Stout Systems

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Stout Systems Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
9 Reviews
4.4
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent company, great people, and great insight

    Current Employee - Software Engineering Consultant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Consultant in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Stout Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Agile, fast placement, smart people cooperating to do the right thing. These guys placed me in the perfect fit opportunity where I was converted to full-time permanent employment almost immediately. Everybody I worked with at Stout was the highest caliber of competence and a pleasure to interact with. I wouldn't hesitate to work with them again, or to recommend them to other engineers, or to clients.

    Cons

    I didn't encounter any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I agree with other reviewers: keep doing what you're doing now

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Will go the extra mile to attract top talent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - I T Project Manager in Okemos, MI
    Current Employee - I T Project Manager in Okemos, MI

    I have been working at Stout Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was recently placed in a permanent, full time position with Stout Systems. After being considered by Stout's representatives six months earlier, I took the chance and contacted them; they were more than thrilled that I was back on the market and I landed in a new position with a great and established company with all that I asked for!

    Cons

    There are no cons to report.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing in regards to perseverance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent management personnel, kept me employers as a contractor for nearly 7 years

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Database Developer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Database Developer in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Stout Systems as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management cares about their personnel

    Cons

    Focus seems to be in the front end/ Web development area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Smooth recruiting process

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

    I worked at Stout Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Stout Systems placed me in a software engineering position. The process was simple, no pressure. The recruiters were easy to reach & answered all questions. I would work with them again for my next job search.

    Cons

    I have no cons for this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Flexible and understanding.

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

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

    Pros

    In my case, the best aspect is the flexible schedule. I can work from anywhere at just about any time of the day without much restriction.

    Cons

    There are cons with any company and of course I've had issues in the past but they were of no consequence. Problems happen, but they get resolved usually to everyone's satisfaction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people. Stout is a large cut above the typical technical recruiter / consultant.

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

    I have been working at Stout Systems full-time

    Pros

    Stout's staff knows their market extremely well. In addition, they are genuinely interested in finding a great fit between the needs/requirements of their clients, and the skills/needs of their candidates/consultants. Rather than being driven by the bottom line, they are instead driven by solid values, by "doing the right thing", and by establishing long, mutually beneficial relationships.

    Cons

    Their benefits plan has some room for improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Small enough to be personal, but with opportunities and benefits of a much larger shop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Ann Arbor, MI

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

    Pros

    I'm in my third year as a consultant with Stout Systems; during my time I've received great support from senior management, superior compensation, and solid benefits.

    The company has done a good job in discussing future opportunities well before current contracts are up. So I’ve been able to focus on work without worrying about what’s next.

    Cons

    There hasn't been as many varied opportunities in my field as I would've liked.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Stout put me in the right place at the right time!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Seasoned Engineering Role in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Seasoned Engineering Role in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Stout Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    *Excellent* person to person management! Extremely non-invasive on a personal level. However (where it counts) extremely familiar with and conscience of my skill set. Because when all is said and done, Stout is completely connected to the market. They knew exactly when to call me in for a position that is a precise fit and that is exactly why you need recruiter because you simply can't be everywhere at once and still excel in your field. --- Almost no job interview process anxiety, (basically none whatsoever) no time for it, had to start working immediately - just the way you would dream it to be - more than twice (formerly I chose shorter assignments) and now have a very n-i-i-i-i-i-c-e permanent role. I'm here until retirement I think (and hope). Thank you Stout!

    Cons

    Ummmm let's see nope can't think of any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up and we'll *all* be working AND happy :-)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Recruiting Process Outdated

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

    I worked at Stout Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Was able to move into my permenant placement quickly and not stay as contract-to-hire very long.

    Cons

    Recruiting process too long and confusing. Too many people involved and too many steps. Plus they use sales people/business development people as recruiters who don't know anything about benefits, compensation, or work culture. You don't get to talk to that person until they have strong armed you into making a decision. Plus my recruiter was a joke and took days to respond to emails and phone calls. Benefits are TERRIBLE and not competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of your "profile" process. It's outdated and makes you look like a lazy company. Get real recruiters who know how to motivate (instead of the boring drone guy I had) who can do this process over the phone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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