Federal Account Executive (Current Employee), Chantilly, VA – July 17, 2014
Work environment need an uplift. Upper Management understood Business Development but not Sales. Willing to take very low margin and truly was not well established in the Federal space unless it was related to Microsoft. Much better way to utilize inside and outside resources. Commission split was not ideal.
Account Executive (Former Employee), Montréal, QC – October 18, 2013
Pros: free lunches, different vendor relationships
Cons: corporate politics
Great place to start because they accept pretty much anyone. Great if you want to learn about IT, but not so great in terms of management and it's a very sales oriented place since it's a public traded company. When I asked the CEO a question genuinely, I was looked at as trying to cause trouble.
It was my company so clearly I am bias as to its operations.
Director/CEO (Former Employee), Manchester – March 27, 2012
Pros: to be able to help disadvantaged individuals, and their familys
Cons: non receptive local authorities.
New company formed in 1997 by myself. Exciting to develop from an idea to reality. Met lots of interesting people and established good relationships with most. Learning curve to identify funding availability and limitations. Long hours and lot of worries but exciting to see it all become a reralityu.
Telemarketer (Former Employee), Southfield, MI – July 25, 2014
Pros: laid back environment and there's not to much pressure put on you
Cons: need to extend hours
There were two shifts when I work there each shift was 4 hours a piece. One in the day and one in the evening. Managers were always helpful .Laid back environment. I would call people and try and get them to donate to a worthy charity.
Network Technician (Former Employee), Tempe, AZ – July 12, 2014
Pros: give new people to it a chance, schedule flexability
Cons: no skills learned, pay is lower (but techs do nothing there anyway)
You aren't allowed as a network tech to do much of anything except to escalate tickets even if you know what to do. LEC calls and Engineer escalations is how technicians there resolve trouble tickets. Benefits are horrible, but not the worst. They are 24 hours, so are flexible for schedule. Going from tech (which basically does nothing technical) to – more... engineering there is usually within around 3-4 years. You will basically learn nothing for 3-4 years and move to an Eng role??? Maybe CCNP will help, but you will still be learning nothing for 4 years. I'd say work there and start passing CCNP certs, then move on in under 1 year from starting. If you come back 4 years later as an Engineer, then so be it. I wouldn't stay there as a tech though as it's a waste. The bright side is they will give you a chance (to do nothing), as I came in there with just a CCNA and no exp at all with any IT job what so ever on my resume. I thank them for that. I'm not talking down on the company as it is a good company. I'm mearly stating my review based on my goals and needs. I want to move up and not be an engineer forever. I did learn a little while I was there though. Pay is low concerning average, but the techs do no technical work anyway, so the pay is actually not low. It's just that their definition of a network technician is under par.
All in all it is a 3 out of 5 place to work. – less
Account Manager (Former Employee), London – June 27, 2014
Pros: i gained confidence on the phone, great team, learned a lot
Cons: long commute (2hrs there and back), stressful at times
This was a great experience for me as I had a mentor to guide me to become an amazing sales person. It didn't quite work out that way but I did learn an awful lot about how to come across over the phone to build trust, inform effectively without sounding too much like a sales person and how to go out of your way to ensure clients are well looked after – more... so that they come back and do more business with you.
A typical day at work was that I'd have to make an increasing amount of dials to potential and existing customers and see how I could help them with their IT needs - buy selling them IT. We also had "Killer Days" where vendors would come in and offer prizes for the person who sold the most of their product that day. I was on the grad team which was a great spirited team, 5 young grads like myself each had a mentor to advise them every now and then.
The hardest part of the job was changing little habits I'd probable done for years that I had not noticed before. Such as the nervous laugh when no jokes had been made or taking so fast in an unusually higher tone when I got a bit nervous with a customer who'd been called 5 times by other people in the company that same day. It was also hard trying to build a strong relationship with customers and have to close a deal with each of them every month. Being forceful isn't my strongest trait and unfortunately its what I needed to be.
The most enjoyable part of the job was learning about being optimistic, being able to poke fun at nervous habits and learning to control them and having a great, supportive grad and encouraging management. – less
Financial Analyst (Current Employee), Tempe, AZ – May 31, 2014
Pros: benefits, compensation, work life balance
Cons: limited pto
Management is involved and approachable, Insight is innovative with benefits such as creating their own healthcenter. Starting people off with only 2 weeks vacation is a huge drawback if you value time away from work with your family.
Fun Workplace not sure if compensation is on par with work, effort and knowledge required
Partner Incentive Accounting Analyst (Current Employee), Tempe, AZ – May 1, 2014
Pros: free lunches once a month, flag football league, golf tournament
My typical day consists of clearing accruals that are dollar for dollar and researching any short/over payments. I learned what it's like working for a large company and office politics. My co-workers are the best part of my job. The hardest part of my job is that I don't always feel I'm being compensated for the work I'm doing.
Learning Solutions Manager (Former Employee), Tempe, AZ – April 4, 2014
Great leadership especially at the senior levels, fun culture, great work/life balance, ever changing, fast paced culture, lots of opportunities for my job family, great teammates and internal clients.