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Convergence Networks Overview

Portland, OR
51 to 200 employees
2000
Company - Private
IT Services
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Convergence Networks is a Portland based Managed Services Security Provider focused on preparing our customers for the future that’s just around the bend: a complex environment in which users access data through multiple applications on multiple ... Read more

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    Pros

    *At Convergence, there is a lot of potential mobility for promotions, training, etc. *The training/education opportunities are unbelievable.
    *The ownership and management team are basically in perfect sync so you don't see any blatant dysfunction between the high level goals and the operations.
    *Office politics and drama are probably at the minimum level that mere humans can achieve.
    *Teamwork is emphasized. You don't have to know everything. Knowledge is distributed, and that is acknowledged.
    *Mistakes are EXPECTED. You don't have to live in fear of making mistakes and there are no incentives to hide mistakes. You can just acknowledge a mistake and move on.
    *The management is truly sympathetic to whatever challenges you're facing and will work with you to be successful.
    *Convergence is not "sales" focused. They are totally focused on building and maintaining relationships with existing customers over very long periods of time. *It's very rare that a customer leaves.
    *This is the least cutthroat organization that I have ever worked for. The general culture is a "win-win" collaborative attitude.
    *The owner is really into studying "leadership" as a general concept and tries to find practical ways to apply what he learns from his favorite leadership experts. If you like the author Simon Sinek and have relevant skills/aptitude, then Convergence is probably a good fit for you. If you dislike Simon Sinek, then you probably should not work at Convergence.
    *You have an opportunity to work with some really smart people that also work super hard. There's a strong likelihood that some of that will rub off on you after awhile.
    *The most important point is this one. The 4 team leaders all have impeccable character, so whoever your supervisor is, you will be in good hands.

    Cons

    *This industry is not cupcakes and rainbows. Not all customers are what you might consider "reasonable". You have to use and/or develop people skills to be able to play the cards you're dealt and find ways to build trust and work with difficult customers.
    *Typical growing pains for a growing company such as space issues and integrating new staff.

    Advice to Management

    *Expand the company's offices into other cities.
    *Continue to grow the next generation of leaders so the company can carry its culture and core values forward.
    *Consider internships to grow the next generation of staff.
    *Keep doing the road maps and spend more time talking about them and refining them. That whole concept is gold.

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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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