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Vulcan CEO Bill Hilf
Bill Hilf
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Being a woman in tech, I only recently started advocating for myself at work about advancement opportunities. Because of this I wanted to ask this question to my male counterparts. When you have 1:1's with your direct reports and talk about career growth / aspirations what is your managers’ response typically? I’d like to gauge how my experience (negative) differs from others. For instance are you met with blockades, enthusiasm, dread, etc?

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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Good benefits and some cool perks.(in 29 reviews)
  • "Great people, decisions are made quickly and you have the opportunity to make an impact.(in 13 reviews)
  • "1. Intelligent colleagues.(in 6 reviews)
  • "Great Pay and Benefits(in 5 reviews)
  • "3. Generous salary for the Seattle area, unless you consider public companies with stock options.(in 4 reviews)
Cons
  • "Need to allow a better work life balance(in 6 reviews)
  • "Childish, arbitrary management.(in 6 reviews)
  • "I personally feel very valued my direct manager but sometimes the structure of the company limits my compensation and career mobility.(in 5 reviews)
  • "lots of layoffs, limited upward mobility(in 5 reviews)
  • "Lack of any senior leadership; lack of coherent communication about company goals, objectives or performance; unethical (and worse) business practices; much dead weight.(in 5 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Great company to work for

    Feb 1, 2022 - Information Systems Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    They love free thinkers and allow you to grow

    Cons

    Going through a transition so layoffs could be an issue

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Changing

    Aug 15, 2022 - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    It is a different company than when the founder was alive, but it's still full of some of the best people I've worked with in my career.

    Cons

    Future very difficult to predict

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Company, Amazing Benefits

    Aug 5, 2022 - Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great Co-Workers Great Pay and Benefits Great Management team

    Cons

    Poor work and Homelife balance

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  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    What a mess

    Aug 2, 2022 - Mechanical Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, interesting work

    Cons

    Highly political atmosphere, who you know is more important than what you know

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  5. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Not Great...

    Jul 5, 2022 - Customer Service in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Decent benefits Decent team 401k was insane when I was there. Location was fine.

    Cons

    Zero upward mobility; Paul Allen is rolling over in his grave.

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Machine assembler

    Jul 1, 2022 - Machine Assembler in Dundalk, MD
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Got to work with power tools

    Cons

    Not a Team based job

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  7. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Generally speaking, not a healthy place to work

    Jun 24, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great benefits and compensation package

    Cons

    Lack of clear company direction and frequent (and often poorly explained) pivots, unclear values, favoritism and competition among employees for resources

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  8. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Where the worst of the best succeed

    Apr 22, 2022 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    1. Intelligent colleagues. I worked with some very sharp, amazing people. 2. Excellent views of the city (Seattle office). 3. Generous salary for the Seattle area, unless you consider public companies with stock options. 4. Generous health insurance plans. I have never enjoyed better health benefits outside of Vulcan.

    Cons

    1. Those who are the most toxic get promoted. 2. No self-awareness by upper management. 3. Unethical HR practices. If you ever have an issue with a manager or other senior person, it's easier to just leave than consult HR. (See #5 below). 4. Skin-deep commitment to "diversity and inclusion". And very myopic. If you are a woman in tech that wants to move up, forget about Vulcan. 5. Layoffs are the primary means by which managers get rid of employees that occasionally express opposing opinions.

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  9. 1.0
    Current Employee

    If you're looking for toxic, this is the place.

    Apr 20, 2022 - Director 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Congrats, you've landed, too bad it's a sinking ship. Incredibly smart colleagues.

    Cons

    Terrible management. Toxic environment. Don't believe the reviews, they have their HR staff write bloated reviews.

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  10. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Just say no

    Mar 2, 2022 - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Amazing and intelligent colleagues, who were truly inspiring to work with. In the past, there was also an incredibly exciting variety of projects and business initiatives to work on - always something new and interesting, with true purpose. That changed following Paul's death, however, as the company began downsizing and slashing programs and people.

    Cons

    The company is a shell of what it once was, and seems to have lost its way and purpose. Many years of layoffs and the elimination of most significant programs. I also doubt this downsizing is complete, so if you consider joining this company, look to what short-term gains you can make in your career. Anticipate more cuts, and don't be surprised if the company eventually folds entirely. There were so many long term employees who had dedicated decades (yes, 20+ years) of their careers to this company. They were committed and passionate, and were tossed aside in often quite disrespectful ways. After so many rounds of layoffs, it was truly disheartening to see how incompetently our HR team continued to handle these events. Executives with flippant attitudes towards the process, and decisions made based on politics and personal whims of the Chair. Your success at Vulcan is not dictated by what you know or accomplish, but rather how in favor you are with the top leaders. As one person had commented upon leaving, they had never seen politics to this degree at any previous company, regardless of size. Bottom line... proceed with extreme caution.

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