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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast-Paced Rewarding Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    I have been working at iCore Networks full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    High-energy, fast paced, opportunities to learn and grow with the company. There is a focus on becoming better every day, and growing the company. If you work hard and perform at or above expectations, promotions and salary increases are yours for the taking.

    Cons

    Very busy place to work. You start early and leave late, but in the corporate world, that's the norm. You aren't going to "make it" by working 6 hours a day. This place is for the serious employee only. As they say, if you want a career, this is the place for you. If you just want a job, you won't last/make it. Due to it's fast growth, some things fall through the cracks, but they are aware of that and are constantly working to improve/fix/get better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More structure/controls/processes in place to better control/manage the phenomenal growth of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Get Ready to Bend Over

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Sales in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    - Good training and fast paced. Every other job will easy compared to iCore
    - Diverse product set

    Cons

    - Everything
    - No social life
    - Micro-management
    - If you drink the Kool-Aid you might not get fired or make it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Joke of a company!!

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at iCore Networks

    Pros

    none, Oh you get a nice phone for your desk!!!

    Cons

    Well join the military!! This company squeezes everything out of you, then let's you go for no reason! The top guys are just building it to sell. They do not care how many people life's they destroy to get there. Super high turn over!! You even will be called by your last mane not your first. Oh, better say Sir!! to your bosses. Be ready to cold call door to door like the old days!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop telling lies about your network. Stop treating people like cattle. It's not the days of old copier sales men. There is a click of 7 to 10 key guys that make big money. Know one else does! Some day the way you treat your people will come back at you!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Please sort the reviews by date!

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at iCore Networks full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I'm going to go ahead and skip to the cons... Oh, wait. There are open bars at company events.

    Cons

    I signed up for Glassdoor SOLELY to put a review up for my former employer. Base salary for my position was much, MUCH lower than the cost of living in Northern VA. It's laughable to even think that there is a work/life balance.This company decides that training consists of shadowing another drowning employee for a day, maybe two, and then loading the unsuspecting hire with more projects than he or she can handle.
    The Sales department can "do no wrong."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of combating the bad reviews with a myriad of false, positive reviews- don't deny it, we all know this to be true- maybe you should FIX the issues that people are having with this company. There are the SAME ISSUES in each review. Also, please stop promoting incompetent employees to management levels! Stop bribing existing customers and employees to post positive reviews on Glassdoor, Yelp, VoIP Reviews, etc.

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

    Run away as fast as you can! Worst place to work...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in McLean, VA

    I worked at iCore Networks full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Breakfasts on wednesdays, high energy, young crowd,fast paced, team environment.

    Cons

    Terrible hours, harassing managers, sales-driven environment, lies and deceit, manipulations and constant one off's, Ridiculous expectations, mad-man for a CEO, extremely high turnover, yelling and screaming, people constantly crying, no processes or policies, can't keep an HR Director because it is the company is run so immorally and unethically.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together and consider changing a few things, for starters, treat your employees with respect, understand they have and need lives of their own outside of work, realize turnover is not healthy, it is because your company has serious problems. You have good people, take care of them, treat them fairly and equally, and consider taking advice from people who have ideas about how to make this company function better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 8 people found this helpful  

    Good Place to Start a Career, Terrible Place to Be

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cs Representative in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Cs Representative in McLean, VA

    I worked at iCore Networks full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of smart, driven young people to work with
    Company culture encourages innovation and achievement
    Lots of opportunities of learning and Promotion
    Company often hires people with little experience, giving young professionals a good way to start their career

    Cons

    Company culture promotes 0 work life balance--people are literally berated and bad-mouthed for not working (most often unpaid) overtime
    Management makes promises which are never kept
    Innocent people are scapegoated for the bad decisions of management
    No independent HR system to speak of
    Little to no training for assigned tasks
    Company operates on chronic under-staffing in all departments
    Independent thought on all but a very narrow range of issues is discouraged
    Company asks its employees to write (fake) reviews on Glassdoor
    People are treated as disposable
    Promotions are handed out based on dire need and not on necessarily on merit (this one is on and off)
    Problems are only dealt with after they arise, little or no pre-planning is made
    Lack of enough employees causes constant atmosphere of emergency
    Lack of training, enough people, and guidelines causes major stress for operations (project management, customer service, engineering, and field techs)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what you mean, mean what you say. Don't lie to employees and promise them raises and bonuses that are never given. Don't tell your employees to write flowing reviews on this website. Treat your employees like assets and not disposable commodities. Invest in training. Hire enough people to allow your team a modicum of work-life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Terrible reputation and culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    There are no Pro's ... They have a well deserved bad reputation in the industry.

    Cons

    There high pressure sales team turns most companies off and there service is terrible. They treat their employees like dogs and the CEO is extremely arrargont and has forgotten where he came from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come back down to earth, treat people well and do be arrogant (Steve Canton). I'm sure you are well aware of your awlful reputation in the industry with high pressure sales and poor service.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you dont buy in you wont last

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in McLean, VA

    I have been working at iCore Networks

    Pros

    great environment quite a few younger professional

    Cons

    management sets wild expectations with no plan...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be real

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Coordinator in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Technical Coordinator in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    iCore is diverse with employees of all types of characters which forms an interesting experience within the company. Everyone is willing to help one another and share ideas or knowledge that strengthens the company as a whole. In my time here, I've grown so much with iCore not just personally, but professionally. They provide an endless amount informational resources and training. Everyday there's something new to gain!

    Cons

    The company undergoes constant changes rather quickly, but only because the company itself is always growing and expanding. Although it may be hard for others to adapt and adjust to the growing pains, I actually enjoy them and take it on as a challenge and learning experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain strong communication between departments and relationships. However, I don't see this much as a problem as each department has daily meetings and the company as a whole has a weekly meeting to ensure employee and department awareness, changes, and events. It's great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cloud Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    small company, many perks including happy hours, free lunches..etc.
    pay is reasonable for area
    get to work with the latest technology, company doesn't skimp on resources/training

    Cons

    dealing with customers can be a pain, but that's the nature of almost any job
    long hours
    rough commute to the tysons corner area, there's always traffic, however the new metro system has alleviated some of that

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be open to adopting new practices, continue to promote and keep the perks coming

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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