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Column Technologies, Inc. Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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Timothy Yario
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Pros
  • you learn a lot technically because you troubleshoot many issues across multiple combinations of environments and versions (in 4 reviews)

  • Very friendly work environment, great learning opportunities (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • upper management is small, tight group of old friends and family who have no business being in management and would not survive at a public corporation (in 4 reviews)

  • There are no cons - the employees are friendly and very knowledgable (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "You have to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Lombard, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Lombard, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Column Technologies, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Outstanding and supportive management that give you all the tools to be successful. They are a mid sized company, that feels like a small, everyone is treated like family. Management always listens to suggestions and always make themselves available to talk. They have an outstanding reputation with their customers and treat their customers well. I'm shocked to see a few negative reviews. If you have a negative review of this company, you just didn't put in the effort to succeed or have not worked in the business for long. There are much worse places to work. This is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    It's a difficult sales cycle, but you get out what you put in. You're not micro managed but if you don't work it will get noticed. The majority of the customers are enterprise level and are demanding but that also makes it rewarding.


  2. "Fantastic place"

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer/Implementation Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer/Implementation Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Column Technologies, Inc. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smaller company, leadership, culture, people.

    Cons

    None that I can think of. From a company standpoint, I guess being tied to one main product as a VAR has it's risks.

    Advice to Management

    This company is so great because of the leadership and choice the CEO TIm Yario makes in my opinion.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Service Automation Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Service Automation Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Column Technologies, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Small sized company, no corporate politics, best boss Ive ever worked for, just great people who all contributed and helped each other out. Lots of opportunities for growth and training and building out your career.

    Cons

    Can be tough for a travelling consultant in terms of travelling.

    Advice to Management

    great management


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity to learn and grow"

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    Former Employee - Remedy Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Remedy Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Column Technologies, Inc. (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Column is a great company who give people a chance to grow and learn at a rapid pace. Very little micro management which enables consultants to take on as much as they are ready for. Loyalty and customer success is rewarded.

    Cons

    There are no cons - the employees are friendly and very knowledgable.


  5. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Lombard, IL
    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Lombard, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Column Technologies, Inc. (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Column Technologies is an exciting place to work. You will work with some big companies designing, developing and implementing advanced software solutions. Management is supportive of employees learning new technologies and offering them training. I saw several employees find a particular technology or software that they enjoyed working with and make a lucrative career out of it. I also find management very fair when it comes to compensation for work and hard work is recognized. Column provides a good environment to work in offering such things as, additional health programs, social gatherings and recreational areas for employees. Fellow employees are intelligent and a pleasure to work with. The company is also very honest with customers and really goes the extra mile to make them happy.

    Cons

    The pace can be fast and stressful at times. This is not a company that you can relax in cruise control. You will have to be self motivated and you will not be micromanaged. You will almost be completely in control of your successes or failures.

    Advice to Management

    Continue understanding your employees and investing in them to create a long lasting mutually beneficial relationship.


  6. "Company Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical SME in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Technical SME in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company, Good Salary, Work from home policy

    Cons

    More focused on utilization (Billing) instead of individual goals

    Advice to Management

    Focus on individual goals


  7. "Growing company that provides opportunities to succeed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lombard, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lombard, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growing company in the Consulting field the provides world class service and puts the customer first.

    Cons

    Not a micromanaged environment so you need to be. Asked starter

    Advice to Management

    Keeping pushing


  8. Helpful (3)

    ""Software Engineer""

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer (Remedy) in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer (Remedy) in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Column Technologies, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good health benefits. Nice office environment.

    Cons

    No real software development, mostly setting up remedy. Alot of traveling. No room for movement in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Be forward about the traveling, light travel doesn't entail being out of the state 3 weeks of the month.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Make an informed decision"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Column Technologies, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Talented engineers, very nice project staff, high tech and up to speed with technology. Nice family culture. Good work life balance depending on work load.

    Cons

    Disjointed management, very stressful politics, the project management lead has very little credible experience and learned mostly on the job. Very high school and emotionally driven. Work environment is more like the blame game.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more support to your staff. Scout experienced managers that can make decisions based off strategy and not emotions.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carol Stream, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carol Stream, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Column Technologies, Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn a lot! You will get great exposure to working with extremely talented people and large organizations. You will make great contacts. Benefits are good and there is a great work life balance.

    Cons

    Need stronger communication between teams and management.


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