Whitlock

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Whitlock Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
9 Reviews
3.5
9 Reviews
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    Great culture, Great people, Great Values...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

    I have been working at Whitlock full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Whitlock employs some of the highest regarded professionals in the industry, all of which that I have worked with are united towards the same goal of being customer centric and putting the customer first. The organization is all about transformational change and at Whitlock this mantra is more than just a company catch phrase it's part of the culture.

    Ultimately, the one factor that I feel makes Whitlock such a wonderful company to work for is the empowerment and opportunity they offer employees. I feel that if I work hard, put the company's values and culture first, the growth opportunities are endless.

    Cons

    Whitlock is a rapidly growing organization. Although this growth is organic, scaling the organization from a technology and IT infrastructure standpoint seems to be a challenge. Those who do the work need to be driving the IT requirements of the organization......

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A company summit would help further push transformational change within the organization and would certainly help provide insight into where Whitlock is going as the top systems integrator in North America.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Whitlock

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Whitlock full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent atmosphere, driven employees that are excited and passionate about what they are doing!

    Cons

    None visible or known to this employee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good Group to work for, so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Positive culture
    Solid reputation in the industry
    Management that, in general, seems to care and encourage
    No games played with commissions
    I work for an expanding profitable branch and commissions are on the rise
    Lots of hard workers that support me and my customers

    Cons

    Communication from the top down is improving, but not great
    A mix of upper management types. Some that seem to be passionate about the industry and success and a few empty suits that spout good slogans then run away when you ask a question
    Interbranch cooperation and communication needs to be reviewed. Almost like we work for a different company than they do in other cities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire quality, smart people that are positive and embrace the stated Whitlock values
    Continue to improve communication and processes down the chain of command and across the various branches.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great company but be careful..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Whitlock full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Great reputation in the industry
    - Both financial and manpower resources are available
    - Income potential is strong for sales
    - Benefits are strong
    - Strong national presence
    - Good folks

    Cons

    - Regional management may not be as strong as it needs to be (education, experience, management skills).
    - Project management ranks are a bit weak in capabilities and experiences which can cause some projects to struggle
    - Motto might be less is more, they tend to work people to the point of exhaustion at all levels in an effort to run lean.
    - Just too much to do with the available manpower resources which causes mistakes and lost profit opportunities
    - Can be very "high school" unfortunately
    - Internal processes can cause tremendous back ups and frustration although it is recognized that in many causes they are for good intentions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your team, your staff. I agree with a previous review where good engineering skills or the fact you like someone does not necessarily make them the high paced, effective leader that the company needs in all positions. They step over or 'on' very good people that are both very capable and willing to help the company more. However the issue right now is top management surrounds themselves with several folks that are not always the best people available but rather will tell them what they want to hear. Not a good practice in trying to become what they want to become I feel.

    There is so much potential given the available resources and connections in the industry however with the above situation, growth in sales and profitability is greatly limited.

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Whitlock Austin

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audiovisual Installation Technician in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Audiovisual Installation Technician in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Good People and good salary

    Cons

    none, there was nothing bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk more to people below you and work to get thing done faster

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good employer, no upward movement

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

    I have been working at Whitlock full-time

    Pros

    Very stable, privately owned company. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management disconnected from those who do the work. Internal processes are complicated and slow. Highly resistant to modification or change. Slow to respond to customer needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to people on the ground - they are the face of Whitlock trying to explain why it takes two weeks to get a part ordered for them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Whitlock does not value employees and upward mobility is not likely.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audiovisual Installation Technician in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Audiovisual Installation Technician in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Whitlock full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Regular work, occasional cutting edge AV systems

    Cons

    Total lack of culture, the Whitlock bonus is "you're lucky you have a job", small raises if any, major favortism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value employees, pay competitive wages with incentives or bonus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stale, old school

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Whitlock

    Pros

    Company has partnerships with a wide variety of manufacturers, has a good portfolio of completed projects, and is well managed at the top. Very competent leaders in national and regional positions.

    Cons

    While executive management shines, they have a hard time finding competent branch managers. Communications within the organization or very poor. Local managers seem to have no leadership training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good engineering skills don't automatically translate to good leadership skills.

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a Good Company If you want Stability

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Virginia Beach, VA

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

    Pros

    Good vendor Relations, good product and services offering

    Cons

    Horrible upper management communication down to the area managers. Very poor job stability, they fire fast to "manage" the quarterly and year end profits. They will fire you so they do not have to pay you on large commissions or bonuses. I witnessed it several times... Very poor training and communication to the branch managers. They preach integrity, honesty and loyalty but they do not practice... Alot of upper mgmt B.S. and Games... You have been WARNED!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop preaching what you do not practice... Playing with folks careers to save a buck by firing them to bank their commissions is disgusting... Hiring for build up of bread and butter accounts then firing to hand them over to your golden boys is disgusting. You need to take a serious look at your culture and values...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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