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"Flexible and fact-focused but a bit bureaucratic"

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Current Employee - Marketing in Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - Marketing in Pittsburgh, PA
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I have been working at Vocollect full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Generally great flexibility about personal time and a true family-oriented culture (leave at 6:00 p.m. and you'll be one of the last cars in the lot); a culture that values ideas and bases decisions on facts and science; friendly people, collaborative culture that is not even slightly cut-throat; interesting work; pay that is reportedly slightly above industry average; new SVP and GM (in place of CEO) who seems to be doing the right things

Cons

Bureaucracy is increasing, especially with Intermec acquisition; management turnover has been pervasive and problematic; some managers do not seem to discipline problem employees well, causing problems for those of us who have to take up the slack; limited opportunities for advancement as growth slows; cutbacks to benefits

Advice to Management

Get a long-term vision; invest in critical customer service infrastructure (quoting tools, modern pricing system); get back to Vocollect's roots in visionary, future-focused innovation

Other Employee Reviews for Vocollect

  1. "Very good, but could improve"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits package is very generous, pay is reasonable, and management is very flexible. When you need time, you take it. Information sharing is better than most places. When management is faced with feedback or criticism, they usually take it seriously. Technology is up to date. People really like coming to work each day. Company values are more than nice words on a poster here.

    Cons

    Strategic focus could be better--they seem to have a "strategy of the year", and each year when it changes the previous one is "something we don't talk about anymore." Some strategic decisions have been made back and forth for so many years they've become a running gag. The new management is less open than the old management was when it comes to sharing information about the company, despite their insistence to the contrary, and there are a couple of "silos" that are hard to cross.

    Advice to Management

    We know there are reasons why you make hard choices or change plans. Be open about them. Letting old decisions quietly rot on the vine rather than being open about their results and reasons for changing them makes you look less honest than you really are.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Vocollect has been a great learning experience."

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    Current Employee - IT Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - IT Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The environment is comfortable and the people are spectacular. There is room to grow in the company and management is always behind you.

    Cons

    sadly I am an intern, and there are no positions available for me to fill at this time. But I would love to work here again in the future.

    Advice to Management

    I think management is doing a great job in moving this company forward. They know the potential and will continue to push great products to the world.

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