Volt Information Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
286 Reviews
2.7
286 Reviews
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Volt Information President & CEO Ron Kochman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very tenured, professional staff; respectful culture; good work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Affirmative work environment, decent benefits, good co-workers (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no room for growth or advancement here anymore, most of the time you're just stuck doing the same, repetitve tasks day in and day out (in 7 reviews)

  • Was to he liked by upper management or be related (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Enjoyed helping people find jobs!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Houston, TX

    I worked at Volt Information full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great feeling to place candidates in jobs and commissions were good too!

    Cons

    They had a tendency to hire branch managers and regional managers who had no clue about the industry, and did nothing but micro manage, making a stressful work environment.

  2.  

    Constantly changing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volt Information full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Change is sometimes a good thing! Reorganization is driving the development of a more streamlined and structured business that will support employee satisfaction in the long run.

    Cons

    The restructuring has taken so long that employee morale is at an all time low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Ok place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at Volt Information full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I was allowed to do most of my work from home.

    Cons

    My supervisor for the first 9 months was extremely unprofessional and had terrible interpersonal skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't put underqualified people in management positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Quick to hire, not a living wage

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Support in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Tech Support in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Quick to hire.
    Good way to re-enter the workforce.
    Promotes employees attempts to convert from contract to full-time

    Cons

    Wages are very low.
    Insurance costs are so high that they are not remotely affordable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Much room for Improvement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volt Information full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only thing I miss are the people

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunity both financially and career-wise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    So sad to watch 60+ years disintegrate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Sadly the only pro to working here is learning how NOT to treat employees in your future roles. It was not always this way, but the last 3 years have seen dramamtic changes.

    Cons

    Leadership is unable to clearly communicate strategy, future goals or how they intend to recover from years of loss (financially). Headcount reductions are the tactic, but a true, non-contracdictory business strategy has not been shared.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a moment to put yourself in the position of your employees and not just view the world through financial glasses. There is more to business than money and risk, without the right people and and executable strategy success and improvement are unattainable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great employer of contract work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volt Information as a contractor

    Pros

    Reasonable pay, good assignments, very communicative with employees

    Cons

    It's a temp agency, no to little benefits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Overall good experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volt Information

    Pros

    Good for a starter job

    Cons

    Low Pay
    No room for promotion/growth
    Mangers are simply employees, don't know how to manage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start paying people what they deserve and understand other's problems not only worry about yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Not well managed from the top management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volt Information full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    At the time we had a good internal team.

    Cons

    Not good pay. Again, management wasn't solid at the top levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do some real work and listen to your employees who are in the trenches doing the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Effeciency Gone Wrong!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Federal Way, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Federal Way, WA

    I have been working at Volt Information full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pay is alright, and the dress code is business casual, so you don't need to spend your money on a new wardrobe. Additionally, they have benefits available if you work full-time (and are not a temp).

    Cons

    The management has recently become less and less tolerant of illness. Ever since they got back on the stock exchange, they've been trying to become more and more efficient. Unfortunately, the workers are the ones to suffer. We have had about 1 person leaving per week, for around 8 weeks straight...and we've only hired 4 temps, all of whom were relegated to the department nobody has left. We have one team here that has been reduced to two people (an analyst and a manager) who are constantly overloaded when someone is out of office. The management does not care about personal emergencies or personal stress levels. Once they see you can do the work of more than one person they will not give you any help. And if you can't do the work, you get in trouble. God help you if you can't handle the overflow of timecards you have to hand-key! There is no room for growth or advancement here anymore, most of the time you're just stuck doing the same, repetitve tasks day in and day out. Even their Six Sigma training has been killed by the VP. One-on-one reviews are a joke (it's almost winter and we still haven't had our yearly evaluations) and the monthly evaluations are usually only done if you've done something wrong. Once you're in trouble, you're pretty much stuck there until they're forced to catch up on an evaluation. Oh, and pay raises are a joke as well. Again, we haven't had our yearly evals yet...which is when pay raises are brought up. If you have any special needs for different scheduling (i.e. kids, school, military), good luck getting it changed. Hours are pretty strictly 8-5 unless it's Holiday season (which you come in and stay later) or are a member of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We've had at least one person leave the company per week for over two months...see a pattern here? Maybe you should start caring about your workers again! This used to be such a fun and upbeat place to work...now it feels like slave labor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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