VMC Consulting

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VMC Consulting Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
67 Reviews
2.4
67 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.  

    Nice employees; challenging if you're a contractor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  2.  

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

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    • 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
  3.  

    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 (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
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  5.  

    Just another contractor mill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  6.  

    i love it here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Call Director in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Call Director in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    easy job for good amount of money

    Cons

    this job is very strict

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    This is company on the skids

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    • 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 (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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Choose what you want to do

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

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

    Pros

    This is a pretty tough one, if I had to say anything it's the number of parking spaces that you can use. Yes it was *THAT* hard to find a pro.

    Cons

    The biggest thing is that there's a very "with us or against us" culture inside VMC. There's the full time employees, the game testers, the call center people, and then the executives. The groups don't work together very well and bribery... er favors are the best (and sometimes) the only way to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You weren't meant for this field, you should find something else

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Very great management team

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Pay, managers and work environment

    Cons

    there are none that i can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue offering your awesome skills!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    VMC is better than Volt Technical

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Renton, WA

    I worked at VMC Consulting as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Higher pay as a consultant with VMC

    Cons

    No good health benefit alternative.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place to work and getting even better!

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

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

    Pros

    Good People
    New Leadership with follow through and transparency and is truly passionate about VMC's people
    Great opportunity in the technology sector

    Cons

    Renewing contract work (a lot of times it's out of their hands)
    tight resources due to their clients willingness to pay for talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay Transparent as it gives everyone a sense of community no matter where you fall on the ladder

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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