Unicon
4.0 of 5 6 reviews
www.unicon.net Gilbert, AZ 50 to 149 Employees

Unicon Reviews

Updated Jan 20, 2014
Unicon – Gilbert – “Corporate Headquarters”

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4.0 6 reviews

                             

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John Blakely

(5 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Diverse responsibilities

    Project Management (Current Employee)
    Gilbert, AZ

    ProsGreat place to be with continuing growth

    ConsCould always use more compensation

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Small Education IT consulting firm located in a beautiful building the East Valley with a nice view.

    (Current Employee)
    Gilbert, AZ

    ProsSales team, Owners, and the Sr. Dev's are very knowledgeable. Offers opportunity to work in consulting without a lot of travel. Casual dress at work. Good reputation within the Open Source development community. Fun quarterly parties, break room fruit / drinks. The clients in the education industry are extremely nice and reasonable to work with.

    ConsThere are a number of employees and management who lack substantive experience outside of Unicon, and a couple of key tenured employees are difficult to work with. Compensation can be on the low side, and the company does shrink and grow quite a bit based on the sales pipeline, so keep a good eye on your billable utilization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTenured employees should be held to the same behavior standards as others. Work to increase diversity. Use client feedback surveys to assist with evaluation and bonuses assessments.

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    Amazing

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Gilbert, AZ

    ProsHigh Quality Co-Workers make all the difference. Company Owners have the employees best interests at heart - a rarity in the business world today. Interesting work and project - lots of opportunites to learn new things.

    ConsSmaller Company - If you are looking to climb to the top of the corporate ladder and a VP title is important to you - this probably isn't the place for you as there are only a few spots at the top. But if you want to do your job, do it well and be appreciated and compensated, then give them a try.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Gilbert, AZ

    ProsWork/Life balance respected
    Fun, intelligent co-workers
    Location

    ConsNo coffee shop on the first floor

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Small software company looking to pay the bills

    Systems Administrator (Former Employee)
    Chandler, AZ

    ProsThe management at Unicon is very flexible with personal needs
    Everyone is a joy to work with and very intelligent

    ConsNo long term goal "pay the mortgage" type of company
    Hesitant to advance employees in position
    Hires externally before promoting internally

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook outside the portal world and consider consulting for different types of web apps, the talent is there but you should reach outside of the education portals and bring more money in elsewhere rather than laying people off. Also look more closely into promoting within the company before hiring outside.

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    Unicon -- the option of last resort.

    Unkown (Former Employee)
    Chandler, AZ

    ProsOutside of management, the employees are great. There aren't too many employment options for software developers in Arizona, so usually it's toss-up between bad and worse. Unicon seems to know that and gets away with hiring great people at low pay, and treating them like crap.

    ConsManagement is clueless. They consist mostly of engineers with little to no skills in business. Marketing is extremely clueless.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire the marketing guy. Move quicker in making business decisions. Listen to employees and stop being snobs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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