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Volt Information Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
312 Reviews
2.9
312 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)

  • 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company where you get to help people on an everyday basis

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

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, flexible schedule, forward moving company with the potential for growth and development within the company

    Cons

    Benefits not the best, compared to other recruiting companies pay is considerably lower, no placement percentage bonuses

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Sales

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volt Information

    Pros

    Great atmosphere in the office

    Cons

    No direction and push to be better

  3.  

    Staffing Agencies are for short term positions.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volt Information

    Pros

    I was able to expand my knowledge base with different software and remote applications.

    Cons

    My assignment was much shorter than was told.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please communicate time frame more effectively to prospective temp workers.

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  5.  

    Great way to get your foot in the door.

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

    I worked at Volt Information

    Pros

    Recruiting / Sales is a very number driven industry so if you put the work in you will see the results.

    Cons

    Not the best environment for internal growth, can be cliquish and therefore opportunities often miss the best person for the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not bad, but not great either!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - IT Security Analyst in Moline, IL
    Current Contractor - IT Security Analyst in Moline, IL

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

    Pros

    Recruiter was really engaged in finding you a position and provided good correspondence. Initial pay is reasonable. Onboarding process was easy and they make sure to keep in contact with you to ensure you are comfortable with your new position.

    Cons

    After the first month, they stop checking in with you. They basically become a company who just provides the paycheck. No raises or negotiations for additional benefits beyond the first 2 percent raise. Overall benefits are lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to keep your employees interest in working for VOLT. Stay competitive with your pay/benefits and offer additional job opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Network to climb

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    You can climb the ladder if you take inititative and reach out to managers of other departments and apply when they have openings. Don't expect to move up if you get comofortable and wait for them to tell your promoted. You have to fight for it and not give up if you dont get it the first time. I had to try twice until I was promoted to a new department.

    People are great and if have a customer service attitude, then you will go far. Costumer service also goes for your co-workers.

    Cons

    Old school approval process with VP signature needed for many things. Staffing industry does not provide significant benefits to workers and as a manager I am part of that problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline company directives, standardize training and development,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sourcing Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sourcing Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Sourcing Specialist in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours make this position ideal for college students. You can change your availability based on your class schedule each semester or quarter. It doesn't require prior experience.

    Cons

    The entry level position has a low pay rate, there is no commission on placements, and there is limited room for advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Quality Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Had a lot of different job opportunities and exposure to different business models across the many divisions.

    Cons

    Benefits were so-so, no real internal training program or career pathing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Decent work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Tier I Support Technician in Spokane, WA
    Current Contractor - Tier I Support Technician in Spokane, WA

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

    Pros

    No problems getting a 40 hour work week. plenty of work to do. Most of the people you work with are very knowledgeable and helpful. Everyone is easy to approach with any questions or concerns.

    Cons

    I've been there are policies on different things, but it is hard to get a good answer on where to find them. Although there is a good amount of work there is everything that is scheduled comes up short notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to work on scheduling a little better. Knowing when and where a task needs to be done with more than a weeks notice would make things a lot easier on personal life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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