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    Worked in the Redmond area for more than 5 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chief Bottle Washer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Chief Bottle Washer in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to advance are provided as they win contracts and jobs lost when they lose them. It is the same for all of the vendor companies in this area. Great place to work to gain knowledge.

    Cons

    Office culture is cold, work-life balance has improved over the last year, I think there is promise here, but would wait until they figure out and openly communicate where they are going.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Project Coordinator

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    • 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 (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.  

    Apple Tier 1 Support

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    Former Employee - Apple Tier I Support in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Apple Tier I Support in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    - Coworkers are friendly and managers are friendly

    Cons

    - You job only depends on customer surveys

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Lack of upward mobility options, difficult managers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Fargo, ND

    I have been working at VMC Consulting full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    High starting wage for the area.
    There is some freedom that you are otherwise not accustomed to at a call center help desk type position such as not being treated like a 10 year old when going to the bathroom or showing up a few minutes late. Generally if you are on time and work you do not have your day monitor minute by minute.

    Cons

    The micro management is too much, you must account for the work you have done in multiple ways which in turn eats up more time that you could be working with the customer.

    Management reviews in single instances, they will look at the current status of the team at that moment in time and expect a multiple paragraph explanation as to what the cause of the volume is or why work is not getting done. After explaining you may have to explain again later to another manager or update them with any new information and a game plan for moving forward.

    There is no upward movement, as a vendor for Microsoft the best advice is to move up the 2-3 steps that exist in the ladder and then try to get hired on by a company that actually cares and has career paths.

    Raises are talked up when hired as well as bonuses, these sometimes exist but there is a wage ceiling. There is no cost of living raise and if moving to a team that has a higher starting wage than your current one you must fight to be brought up to that pay level despite having more experience than a new hire. This is very common and I have personally experienced this.

    PTO is only 80 hours a year and there is a limit to how many people on certain teams can have a day off at the same time. Schedules are done differently from one team to another, on my old team there was a multi week schedule, it is dangerous to make long term plans for trips that involve purchasing or reserving anything as you are never certain if you will get time off, personal experience.

    There is no compensation for working overnights or weekends although this will be implied in some cases when interviewing or during your orientation, the old team I was on did 24/7 support, there was no incentive to work overnights or weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with people.
    Do not smother subordinates with micro managing or redundant duties.
    Let your employees earn trust on an individual basis and then trust them unless they give you a reason not to.
    Accept feedback instead of receiving any management critical feedback as confrontational.
    Do not burden those beneath you with tasks that you could complete yourself.
    Do not make everything a top priority, this is asking the impossible and causes unneeded strain on people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Testing (games and consumer devices)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at VMC Consulting full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great in-house testing group in Montreal, Canada.

    Cons

    Compensation model is lacking true commission structure for sales people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    VMC Consulting - Good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Great portfolio of services and good base of customers.

    Cons

    Wholly owned subsidiary of Volt. Most view VMC as a staffing company instead of an IT Consulting co.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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 (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
  9.  

    Neutral

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    Pros

    Smooth and clear recruitment process.

    Cons

    Communication issues from management to contractors.

    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Life at VMC

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VMC Consulting full-time (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
  11.  

    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 (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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