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SAC Wireless Reviews

Updated Nov 25, 2019

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2.9
44%
Recommend to a Friend
61%
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SAC Wireless CEO Cari Shyiak (no image)
Cari Shyiak
23 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work/Life balance is okay I guess when you're not being micromanaged(in 10 reviews)

  • "Decent work/life balance, good people(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Job security is uncertain with consistent upper management changes(in 25 reviews)

  • "The work is project based which is to say it can come and go very quickly so job security can be low(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Growth company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth company so lots of opportunities Supportive leadership Positive culture Promote from within

    Cons

    Fast-paced since there's a lot to do.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work on driving improvements and focusing on culture.

    SAC Wireless2019-11-07
  2. "Great company and endless opportunities"

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    Current Employee - N/A in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career growth in every side of the business. Great company culture! Meaningful work! Consistent communication from leadership through town halls and newsletters Annual bonuses and competitive compensation.

    Cons

    I can't really think of a downside to working here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! I have seen a lot of positive changes over the past two years and hope to see that continue.

    SAC Wireless2019-11-05
  3. "Can be a fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - QC Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAC Wireless full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good place to start learning fast paced contract management

    Cons

    Confusing leadership and no consistent benefits or pay structure

    SAC Wireless2019-10-23
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away!!"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A healthily pile of BS

    Cons

    Lots of nepotism through out the whole corporate office. You have to be part of the click (aka high school again) and always say "yes" to everything to advance at this company. Law Suits are brewing!!!

    Advice to Management

    Go back to High School!!!

    SAC Wireless2019-11-26
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Poor leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elkridge, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of projects and locations across the US.

    Cons

    Poor constantly changing leadership, poor treatment of staff. Nokia released some employees and SAC had to absorb subpar employees and assign them roles they've never done or are unqualified to lead. Company future is uncertain as Nokia may be selling SAC Wireless in an attempt to count their losses.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the your team from the ground up. You'd be surprised what's going on with the leadership you put in charge.

    SAC Wireless2019-10-26
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Specialist Site Development"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAC Wireless

    Pros

    Absolutely none. This was a temp to perm position through a recruiting agency. A bunch of us were brought on and trained for several days and then some of us were let go. They didn’t give us any time to learn the job, we either picked it up immediately or they said it’s not working out.

    Cons

    Horrible management and training. They are complete liars as are the recruiters who placed us with this garbage company.

    Advice to Management

    Give people time to learn the role you hired them for. Be loyal. Have better training and a mentorship program. Be clearer on expectations.

    SAC Wireless2019-09-30
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good pay, but every employee is disposable."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAC Wireless full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I worked with some good people.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care how much time or effort you put into anything. It is all thankless work. Lots of nepotism; good 'ol boys club mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Promote and empower the people who do the heavy lifting, and realize there are people that slip through the cracks doing nothing all day.

    SAC Wireless2019-08-28
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Absolutely do not work here"

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    Current Employee - SSD in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Zero. The only upside is your paycheck doesn't bounce

    Cons

    1. Management continuously lies to you 2. Promotions/conversions are based on personal connections, not ability 3. Everything is treated like a secret and employees are kept in the dark about every thing. 4. Nepotism is open and rampant here 5. Sexual harassment is tolerated in the office and not brought up to management 6. Subleads will lie to your face and disparage you to management in private meetings 7. Horrible gossipy culture 8. There is no culture here, recently there have been cake days to try to raise morale, hasn't worked. 9. People color at their desks, watch Netflix, etc. while contractors are laid off

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    Advice to Management

    Actually lead and be accountable to your employees. Turnover here is insane, act like you care to keep employees who are working hard, or you will continue to lose more.

    SAC Wireless2019-09-17
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Avoid, you have zero chance of conversion or promotion."

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    Current Employee - Specialist, Professional Services in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Maybe some? Been with company for 2 years, getting worse and worse.

    Cons

    Poor management, cutting salaries, no chance for promotions, micromanaging approach, so many more. Stay. Away. New bonus structure strips yearly bonuses and makes them quarterly, based on "nominations from your boss", which then have to be approved by higher ups, so they have essentially gone away as well.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie to employees, for one.

    SAC Wireless2019-09-02
  10. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAC Wireless full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Long hours at the job

    SAC Wireless2019-07-19
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