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A Good Place to Work, if you can take initiative

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Structured Communications

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

Lots of great projects to work on, nice people, family like environment, salary is reasonable, benefits package is fair, continuing education opportunities, talented staff, very hands off style of management, offices nationwide means travel and transfer opportunities

Cons

Sometimes too hands off style of management, very little training when you start, so pretty much sink or swim in the beginning, must take initiative to jump in on projects or ask for new projects or you might be twiddling your thumbs, little to no feedback on performance, senior management has a tendency to favor certain employees

Advice to Management

Give more feedback and direction, look at all employees, not just a few

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  1. A Great Place to Grow In Your IT Career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Structured Communications full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A very tight-knit family like environment with a lot of support. Ron Fowler, the CEO/President/Owner, is a great guy and treats his employees well. IT is an ever changing industry and the variety of challenges make the job never get boring. The benefits, while not the best, are overall good and the compensation is fair and includes profit-sharing and performance bonuses. A great place to grow and take risks as the company continues to grow. Low turnover. Fun events and team builders are hosted every few months. Some of the engineers are the best in the industry. The line card has been trimmed down and I truly feel we now have a good handful of "go-tos" for our best of breed offerings.

    Cons

    In my 5+ years, the Management Team has changed considerably. Many of the top level VPs and Directors were let go over the past three years, which sent some vibes of uncertainty through the company. However, this has been blunted in that the new Management Team is more united and creates a more supportive workplace environment, so what looked initially like a negative has been a positive. The Sales Team typically gets more praise and focus than the Engineer Team, while the dirty little secret is that the engineers are the cogs that keep this machine running.

    Advice to Management

    The company is in an interesting position. It's transforming from a family company to a bigger organization. In the process, it needs to decide where to make significant investments to take the next step while keeping the great culture around. Most people love working here and I do as well.


  2. Lot's of chances to learn new things

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Portland, OR

    I worked at Structured Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Wide range of training opportunities and technical projects. There is the potential to get trained and certified on many different technologies.

    Cons

    Sometimes the management views technical professionals as resources, not people. Communication from the top down could be better, but they do try.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with employees the status of the company and on sales deals they work on. Don't view engineers as certification machines - give them a chance to use what they learn instead of just collecting certifications.


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