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VMC Consulting Reviews

Updated May 12, 2018
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Pros
  • "Very lax work environment, nearly no punishment for violating company policies" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Free coffee / hot chocolate / team parties" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very low pay / Overly secure - being caught with your cellphone could result in termination / Poor opportunities for advancement / Poor job security" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Upper management changed frequently" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Advisor Tier 1 iOS"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tier I Advisor, IOS Tech Support in San Antonio, TX
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Disorganized with dated technology"

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

    I worked at VMC Consulting full-time (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 help as possible. This was a VMC cultural problem. If you had an office, you rarely left it and while doors were open at times, the open door policy that was espoused in my interview was not an actual policy in practice.

    We had to submit a physical paper copy of our month end report to my group’s leader down in California because he liked being able to mark said copy up with his comments. Then he would Fedex it back to us. This in the mid 2010’s 😂

    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!)

  3. "Don't ever think about it"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    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.


  4. "Got bad fast"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  5. "VMC is victim of parent company's bureaucracy."

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

    Pros

    Nice setting with good territorial views.

    Cons

    Not a progressive technology company.


  6. "Business Development Associate"

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

    I have been working at VMC Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers. Innovative culture. Fun working environment

    Cons

    The internal process sometimes is long


  7. "It's justs ok"

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

    I have been working at VMC Consulting full-time (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

  8. "Mac+ Senior Technical Support Advisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Advisor in Las Cruces, NM
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Advisor in Las Cruces, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VMC Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great professional experience. In-depth It and troubleshooting knowledge.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Just don’t"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Player Support Specialist in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Player Support Specialist in Redmond, WA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VMC Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You might work for major game companies like Riot Games, Microsoft, Bethesda, and Nintendo to name a few.

    There are no other pros to working here, but I have to add more words.

    Cons

    Their campus is old and falling apart. They offer you no benefits whatsoever. Nothing. Everything is contracted, so your contracted employer has the added benefit of being hands off for everything but managing what you do day to day. So if you have a problem, they call the shots, but its actually VMC you deal with. There’s no employee assistance program. On multiple occasions I expressed to my managers that I was struggling with personal issues. It was affecting my work life, my personal life. I asked for HR or EAP. No HR manager was available, and there was no reference or assistance they could provide.

    The contracted positions often mention salaries between 40K and 60K a year. Don’t be fooled, this is entry level call center stuff. You’ll get $14 an hour with like 4 days off a year. They do the absolute bare minimum to make their margins as profitable in their contract agreements as possible.

    My contract employer disclosed to us that they originally wanted to provide us with $18 an hour, until the negotiations were complete and they discovered VMC sets a limitation to the salary that can be offered to entry level employees and contracted employees.

    Advice to Management

    I’m pretty sure it’s illegal not to have HR services available to your employees. Also, if they’re contracted, don’t treat them like they’re literal garbage to you.


  10. "Company is OK for Las Cruces"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Trainer in Las Cruces, NM
    Former Employee - Technical Trainer in Las Cruces, NM
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VMC Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay for New Mexico
    Friendly co-workers
    Business is fast paced
    Training and training department is very skilled and full of knowledgeable people.

    Cons

    No pay raises unless you change positions
    Favoritism among operations staff
    Call center so turnover is high.
    Las Cruces building is inadequate for business to expand and seating is hard to find.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the favoritism and pay your employees for what they are worth.


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