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  1. "Excellent place to grow & collaborate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Media Designer in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Media Designer in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment with huge opportunities to learn, teach, and grow. Designers can flex a large variety of creative muscles creating e-learning content with motion graphics and 3D animation. The owner is an absolutely fantastic guy (and so are the other owners who have their own departments - they are all great) and there are just so many wonderful people to work with.

    Cons

    There have been some small bumps along the way, but overall no serious cons. The company is still working to expand products and forms of revenue to be able to offer designers bigger creative challenges and better opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Someday when the time is right, it might be worth while to hire an experienced Art Director or Creative Director to lead artistic vision. Someone everyone can unequivocally look up to and respect for their irrefutable leadership and creative mastermind.


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    "Dynamic company with many talented, dedicated individuals"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Convergence Training full-time

    Pros

    Laid back, friendly environment. Employees are genuinely concerned about customers and the quality of their products and services. Always trying to improve and willing to learn from mistakes. Very flexible with personal life situations. Tend to think outside of the box and look for creative solutions to challenges. Average length of employment length is very high. Encourage skills development and collaboration. Reward proactivity, dedication, and innovation.

    Cons

    Dynamic work environment can be difficult for those who prefer structure and rigid guidelines. Non-traditional outlook may not suit people used to routines or certain ways of handling things.


  3. "Great Place To Work!"

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

    Pros

    -Cutting Edge Product
    -Great Benefits
    -Entrepreneur Environment
    -Great Vacation Time
    -Fun Coworkers
    -Strong Management Team

    Cons

    -With such a entrepreneurial environment it could be a difficult for someone who is used to corporate structure.


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  5. "Learn a breadth of technologies at a small company trying to grow"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Convergence Training full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    In the software department you get to use a broad range of technologies, and creativity is rewarded. You won't be micro-managed. No VB6 or legacy applications to deal with, you get to use C# & jQuery. With the small team you can become an expert at a couple parts or be a jack-of-all trades and work on lots of different things.

    Cons

    It's a small company and there isn't a whole lot of hand-holding, so you have to be a self-starter..

    Advice to Management

    Transparency is getting better, keep up the work.


  6. "Smart People, Great Opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are some really smart and talented people working here, and their dedication to building a thriving business is inspiring. Plenty of opportunities if you're willing to take initiative. Great benefits and a comfortable work environment. Poised for tremendous growth, so it's a good time to be on board. Co-workers are friendly and generally happy. Low turnover and very little inter-office politicking.

    Cons

    Not much done to develop a company "culture". Employees put their heads down and power through the day. Not necessarily a bad thing, but not the place for you if you're looking for Friday happy hours and that sort of thing.


  7. "Great place to be a part of!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Convergence is a tremendous place to work. The work ethic is unbelievable, with dedication and hard work readily rewarded. Advancement opportunities abound. I have had the privilege of working with incredibly smart and caring people for nearly 4 years. This will be my last job because there is no employer that could hold a candle to this place. We also get to work with some of the latest technology. Also, the new office building is amazing!

    Cons

    Occasionally we work longer hours, but we are rewarded for the hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  8. "Rewards those who work hard and show initiative with both financial and career advancement"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Team Member
    Current Employee - Production Team Member
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A great opportunity to put your own stamp on products. Management listens to all ideas and is open to change. Very compassionate to employee needs. Production team is a great group of people who are always competing to produce the highest quality work yet still will drop anything they have going on to teach a new trick or offer feedback.

    Since joining the company, I have been given opportunities and rewards that have consistently made me feel that my career is advancing in a positive direction.

    Cons

    Area around office is suburban and comprised mostly of strip malls, although Portland is nearby. Being a small company, we are all expected to take on a large number of tasks at any one given time and do them well the first time. Those who can't maintain focus may struggle.

    Advice to Management

    Continue treating employees like your most valuable asset.


  9. "Great place to grow as an artist and as an individual"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to develop new skills in a wide variety of disciplines including 3d modeling, composting, rendering, illustration, and even technical writing. Every department has extremely talented and dedicated people willing to go the extra mile in order to ensure customer satisfaction. Cares deeply about employee input.

    Cons

    Growing pains that go along with any developing company. Not knowing exactly what is coming can be scary for some but is also what makes working there exciting and unique.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build the company culture


  10. "Great People, Growing Company, Continuously Improving"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Sales in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Convergence Training is a growing company with lots of smart and dedicated people that work hard. Everyone is continuously look to improve the company and the products/services they provide.

    Cons

    Some clients can be needy which leads to unnecessary work...


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for designers to work out of college"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Media Designer in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Media Designer in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Convergence Training full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and benefits. Several opportunities to learn and expand skills. Requires both technical and artistic abilities. The owners are very kind and approachable, expect a lot out of you, but reward you for good hard work. Get to utilize many software skills to develop training content, from multi-media motion graphics to CGI rendering and animation. Strong product that sells.

    Cons

    Subject matter of company products & focus is a little narrow for designers, but is slowly expanding and improving over time. Some of the leadership feels inexperienced.

    Advice to Management

    Capabilities of many artists are above the products. Expanding the range of products & services could reveal new revenu outlets.



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