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Updated November 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Ability to be creative and work from home (in 6 reviews)

  • you learn a lot technically because you troubleshoot many issues across multiple combinations of environments and versions (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)

  • Very high school and emotionally driven (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Senior consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Column Technologies, Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and freedom to work and learn! Better salary than any other BMC partner with excellent benefits and No Bond etc

    Cons

    Can not think of anything

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  2. Helpful (2)

    "You have to work"

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    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.

  3. "Great Company"

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    Former Intern - Software Developer in Lombard, IL
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Lombard, IL

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment where I was able to really learn a lot from a technical perspective and from a corporate perspective. Everyone was extremely helpful.

    Cons

    This is an environment built on trust where you must take on the responsibility given to you. No one will be checking in every few days, it's on you to complete your work which isn't for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    The freedom is both a great corporate setting for some but is difficult for others. I found that I worked better with that level of trust but I believe some would perform better if management was more involved.


  4. "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.


  5. 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


  6. 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Rewarding for Young Professionals"

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment with great people and good technology to keep you interested. As long as you're vocal with what you want to work with, your managers will try their best to get you trained and on projects with technology you like. Immensely rewarding in terms of payment as well.

    Cons

    It's a consulting company, so very high stress, high workload, and always high pressure. Definitely rewarding when a high profile customer is happy, though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep adding new technology to the portfolio to help bring in new talent and new business. Encourage sales to learn more about the new technology.

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "If you work hard you will succeed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Column Technologies, Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good life/work balance. No micromanagement. Ability to be creative and work from home. Very much a family environment. Your coworkers are your friends. If you don't work hard though this is not for you. They only hire top notch candidates that want to succeed.

    Cons

    Sometimes stressful because clients are hard on deadlines and sometimes unreasonable but we try to make them happy.

    Advice to Management

    There is always a good balance between making clients happy and pushing back.


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