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Review averages

  • 4 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    25%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (2)
    50%
    Subpar (1)
    25%
    2.76
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Spanlink Communications

Reviews - What employees say

2.76 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 25.Oct 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

What is said vs. what is done are two distinct and different mindsets. Work life balance is preached but not practiced

Support from management

No work life balance, unrealistic expectations of employees vs. management, Either you are in or out of the good ol' boy club

Teamwork

At an employee level there is an attempt at team work but with the work load given to each individual by management, it is difficult

Freedom to work independently

Micro-management

Internal Communication

They do communicate, although not necessarily about what matters to the employee

Office / Work Environment

Good office atmosphere

Work-Life Balance

None...long days and no reward

Challenging Work

Average

Inclusive / Diverse

Seem to treat gender and race fairly

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    Spanlink Communications, Inc.
  • City
    Minneapolis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT
  • 12.Jan 2016
  • Employee

Spanlink

2.41

Workplace Safety

No training whatsoever

Suggestions for improvement

  • Management shake up to bring more collaborative and employee valued based culture into mix

What I like about the company

It was a paycheck

What I dislike about the company

Demeaning to employees, topheavy on management, long hours with no compensation to go with it, no bonuses even though they were promised, contentious atmosphere at times, overworked engineers, etc.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    Spanlink Communications
  • City
    Golden Valley
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2014
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

is offered
  • 15.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Support from management

Had an internship at Spanlink. This was a VoIP position in the deployment department. This company is not good for new grads because they provided literally zero training. I was left to figure everything out on my own, and everyone was too busy to answer any questions I may have had. Needless to say this internship did not last long due to this.

Teamwork

There was not a lot of interaction between departments. Lack of communication left the door open for oversights.

Freedom to work independently

No complaints here, however I was only an intern any never had the chance to take part in any real projects.

Internal Communication

My co-workers received plenty of information related to any deployment they were on.

Career Development

If you can make it through an internship without an ounce of training, then there are plenty of opportunities for advancement.

Overall compensation for your work

Great compensation and always on time

Work-Life Balance

Vacation is encouraged for those who are hard workers.

Job Security

It should be noted that Spanlink was recently bought out by Converge One. So none of the above may even be relevant anymore. Although it could be, as management and the structure is essentially the same.

Handicapped Accessibility

Unsure as I don't pay attention to these things. I am not disabled.

Workplace Safety

It's safe there. But again, zero training, including anything related to safety. This doesn't concern me considering this is a very low risk position when it comes to injury.

Challenging Work

VoIP is a challenging field, as is deployment. The company as a whole would fit into this category as well.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Develop a training program for new employees. Find volunteers to run the training program. This would be mutually beneficial.

What I like about the company

It's a great place to work if you can survive.

What I dislike about the company

I was an intern. By that very definition I should have received some sort of training. I received none. That is not an exaggeration.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    Spanlink Communications
  • City
    Golden Valley
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Internship in 2014
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    IT

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Review averages

  • 4 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    25%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (2)
    50%
    Subpar (1)
    25%
    2.76
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

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Spanlink Communications
2.76
4 reviews

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