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Sharp Decisions Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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  1. "Good Group"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sharp Decisions (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fair, honest and very cool work environment. Views of the mountains are wonderful.

    Cons

    Work from hom is not an option.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Veteran Supporters"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sharp Decisions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Veterans accepted almost all the time. If you love traveling around the US, they have opportunities

    Cons

    Contract based and will need to move some where even if you like it or not

    Advice to Management

    Always have great opportunities, but always need to look out for Leads. The Leads are not always right.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "VETS Program at Sharp Decisions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Tester in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Tester in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sharp Decisions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Provide entry level training for QA testing
    Issue a laptop
    CEO initially was passionate about the program
    Decent stepping stone to a career in IT

    Cons

    No growth opportunities
    Little to no Benefits
    Low salary way below market
    Sharp Decisions is a consulting firm so even though you are considered a full-time employee they act as a broker meaning you get sent to one of their clients. Unfortunately they have a limited amount of clients that take on VETS. And management does not hire internally as it creates overhead for them. Additionally, other then the initial training that was provided by them they have not offered any other training opportunities causing many to leave and seek other opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Look at VETS as an investment
    Provide additional training
    Pay a decent rate


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "An excellent company that takes care of its people and provides abundant opportunities for training and growth."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sharp Decisions (More than a year)

    Pros

    As a part of the VETS program, I received paid training in multiple facets of Quality Assurance Testing. We covered not only various testing software, but business aspects of both the financial and health care industries as well. This greatly helped us to build a solid foundation on which we could support the needs of our clients. No matter our background (Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, infantry, communications, mechanic, logistics, etc) all of us were trained from the ground up on QA, in an environment that allowed us to work as a team- something that we as prior military members greatly valued. Sharp Decisions continues to communicate with us even when we have been assigned to a client site. Weekly reports and conference calls keep us up to date on current events within Sharp, as well as providing management with our tasks and progress at the client site. It has been a very positive experience working here.

    Cons

    The only downside is inherent to all companies that offer consulting services. When a project at the client site ends, the client often ends their contract with the consultant, unless another project is available. For some, this means you're out on your butt again. This is not the case with Sharp Decisions. At Sharp, if we finish a project and our contract ends with a client, we're brought back right away to Sharp's main office. Management works tirelessly to ensure that new clients are lined up and new projects are available. Every measure is taken to provide new opportunities that are within our geographic preference. Between clients, we train. Whether it's learning new software and programs, or reviewing new changes in business standards for finance and health care, we are always productive- always ready to put our best foot forward for the next client.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to encourage new hires to the VETS program to communicate with anyone whom they served with and see if there are more potential candidates. We have a great sense of teamwork here. Bringing in veterans who were previously working alongside one another would be advantageous. I have seen an example of this at one client site, and the results were very positive.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Vocation, Education and Training for Service members, VETS Program"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sharp Decisions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sharp decisions is very professional and dedicated company. They've been very beneficial assisting Veterans employment. This VETS program that has been established in the past few years are helping us Veterans receive job opportunities for those looking to create a foothold into the IT field. On the job training with benefits which helps the transition from military to the corporate world.

    Cons

    The pace of the training is quick and Veterans need to be proactive in learning the materials. You get out, what you put into the training. You will learn the basics about being a QA Analyst but need to be self-aware of skills and be willing to progress beyond the training given.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve training and classes to expand this program.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "QA Analyst - V.E.T.S. Program"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Analyst V E T S Program in New York, NY
    Current Employee - QA Analyst V E T S Program in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The V.E.T.S. Program is a great chance for veterans to take skills learned in the military and apply them to a great career opportunity. Made for Self-motivated go getters. They will give you the basic tools, training, and foundation needed to get into a fast paced technical field all across America.

    Cons

    Fast training will only give you the basics to help you survive in a field full of talented and experienced professionals. If you do not have the ability to learn quickly, self motivate, and work hard to expand your knowledge then this is not the program for you. Of course if you are then you will have a chance at a great career with many different avenues of progression.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work hard at expanding and giving military veterans the chance that no other companies are giving them.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Professional, tech savvy and deep qualifications and experience providing IT staffing and solutions."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sharp Decisions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I like the unlimited opportunity and flexibility to create winning solutions for clients and consultants. I also like that benefits are available to all of the consultants and that staff consultants receive full benefits, training and career development. This is a great place to work for people who are self motivated and take pride in their work.

    Cons

    Not a good fit for people who need a lot of structure and oversight.

    Advice to Management

    Benefits, compensation and perks are good! As the company grows continue to make investments in process and training and advanced technical tools and applications.


  9. "Sharp is a good comppany"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the reps are very nice and will work to get you employment

    Cons

    dont really have any complaints

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Very hostile work environment, would not recommend working with them."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sharp Decisions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They do have very flexible work hours. With California traffic most companies have a flexible schedule that helps with getting home in reasonable time.

    Cons

    I was recruited to work for Sharp Decisions from a third party and ultimately took the position as a senior recruiter because there was expected growth. After being employed for a short period I learned there was no process in place and the leadership was absent. The company uses its veterans employment program to attract clients but in reality if the vets are employed by sharp and waiting for a contract to open the leadership is very clear that they are a waste of money if they are not on a contract would get rid of them as quickly as they can. This company has no moral compass and is extremely cut throat.

    Advice to Management

    I suggest treating employees as people rather thank numbers on a check.


  11. "One of a kind company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sharp Decisions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Entrpreeurial, flat structure and open door culture. A great work environment with people that care. The Managment and staff are industry experts and always open to new ideas.

    Cons

    The dental pan is limited

    Advice to Management

    Keep the new ideas and programs coming.


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