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Tallgrass Technologies, LLC Reviews

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  1. "Best consulting company in US"

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    Current Employee - IT Tech Support in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - IT Tech Support in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Take very good care of the employees an contractor

    Cons

    None at all to think of,

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the fabulous work up.


  2. "CEO is a very dynamic character and inspires the troops"

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    Former Employee - Practice Director in Shawnee, KS
    Former Employee - Practice Director in Shawnee, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tallgrass Technologies, LLC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Latitude to do whatever you want

    Cons

    Depth of resources is limited at a small firm

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying different services

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Total lack of consistent direction from the top."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to a broad range of technologies.
    Some areas of the company are great to work for.
    There are some great technical people and managers in the organization

    Cons

    Political in-fighting and constant tension between work groups
    Lack of respect from the top for managers and employees
    People are Areas of the company
    Moral is very poor in the office

    Advice to Management

    Avoid over-selling capabilities

    Value teamwork over internal competition

    Require professional behavior from everybody in the company, do not allow some individuals to intimidate through foul language, yelling, etc.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Used up"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Broad range of clients
    Lots of various projects
    Some great people to work with
    Projects using current technology
    Some sections of the company were phenomenal to work for

    Cons

    Brought in contractors but then had them work under a fixed bid process, not giving the contractor enough time to finish. Not enough work to keep the contractors busy after job. Lost a lot of great people because there was not enough work to pay bills.

    Advice to Management

    Work on time and materials instead of fixed bid. Give opportunities for advancement and learning. Reward those who do good work. Give incentives for finishing early or saving time, etc.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Tallgrass sinks to new lows... Daily! Why are they still in business?"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Sales in Lenexa, KS
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There are not any, I warn anyone to "Run" and "Run Fast" unless you absolutely need the job. If you take it - start looking for a new one ASAP.

    Cons

    The company has a very poor performance record as indicated by its repeat business. Company Management is self serving and they do not hesitate to take "exaggeration" to unbelieveable levels. Hard work is not the reason for earning respect. Results do not earn you respect. Company Management has frequent inter-departmental battles openly cussing and screaming at each other. I was embarrassed to tell anyone in the industry where I worked. There are many horror stories I could share.

    Advice to Management

    Get Real! You think way too much of yourself. The focus needs to be on the customer and delivery. Your employees will get you where you want to go... if you commit to train, coach and support them. Spend less time lying about what you can do and more time getting it done.


  6. "Has potential but needs help"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tallgrass Technologies, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Flexability of small company, competitive wages, career climbing opportunities if driven

    Cons

    Facilities need improvement, environment doesn't foster creativity and collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Investing into people and facilities needs to be a higher priority. Listen to your employees more and harness the strength of unity that can come from it.


  7. "Account Manager"

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

    I worked at Tallgrass Technologies, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Autonomy, resources to learn new IT areas.

    Cons

    Dilapidated work place that is falling apart, terrible managers and rock bottom moral.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Never saw the main office more than once."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good if you need a job.

    Cons

    I was contracted and forgotten. No vacation for the first year. Zero. None.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Run Away"

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

    I worked at Tallgrass Technologies, LLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only a pro is positive if you're a responsible and self-motivated professional. Tallgrass allows a great deal of autonomy. It's a place where you can garner just about as much technical knowledge as you like, because there is no one monitoring or managing the vendor sponsored education courses.

    Cons

    Bar none, this was the most toxic & dysfunctional workplace I've ever encountered. No logical or consistent processes, no capable leadership, bullies in workplace, rampant gossip, and no accountability whatsoever. The most tenured employee is a barely functioning alcoholic, and is enabled by an owner who has sent him home (yes... driving drunk) more than once; after finding him drunk dialing clients or sleeping at his desk. There were times I was truly mystified at Tallgrass standards. Whether it was being bullied by a "manager" or watching employees be absent 40%-50% of the time, with no consequences... just unbelievable and now with some perspective, some downright shocking behavior. The attrition rate is very high, and continues to grow. This company continues to exist, because most of the client base doesn't realize the incredibly high margin Tallgrass is charging for managed and professional services. On top of that, the single DBA on staff is constantly double and triple billing. There is NO reinvestment in the business. Whether it's hiring additional competent staff, providing updated office equipment, or even replacing carpeting that's held together by duct tape... the owner has absolutely no concept of reinvestment in staff or environment.

    Advice to Management

    Having the means to buy a company, does not mean someone is qualified to manage a business. This owner has a dilapidated building full of incredibly unhappy people. His vacillation between micro-management and being out of the office for perk trips, only maintains the high level of chaos and mistrust. There have been a few great folks and brilliant ideas file through that place. Unfortunately, the owner's inability to corral his ego is usually what drives good people out of the company. Then there is his management "style" - when you lose your biggest account by counting on a reckless and lazy alcoholic as the caregiver... well, it's one shining example of how he proves why he really has no business... running a business. Instead of wasting time trying to rehabilitate staff that is crushing the morale of any competent professionals, he should read a little book called "The 7 Deadly Sins of Leadership". He could check a box next to every single chapter. Then... he should install a CEO (who knows how to vet and hire qualified managers), get the hell out of the way, and for God's sake..... provide a workplace that is not LITERALLY held together by DUCT TAPE and 25 years of grime. The staff is incredibly embarrassed to bring clients (or any visitors) into the building. He needs to show a modicum of respect for the few professional people of whom he takes advantage, day after day. They are the ones making up for the overwhelming number of incompetent "discoveries" he brings into the office.