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Good place for a desperate college kid needing a job

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Former Employee - Data Processor in New York, NY
Former Employee - Data Processor in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Professional environment, first hand experience of how resumes look, and knowledge of the background checking industry

Cons

Poor starting salary, poor internal management and standards.

Advice to Management

The department director caused many internal problems with employees and was the primary reason for low departmental morale. Dictators do not make good managers.

Other Employee Reviews for Sterling Infosystems

  1. Work OK, leadership not so much

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    Current Employee - Public Records Specialist in Independence, OH
    Current Employee - Public Records Specialist in Independence, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Sterling Infosystems is a very big proponent of promoting from within. Thus, when trying to move up you will have a leg up compared to anyone from outside the company.

    Cons

    The biggest downside to working at Sterling Infosystems is the lack of communication from management. When people move to new positions other staff are not notified in any organized way, leading to confusion and needless speculation. On the same token, management is getting a reputation for telling the staff one thing but then doing something else, and/or justifying it afterwards in ways that are either illogical, insulting to your intelligence (that is, claiming that a certain decision was made for a certain reason only to try to "scare you in line," while it is obvious that the decision was made for other reasons), or both.

    Advice to Management

    Seriously, work on your communication. A lot of times you don't tell us anything. Other times you spend way too much time and effort justifying your own actions (reiterating over and over that moving jobs to India is not outsourcing since you own the office there, too, and are just shifting work between offices is a distinction without a difference to someone in OH losing their paycheck). When you do want to communicate, pick the right forum. A company-wide conference call is not the place to discuss aforementioned job shuffling (since you insisted that the people losing their jobs in OH listen in), nor is it the place for talking about how fantastic the company is doing (for that same reason). The CEO runs the company as he sees fit and seems to make all the major decisions, but one has to wonder what will happen once he's gone. You get the feeling that the company is trying to grow rapidly in order to let the CEO and investors cash out through an IPO, but I wonder how sustainable the structure is long-term.


  2. Helpful (2)

    They take jobs from America and micro manage!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Independence, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Independence, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I really cannot think of many pros for working for this company other than they do offer a good health insurance even though it is pricey. Aside from the health insurance they try to shove additional add ons for additional cost that really are a waste of an employees paycheck.

    Cons

    They pound into every department their micro management version of six sigma that is really demotivational. They are currently in the process of acquiring multiple competitors, like the one I worked for, and then they start laying the acquired employees off and sending their jobs to Mumbai, India. The managements favorite word is transparency, and when they use that world they are usually trying to cover up the truth of what they are really doing. They claim that they are not outsourcing your job because the people in the Mumbai office are Sterling employees. Well sorry to burst their bubble but that is still outsourcing. The American economy is bad enough and they are helping make it worse by taking away American jobs. And not only that but the money they pay to the overseas employees is never going to help stimulate the American economy, just India's.

    Advice to Management

    You should learn to truly care about your employees and not just the money. Your company is far too greedy and will never deserve to be at the top of the industry.


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