Forsythe Technology

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Forsythe Technology Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
72 Reviews
3.4
72 Reviews
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Forsythe Technology President and CEO Bill Brennan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee owned company with vesting after 6 years I think (in 15 reviews)

  • Very good work life balance, if you can say no; opportunity-rich; smart people; unique business model (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • This department has no work/life balance, though the company promotes a 37 (in 5 reviews)

  • Evolving business model that isn't completely integrated (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company. Great opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forsythe Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fantastic understanding of the marketplace and a constant drive for excellence. Forsythe wants to be leaders in the marketplace and does whatever it can to advance itself

    Cons

    Demanding work/life balance. With so many competitors in the marketplace there is a constant drive to do better, work harder, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Profitable Despite Operational & Cultural Challenges

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forsythe Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements, competitive compensation, good people

    Cons

    Too many information silos results in too much duplicated effort. Many core support functions overlap. If anyone ever assessed our internal operations, many redundancies would be apparent. Politics make it challenging to get things done efficiently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take what you sell and apply it within. The internal Infrastructure is very inefficient. Shadow organizations run rampant.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not a place to work if you are a woman and want to advance professionally

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forsythe Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good value proposition, good technical teams, some really smart people.

    Cons

    Men are rewarded by their friends and women are rarely able to progress professionally in any department no matter how smart or competent they are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get women and minorities in leadership positions--Forsythe will be more successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worthwhile employer for the right people

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Forsythe Technology full-time

    Pros

    The team I worked on was outstanding. The brightest and best I've ever worked with. The information sharing was invaluable and the teamwork was fantastic even with our team being scattered in various states.

    Cons

    It was difficult to get answers and assistance from the direct manager after a while. I never had a 90-day review and was hard pressed to get feedback on how I can improve until the very end and I ended up being let go as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the lines of communication between worker and manager open and have them answer emails when it is a matter of the workers' career at the company. Being avoided and having no responses to multiple emails isn't effective.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Technology

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forsythe Technology full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good and technology is great especially if you are on the delivery side. You get your hands on newer technology.

    Cons

    Higher management is questionable on decisions they make most do not seem based on logic at all. Making changes to positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Forsythe is one of best companies in the integrator / reseller space

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect

    I worked at Forsythe Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Best of breed in relationship based selling approach
    Company commitment to customer satisifaction that is unparalleled

    Cons

    Potentially heavy travel depending on where position availability resides

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Forsythe is growing from a smaller, less structured entrepreneurial organization to a more disciplined one.

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Forsythe Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very good work life balance, if you can say no; opportunity-rich; smart people; unique business model. Positive, constructive mission to help companies thrive and transform through more effective IT.

    Cons

    Sales-driven but actually run by the engineers, which can lead to a culture clash. Some growing pains as the company matures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every employee and function matters. Train first-line managers how to manage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    My career has steadily progressed as while at Forsythe

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forsythe Technology full-time

    Pros

    I have seen my career grow during my time at Forsythe. I respect all of my coworkers and have felt respected for the work i have done as well. This is a company that will notice the work that you do, both good and bad.
    Overall, Forythe is a company in an exciting field and is guided by a group of great individuals.

    Cons

    The Skokie Headquarters is not a beautiful office, but renovations are in progress. This means it is sometimes loud but that comes with all construction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Confusing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forsythe Technology full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The option to work from home is wonderful and it has an entrepreneurial atmosphere.

    Cons

    Not very team orientated. So many things that are lacking within the company as far as organizing management. i have had several mangers within the first of employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are so many areas that need improvement, HR will need to help re-organize the company. To many people providing comments on decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ongoing confusion

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Consultant in Remote, OR

    I worked at Forsythe Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Generally good comp plans, good benefits, lots of vacation, decent work/life balance. Most employees pretty good. Large VAR / system integrator so have to want to work in that business model.

    Cons

    Company doesn't execute well. Several rounds of stealth layoffs over past 9 months. Execs talk big about everyone is an owner but just same old as any other company when they miss their bonuses for poor strategies and failed execution. Not a lot of opportunity for advancement. Can't decide if they are a VAR or a consulting company. Not a high energy company; a lot of bureaucracy and slow decision making.

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