iCRco Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Mechanical Engineering Intern

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    Current Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Goleta, CA
    Current Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Goleta, CA

    I have been working at iCRco as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people there are great and I learned a lot during my internship

    Cons

    Unorganized, and a lack of emphasis on testing left me concerned about the quality of products. Seemed to rush things out the door. Half the time during my internship i wasn't doing anything related to my degree

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Stepping stone

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at iCRco

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Given a good amount of freedom.

    Cons

    Uncertain about this company's longevity. This place is a revolving door in terms of employment. Managers have been around for a few years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. Micro-management one man show company

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    Current Employee - Employee in Goleta, CA
    Current Employee - Employee in Goleta, CA

    I have been working at iCRco full-time

    Pros

    Who comments on the Pros, they are the micro-management and/or Yes-man people.
    Good for the people who does nothing but blindly agree with CEO/President.

    Cons

    It is easily to get fired or layoff, if you want to do the right thing to help the company grow. It is easily to get physical hurt in the machine shop. The safety is a big issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't trick the interviewers. Show your true face when you want to hire people. Don't waste nice people's time in their career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Difficult Company Structure

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goleta, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goleta, CA

    I worked at iCRco full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The only positive about working at iCRco is that the people are friendly and I liked working with many of them. I was able to complete a ridiculous range of projects in a very short time period. The projects were large scale and diverse so my resume benefited strongly from many of the completed projects. The other nice thing about the job is that you can find eqivalent work easily in the area.

    Cons

    The huge, overreaching problem with the company is that the CEO/President has too much control over every project which causes a huge blockade in project process. Also, when the CEO is not directly involved, the managers are unable to create their own project management strategies, so work is completed only when you find away around the entire management team. There is also a problem with most everyone in the company being classified as an exempt salaried worker. Even people who should be non-exempt such as sales representatives and office workers are asked for overtime unpaid because of misclassification.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look up the difference between exempt and non-exempt salaried workers. If you don't, you’re likely to end-up with thousands if not more in fines and fees. The CEO needs to allow others to do their job, managers who know how to manage projects should be moved into positions where they can organize, and workers who are high preforming should be rewarded.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Disorganized and unprofessional workplace

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goleta, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goleta, CA

    I have been working at iCRco full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You gain experience in your field and learn how to productively work with your department to meet deadlines. The benefits are decent. Good opportunity for networking and learning about other fields in addition to your own.

    Cons

    The management is disorganized and unprofessional. The expectations of employees are ridiculous and never clearly outlined. You are not given the tools you need to complete projects. Raises are rare. The equipment provided is old and dysfunctional. Some managers are condescending, rude and prejudice. Verbal praise is rarely given. This company operates on negative reinforcement rather than positive reinforcement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organize plans and tasks before delegating. Brainstorm and research before presenting information at meetings. Use positive reinforcement instead of negative reinforcement. Do not employ people as managers unless they show good leadership qualities. People should not be placed in charge of projects or departments unless they have a strong background in this type of work. Reward your employees in some way to promote incentive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Everyone was pretty easy to get along with.

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    Former Intern - Intern in Goleta, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Goleta, CA

    I worked at iCRco as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The company was very laid back, but everyone still had a sense of purpose. Everyone always had a project to do, or was troubleshooting machines to make them better. The machine shop, everyone was nice and willing to help out in the production of parts.

    Cons

    The organization of parts lead to some problems. Some people did not take their job seriously enough to maintain a strict schedule and guideline to follow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A bit more verbal positive reinforcement helps some people. Be a bit more strict on some personnel, who don't show up to work often or call in sick. it would help if it was easier to find management when they are walking about. At times it is hard to find the person you are looking for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Look for employment elsewhere

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    Former Employee - Various in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Various in Torrance, CA

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

    Pros

    Good health insurance benefits and they still include a match with your 401(k). There are opportunities to learn new skills, a benefit to recent college graduates.

    Cons

    High turnover rate. Most employees are terminated either after one year or around the five year mark. In his own words, the CEO has called his company a "stepping stone." 90% of employees have been there less than five years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to follow the rules, especially when it comes to OSHA. There have been way too many employees that were injured in the job because of your negligence and unwillingness to correct the many safety violations that exist. You see your employees as expendable, which is sad. Most of the injuries could have and should have been prevented.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. The company has been good to me.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at iCRco full-time

    Pros

    The company has a good atmosphere to work in. They show their appreciation for our efforts. The company works together as a team.

    Cons

    Their is no education reimbursement benefit yet. The company has no pension program yet. There was cross training in the past.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Work hard and you get the freedom to learn a lot

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    Former Employee - Technical Service Manager in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Service Manager in Torrance, CA

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

    Pros

    Lot of flexibility and freedom to pursue goals as long as they align with company interest

    Cons

    High turnover rate due to improper selection and lack of HR focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire wisely and more selectively

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Very challenging and non-stop action

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at iCRco full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you want to continuously learn new skills and have a positive attitude, this is the right place for you.

    Cons

    Salaries should be higher. This will definitely help company retain some talented people. It will help company to perform better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A. Focus on Non-Engineering departments
    B. Increase accountability of employees
    C. Improve task delegation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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