Great people and room for growth, hard to justify pay scales
Manager (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – July 24, 2017
The people there are great, and work well together. Communication and consistent direction from the management team has been lacking at times, but is showing good signs of improvement. The company is large enough that growth and career advancement opportunities are common if you truly apply yourself.
The job culture is terrible. The "Us Versus Them" mentality tends to run rampant at all levels. Also, the profit sharing program limits the ability to negotiate annual salary increases for the employee base, so, if you come here, negotiate for what you want up front as annual raises can sometimes be extremely low. The typical corporate practice of bringing in new employees at equal or higher pay as the current, experienced staff, is also a complaint of mine. While it is an attempt to bring in a "better class" of employees, it does alienate the trained staff. As stated, this is something that I have seen time and again in other companies, so is not necessarily a negative.
The hardest part of the job is learning it, and making sure your supervisors actually train you to your position. The learning curve is 6-12 months minimum. The best parts are the people, and the fact that all the company does is break stuff for testing results. It's a little kid's dream job in some cases.
Overall, my experience with the company has been remarkably positive, and I would recommend it to other people for sure.
People, chance to learn highly technical aspects of testing, exposure to multiple industries
Retirement plan and healthcare offerings could be much better, pay scales