster F***".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to be replaced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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