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OneSource Building Technologies Reviews

Updated 15 January 2015
Updated 15 January 2015
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good company to start. Very unstable job environment. Low pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at OneSource Building Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Can't think of one but only good for starters. that's it.

    Cons

    I could write several pages of realities here and you will agree with me.

    - Work environment. They force you to dress professionally when one of the partners shows up in Adidas sport wear (?). Management always talk about football and not focused on the work. every year people is relocated from one cubicle to another for no reason. Partners don't care about what are you doing or how much you are making. They will interrupt you at anytime without professionalism even if you are with the customer so you have to apologize for that. You can have lunch because is the law but count the time because the partner (again) is watching you. They use the company email distribution list to send jokes or to blame everybody because somebody did not clean the kitchen. So you work life is unsafe because you can get fire at anytime for no reason even if you are working hard and making money for the company. there is a small group that gets all the benefits and job security, if you are not inside it you are nobody no matter if you have been working for years. The main decisions are made based on the mood of the owners/partners (again?) so every time they talk everybody fells afraid of what is going to happen.

    - Benefits: You will get your 401k and health but those are expensive. Every year the company is making more money but charging the employees (most of them) more in health which does not make any sense. No bonuses even if you make millions. Salary raises is a myth. Nobody (outside the privileged group) gets a raise so don't expect that. Promotions? just for the privileged group. You will get a laptop and they could pay part of your phone bills in order to use it. You have access via VPN but don't expect to work from home because that is not a option (even if the position can do it). Field techs gets good pay but sometimes they cut the hours without an advise. Usually Project Coordinators get half of the pay of the field techs and the Call center even less so I don't know how these people lives with that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Owners, Partners and CEO please be on that position and let the managers do the job. More motivation like bonuses and better work environment. Please be more professional and organized if you want to grow up. this is a company not a home based business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - CMS Technician in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Contractor - CMS Technician in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at OneSource Building Technologies as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work. They try their best to give you competivive benefits and good pay. Management does their best to keep the employees happy. Great 401K program, competivive wages,

    Cons

    They need to do more for those technicians that work outside of Houston. They are going thru growing pains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to provide training to employees to keep up with the demands of the workplace.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Sketchy business practices

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at OneSource Building Technologies full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Don't know of any to list.

    Cons

    Stay away from this company. Very questionable ethics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You either have the right values or you don't. No amount of "advice" will change this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    You couldn't ask for a better place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at OneSource Building Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay in a diminishing economy. Management actually cares about getting a job well done for the customer & taking care of their employees. New business procedures are created every day to fit our clients needs, and we've become one of the premier providers for major global companies. Great insurance, great atmosphere to work in. If you love sports, this is also the office for you!
    There is always room for growth here, but you have to put in the effort, just like any other job.

    Cons

    There are no cons. So many people want to complain about the atmosphere and how the operations are ran at this company. My advice is that there are way tougher jobs out there, and you will be expected to push yourself and go 100% no matter where you are employed. They have a business to run, and they are going to make sure you are doing your part. Don't expect to get a free ride on the easy train. They pay you, you don't pay them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are doing an excellent job - keep up the great work. You've built this company into something from nothing, and that is truly amazing in itself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor Management skils and poor decency

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Technician in Savannah, GA (US)
    Current Contractor - Technician in Savannah, GA (US)

    I have been working at OneSource Building Technologies as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    I can not find one, looks like every employee is under tremendus pressure.

    Cons

    Managers and Project Coordinators love to hide behind the phone answering system and emails, don't return your phone calls, travel policy is shady, you dont get pay for the first 10 miles, Project coordinator doesn’t advise enough details of the job, compensation is a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people with values and basic personal skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Nightmare job, terrible management, long hours, low pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at OneSource Building Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A good place to get some Project Coordination/Management experience but I'd suggest getting a PMP certification soon after and you'd have many more opportunities with better earning power elsewhere. Some people liked the Flavia coffee machine. At the time I lived on the NW side of Houston so the location was convenient.

    Cons

    The Sales staff is constantly over-promising and putting the Operations department into crisis emergency mode. The pay was extremely low, insulting really but in a bad economy I needed the job. No options for career development or advancement. Long hours, no time for lunch breaks, no overtime but you're expected to work past the typical 8-5. I had to constantly deal with 3rd party subcontractors, that I hired for jobs, calling me and asking for their paychecks. I felt bad calling people to work jobs for me because I knew it was likely that they wouldn't be paid. This resulted in the contractors threatening to put liens on the company where my projects took place, which upset my clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have the Sales department communicate with Operations on scheduling before promising the world and last minute emergencies at 5pm that must be completed today because there's no way I'm going to be able to find a tech to do this job and you're just going to upset the customer and blame the Project Coordinator. Pay a fair salary comparable to industry standards. Less micro-managing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at OneSource Building Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    great place to work, relax environment, high tech company.

    Cons

    music cubicles, 8 hours + daily

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Challenging and busy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PM
    Current Employee - PM

    I have been working at OneSource Building Technologies

    Pros

    Growth and expansion during a downed economy. Mgmt is approachable and listens to your ideas. Our lead sales guy is knowledgeable and cares in our well being. Keeps us busy with work all around the world. Good place to work. Benfits are above average compare to my last company.

    Cons

    Need to hire more knowledgeable vendor mgmt. Coordinators perform their work majority of the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire real vendor mgmt with knowledge.

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Steady

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Tech
    Current Employee - Data Tech

    I have been working at OneSource Building Technologies

    Pros

    If you do a good job I think it raises your rating, so you get opportunities more regularly. Seems to pay pretty good.

    Cons

    Compensation is not broken down per job, so it's a mystery sometimes what you are getting for which job. If you ask over the phone what a certain job will pay, they typically don't know that either. Most jobs require some home preparation which I don';t believe you are compensated for. Mileage is paid, but not the time driving. Not a big deal unless the job is far away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The tech check-in process can sometimes be really tedious. Please either fix that or pay for the time being on hold or answering silly questions.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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