VMC Consulting Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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VMC Consulting COO Ron Hurle
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Pros
  • Opportunities to advance are provided as they win contracts and jobs lost when they lose them (in 6 reviews)

  • I dealt with two reps; the first was very communicative, the second, not so much (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management of Team managers doesn't care about what's going on within teams (in 5 reviews)

  • Advised by many not lo list VMC on resume as a Full Time Employee; say you were a Contractor or it would be the kiss of death for any interview (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    VMC Consulting

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Quarterly Bonus Scheme Quarterly Performance Reviews Service Large Enterprise Accounts

    Cons

    HR Department is political and lacks professionalism at IC level Executive Leadership Team lacks integrity Toxic work environment Executive Leadership Team not really open to innovation --- prefers the Status Quo unless they think of it themselves Don't understand how to build a strategic consulting company Sales Force with the exception of the VP of Sales are harvesters vs. hunters

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look in the mirror and see if you can see a person extremely biased by your emotional, self serving view of the world


  2. Helpful (1)

    Very Dissatisfied

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Recognizes the effort - Gives cheap rewards

    Cons

    - Doesnt do anything about the recognition


  3. Helpful (3)

    The Most Toxic Workplace I've ever worked

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Had the ability to grab major contracts for big software companies. Could set up a test lab with very short notice Hired great people... who would get noticed and be lured away

    Cons

    Poor communication from Management in what their expectations are. Treat Game Testers like cattle - called them "The Green Hairs" Advised by many not lo list VMC on resume as a Full Time Employee; say you were a Contractor or it would be the kiss of death for any interview.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    standard contracting company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Center Technician in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Data Center Technician in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I don't have much to say about the upsides. I guess the company that you're contracted to can be nice.

    Cons

    VMC excels in creating superfluous senior managers. the executive management team delegates 100% of all responsibilities to middle management and then reward middle managers for dumping that work off onto others as well. All reports are done buy the, knowledgeable, staff and then passed off as word preformed but the management team.

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to your employees! they are the ones that make you look good to the company that you are preforming work for. When you say you are going to do 1:1's with everyone, every month.. DO IT! and listen.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Horrible place to work, even worse if you intend to make a positive impact

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VMC Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent salary, but nothing close to industry standards. Impressive contracts, although quickly driven into the ground by incompetent management

    Cons

    Horrible "stab you in the back" mentality from anyone above middle management No support from HR when reporting unethical or harassing behavior Faulty HRM systems, constantly messing up paychecks Upper management with zero regard for employee morale

    Advice to Management

    learn from your failures. Perform a top-down scrub, and remove "leadership" positions where all of the work is delegated to subordinates. Offer reasonable benefits


  7. Too much politics. Constant "flip-flop" of what's right and wrong.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - XADM Support Engineer in Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - XADM Support Engineer in Fargo, ND
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VMC Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable place to work at... somewhat. Possible to move towards a Microsoft job, but sometimes working for VMC is a crutch instead of a stepping stone.

    Cons

    Management doesn't talk to one another. Upper management of Team managers doesn't care about what's going on within teams. Team Manager don't listen to any suggestions. Management attempts to threaten you with verbal/write-up when you call in sick after you disagree with their phrase "you're not that sick, come in and tough it out" Management will tell you to do things a certain way, then change their minds a month later and then reprimand you for doing things their way a month ago. Management picks favorites. They'll reprimand one engineer for an action, and praise another for the same action.

    Advice to Management

    When you keep moving a manager from team to team, and you notice people quitting or magically getting bad stats; how can you think it's the team members?


  8. Helpful (1)

    The McDonalds of contractors

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Plenty of work available (especially at Microsoft), speedy hiring process, classes offered to increase skill portfolio or brush up on rusty skills.

    Cons

    Low pay, terrible infrastructure, constant mess-ups with paycheques, terrible benefits (health insurance pays for basically nothing, and even the vision insurance isn't accepted anywhere), unhelpful staff, and cavalier management.

    Advice to Management

    You hire developers all the time for your clients. Please hire some of them instead to work on your web infrastructure. The timecard web app breaks on a weekly basis and looks like it hasn't been updated in over a decade.


  9. Helpful (1)

    DRAMA

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Center Technician in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Data Center Technician in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VMC Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Motivation to look for employment

    Cons

    Management has no clue or doesn't care about their employees

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees a fair salary or you will not be in business in the next 10 yrs


  10. Helpful (3)

    Project Coordinator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at VMC Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    nothing? they got me a job? but the only thing they gave me was a foot in the door

    Cons

    VMC will get you placed but they take more than any other contracting company and you'll wish you weren't associated with them. Trying to move up or on-ward is completely impossible here. Some recruiters are nice and will help as much as possible but the company as a whole can't do anything.

    Advice to Management

    Paying double over-head to VMC and Volt really keeps us from getting even close to what we deserve.


  11. Helpful (4)

    One of the worst most disorganized companies I've ever worked for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are literally no good things you can say

    Cons

    Management has no idea what's going on and they constantly enact policies that have little relevance to employees. They emphasize policy and procedure and forget about the service they are providing. No one ever has any idea what's going on and most employees run around confused and frustrated



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