ICW Group

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ICW Group Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
36 Reviews
2.4
36 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at ICW Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, great people, nice office.

    Cons

    Managers let people go. No support trainings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prepare your people, support training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Just keep on looking

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ICW Group

    Pros

    Was a great opportunity to get into a new career and get another certification.

    Cons

    Leadership was only interested in self promotion. They'd sell out employees in order to look good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership shouldn't have hired so many people and then dump them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Poor Management and Low Pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ICW Group full-time

    Pros

    Casual dress code
    The majority of your co-workers and friendly and cool
    The company provides a decent amount of paid time off
    Good place to collect a paycheck until you find something better

    Cons

    Poor and uninformed management decisions
    There is very little training provided to new employees
    Compensation is significantly lower than industry average
    HR department is sub par
    The wrong people are in upper management positions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work and make a difference.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology Memmber in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Information Technology Memmber in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at ICW Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Small company, which allows you to put in good process and good ideas into practice;
    - Culture of saying yes to recommendations if you have good ideas or want to make good changes
    - Stable, profitable and in business for 43+ years - that says something!

    Cons

    - hard to get good people to join
    - base pay seems to be average, but bonuses have been getting bigger

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - not clear what one of the C-level staff does all day; you know who I mean if you work there

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Poor leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at ICW Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Enjoy my co-workers, but management needs training.

    Cons

    Talk the talk, but do not walk the walk.
    Poor communication due to complicated company poetics and dynamics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No career path for growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great place to build your resume, bad place longterm.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst (Non-IT) in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst (Non-IT) in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at ICW Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great exposure, location, and exposure to different technologies.

    Cons

    Pay, benefits, and too much politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with other departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Too many chiefs on high horses!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at ICW Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I met some AMAZING friends through working at ICW. And the happy hours. While I often felt frustrated with KP and DH and where they were taking the company, I was provided with some excellent growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Where to start? Wayyyy too many managers and not enough people to do the actual work. They pay terribly and expect managers (I was one) to motivate entry level employees to work their behinds off for practically nothing. I put in a lot of time at ICW and was one of the lucky ones to get in on the good side and be given some great chances to move up. If you crossed the wrong person, you might as well pack up and leave because there's no coming back if you aren't liked. Very discouraging environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get over yourselves and start recognizing the talent that you have on staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work and fine tune skills. Perhaps not a place to make a career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - IT Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at ICW Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, great co-workers, reasonably good pay, intellectually engaging job, can have big impact since it is a small organization. The company is going through a very good period financially while growing in leaps and bounds. There is a lot of work to be done.

    Cons

    Politics and a top/heavy IT organization (too many managers). Meanwhile there are not enough bodies to get work done and there are no back-ups for critical functions.

    Lack of accountability. Some people will be more than happy waiting to be told what to do instead of taking charge of things that need to be done.

    HR is unpredictable. Sometimes it seems to be working for the competition. Particularly when you are looking for candidates to hire, HR will have the toughest time finding resumes from qualified candidates. In the event IT finds a good candidate, HR will take its sweet time to extend an offer. We have lost more than a few candidates this way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many managers, especially project managers, and too few people getting actual work done. Get rid of the dead-weight and replace them with skilled people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Mid size company not big on IT

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ICW Group

    Pros

    Quick decisions since it is a small company

    Cons

    Company almost appears to be not serious about the Business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Some ok people, but the upper management are all back stabbing weasels.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at ICW Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a pay check, use it while it lasts.

    Cons

    Massive corporate infighting. Poor leadership from the top to middle management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the CEO and his little toady, the COO and get some real leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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