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"Reward is always a matter of how much sweat you are willing to put into your work. A consortium is a free structure, there are lots of upsides but also a lot of seasonal coming and going. When you work at Got SOA?, you are in charge, which also means that you have to do everything, including some accounting chores and writing your invoices and following up with clients beyond the call of duty. It's empowering."
Posted 5 years ago in Mill Valley, CA
Principal Consultant at Cisco Systems
in Cypress, CA

What do you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"Cisco (India) is a great place to work. I am moving because of my aspiration to come to the US."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It's a tough selection process; hence, prepare well on the core area."

What don't you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"Growth options need to be better for the technical employees."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Currently, employees are facing a little bit of resistance in moving between countries."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Principal Consultant at Kasse Initiatives
in Dallas, TX

What do you like about working at Kasse Initiatives?

"Diversity. I supported or worked in 8 different industries including Aerospace, Defense, Telecommunications, Process Automation, IT, Finance, and Consulting"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Read What Color is Your Parachute and go after the job with sincerety."

What don't you like about working at Kasse Initiatives?

"I traveled 11 months per year and lived in hotels over 200 days per year for 20 years. I liked what I did. I do not have the desire to travel to that extent anymore."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I am the CEO and company owner. My suggestion would be to seek at least one large client, 6-10 medium sized companies and a few small comanies to pay the light bill"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Principal Consultant at Netxten
in Costa Mesa, CA

What do you like about working at Netxten?

"The freedom to choose th projects I want and to set my own schedule."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Netxten is currently not accepting new employees. No advice at this time."

What don't you like about working at Netxten?

"The uncertainty of not knowing when the next contract is going to come."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"This would be for myself...Well, try to be a better sales person and get more contracts."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Principal Consultant at Alcatel-Lucent

What do you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"Lucent Technologies was a company with real soul and innovation. It was an exciting place to be at the time."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The company no longer exists and my comments for interviewing with Alcatel-Lucent are more relevant."

What don't you like about working at Alcatel-Lucent?

"There was nothing bad about Lucent Technologies. Management were highly supportive of innovation and growing the business was easy."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"You shouldn't have merged with Alcatel... but I understand it was inevitable."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Principal Consultant at Invensys

What do you like about working at Invensys?

"Independence - I'm supported when need be and can do my own thing when I don't need support."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If you're independently motivated and can operate on your own, it is a great balance between being a fully independent consultant and an employee at one of our clients."

What don't you like about working at Invensys?

"The challenge with consulting is that it is possible to get stuck at the same client and stagnate rather than get new and exciting challenges"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I'm quite happy with how my group is being managed, however I would love to see more cross-functional training and collaboration."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Principal Consultant at Oracle
in Reston, VA

What do you like about working at Oracle?

"I like the prestige of the Oracle name and the training and bonuses."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Have a clearance, don't expect exceptional money, know their products, at least cursorily."

What don't you like about working at Oracle?

"Being a contractor, in a field that changes at an alarming rate, trying to keep up with all the new technologies and products is overwhelming. Yet my group in the company makes its money by billable hours from the contract I support, so they want me to spend all of my full-time billing to the customer, but expect me to also do tasks for my company and stay knowledgeable in my field, which seriously is like having another entire full-time job on the side that I am not getting paid to do."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Principal Consultant at Matthew Adams Consulting
in Austin, TX

What do you like about working at Matthew Adams Consulting?

"Use of new technologies and languages. Normal work days with good work-life balance."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be honest, open-minded and sharp. Value your family & personal time."

What don't you like about working at Matthew Adams Consulting?

"You have to work. There's not a lot of certainty about the next gig."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Only go after greenfield projects that embrace use of new languages if appropriate."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Principal Consultant at Endeavor Consulting
in Chicago, IL

What do you like about working at Endeavor Consulting?

"I have developed a great rapport with the partners where I have gained their trust, respect and confidence with any phase of projects."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be open and honest with your skills and desires for your career direction."

What don't you like about working at Endeavor Consulting?

"There is nothing I dislike about the company. I like the compny's culture and management."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"More team building and develop more standard tool sets to use in projects."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Principal Consultant at Mayhem Media Group
in Dallas, TX

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Provided exceptional opportunities for development and sales"

What do you like about working at Mayhem Media Group?

"I like the flexibility of schedule and types of projects I was introduced to, anywhere from generating funding and capital for a NFPO to developing and selling clothing lines."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"My tips would be to make sure that their reasons for wanting to develop new business were authentic and not strictly for compensation."

What don't you like about working at Mayhem Media Group?

"I was not a fan of the instability of the market. Most times the entrepreneurs started the project but would run out of money and be unable to finish"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"To vet investors and entrepreneurs who already had an established base of income."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Principal Consultant at Association of Fundraising Professionals
in Dayton, OH

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"I is hard and when working with clients very fullfilling"

What do you like about working at Association of Fundraising Professionals?

"I am working for my self and I like to work with clients and customers solving their problems"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"No as this company is a possible intern solution till I find a contract and full time position"

What don't you like about working at Association of Fundraising Professionals?

"I do every thing It is a consulting company finding clients"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Work harder, more more cold calling more proposals, broader scope."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Principal Consultant at CIBER
in Atlanta, GA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"My experience with CIBER has provided me with great opportunity and confidence."

What do you like about working at CIBER?

"I like the other consultants that I work with and I like meeting new clients and assisting them in developing new work processes to make their jobs easier."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It is important to be honest and be yourself. They will give you a chance and assist you to where you need to be but you have to be honest so that they can give you back up where you might need time to ramp up your skills."

What don't you like about working at CIBER?

"The travel can be difficult and challenging on a personal level."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Develop some opportunities for growth and training to keep consultants up to date on current skills needs in the market place."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Principal Consultant at Verizon Communications
in New York City, NY

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Educational, rewarding, and fast-paced."

What do you like about working at Verizon Communications?

"Every day was different, and there was pressure to succeed at every level. Resources were great, as well."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be patient. The process is lengthy. The hiring managers are looking for the right people for the job."

What don't you like about working at Verizon Communications?

"It was difficult to move around to other jobs in the company. Sales culture drove sales people to manage every aspect of the sale on their own. The Verizon name carried good and bad responses."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Find better ways to assist sales in day-to-day operations."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Principal Consultant at Oracle

What do you like about working at Oracle?

"Access to learning new tools - you could always learn new tools."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Currently we have very few Americans going into the IT industry--a very important question would be would Oracle pay for additional college training like MBA's PHD's or do they prefer to use guest visas-with these types of degrees."

What don't you like about working at Oracle?

"All training was done on line. No classroom training."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would suggest that company invest more in the America work instead of the guest visa work. Specially now when there are so many Americans who are willing to retool to get back into the job force."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Principal Consultant at James Gallanis Consulting Services
in Chicago, IL

What do you like about working at James Gallanis Consulting Services?

"Interacting with people, working as a team, and accomplishing goals"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be yourself and be honest. Untruths are always discovered and prove counter productive"

What don't you like about working at James Gallanis Consulting Services?

"As a consultant, I am paid only when working under contract."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Continue networking and developing a strong marketing plan to increase customer base"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Principal Consultant at SolutionCraft
in Castle Rock, CO

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Developing strategic vision, roadmaps, and Project/Program Management"

What do you like about working at SolutionCraft?

"flexibility and the ability to focus on utilizing my expert level skills to deliver value"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"be flexible and a master of your skills. Stay motivated and keep moving forward."

What don't you like about working at SolutionCraft?

"Don't always get to see the process through from beginning to end due to contractual nature of work."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"create a clear vision and strategy, develop a roadmap, and communicate to everyone clearly the commitment to the vision and strategy."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
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