Volt Information
2.9 of 5 263 reviews
www.volt.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Volt Information Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
Volt Information – US – “VOLT Information Sciences”

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2.9 263 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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Exceptional Care of Talent

Content Editor (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA

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

ProsI 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.

ConsPeople 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 Senior ManagementI 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.

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

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Tenure Has No Value

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Orange, CA

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

ProsGreat ability to move around within the company. Always had the feeling that we were contributing to a growing company that helps people find jobs.

ConsRecent restructuring has made the environment more stressful. While previous management always claimed to value the employees, recent changes have proved that tenure and dedication don't really count for much. Many tenured, experienced, excellent employees have recently been laid off as the company direction has changed dramatically.

Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to the original "family" concept of the founders and treat your dedicated employees with the respect and appreciation they deserve.

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

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Good Experience

Office Manager (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

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

ProsMany job opportunities. Nice people.

ConsStaff needs to stay in constant contact with placements.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep in contact with the staff that you place.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Volt Workforce solutions is a hiring agency contracted me to work at Apple Inc.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Volt Information as a contractor

ProsWorking at Apple Inc. is pretty easy. It's repetitive work, looking for bugs and fixing. You can use their transportation, which is pretty awesome. Managers/supervisors are very relaxed and cool about coming in early.

ConsNot able to use gym unless you're an employee of Apple. You don't get to advance. It's only a one year contract, if you're lucky, you'll get an extension to 3 months

Advice to Senior ManagementCould use interview questions about being a team-player and communicative questions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good opportunities with Volt

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsI had contracts that paid well through Volt. They were usually long term (1yr+). They worked to find other opportunities if your contract ended.

ConsNo chance to earn paid time off. No holiday pay until after working 3 months. It's not fun to work on a holiday making straight pay while others around you make so much more for the same day.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was a smooth transition moving from my old company to Volt, and they were a lot more organized and personal.

IT Operations Analyst (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsBenefits and support, average salary, organized

ConsThe pay could be higher, hard to climb the ladder

Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation should reflect your skill level

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great first job

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Volt Information

ProsThe managers really care about the people under them, a lot of flexibility in terms of schedule

ConsParticular branch I was at had some internal competition going on between the different recruiting branches

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very positive Experience!!

Sourcing Specialist (Current Employee)
Raleigh, NC

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

ProsCompany is very flexible, great hours

ConsNot so good pay for the work that is required

Advice to Senior ManagementStop being so stand offish to non management employees, we all had to start somewhere

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very professional

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Volt Information as a contractor

ProsReliable to answer questions, respond to emails, pay

Consweekly timecards are a pain

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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People don't leave companies, people leave people....

Recruiter (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

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

ProsGood foundation to get into the industry
Great people on a local level - Northern California

ConsPay, executive management direction, communication from the top is not clear nor is it transparent whether the company cares about it's employees, shareholders, or customers.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe re-org was the best thing to do to have your best employees exit the company. Great job

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

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