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Updated September 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Great pay, great people and a great work life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Good people at all levels of the organization (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • No raises for anyone that is not an executive with the company (in 16 reviews)

  • When yearly goals were missed, upper management and executives received their bonuses by keeping operating costs low (no raises, etc (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Black Box Employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Challenging work environment where you can be part of a team desiring to transform the Company. A place where you can get involved in a lot of different projects that you may not have available to you in other organizations because there is a need for high energy, creative, and motivated professionals. Truly the nicest group of people I have ever worked with. It's a great work environment, where it doesn't matter if you have been with the company 5 months or 5 years, you are valued the same.

    Cons

    It's not a Company for everyone. If you are looking for a position where there is a predictable day from 9-5, this probably isn't the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work together to execute on the strategy, the employees will follow your example more than your words.


  2. "Good place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Carrier Services Specialist in Newcastle, WA
    Current Employee - Carrier Services Specialist in Newcastle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Black Box full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay seems fair for the work you do. There are a lot of great people that work here. Benefits are in line with other companies of similar size.

    Cons

    Market is dying and the transition to reinvent is not happening soon enough. Communication with the field could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to embrace new technologies to grow the business.

  3. "Senior Communications System Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Communications Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Communications Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very trusting and supportive company

    Cons

    Nothing really same cons with all big companies

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what your doing

    Black Box Response

    Sep 12, 2017 – Vice President, Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. We continue to evolve as an organization and are focused on being the trusted digital partner focused on edge solutions.

    David M. Pasternak, Vice President, Human... More


  4. "Black Box"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Black Box full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work as long as you on top of your responsibilities.

    Cons

    Was there 3 years and never got a raise.

    Black Box Response

    Sep 12, 2017 – Vice President, Human Resources

    I agree with you that Black Box is a great place to work as long as you stay on top of your responsibilities. It is a challenging environment that is not for everyone. We need team members that are... More


  5. "Good Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 size company with benefits. Currently restructuring company with new CEO hired in early 2016. Looks promising.

    Cons

    remote locations can leave you feeling left out.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Diverse culture, broad product range, great employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with a diverse product line and touches many industries

    Cons

    None, none, none, none. none

    Advice to Management

    Advancement from within

    Black Box Response

    Feb 7, 2017 – Vice President, Human Resources

    Thanks for the feedback. We are actively working on promoting from within the organization. We do post all of our jobs and this year we have conducted our first Annual Talent Review focused on... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Black Box full-time

    Pros

    Black Box offers a supportive work environment.

    Cons

    Changes are difficult for Black Box.

  8. "Network Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Black Box full-time

    Pros

    Well ran organization from an operations perspective.

    Cons

    Multi-Branch Conflicts put other branches at odds with each other

    Advice to Management

    Consolidate sales and operations processes to make them corporate standardized.

    Black Box Response

    Jan 11, 2017 – Vice President, Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. As you are aware we are consolidating the business to create 1BBOX where we are integrating all of the historical locations/business units to build a stronger service... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Recommends

    I have been working at Black Box full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Assistance with school, reasonably healthcare, 17 vacation days to start plus 6 holidays and 4 floating holidays (basically extra vacation days).

    Cons

    Vacation does not roll over

    Advice to Management

    Remember client's holiday schedule when determining holidays as not all of us can afford 2 weeks off during Christmas or want to waste all of our vacation to do so.

    Black Box Response

    Jan 11, 2017 – Vice President, Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. I would agree with your feedback on our benefit programs. We are constantly evaluating our programs to ensure they are competitive and attract and retain strong talent... More


  10. "Good People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Black Box full-time

    Pros

    Good people at all levels of the organization.

    Cons

    Facilities need to be improved. Dingy work environment.


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