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Volt Information Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
289 Reviews
2.9
289 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Great people, Volt attracts talented folks of diverse backgrounds which make for a very interesting work environment (in 11 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.  

    Quick, decent experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Simi Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Simi Valley, CA

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

    Pros

    They were quick to place me in a decent job. I really enjoyed the weekly pay, and I enjoyed who I got the opportunity to work with.

    Cons

    Too many hours. It was quite tiring, and it was pretty common to work 48+ hours a week. It also got crazy hot during the summer, because I was placed in a warehouse. I felt like I was doing inventory in hell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employers more time off. Most of them have been working for 15+ years, they deserve a break sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once a great family company...

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Volt Information full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, Volt attracts talented folks of diverse backgrounds which make for a very interesting work environment. There is much less internal bickering and backbiting than in many organizations. Work hours and locations are very flexible.

    Cons

    The culture is rapidly changing. Volt was once dominated by the Shaw family who ran it like a benevolent meritocracy (which was ideal to me!). It is moving toward becoming a nameless, faceless corporate entity. There is very little fun left here...we were once all part of the family, not so much at all now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Once very profitable lines of business are wearing thin but Volt has the people and infrastructure to succeed. Consider reaching out to new endeavors.

  3.  

    They help you get your foot in the door.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Apple Developer Program Support Advisor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Apple Developer Program Support Advisor in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Volt is a staffing company. They helped me get an assignment at Apple Inc. where I was trained how to become a customer support representative. As a Volt contractor you will be offered a bank account with Amplify which is a great credit union. After your assignment ends, you can then contact your recruiter to find another assignment.You are paid every week which is very convenient. Another benefit is that you are paid for holidays if you meet the hourly requirements.

    Cons

    Your assignment may end after a year. My assignment ended after one year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please set up direct deposit quicker. Also your employee website is very outdated, slow, buggy, and a headache to navigate through. We would appreciate an easy to navigate employee site. On the other hand, the IQ Navigator website is great and easy to use.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Constantly changing

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    • 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
  7.  

    Ok place to work

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    • 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
  8.  

    Quick to hire, not a living wage

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    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    So sad to watch 60+ years disintegrate

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    • 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
  11.  

    Great employer of contract work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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