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  1. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Lake Charles, LA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Lake Charles, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Health Insurance, Decent Pay, Easy to take a day off.

    Cons

    High Stress and demanding Job


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Lake Charles, LA
    Current Employee - Manager in Lake Charles, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work with small to medium businesses and help them become more efficient. Great opportunity to learn the technology field which is always changing.

    Cons

    Every problem when brought up seems to be an emergency. People can't work these days without a computer or email access and need immediate attention.

    Advice to Management

    Understand the personalities of the employees and communicate goals. Overall it is a great company to work for with unlimited earning potential when you sell the managed services platform.

  3. "Dont trust them to look out for you"

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Lake Charles, LA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Lake Charles, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great depth of knowledge between techs/engineers. Good exposure to new technologies.

    Cons

    Company has a indecive direction, always changing. Zero Benefits. Low pay. Management promises alot but doesn't deliver.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees, they want to work. Moral is constantly low and that could easily change if the employees felt taken care of.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Deserving of the Reputation they have"

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    Former Employee - I T Technician in Lake Charles, LA
    Former Employee - I T Technician in Lake Charles, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some cool folks come and go in the company. Fairly large provider, so there is a good mix of work to be done, never a dull moment. Company is constantly shifting and sometimes that opens up an opportunity.

    Cons

    "Company constantly shifting" is generally not a good thing here. Business practices are very shady, clients are constantly angry about bills. Management is incredibly distrustful, borderline hateful, towards employees. The negative atmosphere from this can be toxic. I really disagreed with a LOT of decisions made over there, but stuck it out for a few years anyways. Once they had to take some cost cutting measures and started with employee benefits (not management), it was time to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time taking care of your employees and the business will grow naturally.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A Fun place to work! Lacking otherwise..."

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    Former Employee - IT Technician in Lake Charles, LA
    Former Employee - IT Technician in Lake Charles, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at National Networks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Definitely a fun place to work
    You learn a lot on the job
    Management staff is friendly and rewards excellence

    Cons

    Pay is lacking but to be expected in Lake Charles
    Benefits are nonexistent


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Low pay, zero benefits, fun environment"

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    Current Employee - Network Technician in Lake Charles, LA
    Current Employee - Network Technician in Lake Charles, LA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Most likely the funnest place I'll ever work...because of co-workers
    You get exposed to all kinds of technologies, which can be fun.
    They allow unpaid leave.

    Cons

    Owners are real cheap, don't expect to be paid well.
    Zero benefits....did I mention they don't have any benefits?
    Managers are obviously not good at managing people or time.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees choose to work for you because they like the work and most likely don't want to move elsewhere. Going to be hard to keep quality employees if that changes.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Biggest provider in the area, but poor benefits and indifferent supervision make it a difficult work experience."

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    Former Employee - Computer Technician in Lake Charles, LA
    Former Employee - Computer Technician in Lake Charles, LA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Largest 3rd party IT service provider in the area. Some senior techs have excellent knowledge and skill sets. Microsoft Gold Certified partner. Excellent resources (equipment, vehicles, etc.). Great type of company to gain a large body of knowledge in IT.

    Cons

    Absolutely terrible benefits (or lack thereof), even for this area. Pay is at the bottom end of the scale for the area, with great disparity between employees. Management is lackluster at best; very swift to respond to even minor rule infringements, but painfully slow to provide employee support, rewards, or improved benefits. Company is family-owned, and the chance for advancement is often hindered by the "good-old-boy" system and preferential treatment of long-standing family relationships.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees well, make them love work, and they will take care of your customers and be enthusiastic about growing the business.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Review Headline"

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    Current Employee - IT Technician in Lake Charles, LA
    Current Employee - IT Technician in Lake Charles, LA

    Pros

    It is a quickly growing IT company where everyone is encouraged to learn and advance themselves. The hours are good, and it is easy to get things done that one cannot normally accomplish during the usual 8 to 5 type job because of job mobility.

    Cons

    Salaries are generally undesirable for any position accept management. Being a family owned business moving up into a management position is nearly impossible. So room for advancement is almost out of the question.

    Advice to Management

    Most of the employees feel that they are underpaid and under appreciated, regardless of the general moral. The past years 'cost cutting' procedures have cut most of the benefits that most of the employees had become accustomed to.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Useful rung on the ladder."

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Lake Charles, LA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Lake Charles, LA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The technicians will readily welcome you into their fold and share their wealth and knowledge of experience. This is a good step on the ladder.

    Cons

    Pay, benefits, and managerial leadership are all laughable. Unfortunately this family-owned business seems lack a lot of foresight when it comes to its technicians and is losing employees at every turn.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. It isn't difficult. Pay them well, give them good benefits such as decent time off [1 week time off once you've been full time for 1 year is laughable].