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"Meaningful work that rewards you for a job well done"

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Current Employee - Network Engineer in Fremont, CA
Current Employee - Network Engineer in Fremont, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Milestone Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

As a former network engineer at a much larger corporation in Silicon Valley, I am extremely happy to be working at Milestone and never want to go back to the corporate giant. I get paid more to do a more reasonable workload (40 hours worth of work a week instead of 55-60), and actually get recognized when a job is well done. I look forward to continuing on with Milestone for at least a few years.

The CEO may be a one-percenter (as in the Occupy Wall Street) but he is a nice guy who wears t-shirts and baseball caps to the office and knows me by name and says hello when we pass by each other. I'm not sure why other people have beef with Prem; he is the owner and founder of the company, so he can micromanage it however he wants, but I don't observe him doing that. He has never asked me to do anything, so all of my work comes from my direct manager or my project manager.

One of Milestone's major functions is recruiting people as contractors for its major clients, so I can't speak to that piece as I work at HQ.

Cons

The office isn't as nice as a multi-billion dollar company, the benefits aren't as cushy either (no stock options or 401k matching), but the higher salary and job satisfaction make up for that.

There does also seem to be a disconnect between management and the "regular people"; not in a negative way, but just in a I-didn't-know-that-because-no-one-told-me-until-just-this-very-moment way. In other words, sometimes conversations and decisions get made at the executive level that don't always get communicated down the ladder.

Some employees in non-technical roles complain about low compensation, but as an engineer, I feel like I am compensated adequately considering my certifications and experience level.

Advice to Management

Weekly meetings with the team would certainly help the disconnect in communication that seems to occur.

Other Employee Reviews for Milestone Technologies

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Over-stressed and under-paid"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Inventory Technician in Mountain View, CA
    Former Contractor - Inventory Technician in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Milestone Technologies as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere can be somewhat chill. Management doesn't do a very good job of getting everyone to work on an even level.

    Cons

    Terrible management, takes forever to get promoted to full-time, even as an excellent employee. Bad communication from management.

    Advice to Management

    Need better communication and respect for lower level employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Best Company I've ever worked for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Desk Supervisor/Manager in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Service Desk Supervisor/Manager in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, extremely fast pace, everyone's bright, friendly, approachable, easy to work with, and works hard toward the success of the company and taking themselves to the next level. Milestone throw great parties, events, and company lunches. The compensation is competitive, benefits are great, and everyone is treated like family. There are tons of advancement opportunities, shared company resources, and corporate learning experiences. The internet connection speed is really fast, and the IT infrastructure, and corporate systems are well maintained. I think those who currently work for Milestone should consider themselves lucky enough to be brought into an environment where so many collaborate between a local and global level.

    Cons

    No free breakfast, lunch, and dinner, no stock options, no 401k match. (These are some of the things I believe Milestone will provide in the near future).

    Advice to Management

    Dear Management,

    My best advice is to continue to treat everyone with respect and to never forget how much this company has grown and the people that helped get this company to where it is today. I believe this company still has a lot of potential for growth and development, so keep taking this company to the next level and advancing IT. Also, we should have a quarterly company meeting to get everyone on the same page, and have management show/tell us why what we do matters to the companies we support and to you.

    Regards,
    SD Super

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