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Volt Information Sciences Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Good people, good work-life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Best environment, great people, great pay (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Unfortunately there really is no room for growth (in 11 reviews)

  • Did not seem to care about employees work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Broken Company with Terrible Management"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Branch Manager
    Former Employee - Branch Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Volt Information Sciences full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    CEO is trying to turn this organization around.

    Cons

    Terrible middle management that exhibits poor behavior; using gratuitous profanities and badgering staff in a very unprofessional manner, poor culture, poor work like balance, high turnover internally are among the many things preventing growth in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like human beings. Foster an environment where internal employees want to achieve success through positive encouragement. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of you! It is obvious that the CEO bit off more than he could chew by taking on this company in an industry that he does not know.


  2. "worst company that I have worked for"

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

    I worked at Volt Information Sciences full-time

    Pros

    good manager and couple of good co-workers

    Cons

    bad benefits, low moral, negative environment, no opportunity for growth, little pay, co-workers that are there just because they can't find any other jobs, high turnover

    Advice to Management

    do assessment for each employee and make sure everyone is doing their job. better benefits and competitive pay

  3. "Material Handler l"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Handler L in Elk Grove, CA
    Former Employee - Material Handler L in Elk Grove, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Volt Information Sciences full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Monday to Friday Job, flexible schedule ( mornings, afternoon, and grave-yard). Working at a warehouse well ventilated, clean and with free coffee and hot cocoa all day long.

    Cons

    You got to be exact, speedy and it is a seat down job.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for the opportunity you gave to individual like me who in a matter of a week can start working.


  4. "Tier 2 Technical Support"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tier II Tech Support in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Tier II Tech Support in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Volt Information Sciences part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people you work with are really awesome.

    Cons

    They are a temp to hire company for Pace Americas, which you will not be hired on to unless you give your 2 week notice.


  5. "Lead Technical Recruiter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Technical Recruiter in San Angelo, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Technical Recruiter in San Angelo, TX

    I worked at Volt Information Sciences (More than a year)

    Pros

    Allow you to run your team as an entrepreneurial spirit. Offer support, training and growth.

    Cons

    Things were promised and then taken away, no direction.


  6. "Temporary Employment"

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Elk Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Elk Grove, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Volt Information Sciences full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Steady work, clean safe environment to work in

    Cons

    Pay is way to low, and there is no path to permanent employment for me

    Advice to Management

    Pay More


  7. "dirty workplace,"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Volt Information Sciences part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    pay was decent for amount of work

    Cons

    some call station desks on the floor were quarantined for cleaning

    Advice to Management

    spend more money in work enviroment

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Recruiter"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Volt Information Sciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Volt Workforce Solutions was a great company to work for. I felt that I was paid fair wages for my work. I was a part of a very supportive team, and had plenty of resources to do my job successfully. My manager was supportive, listened to understand our business needs, and was empathetic whenever we faced any challenges or setbacks. I would recommend this position to others.

    Cons

    During my time with Volt there was some turnover. Upper management seemed reluctant to allow my supervisors to refill the positions so they sat empty (some for over a year!). This created a lot of stress for my coworkers and I, as many of us where expected to make up the work of the missing team members. Most people had to do the work of 1.5-2 people.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping teams fully staffed is very important. When team members are doing multiple jobs, it can be hard to keep up, and errors can occur. It can lead to a stressful and hectic work environment.


  9. "Not great"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Volt Information Sciences full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot to learn, faced paced and a great experience if you can manage it. You can use this experience in some other places and get more money

    Cons

    People are treated like "items in inventory". Not too many opportunities to grow, management is very unsupportive

    Advice to Management

    Treat like not like you would like to be treated but like they want to be treated.


  10. "TERRIBLE"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Technician in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Lead Technician in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Volt Information Sciences full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent motels provided. Other than that there isn't much else to say. They do not show much concern for the places where you are staying. Waiting until the VERY last minute to provide lodging.

    Cons

    TERRIBLE management. Was told on numerous occasions that the job I was doing was just fine. Even sent a couple of trainers down to help out as I was tossed into the Lead Technician position with NONE of the training that the other leads were afforded. THEN, after six weeks on the job, we FINALLY got to go home. With the caveat that we left our schedules completely open for two weeks while plans were set in place for Phase 2. This was SUPPOSED to be a time to go and do a few break-fix jobs locally as you were to be at their beck and call. Well, after two full weeks with NO calls for service I tried to find out what was going on. Only to be told that there "wasn't going to be a phase 2".....which I did find out later was a bunch of bull. These supposed "managers" didn't even have the GUTS to tell me that I wouldn't be needed on the rest of the project. They just let me figure that out for myself. I wouldn't walk across the street to work for these people again.

    Advice to Management

    Stop blaming others for YOUR lack of training abilities. DON'T just toss someone into a position and expect them to immediately live up to your expectations when even the "Project Manager" won't even discuss the situation in regards to questions about the job.

    On the PLUS side....I would like to THANK the members of management for NOT getting back to me for well over six months when I emailed, REPEATEDLY, about returning their laptop. I must say it has come in VERY handy as a WORK TOOL on other jobs I have had since. Your loss, my gain. Thanks for that.


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