Great people, all working together towards a common goal. Was able to advance within the company over many years and was given opportunities to grow and learn. Great co-workers who all deserve to be successful. Very nice work/life balance and culture. Like any company, questioned management decisions from time to time, but overall decisions were made for the betterment of the company. Enjoyed learning, being challenged personally and professionally and fostering great relationships. Hardest part of the job was maintaining a consistent line internal communication from management and allowing employees to carry out projects without constant change. Overall, would recommend working here.
Vice President of Corporate Sales and Rental (Former Employee) – Youngstown, OH – March 13, 2017
Terrible place....I wouldn't even bother to work there. Go to Glassdoor.com and read the numerous reviews about the company. They are pretty accurate and will display a pretty good picture of what it's like to work there.
Good for entry level experience. Short sighted management, always blaming others for their short comings. No company vision. Do whatever it takes to pad the bottom line. Too many VP's not enough of a plan.
Pros: money can be good when sales are up and you get to see the country when traveling for work.
Cons: management has no clue what they are doing and will micro manage you to death. Employees are not all held to the same standard and they can care less about their employees. If you look at the turnover rate at the company it speaks volumes to these problems.
Software Quality Assurance Specialist (Former Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – February 25, 2015
Upper management needs to learn how to manage, the only great thing about the work was the people. The co-workers make the time go by fast but the management somehow manage to screw everything up by not having any idea how to actually manage a company. They buy a company and then lay everyone off then try to recover by not knowing what to do with the products they purchased from the company they bought. Basically, they grew too big, too fast.
Intern (Former Employee) – Youngstown, OH – May 23, 2014
Turning Technologies works with you as the intern to make sure you are very knowledgeable on the hardware and software products so you are very prepared to help faculty use their clickers correctly.
You have the freedom to start your own projects and speak your own mind about what should be worked on. You should be a self-motivated person to hold this position as you will spend time working on your own to meet deadlines, but at the same time, must provide quality work.
Flexible hours, friendly supervisors, rewarding work
Company grown from a small 50 employee operation to over 200 since 2006. Financial growth has been significant, but growing pains for employees.
West Regional Sales Manager - Higher Education (Former Employee) – Youngstown, OH – February 12, 2014
Working at Turning Technologies provided wonderful opportunities for a young professional, particularly in sales. In order to be successful, work would need to be primary; however, this was not a problem for a young professional.
The culture prior to 2012 was the primary reason to work at Turning Technologies; however, this culture has completely changed since the most recent investment company has taken over.
Co-workers were motivated and passionate about the product and how it could help solve problems in the classroom. This passion and motivation declined as significant problems were had with failing products and loss of customers. Pay structures and territory alignments were also changed every year since 2009, which negatively affected sales representatives.
Travel was out-of-state well over 50% of the year, which may be excessive for many.
The most enjoyable part of the job was creating art direction for the evolving technology company. With new software and products, challenges were always presented to stay consistent with the corporate image.