VMC Consulting Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
63 Reviews
2.5
63 Reviews
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VMC Consulting COO Ron Hurle
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Positive

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Redmond, WA

    I worked at VMC Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Harmonious environment and supportive leadership

    Cons

    Avg. Salary/Raises. Must improve career advancement channel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employee observations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Life at VMC

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

    I have been working at VMC Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, no time cards, newer technology

    Cons

    Totally dysfunctional teams, little or no pay increases and the company is being folded in to the parent company Volt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people in the trenches doing the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Meh

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

    I worked at VMC Consulting full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some fun projects, depending on your area. Exposure to large corporations in the IT and gaming industries. Easy to stand out.

    Cons

    Company is hamstrung by parent company, Volt. Good people typically don't stay long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management at VMC can't really do much under Volt's shadow. The folks at Volt need to loosen the reigns and things would improve greatly with the right talent in place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Neutral

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

    I have been working at VMC Consulting as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Smooth and clear recruitment process.

    Cons

    Communication issues from management to contractors.

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    DRAMA

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    Nice employees; challenging if you're a contractor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Editor  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Editor in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    I worked with VMC for almost two years as a vendor on a project at MSN.
    *Each contractor has a rep who's meant to stay in touch with you about how the contract is going. This a pro or a con depending on who you have. I dealt with two reps; the first was very communicative, the second, not so much.
    *Friendly staff
    *Good contract opportunities at large companies in the Seattle area

    Cons

    *Pay is OK, but the benefits are terrible. 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. I had a decent paycheck, but no medical benefit options other than a discount program (not insurance) and no PTO or sick days.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

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    • 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
  10.  

    Just another contractor mill

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Incident Coordinator  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Incident Coordinator in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Management is hands off, nice people, variety of contracts if you are flexible.

    Cons

    Management is hands off, often don't appear to know what's going on. They protect the account rather than you. Lackluster benefits. Equipment updrades are hard to get, even if your job is mission critical to the client--you'll have to work with what you got and hope for the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow a spine and don't bend over so far to appease your clients. Microsoft dictates what they want, and VMC is left to meet it. If you screw up, you'll be out on your ear with no chance of a grievance. Don't put off equipment upgrades. I had to swap out my laptop 3 times to find one that worked and everyone on the team had to live with shoddy laptops that would freeze/reboot on a regular basis. Advocate for your workers who are the bread and butter of the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    VMC is like no other company I have ever worked for in the call center industry.

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

    I worked at VMC Consulting full-time

    Pros

    High profile clients add to the appeal of working for VMC. Well respected by clients along with having a close knit family experience.

    Cons

    Not a lot of diversity when it comes to client base, lack of growth opportunities for employees. All eggs in one client basket for the most part.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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