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Versent Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
Versent – Kansas City – “Schmoozing it up”

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2.4 5 reviews

0% Approve of the CEO

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Jill Schram

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20% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Management hampers desire to perform

    Senior Network Engineer (Former Employee) Kansas City, MO

    ProsOn site work at clients. Coffee provided in the office.

    ConsThe worst management of employees I have ever witnessed. First 3 team meetings in a row, the "Leader" threatened to fire employees in order to save the company money.

    Purple Shirts are ok, considering the company launders them.

    The company will force you to volunteer and give all the credit to the company.

    Techs with little to no experience are permitted to plan out projects that are not even close to Microsoft recommendations and in some cases go against the recommendations.

    The Techs within the company are told that they aren't needed for the company to survive, and should be thankful that they are even employed.

    The company does provide coffee and some light snacks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease realize that your employees are making the money to keep your business going. Treat your employees with respect, or at least pretend that you respect them, it will go a lot further than making idle threats.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Revolving door of IT talent and not so talented

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood chance to gain experience in a somewhat varied range of technologies, although they understandably try to fit most clients into a box so that it's easier to manage. Decent pay, bonus, and benefits for a small company.

    ConsPoor management and culture. Very little concern for employees on a personal level. Leadership focused on money and politics rather than building strong team. Lots of turnover, both willing and unwilling. Overall, negative environment to work in

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your employees and the rest will work itself out.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst work experience in 10 years

    Senior Network Engineer (Former Employee) Kansas City, MO

    ProsLots of time out of the office.

    ConsManagement talks down to employees. Management has very little knowledge of IT and how systems work and interact. Over 50% turnover year after year (this can be verified on linkedin.). Most employees are Micro-managed, and this is typically based on how well you get along with one of the managers. Management will not take blame for their mistakes. The "lead" techs which management counts on for techinical decisions, have very little experience and IT background. Customers are often quoted for more and larger equipment than they need. Projects are mismanaged and often cost the customers a great deal of money due to lack of project management and IT know-how among techs. Daily Time sheets. Poor communication from management. Have to wear Purple uniform. Customer turnover is almost as high as employee turnover. Employee's are forced to "volunteer" in exchange for cash bonus, then management says "Versent loves to volunteer to help out the community". Terrible Heatlh insurance. The overall level of knowledge of your co-workers makes it hard for you to be proud of the work that you do as many customers are not receiving what they paid for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop going to all the business "workshops" and learn about IT and industry trends. Find a "partner" whose management style doesn't end up with over 50% turn over year after year. Better benefits. Find better ways to improve morale.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Purple guys are pretty good.

    Network Engineer (Former Employee) Kansas City, MO

    ProsGood group of people. Fun environment to work in. Decent pay for the market. Everyone is treated pretty well. Mostly flexible in allowing for personal time. Techs are paid extra for extra work. People seem to care about each other.

    ConsInconsistent company performance - things are up and down a lot. Lack of communication with management. Things need to be better organized. The techs are often overworked. Not enough people to do the work that needs to be done. Need better benefits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire some more people. Get a better health insurance plan. Communicate what's going on to everybody so people are not in the dark. Improve communication between everybody.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A revolving door employer who doesn't value employees but rather the bottom line.

    Senior Network Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsDecent pay, opportunity to work with variety of technologies but primarily focused on small businesses which lessens growth potential, somewhat promotes training and development, overtime pay system even for salary, bonus system in place based on monthly performance. Not a lot of pros, it's merely a job while you look for a better job for almost all it's employees.

    ConsManagement appears to not care about it's employees which shows in it's unusually high turnover rate, lack of employee engagement, gimmicky marketing, uniform requirement, general distrust between management and engineers, cheap ownership that won't provide proper equipment for employees, average benefits even for a small company, ineffective internal systems for managing client needs and employee time

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to value your employees over your bottom line. Employees need to feel more secure in their job. Find their talents and put them to use. Too many talented employees who are stuck doing the wrong tasks. Allow them to grow their career and take on more responsibilities. Don't be so cheap and provide your engineers with all the equipment needed to do their job. Don't require volunteer time for bonus pay and then only do volunteer work after hours. It would show you really care if you actually did volunteer time on company time. Take more time to celebrate the good things that the company and it's employees are doing and less time complaining about the bad things in a group setting. Overall, there is a lot that needs done for this company to retain it's employees and grow the company the right way.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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