Volt Information
2.9 of 5 262 reviews
www.volt.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Volt Information Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
Volt Information – US – “VOLT Information Sciences”

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2.9 262 reviews

                             

47% Approve of the CEO

Volt Information President & CEO Ron Kochman

Ron Kochman

(30 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Very tenured, professional staff; respectful culture; good work/life balance"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Affirmative work environment, decent benefits, good co-workers"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "Very flat organization--not much room for growth"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Middle management should be pushing back on Upper-Management and get us more resources"
    in 10 reviews
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It Has Been vary good

Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
San Antonio, TX

I have been working at Volt Information as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsBecause I have Been here 3yrs

ConsNone At This Time It has work for me

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A job that made my want to end my life.

Technical Support (Former Employee)
Fargo, ND

I worked at Volt Information full-time for more than a year

ProsA paycheck was provided and certifications were paid by the company. There's a big networking opportunity and I used this to leave Volt.

ConsManagement is excruciatingly nit-picky over every single thing each engineer does and is overly focused on finding way to make things more efficient. Middle management should be pushing back on Upper-Management and get us more resources.

Advice to Senior ManagementBurn down the Fargo Office and start over.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall, a good place to work.

Graphic Designer (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Volt Information full-time for more than a year

ProsHigh level of professional coworkers, very organized business processes. Was allowed to work from home 99% of the time. Excellent project feedback from project managers.

ConsSenior managers unwilling to provide performance commentary after I was laid off. My first manager had horrible interpersonal skills, and I had no means of communicating my concerns about that.

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate and implement an employee-based manager review system.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A tough job for folks good with people

AppleCare Specialist (Former Employee)
San Antonio, TX

I worked at Volt Information as a contractor for less than a year

Pros- Good pay for the San Antonio area.
- Most everyone is easy to get along with.
- Dress policy laid back.
- You can give hours to other employees when needing a day off.
- You solve a customer's issues, managements thinks you're doing alright.

Cons- Work with all of the headaches of being an AppleCare Specialist, but without any of the benefits of working for Apple.
- I don't believe training prepares new AppleCare Specialists properly for job. Most of what I learned was painfully achieved on the job.
- Unrealistic time restriction for calls.
- Strict with hours to the minute.
- Often times feeling lost or frustrated when network goes down, Level 2 specialists have no clue or push back, or whenever Apple leave you hanging.
- Customers can often times be difficult. I believe it takes a real people-person to navigate these minefields and ultimately provide these people with the help they need.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet a more flexible deal with Apple, and provide better rewards and incentives to the employees who stick around.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Chaos but with Potential

IT Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Volt Information full-time for more than 5 years

ProsWhile slow to respond, the company does eventually respond to changing business environment.
Entrepreneurial spirit by in house staff.

ConsJob responsibilities are changed without management discussing with the employees.
Frequent reorganization.

Advice to Senior ManagementDiscuss Changes with employees.
Announce strategies and plans (what has happened is too limited).
Hire Full Time CIO
Talk to the employees to find out what is broken.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Project Manager (Former Employee)
Edison, NJ

I worked at Volt Information full-time for more than 5 years

ProsManagers at the office, job site, all treated you like a family.

ConsThe CEO(s), they only care about the bottom line.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of the people and they will take care of the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I love working here.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Volt Information full-time for more than 8 years

ProsVery tenured, professional staff; respectful culture; good work/life balance. Very entrepreneurial - people are encouraged to present/create whatever opportunities they see fit to improve business processes, customer experience, and/or revenue streams.

ConsThe only constant is change!

Advice to Senior ManagementSince the only constant is change, clear, timely, and frequent communication is key to keeping employees informed and happy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall experience was good

Project Controls Specialist (Current Employee)
Brea, CA

I have been working at Volt Information full-time for more than a year

ProsGood compensation and proactive in obtaining reviews.

ConsFor my skill set there was a limited number of opportunities

Advice to Senior ManagementDo more to assist in finding positions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Software Development Engineer In Test (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA

I have been working at Volt Information as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGood hourly rate compared other Contracting companies

ConsNone, that I can think of.

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The biggest "small business" out there.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsVolt is truly the biggest "small business" I know. So much potential for growth and connection with senior leadership. Years spent hear rival decades at larger companies in terms of exposure to complex and challenging assignments.

ConsSome employees insist on working remotely, which lowers morale.

Advice to Senior ManagementCome into work everyday. The best place to have important conversations isn't over email.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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