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Fair

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Area Recruiter in Pasadena, CA
Current Employee - Area Recruiter in Pasadena, CA

I have been working at Volt Information

Pros

If desires a temporay or part-time employee who does well has a good opportunity to secure regular, full-time status.

Cons

Not much opportunity for advancement. A good annual review did not correlate an increase in salary.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to employees

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A mixed bag: lots of fun jobs available but don't expect a rate increase

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Volt Information

    Pros

    Volt has many contract jobs available. The jobs aren't hard to get. The recruiters are motivated and get you working quickly. I applied online and had accepted an offer seven days later. For technical work, they have access to some pretty fun jobs. There were never any issues with payroll. Volt Technical Education was a really great benefit. Partial matching of 401k contributions was a nice touch. The benefit package was actually pretty good for temporary work.

    Cons

    Volt has no billing transparency. It's part of their business model. They negotiate two rates, one with the contractor and one with the employer. The wider the spread, the more money they make. Given this model, there is a huge disincentive at Volt to give a raise to a contractor because doing so cuts into their profits. Rate negotiations are similar in experience to buying a used car. If you enjoy playing with negotiation techniques such as deferring to a hirer power, the nibble, the flinch, delaying and stalling, and generally having career achievements marginalized, you're at the right company. The long duration non-compete agreement will prevent you from switching to another contract agency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They have setup and run a pretty efficient system for generating revenue. Essentially, they expend a little effort to place employees and then they collect on the margin for the duration of the contract. It's not much of a contribution to the world, but it's a effective system for making money. So, since it's a for-profit fortune 500 company, I'd say keep up the good work senior management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you like sub-contract or temporary work, Volt is the place to be.

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    Former Employee - Content Coordinator in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Content Coordinator in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Volt Information

    Pros

    Job variety and responsibility levels are adequate and pay cycle is weekly; can usually work a flexible schedule; time off when necessary.

    Cons

    Non-competitive pay; poor benefits package unless you pay extra; no vacation accrual; no sick day accrual; no holiday pay unless you've worked a specific number of consecutive hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat the contract employees like cattle; make sure that questions are responded to in a timely manner; invest in self-improvement and advancement for contract employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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