WalkerCom

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A Sinking Ship For Good reasons

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Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Pearland, TX
Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Pearland, TX

I worked at WalkerCom full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Really none other than it would be a pay check although a much lower one then the standard for your skill sets would be at any other company in town and you'd never get a raise

Cons

All ownership thinks about is how to put money in his pocket and could care less about you or your life or if him getting more in his pocket cost you money out of yours. They will lie, cheat and tell you anything you want to hear to get what he wants right then and then won't admit anything when confronted about his promises. I've watch this company go from about 30 good employees to 6 who are only there because they'll work cheap and let him abuse them. This ship is going down fast and one day soon the remaining employees will come to work and find a note on the door saying " CLOSED GOOD LUCK GETTING YOUR LAST CHECK" This clown doesn't even have any sales staff a doesn't have the brains to figure out why he doesn't have any new sales.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn how to run a company in todays world, learn how to stop taking all the company profits and funneling them into you personal projects rather then back into the company and your employees who make you your money, learn to take care of and treat the people who make you your money, learn the meaning of loyalty to employees who stand by you if you ever have any again. And most of all learn how to treat people as more than a tool to used, abused then thrown away like trash when your done with them.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

WalkerCom Response

Mar 3, 2014President

The CEO operates multiple businesses and it appears this employee judged based on his perception only. The CEO operates multiple companies individually and each have their own profit spending . This ... More

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    As a fomal employee I won't recomend them

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WalkerCom

    Pros

    Small company thats really itnot much good to say, the other abused employees are nice to work with

    Cons

    under paid, over work and is expected and god help you if you ask for any compansation, NOT MORAL

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay market scale, and treat employees as humans not tools to be used and thrown away at your convinance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to get your foot into the industry, but not a great place for growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pearland, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pearland, TX

    I worked at WalkerCom full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company is very much small and family owned; the office is business casual and the employee interaction, with the exception of customer and business meetings, is informal and lax. Aside from the technicians, most positions work standard 8 to 5 hours. Lunch is typically served once a week for "lunch and learn" sessions - which range from internal process changes to new product exposure/training. WalkerCom dabbles in a little bit of everything telecom/data, so chances are that you will gain a lot of exposure to different vertical and horizontal business areas and product lines.

    Cons

    It is not typical to receive a finite "job description" upon being hired or at any time during employment. You will most likely be expected to fulfill multiple roles - especially in the operations department. Technicians are expected to become proficient across multiple PBX platforms rather quickly and with little incentive, and are often run ragged with long work weeks and crazy travel schedules. The sales department is heavily micromanaged - and not in a good way. Most positions experience a "glass ceiling" effect after only a few years of employment.

    All training is expected to be done on ones' own time. Individuals not previously exposed to this industry will find it very difficult to grasp many of these telecom concepts, product offerings, and general internal organizational flow. To aid with the problem, much of the staff is typically not interested or too busy to really sit down and offer one-on-one training which can be incredibly beneficial - not just for the individual, but for the organization as a whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Negative-reinforced management is not the right way to go. Invest in your employees, work with them to develop their skills, and make them feel valued. Skills and expertise are not easily traded commodities; figure out why turnover is an issue and aim to resolve this. There should be a push to better resolve internal conflicts between departments, increase employee morale, and create a better overall culture. There is a huge cost associated with constantly re-initiating, offering guidance, or offering training for a new employee; employee retention is in the best interest of the company.

    You cannot benchmark performance if you're constantly changing your goals and methodologies. WalkerCom needs to do proper market research before initiating a change in direction, allow for that change to evolve and grow for a long enough time for it to be analyzed, and move from there; the monthly "throw spaghetti at the wall and see if it sticks" method is not a good sales strategy - again, investment (on development).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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