"It's a pay check, not a career choice."
What do you like about working at Volt Technical Resources?
"It was a pay check"
Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?
"Get as much information about the job as you can. I never interviewed with Volt but with the client that I was working for, which I enjoyed working for.From what I understand working for Volt corporate is not much better than being one of their contract employees. Stay grounded, do not become overly loyal to the client as you are just a cheap alternative to them employing someone directly. You may hear stories about contract workers being hired, and while this does happen, it usually takes two things: you have knowledge that would not be easily replaced (specific skill set) and you are completely willing and ready to quit if they don't hire you."
What don't you like about working at Volt Technical Resources?
"Everything. Vacation and time off do not exist. Raises are less than minimal (3% after 24mo, 2.5% year after that).Health care was incredibly expensive and very minimal.No vision or dental coverage.No 401k matching.There is no job protection as you are contract and could be let go of when ever the client feels they don't need you.No opportunity for advancement.No communication from Volt management."
What suggestions do you have for management?
"The turnover rate, at least where I was placed, is fairly high. This is mostly due to the fact that other than the money, you could work for Volt or work food service somewhere. Although at least food service has room for advancement.They need to communicate better with their employees, let them know where things are headed and about changes in benefits. My health care costs practically doubled overnight without warning.Make other positions known and available before looking outside. This may leave a temporary hole for the client but it is only fair and the only way that a person could move up in the company. Additionally, when a need arises for a highly skilled individual and you don't look at the the people that have been there for years, you pass up the opportunity for filling the position with the most qualified candidate."
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