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Vanco Reviews

Updated May 30, 2019

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Found 35 reviews

3.5
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59%
Recommend to a Friend
76%
Approve of CEO
Shawn Boom
4 Ratings
  1. "One of the best companies I've worked for"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been with Vanco for one year and 4 months. In that time I've come to know my co workers as family. I have climbed from client services representative to team lead in that short amount of time. There has been change since I've started and so far it's all been very good, growth is great for a small company and the new CEO is eager to grow and become greater. The previous reviews are not a good reflection of the...

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    Cons

    There has been some lack of communication between departments but it's been getting better

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing and listen to your employees

    Vanco2018-11-23
  2. "Good work/home life balance, not going to be highest paying sales job"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager 
    Recommends

    I worked at Vanco full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work/home life balance, never asked to work more than 40 hours a week

    Cons

    If you're looking to make a lot of money in a sales job, this isn't it. You'll make decent money, but not a high paying position by an means.

    Vanco2019-05-30
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Human Resources Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vanco full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The company is growing and is full of great, hard working people and has a CEO who genuinely cares about the staff and the culture.

    Cons

    The company has recently (October 2018) been merged with another local company of the same size. While the cultures seem to be similar, the newly combined entity is in the process of re-stabilizing. That statement isn't a deterrent to working here - rather it is meant to give a holistic view. Being flexible and adaptable is an important attribute to possess if you are joining in these early stages.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide strong, confident leadership. Give the staff a compelling vision of where you are headed as a company and keep repeating it.

    Vanco2019-01-07
  4. Helpful (1)

    "A tale of two halves; a good company fixing its problems to become great. (A novel of a review)"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vanco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Vanco has great benefits especially in terms of the health/dental and PTO. The company seems to be moving in the right direction under new leadership, and the recent merger is already creating a lot more opportunities for career mobility. New CEO Shawn Boom cares about his employees and is happy to sit down with even low level employees to share his vision and help them understand how to succeed in the new leadership...

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    Cons

    Let me preface this by saying I think the proper investments have been made so that most of these are resolved or well on their way to being resolved. It takes time to correct cultural and systemic issues. I share these not to dump on Vanco, but to acknowledge and give context to the negative reviews already on Glassdoor. I enjoyed my time with the company, even with all of the flaws that I mention. Every company has...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep making strides towards establishing a culture of career development. Keep investing in the product. If you take care of your employees and give them the tools to succeed, they will make sure the customer is taken care of. Never forget to thank the employees in the trenches.

    Vanco2018-11-09
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Minnesota here we come"

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

    I have been working at Vanco

    Pros

    New management has only been in place for a few months

    Cons

    Company has had 3 CEOs in a year along with 4 CIOs. No real direction. Everything is moving to Minnesota. When is the Atlanta office going to close

    Advice to Management

    Hire senior leadership that cares about people not just say they do.

    Vanco2018-07-23
  6. "Fun place to work but lack of communication between departments"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Vanco full-time

      Pros

      Laid back and fun work place

      Cons

      Lack of communication between departments

      Vanco2017-11-29
    • Helpful (2)

      "Full time employee"

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      Current Employee - Full Time Employee in Bloomington, MN
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great benefits, interesting business, nice people to work with, employee conscious. Supportive management for individuals who do their jobs and pull their weight. Positivity is rewarded.

      Cons

      Small company so not a lot of upward movement opportunities. Individuals who don't appreciate what Vanco has to offer need to move on. Watch out for the few individuals who try to create a toxic atmosphere. They are not members of management or the Board. Some of the negative reviews posted appear to be from people who needed to move on versus those of us who really love what we have.

      Advice to Management

      Keep the employee friendly atmosphere.

      Vanco2017-09-23
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      "Dead end"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at Vanco full-time

      Pros

      Flexible pto and it's not even that flexible.

      Cons

      There will not be any promotion opportunities, not even lateral opportunities. Definition of dead end.

      Advice to Management

      None.

      Vanco2017-09-24
    • Helpful (3)

      "Not a place to work"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Vanco full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Wireless headsets is all I've got.

      Cons

      I wish that I had read all of the negative reviews of Vanco on Glassdoor before I took the job. All I can say to anyone who is looking to work there is read the negative things and ask yourself...would I like to deal with that? They are all true.

      Advice to Management

      Quit before the board fires you.

      Vanco2017-09-20
    • "Fast paced, enormous growth potential and positive environment!!!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Vanco full-time

      Pros

      Vanco is a solid organization that rewards hard working, disciplined and positive team members. The executive management team is highly engaged in a positive way and available to all team members. If you are someone who is fast paced, can flow with change and is a team player you will thrive at Vanco. Vanco offers flexible PTO that provides team members the peace of mind needed for work/life balance. We have lots of...

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      Cons

      Location is in a busy high traffic area of the Twin Cities

      Vanco2017-07-10
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