Fisher/Unitech Reviews

Updated May 29, 2015
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  1. Great outlook and I mean great!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Sales in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fisher/Unitech full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Listens to employees and acts on feedback. Welcomes others viewpoints and collaboration Has a vision for success

    Cons

    I only see upside with Fisher Unitech.

    Advice to Management

    Listen, take action and keep going. Momentum is building.


  2. Potential to be Great

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fisher/Unitech full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Ability to work from home when needed -Decent Benefit package -The team is what makes it best - fantastic people!

    Cons

    -Culture needs serious work -Top management is resistant to change with the times -Not all departments have a developed career ladder

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the fantastic team you have before they leave. There are talented people that want to be part of Funtech, but with little empowerment and the right setting, you may lose them. On the cusp of something great, don't let it get away.


  3. Few opportunities for Advancement other than a "Title" change

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fisher/Unitech full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule with an opportunity to work from home. An Eclectic team of talented, interesting, and likable co-workers.

    Cons

    To few opportunities for Advancement. below average benefits and low pay for this career field based on the market.

    Advice to Management

    Do not repeat the tactics which have gained you one victory, but let your methods be regulated by the infinite variety of circumstances. Sun Tzu c. 490 BC, Chinese military strategist


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  5. Company leadership is it's own worst enemy.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fisher/Unitech full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. I have a flexible schedule, that I honestly wish was more demanding. The customer base as a positive impression about the services provided by Fisher/Unitech, leading to mostly enjoyable customer visits and sales calls.

    Cons

    - primary product (Solidworks 3d CAD) is facing market saturation, yet quota has gone up on that product by 50% in the last three years - sales training on new products coming out is non-existent - company has not hired the technical resources to support some of our strategic products. - leadership spends countless hours micromanaging reps about business that's already in the funnel, and almost no time developing a responsible strategy to add more business to the funnel. - very tactical/ short term thinking.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to deploy a new business plan that includes 35% YOY sales growth, have a well thought out strategic plan on how that is going to happen. Every sales rep on your payroll would like to increase his commissions by 35%, so your team is 100% behind you on that part. What you need to do, as a leadership team, is come up with the plan on where that growth is going to come from, and how we will tap into that revenue stream. Clearly, you thought it could be done, or you wouldn't have presented the business plan, Right? RIGHT?


  6. Great people. Not so great pay.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Engineer
    Current Employee - Support Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fisher/Unitech full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    We sell and support Technology which is changing the world, and it's awesome to be able to say that. The company culture is relaxed, tension is low among employees, and micro-management is low (for mid-management.). Management is (as a rule) very good at hiring young, easy-going, progressive people. This is a nice place to work.

    Cons

    Change is a 4-letter word here. New employees should prepare to see very little substantive progress. Salaries are acceptable for non-degreed employees; very low for Engineers. Benefits are not at all noteworthy, and dwindling. In my experience, employees are attracted to the culture and simply settle for everything else.

    Advice to Management

    You are what is holding the company back. Stop comparing this company to the arbitrary benchmark of it's "peers". Stand up, and be noticed! Be the new standard to which they all aspire. When you justify health insurance reductions with "everyone in the industry is struggling with Obamacare too", we hear that "Fisher/Unitech is no better than everyone in the industry"; might as well stop right there. Do not be content that F/U salaries are "in-line with the industry average"; be the company that raises the average! Perhaps other VARs are headquartered in nondescript office buildings, all the more reason to make ours stand out! Do not continue to hide amid a sea of competition; resolve to lead the industry! Or better yet - You've already surrounded yourself with creative, intelligent, optimistic, progressive, and responsible employees; empower them to take the reigns!


  7. Solid Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fisher/Unitech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity for growth and empowerment. Office culture is positive and relaxed. Really enjoy flex time.

    Cons

    On-boarding process is improving, but still needs improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep the good work.


  8. Awful

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fisher/Unitech full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    5pm work day end. That's it.

    Cons

    What an awful place to work. The leadership and management is practically nonexistent if you're looking for guidance. They'd rather tell you after the fact that you made mistakes rather than offer feedback and support during the task. And with no HR rep there is no one to tell about this lack of support.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue. Be actual managers and give your employees actual guidance. Get an HR rep to keep things in check and provide oversight.


  9. Experience required not commensurate with payscale

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Fisher/Unitech full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people with knowledgeable staff

    Cons

    Nowhere to go up and can be harmful to resume for degreed engineer


  10. Good Job, bad benefits, learn as you go

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good sales process, management team is very friendly

    Cons

    Limited help and support. Learn as you go. Some markets supported more than others which leads to less commissions.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure each market is supported equally


  11. Company Profile

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Fisher/Unitech full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large company with small company atmosphere. You basically control you own market and determine income.

    Cons

    Salary is a little low for the industry. I have heard that F/U is on the low side of paying their sales force.



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