Vocollect

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I had a great experience working at Vocollect, great people and a great environment.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

I worked at Vocollect full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

I had a lot of autonomy in my position, but I can't say that that was the case for everyone. The company worked hard to keep benefits competitive while the cost of healthcare made it more difficult year after year.

Cons

I was also there during the layoffs and buyout of Vocollect by Intermec. I bit of a scary time there, but I think it's stabilized since then.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Flexible and fact-focused but a bit bureaucratic

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Vocollect full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Generally great flexibility about personal time and a true family-oriented culture (leave at 6:00 p.m. and you'll be one of the last cars in the lot); a culture that values ideas and bases decisions on facts and science; friendly people, collaborative culture that is not even slightly cut-throat; interesting work; pay that is reportedly slightly above industry average; new SVP and GM (in place of CEO) who seems to be doing the right things

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is increasing, especially with Intermec acquisition; management turnover has been pervasive and problematic; some managers do not seem to discipline problem employees well, causing problems for those of us who have to take up the slack; limited opportunities for advancement as growth slows; cutbacks to benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a long-term vision; invest in critical customer service infrastructure (quoting tools, modern pricing system); get back to Vocollect's roots in visionary, future-focused innovation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Very good, but could improve

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Vocollect

    Pros

    Benefits package is very generous, pay is reasonable, and management is very flexible. When you need time, you take it. Information sharing is better than most places. When management is faced with feedback or criticism, they usually take it seriously. Technology is up to date. People really like coming to work each day. Company values are more than nice words on a poster here.

    Cons

    Strategic focus could be better--they seem to have a "strategy of the year", and each year when it changes the previous one is "something we don't talk about anymore." Some strategic decisions have been made back and forth for so many years they've become a running gag. The new management is less open than the old management was when it comes to sharing information about the company, despite their insistence to the contrary, and there are a couple of "silos" that are hard to cross.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We know there are reasons why you make hard choices or change plans. Be open about them. Letting old decisions quietly rot on the vine rather than being open about their results and reasons for changing them makes you look less honest than you really are.

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    Disapproves of CEO
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