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"The truth"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

- Great coffee machine and continutally replenished stock of free sodas in the fridge to keep you caffeinated during the long work days.
- Plenty of parking spaces in parking lot.
- Located in NW suburban area (great for employees with children).
- Great to get some entry-level project management experience in the IT and telecom industry but move on from this place after 6 to 12 months.

Cons

- Management does not communicate well to staff at all. Senior management is constantly making rash and impulsive decisions, changing operations on a near-daily basis and never fully explaining the reasoning behind such decisions to its staff. Employees are often asked to move from one cubicle/office to another without any explanation. New staff roles and employee flowcharts will be passed around but never implemented because it changes monthly, weekly, even daily. There is absolutely no stability in this environment.
- Overtime is strongly discouraged yet employees are given workoads that cannot possibly be completed by one person in an 8 hour work day. Lunch break is not in the vocabulary in this office environment. Reluctantly working undocumented overtime is the norm.
- Management is untrusting of staff. Employees are given laptops and blackberries to monitor their projects at all times yet are not trusted or given the option to telecommute. Also, again, overtime is strongly discouraged.
- At the time of this review, due to the state of the economy, the company is on a salary freeze. However, management and sales staff are constantly boasting record profit earnings (i.e. their commission) and spending company dollars on "corporate retreats." This does not go unnoticed and further bruises employee morale.
- Employees are rarely, if ever, praised or recognized for their good work. There is no positive reinforcement system, you will only hear feedback if you made a mistake. Management frequently uses scare tactics and threatening behavior to "encourage" employees to see a project through.

Advice to Management

Ease up on the micro-managing and start actively recognizging the worth of your human capital. Your employees should be seen and treated as valuable assets, not incompentent slaves. Instead of threatening employees to work harder and on more projects or be fired, try positive reinforcements and ways to motivate the staff. There needs to be a more effective balance between what Sales Management is offering the client and what Operations can feasibly deliver. Operations Management needs to be trained on how to tactfully get employees to deliver profitable results, but there need to be realistic expectations set. Invest in your human capital by hiring a qualified efficiency expert or Industrial/Organizational Psychologist to fix the problems stated in this review or there is no hope.

Other Employee Reviews for OneSource Building Technologies

  1. "Very Good Place To Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OneSource Building Technologies (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There's plenty of work if you want to do it. There's plenty of opportunity to excel -- but they are not going to hand it to you; you must show that you are a team player. There's plenty of room for advancement and, if you listen, they will tell you what you need to do to move forward.

    Cons

    There are none worth mentioning.

    Advice to Management

    They're doing quite well without my advice.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Stepping stone"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get free coffee and a parking spot. That is good, I guess.

    Cons

    It is obvious that the only positive reviews on here are written by management. This place is a joke. Senior management is full of loud-mouthed uneducated bullies. Look around the place and you'll notice that most of the staff, including management, only have high school diplomas. The ones that do have college degrees are from diploma mills like University of Phoenix or Devry. This should tell you something about the company culture. Work here and you can expect long hours with no lunch or overtime and very low pay. At best, this place is good to get one year's worth of experience after graduating college but then you should move on to an organization that understands the importance of putting its employees first.

    Advice to Management

    Reorganization is needed

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