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Great company but be careful..

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Current Employee - Account Executive
Current Employee - Account Executive

I have been working at The Whitlock Group full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

- Great reputation in the industry
- Both financial and manpower resources are available
- Income potential is strong for sales
- Benefits are strong
- Strong national presence
- Good folks

Cons

- Regional management may not be as strong as it needs to be (education, experience, management skills).
- Project management ranks are a bit weak in capabilities and experiences which can cause some projects to struggle
- Motto might be less is more, they tend to work people to the point of exhaustion at all levels in an effort to run lean.
- Just too much to do with the available manpower resources which causes mistakes and lost profit opportunities
- Can be very "high school" unfortunately
- Internal processes can cause tremendous back ups and frustration although it is recognized that in many causes they are for good intentions

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your team, your staff. I agree with a previous review where good engineering skills or the fact you like someone does not necessarily make them the high paced, effective leader that the company needs in all positions. They step over or 'on' very good people that are both very capable and willing to help the company more. However the issue right now is top management surrounds themselves with several folks that are not always the best people available but rather will tell them what they want to hear. Not a good practice in trying to become what they want to become I feel.

There is so much potential given the available resources and connections in the industry however with the above situation, growth in sales and profitability is greatly limited.

Neutral Outlook

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    Whitlock Austin

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    Former Employee - Audiovisual Installation Technician  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Audiovisual Installation Technician in Austin, TX

    I worked at The Whitlock Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good People and good salary

    Cons

    none, there was nothing bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk more to people below you and work to get thing done faster

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Not a Good Company If you want Stability

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at The Whitlock Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good vendor Relations, good product and services offering

    Cons

    Horrible upper management communication down to the area managers. Very poor job stability, they fire fast to "manage" the quarterly and year end profits. They will fire you so they do not have to pay you on large commissions or bonuses. I witnessed it several times... Very poor training and communication to the branch managers. They preach integrity, honesty and loyalty but they do not practice... Alot of upper mgmt B.S. and Games... You have been WARNED!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop preaching what you do not practice... Playing with folks careers to save a buck by firing them to bank their commissions is disgusting... Hiring for build up of bread and butter accounts then firing to hand them over to your golden boys is disgusting. You need to take a serious look at your culture and values...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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