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7 people found this helpful  

...but there is an 'I' in WIN!

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

I worked at iCore

Pros

Culture – strong first impression – company has several noteworthy accolades, nice office, and a competitive, fast-paced work environment
-Most employees are young, fun, hard working and ambitious, and most managers work hard too
-Mandatory ‘be here for a career’ mentality attracts impressionable and dedicated employees
-The upgraded espresso machine helps pepper the step!

Technology – emerging market over the next twenty years
-marketing strategy for hosted voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP) as voice-over-private-internet (VoPI)

Cons

Culture – demands 10-12+ hour work days (across all departments)
-No work/life balance
-Low employee morale and high turnover/burnout
-Employment/promotion fill shoes, rather than through organic growth
-Supported by shady outsourced recruiters

Leadership – takes advantage of young and impressionable employees
-Executive Micromanagement
-Middle management lacks vision, experience and training

There is a general lack of trust between management and employees/departments

Technology – there is surprisingly low customer satisfaction overall, but that is an industry-wide problem

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It was often said at iCore that, "there is no 'I' in TEAM, but there is an 'I' in WIN!" to motivate employees to work hard to achieve greatness...

-Be straightforward with your core objectives or at least be accountable for what you say
-Do not work your people in to the ground and then present them with an option to resign or be fired
-Respect your ‘manageable and impressionable’ career-oriented employees who are committed to work for you

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 10 people found this helpful  

    Entry level at best, bad compensation for outside sales, work way too hard for way too little money, horrible management

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in McLean, VA

    I worked at iCore

    Pros

    Nice office, but doesn't matter to outside sales people. There is a deli in the building, that is about all the "pro's" for this company. Free parking too, WOW! (sarcasm).

    Cons

    As an outside sales person, there is little compensation for car, cell, or other expenses. Base salary is low. Not only that, company fights sales people to pay owed commissions, while employed and also after you eventually quit. The management is the worst micromanaging bunch that I have ever been associated with. It is seldom that anyone stays over 1 year at this company, high turnover, no career opportunities, although they preach it! They will run their sales people in to the ground, and then hire another to replace. CEO believe's that people are replaceable and does not care about the employee's well being.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees and pay them what they are owed. People are not "replaceable", but a valuable assett to your organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to instill work ethic

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

    I worked at iCore (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hard and challenging work. Interesting technology

    Cons

    Upper Management, questionable ways they treat employees, volatile work environement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Say what you mean, do what you say!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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