VMC Consulting Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
63 Reviews
2.5
63 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are some great people, I've established a great relationship with a specfic recruiter which has absolutely advanced my career (in 3 reviews)

  • Pay, managers and work environment (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management with zero regard for employee morale (in 5 reviews)

  • If you're a full-time employee with VMC who manages the vendor contracts, as opposed to one of the actual contractors, it might be better (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VMC Consulting

    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

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Coordinator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Redmond, WA

    I worked at VMC Consulting full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    8 years no merit raise for excellent performance reviews.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer III  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer III in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at VMC Consulting full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Below national average paycheck for the position, and you are better off working for another company.

    Cons

    Position are capped below average and no means to advance. Communication from management is none existent, and support is done only at last minute. Forget training or at least any quality of training. Not mention their training is a scam to put more money in to the trainers pocket whom have not skills in training people. PhD is not but you have the skill to be trainer and they are severely lacking and incredulous. You are better off going to free website for training then giving them money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees, communicate, and follow though on your commitments. Provide training that is not a scam to line the pockets of trainer who has no business teaching people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    DRAMA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Center Technician  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Data Center Technician in Austin, TX

    I worked at VMC Consulting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Motivation to look for employment

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    The McDonalds of contractors

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VMC Consulting

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - XADM Support Engineer  in  Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - XADM Support Engineer in Fargo, ND

    I worked at VMC Consulting full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    This is company on the skids

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Withheld  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Withheld in Seattle, WA

    I worked at VMC Consulting as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Nothing good to say other than it is a job and paycheck

    Cons

    pay is not to standards; will pay as low as they can go

    if you do well as an employee don't expect a raise even near the cost of living for Seattle area

    Management is waiting for a spine transplant

    HR dept is there to protect executives and important employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management you might want to talk to the troops in the trenches and not the Managers and Supervisors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Most unprofessional place I have ever worked

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Redmond, WA

    I worked at VMC Consulting as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The admins were all great to work with

    Cons

    The COO of the company, is Verbally abusive, belittling, condescending, and yells obscenities at the top of his voice. Human Resources does nothing, except store any complaints about him under the carpet. This man has had so many people complain about him, but the Manager's turn a blind eye. If you decide to become an admin there, remember you are expendable and you don't matter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people that actually do the work, instead of just the brown nosing managers.

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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Manager  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at VMC Consulting full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    standard contracting company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Center Technician  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Data Center Technician in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at VMC Consulting

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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