Nuspire Networks

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Nuspire Networks Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    This is a Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Procurement, Logistics & Facilities
    Current Employee - Director of Procurement, Logistics & Facilities

    I have been working at Nuspire Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture – The culture at Nuspire is diverse, there is a high expectation to perform, and there is the opportunity to contribute to systems improvements. It is rare in a company that every employee is given the opportunity to submit a system improvement request that, when implemented, can improve the efficiency of the company overall. Not only are these ideas welcomed at Nuspire, they are encouraged on a regular basis. The technology is home grown, so each employee can submit an idea that will improve and influence the overall outcome of the finished product. There is also a laid back aspect to working for Nuspire. As long as you are wearing a shirt with a Nuspire logo, you have the option to wear jeans or shorts every day of the work week. This is a very nice perk to have available in an office environment.

    Company Events & Recognition – Nuspire management firmly believes in recognition of employee performance and on a monthly basis awards and prizes are given to the employees that have made difference, or have performed exceptionally, in that month. In addition, Nuspire holds company sponsored events to show appreciation to its employees and encourage team building. The events range from the annual Nuspire Olympics, a scavenger hunt, or a simple pot luck luncheon. The highlight of the year is the annual trip in the summer to Mackinaw Island where the company pays for the lodging and ferry fare to/from the island. While this is a voluntary event, it is the company’s way of encouraging team building and showing its appreciation for the hard work accomplished the year prior.

    The Work - The work at Nuspire is challenging and should be viewed as a positive thing. The company is ever changing and in a growth mode, so you will be expected to wear multiple hats at times. Also, depending upon the position, you may be required to work different shifts and/or weekends. Nuspire is a 24x7 / 365 global operation which requires certain demands from the employees and managers. This presents itself with unique opportunities to learn aspects of how global business works and what it takes to support customers in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.

    Wages – Compensation is in-line with industry standards and may be adjusted based on performance. Meaning, if you excel at your position, work hard, and grow with the company, your pay will be reviewed and may be adjusted accordingly. This methodology is fair and is no different than any other company I have worked for in my career.

    Employees – There are some really great people that work at this company who care about their team, the success of the company, and take pride in their work. It is a shame that a few internet trolls are posting such negative comments about the company and its employees and I ask you to give credence to these rants. The majority of the employees who work here are hardworking, dedicated individuals that have diverse backgrounds and life experiences. It is this diversity at its core that makes Nuspire such an interesting place to work for.

    Cons

    Growth – Nuspire is definitely in a growth mode, so there is a lot of work to accomplish and the expectation level is high. Unfortunately, some are not cut out for this type of environment and do not last.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on retaining the employees that make this company great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Commerce, MI
    Current Employee - Sales in Commerce, MI

    I have been working at Nuspire Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Growing Company. Great culture. Great way to grow a career. They are one of the world's leading Managed Security Service Providers headquartered right in Michigan. They have cutting edge technology, great people, and a great opportunity to grow your career. Most of their management started in entry level jobs within the company and worked their way up.

    Cons

    Since it is a growing company there is a lot of work. If you are not cut out for the job, environment, or pace you will not last long at the company. You are expected to work long hours, work from home, and a go above and beyond your normal job duties. It isn't a huge drawback though because the rewards are well worth the effort.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Keep hiring. Find good people. Keep investing in R&D. Employees are proud of the cutting edge solutions, home grown technology, and high level of expertise. Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Useful to pad your resume

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

    I have been working at Nuspire Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There's a few good people in the company. Since people rotate out of the company so often you can get a more desirable job title.

    Some of the company events are a lot of fun.

    Cons

    There's quite a bit wrong with Nuspire. I'll do my best to get right to the point.

    -Pay is poor
    It's very low and it will remain low unless you gain favoritism with management. The company will try to offset this by offering "fun" events to break up the monotony. It can be nice but I'd rather take the money. When you are working here you aren't doing so to make a living for yourself, you are working to earn a living for others. You will get a barley livable wage while a small few reap from your successes.

    -Management struggles
    Many of the managers in this company are the same people that started it. They got the business off the ground but are woefully unqualified with the company's growth. There is strong favoritism, back stabbing, and outright lying to employees. There was even a point when all the managers threatened civil lawsuits if employees mentioned an incident that occurred at the workplace. Everything is directed from the CEO down, even small decisions must be run by the CEO. It is because of this that the company cannot make decisions internally to do what it needs.

    -Work environment
    The building is disgusting. It was never intended to be a cubicle farm which means heating/cooling rarely works and disease spreads quickly. The bathrooms look like they were designed by a contemporary artist,. They are disgusting and constantly bug ridden.

    -The work
    Depending on what you do this can mean a number of different things. There's never enough people hired due to turnover so you're going to have quite a burden. Some people int he company do a good job training new hires, but most managers would rather train you to unload their work so they can simply not show up.

    The company is what it is. I suggest picking through the company planted reviews to get a better idea what to expect. This is not a bad place for a temporary job, but just about everyone here is looking to move on. I;d recomment for someone looking to a get a foot int he door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share both success and failure with employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Save Yourself

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

    I worked at Nuspire Networks

    Pros

    There are a few good people there, but you have to be careful who you trust when finding friends at Nuspire.

    Cons

    There is so much wrong at the core of Nuspire that it’s tough to condense it into a single post. Some negative posts get taken down because Nuspire complains to GD, but I’ve read the Glass Door guidelines, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this post is deleted, even though it is 100% accurate. Are we supposed to flag the positive posts that are strategically planted by the company? Because they’re absurd.

    The culture is toxic, hostile, and feeds off fear from the top. There is the Nuspire that they want the world to see and there is the real Nuspire. The real Nuspire is where underpaid, under-qualified people are duped into believing in a kingdom of gold treasure that doesn’t exist, only to find that you’re in a demoralizing, threatening environment with very little upside. They claim that they’re a young, fun company that “can’t hire fast enough” but the reality is that they’re young because that’s where cheap labor is and experienced people can see the charade from a mile away, they “can’t hire fast enough” because people keep quitting or getting fired, and those “fun” events are intended to offset the pitiful wages that they offer to most people.

    The work itself is demanding, which is no doubt due to lack of training, setting false expectations, and the rampant hiring of under-qualified people to work around you. If you do find yourself in a position that actually helps your resume, you’re one of the lucky few. But be sure get out before your career plateaus and you lose your will to live. This pressure comes from the top. The president of the company is the largest contributor to Nuspire being a sham. If there is a way to take advantage of you in a way that benefits him, he’ll do it without hesitation or emotion.

    Nuspire’s products and services are laughable. Because Nuspire will protest any specifics of products and services in an attempt to get this post pulled, I'll simply caution current and potential customers and wish you luck.

    The building where you spend 40+ hours a week is a filthy warehouse that they turned into cube farm but kept the filth. The bathrooms are exceptionally disgusting and it’s astonishing that customers are still customers after visiting.

    I’m seeing some inner circle comments on here, too. There is no inner circle. The president has complete and sole (and secretive!) control and access to everything: your whereabouts, your email, everything. There is a boys club at the management level, though. It’s comprised mostly of people willing to do anything to gain favor of the president, but don’t be fooled that they know much more about what’s really going on than you do. These are also some of the most under-qualified people to do their respective jobs in the company. I can’t say enough about what the managers lack.

    The two owners will continue to make big money off the backs of a disgruntled staff that secretly looks for other jobs while having zero respect for Nuspire leadership. The sad part is that the owners are totally fine with that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don’t know. Maybe try to find the root of your personal pain, get the professional help you need, and develop some sort of soul.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    FIND A DIFFERENT JOB!

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

    I worked at Nuspire Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They will hire anyone, and I mean anyone.

    Cons

    Don't let them sell you the position. You will never get a raise, not even 1% for inflation. There is no room for growth. Degree's don't matter. Everything is based off "favoritism." Extremely laid back culture, unprofessional especially for women. DIRTY work environment. Lying happens daily. Costumer satisfaction doesn't matter to them. It's only gotten worse over time STAY AWAY!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employee's when they have suggestions to better the business. Just because it worked once doesn't mean it will work successfully FOREVER. It's okay if processes need to change. You should value the people who show up and care about their work over the people who come out to the bar and get drunk with you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Job, fast paced environment, great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Commerce, MI
    Current Employee - Sales in Commerce, MI

    I have been working at Nuspire Networks full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    This is the kind of place you like to come to work every day. It is the best group of people I have worked with in my career. Everyone knows they have a great impact here, and really strive to make this a great company. The days go back quickly. At the end of the day you feel a sense of accomplishment.

    Cons

    There is a lot of work here. This isn't your typical 9 to 5 job. Management works around the clock, so that fast pace does not stop at 5:30.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring. Keep hiring good people. Keep the employees who make this company great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Engineer

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

    I have been working at Nuspire Networks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Blessed to be working at a real I.T. Security Firm. If you are a tech person this is nervana. you dont just get to use security systems you get to help design them. you get that NO WHERE ELSE. I also feel compelled to coment on what I assume is the same person adding negitive posts here. there is a great entry level system at nuspire that you can come into and move up. That is where I came from; however you if dont cut it you won't make it. Management is on top of it and fair, and that is good for everyone. Any negative post on here is just rediculous.

    Cons

    I really dont have much bad to say. There are cons when a company is growing, you can get over whelmed with work as new accounts come on line etc, but I have been here long engough to see the payoff so its worth it. I can see how if you just started it would be a intimidating learning curve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the goog work and thank you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Served its purpose for a short while.

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

    I worked at Nuspire Networks full-time

    Pros

    Easy work, managers dont discipline anybody for anything. Apparently you can take as many smoke breaks as you can handle.

    Cons

    Low pay. Managers dont endorse furthering education/certifications. Stub networks are a bore to support day in and day out. Unskilled group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through and obtain better talent. Amatuer hour over there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best I.T. company you could hope for a job at

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

    I worked at Nuspire Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    company is at the cutting edge, developing new technologies. it is very exciting. its a great feeling when you can see how the things you are working on might affect the entire world. thats cool. great opportunities. there are people that started as interns that are now executives.

    Cons

    Growing company, things are fast paced. people that dont keep up are left behind. there are entry level positions but they are not easy, its a sink or swim situation. not as much hand holding as you might get other places. but the flip side is you will move up fast if you are good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep pushing, michigan needs the jobs!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Consistently Inconsistent. Disorganized. Poor Leadership from the Executive Management (and those who wish they were).

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

    I worked at Nuspire Networks full-time

    Pros

    Laid-back atmosphere, depending on who you work for.
    There are competent people who work there (*See Cons).

    Cons

    *For every one competent person who works there, there are 4 unqualified people who get paid more to do less (especially certain managers).

    The lack of: communication, organization, teamwork, and accountability amount to overall frustration with the company.

    Don't buy into the, "You can grow with the company"--most of the positions available are fillers for all of the extra work that they need to unload from another coworker.

    Job descriptions are outrageous. Expect to be pulled into too many directions at once.

    After already starting at a below-average rate of pay, don't ask for a raise. You will probably not get one. And if you do, you are one of the few lucky ones. Oh, and watch out for the low-end of that already miniscule, much over-due raise.

    When you think you have it good, beware. You'll get blindsided and quickly escorted out.

    Reward the people that work for you. All of them. Not just the quick money-makers, but every single person who, although underpaid, work very hard. Because there are many departments that a successful company makes. And because they are not acknowledged enough, if ever.

    Practice what you preach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn the names of the people who work for you. It's a small company. It will go a long way. It's a new age. Boys' clubs are a thing of the past; this will be part of your downfall.

    Fair and honest. Try it. It would change the overall morale of your employees. Ruling by fear doesn't work on anyone--you will just get more disgruntled employees with no motivation whatsoever. Positive feedback goes a long way.

    Good luck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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