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  1. "Awesome group!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working on the latest technologies.

    Cons

    None Noted at this time


  2. "Misplaced Focus -- Lacks Quality"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Possesses several government contracts; established client base; average benefits with 401k matching; encourages some personal growth into other technologies

    Cons

    Cares more about private shareholders than employees; lacks commitment and experience to meet client demands/requests, extremely poor management at all levels; constantly making and breaking statements/promises related to salary increases, profit sharing, and benefit improvements; forces employees to use PTO to cover client office closures and government shutdowns rather than working to establish telework agreements; understaffed and overworked; high turn-over rate at corporate level; most software developers and QA personnel lack proper training/experience, resulting in delayed timelines, poor customer acceptance, and passing blame; poor understanding, adoption, and use of the Agile development methodology; some work environments are noisy and uncomfortable

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees based on team results -- not the combined efforts of numerous teams, groups, and companies. Put employees first -- not shareholders. Employ managers, software architects, developers, and QA resources with proven track records in widely-accepted current-day technologies and automation rather than outdated problematic tools and application environments for which you lack experience. Meet the needs of your employees as well as those of your clients, because understaffed and/or inexperienced development teams help no one. If you are unable or unwilling to replace personnel as they leave, bow out and let another company pick up the contract.

  3. "media handler"

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    Current Employee - Media Handler in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Media Handler in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Managed Business Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good working atmosphere Management was friendly

    Cons

    Don't expect a raise. Never got one while I was there


  4. "Company was great, job wasn't."

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    Current Employee - Media Handler in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Media Handler in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Managed Business Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get paid time off starting from your first day that you can use for anything. You get paid for holidays if you work them or not. The people are very nice and management will work with you.

    Cons

    The media handler position was a dead end. There was never going to be any raises and there was no chance for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for the media handler position.


  5. "Micromanaged by people who care more about the client than the employees."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commerce City, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commerce City, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Managed Business Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salaries are pretty competitive here, but only by chance, not design.

    Cons

    Small company mentality, poor accounting department, and lack of employee focus

    Advice to Management

    Be more in touch with the contractors in the field, they are the ones making you money. Take care of them, maybe buy them lunch once in a while so they don't feel like "lone rangers" all the time.


  6. "Fun company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at Managed Business Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are great, owned by a good company in Sealaska

    Cons

    All of the software developers work remotely, totally hurts the capability of the team

    Advice to Management

    Put all of the software developers in a single physical location.


  7. "IT positions"

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    Current Employee - Data Center Inventory Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Data Center Inventory Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Managed Business Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have worked for MBS on two separate occasions, both contract assignments with HP. With both assignments, I worked alone. I had great support from my supervisor and the company.

    Cons

    As with any contracted position, the pay may not be at the level of permanent positions. Also due to being contracted, the positions range in length.

  8. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Managed Business Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Depends on if you work in the office or on site at a client. But there can be a laid back atmosphere, if you want to do more work you can, but that does not guarantee anything. I have seen worse. On a scale of 1 (Close Group) to 10 (Fighters), employees seem to be a 3 to 4.

    Cons

    They promise you advancement opportunity, but hire from outside. There is a large gap between the headquarters and what goes on with the company vs the rest of the employees. The benefits are lower than most places.

    Advice to Management

    Test out employees that are promised advancement. Instead of hiring people use your current employee on a short term or partial basis while reducing their current requirements. If it does not work out then you have details as to why. Explain those reason to the employee and perhaps they will improve. If it does, you have a long term employee that is more likely to be loyal due to a promotion.


  9. "great experience with good people willing to share and work together."

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible locations, almost everything for the job is homeoffice based with few visits to client locations. Ability to have flexible meeting locations when working on a project to collaborate ideas. Work life balance was great, they encouraged time off.

    Cons

    It's hard to know what projects are coming next that you would be able to work on. If a contract ends and you've got nothing else to do...you're job hunting. The did not promote from within, frequently would quickly go outside to hire new.


  10. "Opportunity to learn new technology was good."

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Depends upon who you work for. Most of management are clueless, and most of the Project Managers don't have realistic schedules.

    Cons

    Middle Management is bad, no feedback on good things only bad things.
    Project Management is worse, no realistic schedules.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of yourselves.


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