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AVI-SPL Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people and they allow you to do what you need to in order to get the job done (in 10 reviews)

  • There are some very good people in the company (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • In the Dallas office Upper Management is not really organized and play favoritism (in 17 reviews)

  • Absolutely no work- life balance (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Best Place to Work Ever"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AVI-SPL full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Can't list them all here - Culture, People, Management, Benefits, Training, Brand

    Cons

    Multiple disparate systems can impact productivity and processes - but there is a plan to cure that

    Advice to Management

    Stay Laser Focused on the target


  2. "Good work environment but corporate management lost touch with local employees."

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    Former Employee - Installation Technician
    Former Employee - Installation Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AVI-SPL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Access to state of the art technology. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Lack of organisation. No care for employees

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Strategic Acct. Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Strategic Account Executive in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Strategic Account Executive in Billerica, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AVI-SPL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong Communication Skills (No when to talk, listen and act as expert). Understand Market and great at understanding and documenting Market Analysis. CRM professional. Hunter, Motivated ALWAYS, AVI-SPL was the company where I had a complete portfolio of my technical expertise (Hosted, IM and Presence, Audio, video and web conferencing, Telephony, Network inf. and Audio Visual) as well as Managed Services.

    Cons

    Lpst on price was a common denominator (You shouldn't lose on price as people buy from who they like) People buy from who they like because of many facets of sales, i.e. company expertise, service, maintenance contracts, the "helping out" attribute that a hierarchy gives its colleagues is huge because not everything should come with a cost. Small Engineering group. Engineers here liked to take over client conversations (Not best practice). We take on so many jobs that it can lead to missing other opps and picking those opps that will ultimately drive the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes a mistake isn't what it seems to be. I wish they asked questions prior to discharge or reprimanding people. Knowledge of products and service can be taught but dont forget what cant be taught (Proud employees bc theya are walking brand imaging) So take time on those who care and not the ones who are complacent. There tends to be more gatherers then hunters and the hunters are put on a more difficult spectrum of performance. It will in the end change a person who hunts to a gatherer and it doesn't do much to the enhancement of market share (Cant rely on inbound leads or bids). If an issue happens look into it rather than point fingers and getting rid of people because there may be an issue with the process. More communication from hierarchy helps to employees that may feel alone and or like a # not a person. Like football or any sport it takes a team not one individual and id say to them, "You have a great company with a great philosophy but know the people who want to succeed rather then just meeting and greeting the ones who have success. Understand that sales if you work hard and smart, ANYONE who does can be successful if put together with a team that has the same vision. Again, mistakes happen so give chances because we all make mistakes and thank god for chances because if if every client wanted to quit your company are a mistake no one would have a job and there wouldn't be an AVI SPL in the world. Have your finger on the pulse so you now truth rather than guesses.


  4. "Management needs help"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AVI-SPL full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ability to grow in your Sales & Consulting Skills

    Cons

    Management is always changing the comp plan. Too much Micro-Management

    Advice to Management

    Let the Sales Reps take care of the customer. No need to jump in all the time.


  5. "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AVI-SPL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Market leader, some talented colleagues

    Cons

    Politics is insane, must watch and cover your butt, when others make mistakes you WILL be thrown under the bus

    Advice to Management

    Seriously review other companies policies and implement proper culture for internal growth and cameraderie


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Large complex operations often get in the way. Bring perseverance and a very aggressive personality."

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AVI-SPL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large org gets preferred pricing from manufacturers, high earning potential, networking opportunity.

    Cons

    Politics is intense. Grew too fast- operations unwieldy. Corporate snobbery is unattractive.

    Advice to Management

    Break up the old boys club mentality


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AVI-SPL full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A great company to work for, they believe in training and keeping their employees with up-up-date knowledge

    Cons

    In the Dallas office Upper Management is not really organized and play favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Use the tools the company has provide and stop making it all about you

  8. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Installation Technician II in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Installation Technician II in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AVI-SPL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not a bad company to work for. Lots of travel and variety of jobs. Well supplied on hardware and installation materials. Close net group. Everyone is supplied a cellphone and laptop. Management communicates decently. Needs some help in the engineering area.

    Cons

    Tend to play favorites on some associates. Communication needs improvement. Engineering needs a great deal of improvement. Lots of errors and missed items. No proof reading of plans before being issued. Some people are very knowledgeable others you just wonder. Could use some help on employee benefits. Better insurance rates, employee discount, etc...

    Advice to Management

    Work on communication. Proof job plans before sending them out to the field. Make sure there are no opportunities for mistakes before mistakes happen. Hold pre and post job meetings to avoid problems before and on up coming jobs.


  9. "Project Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AVI-SPL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large AV company with good buying power. Has international offices.

    Cons

    It is a very large corporate environment.


  10. "Good AV company"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AVI-SPL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Known internationally, high recognition by client and vendors

    Cons

    Heavy work load which can be stressful for work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people


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