STS International (CA)

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STS International (CA) Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
12 Reviews
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12 Reviews
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STS International (CA) President & CEO Benjamin R. Stockton
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  1.  

    Awesome

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Awesomesauce in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Awesomesauce in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at STS International (CA) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very Awesome. So awesome that I would die here cause it's so awesome.

    Cons

    They are awesome why would they have a con?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be awesome like you are

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to learn from

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tier II Network Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Tier II Network Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at STS International (CA) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great technology and good support from leadership

    Cons

    lower pay than national average for type of position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look at ways to find more competitive pay for lower engineers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent people to work for, lots of implementation work and ok base pay

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

    I have been working at STS International (CA)

    Pros

    Exposure inside Cisco
    Working with just about all the newest equipment
    Exposure to Voice, routing, switching, ACNS, and WAAS devices
    Travel to places is neat
    Flex time can be cashed in or used for PTO
    Work from home is available

    Cons

    Base pay is really low
    People you work with can vary in desire to want to move forward with their career
    You're disassociated with management and vice-a-versa
    The work is more "cut-n-paste" than actual thinking
    Benefits are horrible
    You are given a laptop only, you'll have to supply your own monitors, mouse and keyboard if you want them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a higher base salary
    Better benefits
    Don't make employees have to pay for all their expenses on trips and get reimbursed
    Pay for technology to make the job easier, don't make people buy their own monitors and tools.

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

    Very hard to grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at STS International (CA) as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are no micro managing.
    Good place to get foot in
    STS paid holidays / holiday parties
    Offers benefits subsidization

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted
    No reviews
    Salary are set and no bonuses
    No raises even with great track

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider growth and reviews

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at STS International (CA) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    STS has been a great company to work for in my opinion they take care of their employees. I have had an excellent experience as far as management is concerned. My manager is one of the best I have had in my professional career. My manager has always been very supportive as well as made sure that I have all of the resources I need to perform my job. I personally have seen other STS employees’ advance to lead positions as well as get hired by Cisco.

    Cons

    One thing that STS can improve on is adding more paid holidays, they currently only have 7 and in my opinion they should have a minimum of 10.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have been with STS for almost 3 years and love being a part of this terrific organization.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tier III Mobility Technician in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Tier III Mobility Technician in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at STS International (CA) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone at STS is friendly and easy to work with. The manager I have is great and always available for me when I need him. Human Resources is very helpful when you have questions and responds quickly. I am on the Cisco acct and the relationship between STS and Cisco is terrific. I highly recommend anyone interested in STS International to apply and join this awesome organization.

    Cons

    I see that some others have complained about raises at STS. Alot of companies are not giving raises due to the economy, however, I DID get a raise 3 months ago, so STS DOES give raises. My base pay is where it shoud be for my position, so I am pleased with my compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice to management. My manager and everyone else I have dealt with does there job effeciently and are very responsive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at STS International (CA) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to grow as a Project Manager or Network Engineer. I'm so thankful we have health insurance, only $40 per pay period for Kaiser! My last company did not even offer HR benefits.

    Cons

    You need to ask for a pay raise as they are not automatically given. Senior Management is open and approachable to discussing this though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Better Than Nothing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at STS International (CA) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I get paid on time and like other people have said before they are at Cisco so you do have a shot at getting a Cisco job.

    Cons

    1. Terrible compensation. They will pay you well under what you should be making.

    2. Good luck getting a job performance review. Managers will dodge you for months to avoid even TALKING about giving you a review. And if you want a raise you are at the wrong company.

    3. Management can be cancerous. There is a manager that bad mouths everyone in the company. Openly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    A company that doesn't believe in raises

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at STS International (CA) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    other then Cisco presence ... nothing

    Cons

    1. No performance reviews - when I first join the company, hiring manager said that there are annual performance reviews. Now 15 months with this company, I have yet to get a performance review or any raises.

    2. Empty promises - In addition to #1, they also said that health coverage is fully covered. 8 months into the job, they changed their terms and now we have to pay for our own health insurance.

    3. Clueless on people management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide proper people management training to leads. If management doesn't want to provide a performance review to employees, at least give the employees a chance to review their management and leads.

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

    Makes promises they have no intention of keeping or cannot keep... loves to dangle carrots as motivation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at STS International (CA) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They have some presence in Cisco for those interested in working there

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't seem to value the staff placed at client offices. Line managers need Mgmt 101 training - only use 'carrots' to motivate employees (possible raise that never happens), no training provided, time off / holidays are minimal or non-existent. Health coverage is horrible. It's better to get your own personal coverage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example. Earn respect don't just expect it. Treat others as you would like to be treated (or better yet, as you would like them to be for your clients).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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