Vocollect Reviews

Updated July 14, 2014
Updated July 14, 2014
22 Reviews
3.3
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    A good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vocollect full-time

    Pros

    In general the people are good and the management is supportive.

    Cons

    Does not manage all employees well.

    Recommends
  2.  

    change is happening

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vocollect

    Pros

    Best people in the industry and without a doubt a game changing solution.

    Cons

    Everything changing after acquisition...culture, benefits, pay, products...Vocollect is no longer a desirable place to contribute hard work and feel like you are making a difference and getting rewarded for innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change is fine and to be expected when being acquired by someone as large as Honeywell, however managing the change is key if knowledge and people retention is desired. It is clear that the new world order is based on the innovation that will come from new people in other geographies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company In The Past, Has Lost It's Way

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Vocollect full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, free parking, convenient location, comfortable work facilities

    Cons

    Terrible transition from Intermec buyout going into Honeywell. Lots of changes in policies with little communication. Low morale leading to many employees jumping ship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better! Not communicating only compounds the problem of lack of direction, tackling business practices, and employee morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company & culture!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vocollect

    Pros

    Open communication between departments and the company strategy was clear.

    Cons

    Acquisition by Intermec changed the dynamics of the organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stick a fork in it

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff III  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff III in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Vocollect full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some good people left. Not much stress.

    Cons

    Company has gone down in flames the last few years. All perks have been stripped, and wages are at a stand still. Bonuses are gone. Can't even order a pizza for a team lunch anymore.

    Over the last 3 years, companywide raise of 1.5% total. Given the 2% tax cut expiration, inflation, and loss of bonuses and other perks, salary has net decreased year over year. New Honeywell management has cut vacation time, as well.

    Company sales have been weak, mostly because of stagnant products. The same management who refuses to change with the times continue to be promoted to new roles to offset failing to get bonuses. They prosper while everyone else suffers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overhaul sales and product management and get some outside the box thinkers in charge. If you want to stop the massive defection of talent, bring back meaningful raises, bonuses, and perks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Vocollect

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vocollect

    Pros

    The culture and the people in the company are wonderful!

    Cons

    Too many changes with the initial Intermec purchase and now unknows with teh Honeywell purchase

  8.  

    Some of the best people I have ever worked with.

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Vocollect full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great colleagues, leading edge technology, industry leader developing first-of-its-kind products, casual environment, little office politics, good work / life balance, involvement in the local community.

    Cons

    Product development stays within narrowly defined product families. There hasn't been a 'first-of-its-kind' of product in a long time. Acquisitions have changed the company culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take risks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Culture has changed after acquisition(s)

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers who work hard to deliver great products.

    Cons

    The culture has changed in the last couple years. No longer a privately held company and a great deal of the charm has been lost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold on to the what is left of the original Vocollect culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Environment was fun, uncertaintity and leadership made work stressfull

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Vocollect full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible work schedule for most, pay isn't bad, video games available during lunch

    Cons

    This is from the perspective of a former employee of the health care side of the company. Things may be different on the supply chain side. There is constant uncertainty due to buyouts and lack of transparency. The health care senior leadership was very tight lipped about the future and seemed to be out for their own interests and were not looking out for the company or its employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better with your employees. The senior leadership of Vocollect/Intermec/Honeywell needs to take a good, hard look at the group leading the health care team. If the business is going to be successful there needs to be more transparency and honesty starting at the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    The best company I have worked so far

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Vocollect full-time

    Pros

    People, people, people!!!
    Great technology, great products, great people

    Cons

    the acquisition brings so many uncertainties to the company and people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate more to the people works on the floor

    Recommends

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