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Black Box Reviews

Updated April 18, 2018
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Joel T. Trammell
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Pros
  • Opportunities for remote work provide a wonderful work/life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Great projects and great people to work with (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Reduced benefits, no raises, unstable corporation (in 18 reviews)

  • Middle to upper management is hired based on relationships, not qualifications, and it clearly shows (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "It is what it is"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Manager in Murfreesboro, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black Box full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Location, New Skills and the People

    Cons

    Benefits need to be looked at and changed

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the folks that are turning the nuts and bolts


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Black Box full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Able to compete with bigger companies

    Cons

    laughable leadership across the board - under investigations for influencing government officials - over pay some under pay most

    Advice to Management

    look at the turnover of senior leadership - RUN away !!!

  3. "Great Time with Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Black Box full-time

    Pros

    While i was there i was able to grow in a account manager and project manager role.
    Gained alot of IT knowledge while there on various infrastructure projects

    Cons

    The pay did not match the work. There was alot of complex projects that would have paid alot more money.

    Advice to Management

    Investigate projects more before accepting them


  4. "Cool Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Black Box full-time

    Pros

    Company Employees were helpful team environment , vacation time accumulated quickly

    Cons

    Work not guaranteed, Possible lay offs


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Not great"

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Lawrence, PA
    Former Employee - Specialist in Lawrence, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Black Box full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunch in cafeteria, free parking, flex time schedule, casual dress code and jeans, nice people, learn a lot of life lessons

    Cons

    No 401k match, no bonus. Management wants to do more with less resources. They will say this isn’t true or that they will do something about it, but they won’t. Constrained budgets. Everyone is doing the workload of 2-5 people. Because of this, morale is low.

    Advice to Management

    There are good people here that are struggling to succeed because they are extremely resource constrained. They are set up for failure. If you want to succeed, please realize that it will take more resources or everyone will continue to fail. You would think it would be obvious to them that you can not do more with less resources, but it isn’t. You can not even do what you used to do, because you have less resources. Every team is struggling with this. How are you going to grow sales with no sales people to do it?


  6. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Black Box full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Laid back work environment - flexible (worked remote)

    Cons

    Financial health has been sinking past 4 years. Reduced benefits, no raises, unstable corporation

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company


  7. Helpful (1)

    "production"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Black Box full-time

    Pros

    free lunch, they will be exposed for their treatment of employees and customers

    Cons

    sales have dropped 25% over the last 5 years so they promote one of the board members to CEO and the management responsible for decreased sales gets to laugh in the hard working employees faces. How despicable.

    Advice to Management

    What a joke. You are OK with lining your pockets and ripping off shareholders and employees.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Company is not going to survive"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Black Box (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people there in workforce
    Free lunch& no dress code

    Cons

    I could write a book
    Management is disgraceful,when they have workforce reductions they don’t replace the departed workers but expect more from who remains
    Losses are way more than gains

    Advice to Management

    Close it down,you obviously only care about yourselves and not the people you employ.If I could erase this off of my resume I would


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Black Box full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ability to work remotely. Immediate reports are great workers with a strong entrepreneurial spirit.

    Cons

    I feel a strong need to dispute those putting blame for poor performance on the sales force. In order to be successful you must have the attitude that EVERYONE is in sales.
    The sales force is grossly under supported and expected to generate sales at unattainable margins. The overall business is one big disjointed mess. There are many people within the company sabotaging the sales initiative.

    Advice to Management

    Why bother! They have ignored fundamental business principles for years.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering"

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

    I have been working at Black Box full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, not micro managed, good feel for team.

    Cons

    Would like a 401K match very soon, Teammate leavening is kept very quiet.

    Advice to Management

    Match the 401K or you will keep loosing people, and not attract new quality people.


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