I worked at Viz-Tek full-time (More than a year)
Within the company there are a few people that will work with you
Management can't manage
No Structure within their IT department
No ownership within Departments
Departments out of support will not help with issues - You are their Mouth
Lack of order structure
Pay for contract is more than full time
No care for the employees
Benefits are awful
Fear of losing your job of the slightest issue
Extremely High overturn
High Stress and lack of staff compare to the volumes of issues
Advice to Management
Get managers that know what they are doing, instead of being in the office close doors all the time.
Get involve with your employees instead of do what I say and not what I do.
You were doing it right before by promoting from the inside, not hiring from the outside for promotional jobs.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Viz-Tek (Garner, NC).
First interview was with upper management via telephone, second was in the Garner office with former position supervisor...things were looking good, I was meeting with management over coffee since the I was out of state when I did the phone interview and I was told he wanted to meet me in person.
Several days before the meeting I was called by the recruiter stating the new supervisor for this position wanted to meet me for an interview...apparently he was hired two days before my interview and felt the need to interview me for what was found out a position he knew nothing about.
Long story short I kept being led around while the new supervisor created a job definition that changed the scope of the original PM job to one that required a more technical background, and less project management from what I was told.
The original position required PM experience and some/little technical background and from my interviews with the upper management I qualified based on my background!
Based on my experience to that point I called the recruiter and stated I wasn't interested in the job any longer, while I could see myself working with upper management i interviewed for originally, I didn't see myself working with the new supervisor based on personality, and the fact that his approach will be more process oriented and less customer based (based on him stating he deals with processes, not the customer). Not that there is anything wrong with processes/process improvement, just that he didn't seem to value the client/customer piece as much as the processes!
I have never seen a company who wasn't client focused survive long...good luck VizTek!
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