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Updated August 8, 2017
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  1. "Lead Tech"

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    Former Employee - Lead Tech in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Tech in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, good pay with benefits.

    Cons

    Management pushes techs to meet unrealistic deadlines. This causes employee burn out, making turn over quite high.


  2. "Poor management."

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    Former Employee - RSC in Flower Mound, TX
    Former Employee - RSC in Flower Mound, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the most amazing coworkers. Good benefits.... it stops there

    Cons

    No growth, micromanagement, management doesn't stand behind their words,

    Advice to Management

    Let the employees know you have their backs. Stand by your words. Really encourage growth( not just say it, but do it)

  3. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whitlock full-time

    Pros

    Local team of people were knowledgeable and worked hard to please clients. Most of the team had several years of experience and a solid understanding of the industry.

    Cons

    In order to be successful Whitlock must be able to provide good service to clients in multiple locations. Some regional offices struggle with keeping people and turnover was extremely high. Lack of consistency in locations made it extremely difficult to provide clients with a solid experience.

    Advice to Management

    Address the problems at the regional level. Pay people well to ensure top talent and employee longevity. Take and interest in your employees and if you believe there are issues communicate on a consistent basis with the steps you are taking to address the problems.


  4. "Accounts Payable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whitlock full-time

    Pros

    Good Company, Growth potential for job advancement

    Cons

    Some managers need training


  5. "Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whitlock full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, knowledgeable team

    Cons

    Engineering could improve. Scope of work sometimes is unrealistic


  6. "Great company, family environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whitlock full-time

    Pros

    Great team environment, great work life balance. No micro mgr. Work hard play hard mentality...If you work hard you can make.a good living here.

    Cons

    No cons to speak of..Maybe hire more project managers so people are spread so thin but other thN that all good for the most part. Wish they co tributes more to your 401k


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    "Great place to be employed"

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    Current Employee - Field Technician in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Field Technician in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whitlock (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment, Training encouraged supervisors

    Cons

    Some, not all projects with unreal deadlines, micro management by some Lead techs, lack of trade knowledge of some PMs

    Advice to Management

    Have the, Lead tech, the PM, and the office Manager meet, before, during, and at the end of the project, to improve standards, time frame, and miscellaneous encounters.

  8. "Six years and still going strong"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whitlock full-time

    Pros

    I'm allowed to function in my position without being micro managed. I feel like I have a chance to input my thoughts and opinions and that the result is a positive effect.

    Cons

    Hey, it's the AV business where we integrate products made by other companies and yet we still have to be responsible for everything. It's always a challenge to find products that work like advertised, and a challenge to deliver projects that meet our customers expectations. Unfortunately there is a disconnect in this area from time to time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employee base and communicate to each group about relevant issues within that particular group.


  9. "An honest opinion about working for Whitlock"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technician in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Technician in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whitlock full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture of truly great people, a real work family.

    Exposure to high end integrations adds valuable experience.

    Leadership is truly "open door" and do what is needed to improve and grow the company.

    Hard work and dedication do not go unnoticed.

    Customer centric means doing what it takes to ensure the customer is taken care of.

    Room for growth, promotions often come from within.

    There are many examples that the leadership of Whitlock really care about their employees

    No two days are the same making it impossible to get bored with your job.

    Cons

    Just like any integration job, changes and variables require us to shift gears or change direction at a moments notice. This sometimes requires long hours to get it right. This job requires someone flexible and who can think on their feet.

    Advice to Management

    Not to rest on improvements and growth of late, but to build upon our success.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "AV Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Whitlock full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nationally-deployed AV systems integrator, with its sights focused on doing business with large-scale, Fortune 500 companies. If you like working in an environment where you will be interacting with the "big boy" firms, you will have that opportunity at Whitlock.

    Cons

    The company entered the highly competitive Silicon Valley market with too light a footprint, and years after its local competition had established themselves. Too few human resources, too little in the way physical resources to meet the requirements of highly-demanding accounts they targeted (the biggest firms in the tech sector). Especially when compared to other, longer-established (in the territory) integrators, who had been cultivating business relationships with those same clients for years, and who had built physical and human infrastructures long before Whitlock entered the local market.

    Advice to Management

    There's an old saying; Go big or go home. Yes, it's expensive to start up a branch in the Bay Area, and pouring capital into this region is likely to mean a number of years of losing money until the market bears fruit. But sometimes, that's what it takes to be successful. Ask Amazon about that.


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