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VMC Consulting Reviews

Updated Apr 2, 2019

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Juliana Su
19 Ratings
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  • "Testers are treated like consumable goods and management doesn't really care about them(in 17 reviews)

  • "Very low pay / Overly secure - being caught with your cellphone could result in termination / Poor opportunities for advancement / Poor job security(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Advisor Tier 1 iOS"

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    Former Employee - Tier I Advisor, IOS Tech Support in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMC Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Set overtime hours, pay weekly, good people to work for and with

    Cons

    I can say there aren't any.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep going like you are.

    VMC Consulting2017-11-13
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Decent employer, but parent company (Volt) is decades behind the times."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VMC Consulting full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay for tech support management roles Flexible schedules Good work/life balance for managers

    Cons

    The parent company at the time (Volt Information Sciences) still operates like it's the 1950s. No innovative thinking, no concerns about how acquiring contracts have changed, too much focus on unrealistic margins, not understanding how to grow a business, being too complacent, and not even being reactive until it's too late.

    Advice to Management

    Sold VMC to Keywords Studios, so that was useful. But I'm sure Volt is still plodding along like it's 1952.

    VMC Consulting2019-01-25

    VMC Consulting Response

    January 28, 2019Global Employee Communications Manager

    Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts. Since we were acquired by Keywords Studios in November 2017, we have no longer operated under Volt practices and processes. This has greatly benefitted VMC overall and most would agree, we are a completely different Company now. ...

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  3. "One of the Worst Jobs I Have Ever Had"

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    Former Employee - Sharepoint Support Engineer in Fargo, ND
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VMC Consulting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Since this was a Microsoft vendor position, we had access to the nearby Microsoft campus, connections and resources.

    Cons

    Bad benefits, terrible management, tons of unpaid overtime and meetings so frequently that you never have enough time to do your actual job.

    Advice to Management

    Find managers that actually have experience on the job. Stop hiring managers that have no frame of reference of how much people can do in a day. Hire more employees so people do not need to work unpaid just to meet minimum goals.

    VMC Consulting2019-01-20

    VMC Consulting Response

    January 24, 2019Global Employee Communications Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback. We are very disappointed to hear about your experience. We take all employee experiences incredibly serious and will look into everything you brought up. We are working hard to ramp up our benefits so that all employees can ...

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  4. "Great pay, poor management"

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    Former Employee - Support Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VMC Consulting full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay, colleagues, training were all positive and difficulty of issues received during my time in support were outstanding.

    Cons

    Management was incompetent with no desire to push you forward in your goals. Often would belittle you over minute mistakes that could've been ignored or had a slight mention to correct. Benefits were also poor.

    VMC Consulting2018-11-14

    VMC Consulting Response

    December 13, 2018Global Employee Communications Manager

    Thank you for your time at Keywords Studios. We are dedicated to having our managers work closely with staff to ensure employees needs are met and career goals are shaped. We do strive to provide the best work to all of our clients, so we pay close attention to detail. Your feedback ...

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Disorganized with dated technology"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VMC Consulting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    For the most part, my co-workers were smart and a pleasure to work with. Ditto for my direct report. Roomy office on Willows Road in Redmond with large cubicles and a nice view. Easy access to downtown Redmond for lunches out.

    Cons

    Pay was below market prior to the Keywords acquisition. I hear that has not changed from current employees whom I worked with. My salary came in at nearly 10k under what my recruiter initially mentioned which wouldn’t have been so bad if the benefits weren’t over $300 per month for a single person. My direct management was very disconnected - preferring to hide out in their office the whole day and offering us as little...

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    Advice to Management

    Set salaries to market Find a better benefits provider that isn’t as insanely expensive Get rid of outdated practices (for the love of God, go paperless!)

    VMC Consulting2018-03-31
  6. "Don't ever think about it"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at VMC Consulting full-time

    Pros

    2 weeks vacation. nothing really

    Cons

    salary is very low than standard. They are taking 70% of it.

    VMC Consulting2018-03-17
  7. "Got bad fast"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VMC Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Leadership team was amazing. Always available

    Cons

    The parent company, Volt, was like the devil!

    Advice to Management

    Everyone still there should be thrilled they got sold to a normal company.

    VMC Consulting2017-12-27
  8. "VMC is victim of parent company's bureaucracy."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VMC Consulting

    Pros

    Nice setting with good territorial views.

    Cons

    Not a progressive technology company.

    VMC Consulting2017-11-29
  9. "Business Development Associate"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Associate in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VMC Consulting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers. Innovative culture. Fun working environment

    Cons

    The internal process sometimes is long

    VMC Consulting2017-10-24
  10. "It's justs ok"

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    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Fargo, ND
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at VMC Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Resume builder since you are working for a different company

    Cons

    Amount of work fluctuates drastically from hour to hour

    VMC Consulting2017-11-04
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