Vocollect

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Vocollect Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
25 Reviews
3.2
25 Reviews
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    Vocollect

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Vocollect as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    All the people in the company is very helpful and knowledgeable. And they are happy if you discuss issue with them and share your opinion in a meeting

    Cons

    I did not have a lot of communications with other departments so I am not sure if the culture and working atmosphere is the same for other departments as well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    The good old days are gone for good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monroeville, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monroeville, PA

    I have been working at Vocollect full-time

    Pros

    You are part of a multi-billion dollar global company, so chances for advancement are there if you look for them and are mobile. Honeywell (who purchased Vocollect in 2013) is a stable, profitable company, and is not likely to be purchased by anyone.

    Cons

    Work-life balance? There is none. Volume of work requires 60+ hours per week to complete, so forget seeing your family. We used to get bonuses...now they're gone. We used to get industry-leading healthcare benefits. Now, they are the worst healthcare plan we've ever had. We used to have intelligent, thoughtful, caring leadership. Now, a bunch of drones are running the ship. The only reason I am paid well is because Vocollect paid me well; if Honeywell chose my salary, I would likely be paid HALF of my wage.

    Oh, and the ever-looming prospect of having our entire manufacturing operation moved to China is very real, so any job here is not guaranteed long-term.

    DO NOT WORK HERE! There are far better opportunities with far better employers!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    First, look at the morale of your employees! It's in the toilet! Listen to your employees! Figure out how to balance the work so that people at least have a chance of working an 8 hour day. And for God's sake, GET SOME DECENT HEALTHCARE FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineer

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    Former Employee - Computer Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Computer Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Vocollect

    Pros

    The people of Vocollect are some of the best I have ever worked with

    Cons

    Honeywell seem to desire to get rid of all these people as a cost savings for them. They are not taking into consideration that these people are what made Vocollect and the software and devices they produce great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The higher power at Honeywell already decided that they value money over all us. There is not much Vocollect management can do to stop the bleeding now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7. 3 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 (more than an 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
  8.  

    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
  9. 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 (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
  10.  

    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

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    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 (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

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