SilverTech - Tired of a few former employees trashing a great company | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (10)

    "Tired of a few former employees trashing a great company"

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    Strategy 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SilverTech

    Pros

    Great clients and great group of people are here. Let me bring a bit of truth to what I have seen here.... Anyone that has ever run a business or been part of an organization long enough can quickly read between the lines and know the intentions of leadership. This company buys lunches 4-6 times a month. Staff wanted better coffee, they invested in it... They provide full benefits to every staff member AND their... families. FULL, as in zero paid out by staff. They take their entire company away for a weekend as part of the annual holiday party. They allow management to have team outings, golf events, beer over code reviews, etc. The amount donated to the community and non profits is amazing....possibly overkill. ALL OF THAT costs money and could VERY easily be in the pockets of the leadership team. HR is constantly working to better the organization. Last year had some ups and downs but like previous reviews, the drama is finally gone. The company is so damn passionate about clients and their crew that it really makes it a great place for a career. Lets now talk about the focus. The focus is indeed to grow... but I personally see this as a massive win. Without growth I would be stuck in the same position, doing the same things. Why would I want that? Looking forward to some upcoming trainings and some of the larger projects coming in the door to better my personal skills. Knowing how other agencies operate, this is indeed agency life.... but this company works harder at listening to the staff and making things happen then most I have ever seen!

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    Cons

    It is again, an agency. Not recommended for those not in the know of what that means. They are hell bent on hitting deadlines and doing what is right by the customer so it can impact your personal time. Generally this is made up on a personal level but it does have an effect. Leadership is growing and maturing still. The building can be difficult at times as people are spread across three floors and the... 3rd floor is noisy, hard to concentrate, etc. While beautiful and "cool", it does make things a bit harder. Happy to see new "quiet" spaces being developed.

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    Advice to Management

    Need better personable skills with certain leadership members. We are what drives the business and knowing us personally will go a long way. Continue working on getting on the same page but don't quit the current focus. Hold more accountability with underperforming staff. They don't know what they don't know and could improve quite a bit.

    SilverTech2016-07-20

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Great company with great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Manchester, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SilverTech full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Employer contributions for medical, dental and vision insurance premiums, HRA, 401k + great company match. - People really care about each other, giving it a family-feel. - Management invests in employees, and is always helping employees get to the next step in their professional development. - Open office environment that helps everyone work more collaboratively. - Overall great company culture and... values. - Several other perks like company sponsored events, takeout Tuesday, birthday PTO, fitness reimbursement, etc.

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    Cons

    - I don't have any cons to list.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in employees and providing them the training and development they need to grow in their career.

    SilverTech2019-06-11
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    "Stay Away"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Manchester, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SilverTech full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Honestly not much, They have not great Health Insurance, but it's there. Every other Thursday the company gathers and drinks beer

    Cons

    Absolutely no work life balance. During my time there employees were expected to put in over 10 hour days and come in during the weekend to finish whatever work needs to be done, and the most you get is maybe food. Very few QA staff that are way too overworked to get things done. They take advantage of recent grads to get really cheap labor. No one knows what's going on. Projects are not well defined in the... least. spec documents are vague and often unfinished. Source control is an afterthought - sneaker net was used on occasion. Super minor, but they have arcade machines throughout the building that were touted as a cool cultural thing, but during my time there I never saw turned on. Training is practically non-existent. The pay is really low, and they use their really bad "benefits" package as an excuse. Management are an echo chamber and don't listen to the people who are boots on the ground.

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    Advice to Management

    Honestly nothing I say here will be taken seriously, but stop using the "Agency Life" excuse and really get your processes in order. pay your people what they deserve, and don't allow people to spend 90% of their time slaving away.

    SilverTech2018-12-03

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