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Structured Communications Reviews

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  1.  

    Lot's of chances to learn new things

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Portland, OR

    I worked at Structured Communications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wide range of training opportunities and technical projects. There is the potential to get trained and certified on many different technologies.

    Cons

    Sometimes the management views technical professionals as resources, not people. Communication from the top down could be better, but they do try.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with employees the status of the company and on sales deals they work on. Don't view engineers as certification machines - give them a chance to use what they learn instead of just collecting certifications.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Prepare to spend lots of time on the interview process.

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

    I have been working at Structured Communications full-time

    Pros

    Lots of knowledge to offer and I see this ultimately helping me in my future carrier path.

    Cons

    Pay isn’t great and you don’t get Christmas eve off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on your delivery with what you are saying. They do a great job at being hands off and not micro managing.

    Recommends
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  3.  

    Great Company, great owner and co-workers

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Structured Communications

    Pros

    Very positive workplace. Pay is good, lots of opportunity

    Cons

    Sales people are allowed to break the processes

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A family run business that has no direction

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Structured Communications

    Pros

    The level of projects to get involved in, the opportunities in continued education, and the ability to work on projects out of other offices

    Cons

    The company has no direction, the benefits are the worst that I have ever seen, the upper management tends to like certain Engineers who become the favorites at the time for projects. Volunteering for training and projects tends to not get noticed unless you are in the inner circle. Feedback from management is poor to non-existent. There is no goal setting for individuals, or opportunities that will allow for growth. The Portland office tends to believe that the best of the best exist in that office, however most of the staff are friends of the family or just entered the IT business. Also stop focusing on having so many vendors, focus on ten per practice - this works for many VAR's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give Engineers goals, stop picking your favorites on projects - there are really good Engineers that are on staff that are talented in other offices.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Good Place to Work, if you can take initiative

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

    I have been working at Structured Communications

    Pros

    Lots of great projects to work on, nice people, family like environment, salary is reasonable, benefits package is fair, continuing education opportunities, talented staff, very hands off style of management, offices nationwide means travel and transfer opportunities

    Cons

    Sometimes too hands off style of management, very little training when you start, so pretty much sink or swim in the beginning, must take initiative to jump in on projects or ask for new projects or you might be twiddling your thumbs, little to no feedback on performance, senior management has a tendency to favor certain employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more feedback and direction, look at all employees, not just a few

    Recommends

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