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Siwel Consulting fosters frustration through ineffective micromanagement.

Enterprise Software Analyst (Former Employee) New York, NY

ProsMost of the employees are nice. Aside from that, I honestly cannot think of any pros of working for Siwel Consulting.

ConsManagement in the group I worked in was in need of serious improvement. The extent to which they micromanage their employees is unacceptable as well.

If you are a new employee, they require emails to be reviewed and possibly rewritten by your manager prior to sending it out. The emails are generally revised into poorly written versions of the original that obscure the message, this is likely due to manager not taking the time to fully understand the issue being responded to. Some of the emails are dumbed down so far that a casual observer would likely think that the intended recipient is at a 3rd grade reading level. Some rewritten emails may even contain spelling or grammatical errors.

While they provide constructive criticism in some cases, that is often not the case. You may be criticized for working too fast, despite them not having any issue with the accuracy or quality of your work. You may also be told not to ask other employees to take a look at your work prior to reviewing it with management, when you've worked there for only a few weeks. However, these practices may simply be an attempt to discourage an employee they personally do not like.

There is also a disconnect between layers of management related to staying late. Senior management seemed to have the attitude that you should work hard enough during business hours so that there wouldn't be a need to stay late. Middle management frowned upon employees leaving on time though. This dichotomy forces employees into an uncomfortable situation when the VP asks why you are working late, instead of focusing and completing your work during the day.

They also claim there is on the job training, but the employees are so busy that they can't even train you or properly answer your questions. Then when you aren't at the level of competency that they expect, the blame is on you.

One of the most frustrating aspects of working here was management's criticism of the way an issue was handled, when they hadn't even taken the time to fully understand the issue or the solution that was being presented.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe practices I've outlined above will eventually drive talented people out of your company. Please do not micromanage your employees, as that squelches creativity and innovative thinking. Obviously there is a need to ensure new employees are properly representing your company in their communications, but if this policy is to be enforced, it needs to be done right.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Negative reinforcement is the only tool management possesses

    Help Desk Analyst (Current Employee) Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Siwel Consulting


    Pros: if you can get through two years of work, you can add two years of… Cons: minimal training in ticketing systems only. No training on actual subject. Health benefits have been steadily cheapened and dropped. Vacation has dropped from 120 hours to… Advice to Senior Management: Realize that there are people behind the numbers, and try to have a sense… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great place to get your foot in the door of the IT world.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Siwel Consulting


    Pros: Great place to start but best to see it as short term even just training for… Cons: Policies are ever increasingly anti-employee, benefits lessen by the year, insentives have been totally done away with. Middle… Advice to Senior Management: Stop micromanaging and take care of what is important listen to your employees… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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