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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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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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  1.  

    Overall good experience

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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

    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
  2.  

    Not well managed from the top management

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    • 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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Effeciency Gone Wrong!

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    • 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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  5.  

    A company in constant change

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Working at Volt provided autonomy for branch staff and allowed managers to essentially run their branches like a small business. The company was in good shape maybe seven years ago, however, several leadership changes created a heavy political environment and constantly shifting business plans. Unfortunately, the constant change and re-organization created an environment wherein employees were working against eachother, instead of collaborating.

    Cons

    After the 2008 downturn, organizational leadership was unconcerned about the field/branch employees and seemed very out of touch with any sort of career development. This was consistent during my time with the organization until I left for a new opportunity in 2011.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive leadership should never be a dictatorship. Happy employees are productive employees. Senior management needs to be more present and should spend time in the field to gain better perspective with regard to the realities of the branch recruiter and manager roles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Recruiter

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    It's a great place if you are a volume recruiter. Keep your head down, say "yes" a lot and stay out of the site of management and they will pay you forever

    Cons

    No career progression, you will be doing the same job the day you start as the day you leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    read a newspaper once in awhile.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to start

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nothing special about the company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembler in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Assembler in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Most jobs are temp to hire

    Cons

    Like most temp agencies, when they don't need they wont let you know in advance. No benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have seen some talented guys who spend a few days and quit

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Can do better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Orange, CA

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

    Pros

    Has the feel of a small company; Decent pay; not too many changes; stable company; Good if you are ok with the moderate pay rate.

    Cons

    Stability should not mean you stop making progress. Not open to new ideas. The department was dominated by supervisors who made the work environment tough to work in.Managers need to have better handle of what is going on and should not be afraid to make changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer Service

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    When your contract is over they are willing to help you find a job, if you left in a good stand.

    Cons

    Representatives change continuously. You are kind of on the dark in finding out information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing the great work.

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Only marginally better than unemployment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Aide III in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Aide III in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    They have the resources to find you a job, but don't hold your breath. They'll call you if they find a position, they'll e-mail you with interview details, and they might call you back to let you know if you got the job, and that's it.
    They were never late with a paycheck at least.

    Cons

    As a staffing agency, they'll get you a job somewhere then take a cut of your pay and that's the last you'll hear from them. They don't return phone calls or e-mails, and when your assignment ends they won't provide any feedback or return any of your personal belongings.
    They do offer a healthcare plan, but it's a scam: you have to pay in a certain amount before you can claim any benefits, and it is designed so it will pay out, at most, a few hundred dollars.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to pretend to care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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