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Updated December 22, 2016
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  1. "Good Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Columbus full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A very personable freindly company

    Cons

    The pay restructuring process could be better.


  2. "So so"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Columbus full-time

    Pros

    I worked with an excellent team of co-workers who possess outstanding product knowledge. Vacation time is liberal compared to most US companies.

    Cons

    The bonus structure (in the US) is complicated and confusing which includes a team percentage that hurts you more than it helps.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just say that employees are your greatest asset, prove it by your actions. Fix the bonus plan so that it benefits both the employee and the company.

    Columbus Response

    May 11, 2015 – HR Director

    Thank you for your feedback regarding the Columbus vacation policy and bonus structure. We have taken steps to make our bonus plan more straight-forward and advantageous to our employees. We wish ... More


  3. "Negative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivalbe in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivalbe in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary was a litle higher

    Cons

    Fire people left and right

    Advice to Management

    overhaul the whole place and be more respectful towards employees

    Columbus Response

    May 12, 2014 – HR Director

    Thank you for the feedback. We regret to hear that your experience with Columbus was not satisfactory. We strive to treat employees fair and in a professional manner. Best of luck to you in your ... More


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  5. "Junior Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Junior Consultant
    Current Employee - Junior Consultant
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbus full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance with the ability to work from home. The company also pays for a majority of an employees certifications on Microsoft technologies. However, the financial reward for these additional certifications varies. As a member of Microsoft's "inner circle," Columbus has substantial credibility to leverage with current and potential customers.

    Cons

    There is no formal training program. Instead there is a "learn by trial and error" structure in terms of development. Ultimately, there are no clear career paths and instead employees change titles, but keep the same essential responsibilities. Overall, Columbus is a very flat organization. What you are hired in as, is generally where you will remain.


  6. "Always remains grey area. Never happy. Never sad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Columbus full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is good
    Flexibility and lack of hierarchy.
    Decent pay when compared to peers.
    Work pressure is always manageable.

    Cons

    Hr and management are always together. This can at times led to unprofessional environment.

    A little bureaucratic and it's not enough if you do your job. You have to be in your boss's good books. like many other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Please try to remain professional with ALL employees


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Nepotism and Biased"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Columbus (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Only good for those who are hired by the leader reference

    Cons

    1.Worst company to work for

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  8. "5 year review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I fully enjoyed the 5 years I spent at Columbus UK, the people were not only a pleasure to work with and always supporting but had a huge depth of knowledge and always willing to help.
    The experience gained at Columbus was fantastic, well known clients and gold partner experience.

    Cons

    It can sometimes feel a bit cliquey, there will be a common trend o work allocation even with un even word loads. This will often impact salaries heavily due to the bonus scheme.

    Advice to Management

    A lot of people stay at Columbus for the people they work with and the social side of what working for Columbus means. This is stronger at Columbus than I have seen elsewhere, but it is often these individuals that help make Columbus a great place to work that feel unappreciated by the company and it would be a great to loss if they started to leave.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Bad Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, good location, good hr policies

    Cons

    bad management, less growth opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Improve leader, make career plans, respect others


  10. "Senior Software Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oslo (Norway)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oslo (Norway)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work environment with flexible hours and challenging clients.

    Cons

    Strategy for investing in in-house solutions was limited to billable hours, making it difficult to scale to a larger market.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on retaining competency within the organization, or risk losing your best people.


  11. "Very nice company for young and active"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moscow (Russia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In this company you can find many pros: professional collegues, positive team spirit, many challenged projects.

    Cons

    Not so many cons in Columbus at all. Maybe compensation scheme should be tuned up.



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