Volt Information Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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Volt Information President & CEO Ron Kochman
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Pros
  • Very tenured, professional staff; respectful culture; good work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • great work environment great starter positions (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • not much room for growth, too many Director, VP, Executive type people (in 7 reviews)

  • upper management roles "retired" one day randomly (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Recruiters at Volt Information.

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

    I worked at Volt Information

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The recruiters at volt are alert, caring, and responsive.
    The payroll professionals respond quickly and are very helpful.

    Cons

    Recruiters do not do site visits. Other companies recruiters came down to the site at least once a quarter, but their recruiters were not as good as those at Volt.

    Advice to Management

    When recruiters leave let your contractors know who will be caring for them.


  2. Volt - it all depends on which office

    Former Employee - Analyst in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Volt Information

    Pros

    they provide a transit pass

    Cons

    pay seems low for job requirements

    Advice to Management

    better training opportunities


  3. Helpful (2)

    Below market compensation leads to turnover creating opportunities for those willing to give up work life balance.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Volt Information full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is willing to reward employees with promotions and increased responsibilities given that you do all that is asked of you. The company knows its short comings and is working (albeit slowly) to improve the situation with its in house employees.

    Cons

    The benefits are a joke, attempts to inquire about them during the recruiting process are met with reassurance and avoidance. "Fire drills" are commonplace which impacts employees abilities to meet key deliverables, work life balance is difficult to achieve with managements expectations. Employee reviews are infrequent and communication from management is spotty at best.

    Advice to Management

    Improve benefits package, put in place a transparent merit increase program, improve communication from all levels of management, offer career development and/or mentorship to staff, don't put down employees behind their back.


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  5. Great place to start

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

    I worked at Volt Information full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good management, lots of longevity with staff. Great work life balance

    Cons

    not the place to build a career. there always seems to be someone out there that will take your job if you don't work hard for it....with little pay


  6. Exceptional Care of Talent

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Content Editor in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Content Editor in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Volt Information full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked with several people at Volt Technical Information Services in Redmond during my a- contract with Microsoft, all of whom were invested in me and who made me feel important and worthwhile.

    Cons

    People move up from places where they have achieved great training and experience, and that happens to Volt as well, several of the people I worked with there have moved forward with this great company on their resume.

    Advice to Management

    I guess if I had to make a suggestion it would be that "career forward" be even more active in trying to line up previous talent with future contract positions with a clear upward path.


  7. Working Condition

    Current Contractor - Software Development Engineer In Test in Redmond, WA
    Current Contractor - Software Development Engineer In Test in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Volt Information as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good hourly rate compared other Contracting companies

    Cons

    None, that I can think of.


  8. Good company with good people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Financial Analyst I in Redmond, WA
    Current Contractor - Financial Analyst I in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Volt Information as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They work with you to find the right fit for a contract or vendor role and stick with you till they find you work.

    Cons

    Sometimes they will find jobs for you that you are either not qualified for or are overqualified for.


  9. Technical Recruiter focusing on contract and contract to hire positions

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

    I worked at Volt Information full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great training that allows someone with little to no experience ramp up quickly

    Cons

    Internal relationships are focused too much on seniority and not enough on partnership


  10. Read Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. You'll learn everything you need to know about working for Volt.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Quality Assurance Analyst in Redmond, WA
    Former Contractor - Quality Assurance Analyst in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Volt Information as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Getting hired is a cinch. You needn't have all your mental faculties to work their, they're really not picky, any warm body will do.

    Cons

    -You feel like you're being treated like cattle until you finally realize you're just a lab rat.
    -First day of work I was given no instruction whatsoever, just plopped in front of a monitor and a controller with a packet in front of me for my daily duties. Nobody spoke to me of my responsibilities with the exception of the man yelling at everyone that nothing done or seen there was to be repeated elsewhere.
    -I had to call in an average of 20 times for every 1 day of work I was offered. Took over a month after they hired me before they actually had me work.
    -They will take away your shifts without letting you know in advance and just send you home after you've arrived at work. Just because you called 15 times and they told you to finally come in doesn't mean they'll honor it.

    Advice to Management

    Considering the quality of people they hire their tyrannical approach to the workplace is probably the only way to actually get work done.


  11. Software Tester

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Volt Information part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Communication for this company

    Cons

    Temporary Work for this company



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