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Sicom Systems Reviews

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
18 Reviews
2.8
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    You will be stuck in the same position and underpaid

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Doylestown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Doylestown, PA

    I worked at Sicom Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The coworkers for the most part
    Christmas bonus
    Decent benefits

    Cons

    Temps are brought in to be your supervisor, they have no experience in the company.
    It's almost impossible to get a raise, you'll make way less then you should.
    The executive team couldn't care less about you, the one Barbara won't even talk to you.
    Consultants are brought in to give advice as opposed to actual employees.
    There's really no room for growth.
    The word pigeon holed gets used a lot, it's accurate.
    Lots of drama, lots of sleeping around.
    Don't bother, unless you just need a paycheck.
    This place is a job, not a career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees! Pay then what they really deserve! Promote people!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at Sicom Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have worked at SICOM for over 3 years and I have worked for technology companies for over 18 years. SICOM has been the best company I have worked at. Upper Management is open to new ideas and does not micro manage. This company is growing fast so there is plenty of room for growth.

    Cons

    With all of the growth SICOM has seen in recent years there is a lot of work to be completed with a lean staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't change

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    SICOM is chaotic and unprofessional.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Rather Not Say in Doylestown, PA
    Current Employee - Rather Not Say in Doylestown, PA

    I have been working at Sicom Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is okay to learn and grow here. Training is very minimal and most employees are expected to 'learn as they go'. From the Support department all the way through Development.

    Cons

    It's an absolute mess and it's hard to work with management and HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get in touch with the people who work under you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Vast Improvements Since Most of the other Reviews

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sicom Systems

    Pros

    Honestly, a lot of the more negative reviews seem to have come from temps who couldn't quite cut it.

    Some of the earlier complaints about missed reviews have been responded to in the best way: Company has "cleaned house". New HR representative, reviews occur within about 30 days of yearly review date (increases paid retroactively), overtime potential.

    Upper management is very hands On and willing to train. Company typically promotes from within, with minor exceptions.

    Growth potential exists, if you put in your time and the effort.

    Cons

    No longer gives applicants an IQ test prior to employment, hires via temp agency, so turnover seems high. Sadly, a lot of temps don't seem to grasp the tech or skillsets needed.

    Can be difficult to stand apart from your peers. But, company recognizes extra effort.

    Attendance tracking, though the system is FAR more liberal than others I've seen; extra shifts remove demerits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Praise publicly. There's a lot of hard working employees who have thrived. Use them as an example to the newer folks. Give people something to shoot for, so they don't get discouraged.

  6.  

    This job is by no means a career but rather a means to live paycheck to paycheck.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - POS Systems Consultant in Doylestown, PA
    Former Contractor - POS Systems Consultant in Doylestown, PA

    I worked at Sicom Systems as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Location & young environment, overtime is available if you want.

    Cons

    Attendance point system, Supervisors, hours(rotate shifts & weekends--shifts range from 6am-3pm to 12-9pm), pay (12/hr as temp & 14/hr perm), Girl to guy ratio has got to be 9 guys to 1 girl.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a real job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent company to work for as well as open to employees' opinion and advise.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support Technician in Doylestown, PA
    Former Employee - Support Technician in Doylestown, PA

    I worked at Sicom Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I loved how we worked together as a team versus a single man team.

    Cons

    Did not pay employees correctly, nor did HR want to correct any mistakes made

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff, they are the legs any company stands on. Therefore, an integral part of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    not a bad gig if you dont mind WORKING

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sicom Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    people are great
    employees are treated well with holiday bonus, luncheons, decent benefits etc

    Cons

    fast pace growing company which results with long hours - you must enjoy your job here to survive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The worst POS company ever!!!

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

    I worked at Sicom Systems

    Pros

    None whatsoever. The company is not even well-known. The only nice thing is that the company is located in Doylestown, PA, which is a nice place to live.

    Cons

    A TON:

    Terrible wages.

    No growth opportunities.

    Management don't care about their employees.

    Even the team leaders are arrogant and rude - they act like they are billionaires.

    They fire you for the most ludicrous reasons.

    They hire kids straight from high school with no IT skills.

    A lot of the developers never majored in computer science or some don't even have CS degrees.

    The products that they sell are very buggy and the clients they sell them to constantly say that. The company just doesn't improve so this is one big way for them to make money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of firing entry level and mid level employees, start firing some undeserving, incompetent managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Awful

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

    I worked at Sicom Systems

    Pros

    It provided income, not one worthy of what I was doing, but an income nonetheless. Also gained experience and knowledge in IT customer support field. Did make some friends as well.

    Cons

    On a daily basis you would run into poor attitudes from co-workers. No one took accountability for their own actions or their departments actions. It seems they over commited as a company on too many projects and we were always being asked to work overtime. Customer service plumetted, customers would get so angry and yell at you on the phone and you couldn't blame them. Response times were sometimes not until the next day and as a result, the morale was low. Supervisors are either not knowledgeable enough or they were really mean and would give you attitude for no reason. SO MUCH favortism, you could hear it in the tone of the supervisor if they liked you or not.

    Lots of 'cliques' and "in crowds', it's almost like high school. Upper management lacks accountability and maturity at times. Regarding workign conditions, there were honestly like 12 people all crammed into a back hallway working on tables lined together. It was horrible and just didn't seem like the right thing to do when half the building wasn't being used.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company and give up, there's too much wrong to make it right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Worst company I had the misfortune to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support Technician in Doylestown, PA
    Former Employee - Support Technician in Doylestown, PA

    I worked at Sicom Systems full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There is no reason to work for Sicom Systems unless you have no self respect.

    Cons

    Their point of sale system is unreliable. They don't service their customers properly, which makes them irate. Very high pressure. Company is run like a prison sweatshop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire developers who are able to create a better system, or sell the company. Treat your employees like human beings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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