Emtec

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Emtec Reviews

Updated July 14, 2014
Updated July 14, 2014
24 Reviews

3.2
24 Reviews
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Emtec Chairman, President, and CEO Dinesh R. Desai
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  1.  

    Great company lots of room for advancement

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    Current Employee - ITSM - Technical Writer  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - ITSM - Technical Writer in Parsippany, NJ

    Pros

    Extremely flexible, decent benefits, been with the company a short time and already advancing up. I could see myself with this company for quite some time.

    Cons

    At this point in time I cannot say anything bad. I have been with the company for a short period of time and have already seen a much better work environment than my previous employment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Life Changing

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    Former Employee - Service Lead  in  Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Service Lead in Duluth, GA

    Pros

    It had a great co-workers that made good team.

    Cons

    They retain thieves and liars and put the best workers on lay-off. Even let go long time employees over 5yrs to 28 yrs with out retirement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do background checks and be loyal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Substandard management. good talent circulates through the organization. Disorganized

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work from home; casual atmosphere. Nice people. Good work ethics.

    Cons

    Many internal conflicts in responsibility areas; immature sales and solution delivery methods. over reliance on PMO as a crutch for individual work unit variation where substandard performance or policies pop up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistency of intent and direction; fill your boots. Make cohesive internally aligned organizational decisions. Think long term. Know your competition; they are your benchmark. Perform internal root cause analysis where there is underperformance, just as if you were advising a client. Segment your markets. Small divisions are collectively as important as large ones. Improve and align inside sales and marketing services with outside sales and account management. Streamline. Focus on defining and refining your service portfolio; again long term, sustainable strategies not short term opportunistic redirection.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good work/life balance

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Nice people to work with who are highly professional. They can be very flexible in accommodating your personal schedule and family situation.

    Cons

    Poorly managed, high employee turnover. Employees pay all their travel before reimbursement since they do not provide company credit cards to frequent travelers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to employess

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Be careful

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    Client work was challenging and satisfying - colleagues are top notch

    Cons

    Senior management is unethical - misrepresentations, dishonest, broken promises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be true to your word

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Newbie. No complaints. Patience Required.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Work/life balance has been great so far. Even when the pace picks up during projects, there is flexibility in how your work is completed, as long as its timely and high quality. Outstanding co-workers. Training has gotten better compared to the past (from what I hear): my training consisted of meeting with members of the management team and senior consultants, along with self-study tools.

    Cons

    A merger/acquisition was wrapping up when I started, and Emtec has had mutliple MA's in the past couple years. The effect is that sometimes the company doesn't seem fully unified, but management has gotten better about projecting a cohesive vision and strategy. The MA's have also caused turnover, but the dust is starting to settle.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    a so so company to work for

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    very flexible, work laptop, work phone.
    the choice of working from home or from the office, bosses are laid back you are left to do what ever you want with your time during bench time.

    Cons

    low pay, company is segregated, benefits are a joke. No training, No opportunities for career advancement, work becomes a routine like a corporate job where you do the same thing every project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to consultant's feed back, look for areas to grow the practices to offer new services.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.

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    Former Employee - Network Design & Engineer  in  Springfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Network Design & Engineer in Springfield, NJ

    Pros

    At the time I worked there, it was called Westwood Computer Corporation. Left in 2002. Good salary, work was enjoyable.

    Cons

    Little money for training of IT staff, no company car available, no clear instructions on how to do things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organize and have a plans and procedures for working with clients. Various IT staff would just go into a site and start installing hardware without a clearly defined plan if things didn't work right (such as telecom or wiring company not showing up and completing pre-installation work when promised).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Get it in writing

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Sales in Herndon, VA

    Pros

    Pretty offices. Nice people to work with. Lots of contract vehicles.

    Cons

    Starting salaries are really low and never go up. You spend your first 90 days working for no commission no matter how much you sell. That first 90 days just happens to be in August or September, the highest sales months of the year. Commission plans change at the whim of management and there is nothing in writing to sales people. You don't find out you're getting less money (or no money) until after the commission checks are sent out. Lots of times I never got a commission statement. Commissions in federal division don't get registered until an order is invoiced (even though the government always pays) so layoffs are done in late October to make sure the company doesn't pay commissions on September orders to those being laid off. There are no performance reviews, so you never know you are in trouble until you're shown the door. You are never given a quota and management has no idea how much time it takes to use the tools provided to do quotes and orders. Bottom line: If you go to work for the federal division, make sure you get your commission plan in writing with dates (hopefully at least one year). That way you might get paid some of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing. They are running the business the way they want to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fine Company

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Lets you work the way you want and lets you choose your contract

    Cons

    Billing cycle is very slow.
    No Career advancement. no training options.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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