Telgian

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Telgian Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
12 Reviews
1.9
12 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great team work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Field Consultant in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with were great, we had a tuff schedule but everyone worked together.

    Cons

    For 6 years I loved the company, they made some stupid VP changes and it went to hell in our division. They expect you to travel all week long, come in on Fridays and get all reports in by Monday also all your expenses in too. Very demanding travel schedule for a family person. Poor training opportunities, special health benefits options if you live in California, special training opportunities for certain departments, special outings for certain offices, if you work from home you don't receive anything. Open ended promises with executive management receiving raises and bonuses while the little guys make the money. I worked there 7 years with only 1 raise, it wasn't because I didn't work hard either. I was the go to guy if they needed a project taken care of at the last minute or needed a report out ASAP. I spent countless of hours in hotel rooms up late at night and weekends working. The salary was decent until you figured a 80 hour week into it, then you made minimum wage or less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show equal training opportunities across the board, listen to your little guys not the supervisors. Don't offer out of state opportunity's, move the employee and then make the employee work from home without office compensation or allowing to open a small office, bad management practices. Look at workers performance and not the good ole boy system when promoting. Don't hold a grudge against an employee if they messed up several years ago and pass them up for promotions several times. Your executive who is suppose yo be running the company is speaking all over the world about fire protection on Telgians dime.

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Sales department

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - National Sales Representative in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - National Sales Representative in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    My paycheck posted and cleared every two weeks. Company leaders are clueless about what to do to right size the company. This means they will pay you to be the next miracle cure. Take the money and do your best. Eventually you will be fired. Everyone is fired at this company. CEO fired his dad, company founder and he put his wife on a PIP. Crazy mgt here.

    Cons

    Crazy mgt. CEO is main reason company fails. He should be fired. But board won't fire him so they struggle and fail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Message to board: fire CEO and his staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hated the company...loved the work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Routing and Scheduling Coordinator in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Routing and Scheduling Coordinator in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Lots to learn about the industry and it was encouraged.

    Cons

    Very Political and gossipy...less about how good you are at your job and more about who likes you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop listening to gossip...you have lost alot of really good employees because of personal issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Unorganized Chaos

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contracting Specialist in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Contracting Specialist in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Casual, laid back atmosphere, very teamwork driven and oriented. New hires treated very well, good benefits package. Monthly meal provided at company expense.

    Cons

    Complete lack of training as it pertains to the job duties expected. Lack of clear communication and organization. Unreliable and outdated technology and telephone system, outdated and inefficient methods of daily business practices make the already impossible workload and current processes run even more inefficiently. Employees very rarely get to take their allotted breaks or lunches due to the immense workload placed on each person despite the teamwork and helpfulness of co-workers. Expect to work at least ten hours a day six days a week and still not reach a level of manageability in your workload, for being "caught up" on work does not happen here, at all, in any department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest and upfront with new hires about the workload and hours of overtime they are expected to work. Develop a consistent, JOB RELATED training program for new hires. Develop a more efficient system across each department, decreasing workload and allowing for the company to run like a well oiled machine.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    If you like high school drama this is the place for you!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    They feed you once a month, and the benefits are good

    Cons

    Lack of training, they care more about gossip and drama then the work you do, upper managers have anger issues, more of a stress phone room then an actual company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the drama, care about your people, and look at peoples work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A great place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    "Family" atmosphere. Teamwork is key and emphasized.

    Cons

    Many people work in other offices so you rarely see the people you may interact with on a daily basis.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A challenging work environment: great employees, difficult leaders

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

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

    Pros

    The employees are great. They are dedicated individuals, committed to doing their best.
    The company provides fair and afforable benefits.

    Cons

    Communication is poor; executive leadership does not communicate with its employees often enough or with the right amount of information. Also, the company does not financially reward or recognize its employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate! Be honest, be fair. Take care of your employees financially. Recognize how hard they work, their dedication and loyalty, their committment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Avoid, dead end jobs at failing company

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

    I have been working at Telgian

    Pros

    Benefits are decent and cost less than they do many places, but cost are rising and coverage is slipping
    Better than living on the streets

    Cons

    Most employees haven't had a raise in 5 years
    If they can find someone who will do the job for the same amount or less, you will never get a raise
    Management is more concerned with pet projects and get quick rich schemes than in figuring out how to do the job right
    Sales staff will say and promise anything for the sale, including things that can't be done, everyone else left to clean up the mess and deal with the angry customers
    No career path and minimal training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New management is needed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People, but training is lacking.

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

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

    Pros

    Telgian has good benefits, including 401k contribution program. They have several office in the US are willing to relocate you if there is an opening and you are wanting to move.

    Cons

    Training for administrative employees is not a high priority for this company. The admin is overworked with out additional compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in all of your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contracting Specialist in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Contracting Specialist in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Awesome Staff
    Great Work Environment
    Easy going

    Cons

    Lack of actual training
    Provide better tools to associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a structured training course.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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