Nuspire Networks

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Nuspire Networks Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Fair and Real review

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

    I have been working at Nuspire Networks

    Pros

    Great work enviorment no doubt. the people at nuspire are fantastic, the company seems to take great care in hirering its staff and the CEO saylor frase actually takes the time to meet each canidate, explaing that the people in the company are the number one factor for success. pretty unique considering there is like 100 people in the company. the work is challenging and you learn a lot, fast. Pay is marketable, it is more then I was being paid at my last company and the jump in pay helped me decide to move. But since then I have been promoted and recongnized for my efforts. this is another unique thing I have not seen at my past employers, nuspire really takes the time to recognize people who are going good work. Lastly, the people here really care about what they are going and how they are helping other compaines and people, and I care. that makes the days exciting.

    Cons

    Nuspire is a growing company and with that comes all the junk and pain from things changing and new staff coming on board and extra work. Training tools and systems need to be imporved and updated, people have to step in and make things work when these systems are not updated fast enough. Entry level positions are great oportunitys for people trying to get into I.T. and I.T. security but the work load is brutal and the expetaction of performace and skill improvement is steep and too rigged. many good people who cant keep up are washed out. and the one thing nuspire is, is orgnaized, to a fault. in the operations center if you sneeze its tracked, its interesting, but hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in training programs to cultivate staff over longer periods of time. Keep investing and creating jobs in Detroit, dont build facilties else where just for the sake of doing it else where.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Admin - operations

    • 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

    Like coming to work. I am learning, working with great people and right in them middle of the network security industry. could not get much better; wanted to post this review to try give the people we interview coming into the firm a bit of an insider look at what to expect without any filter. if you are looking for a place to join into the fray of cyber security this it. We get to participate in the development of new technologies and then see every day how that impacts our clients and the growth of the company. Management is focused and driven, your ideas are encouraged, the pay is good and the Security operations center is cutting edge. there are weekly events, trips, lunch Ping-Pong tournaments, cookouts and they take the entire company to mackinaw island once a year, its a cool place to work.

    Cons

    you have to wait 90 days for benefits to kick in when you start, parking lot can be packed and sometimes is a walk in the winter, office space is getting cramped with numbers of staff added.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    expand mentoring programs and continue to invest in R&D

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  7. 3 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  9. 5 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. 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
  11. 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

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