The Whitlock Group

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The Whitlock Group Reviews

Updated 2 July 2014
Updated 2 July 2014
5 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Group to work for, so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at The Whitlock Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Positive culture
    Solid reputation in the industry
    Management that, in general, seems to care and encourage
    No games played with commissions
    I work for an expanding profitable branch and commissions are on the rise
    Lots of hard workers that support me and my customers

    Cons

    Communication from the top down is improving, but not great
    A mix of upper management types. Some that seem to be passionate about the industry and success and a few empty suits that spout good slogans then run away when you ask a question
    Interbranch cooperation and communication needs to be reviewed. Almost like we work for a different company than they do in other cities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire quality, smart people that are positive and embrace the stated Whitlock values
    Continue to improve communication and processes down the chain of command and across the various branches.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company but be careful..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at The Whitlock Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Great reputation in the industry
    - Both financial and manpower resources are available
    - Income potential is strong for sales
    - Benefits are strong
    - Strong national presence
    - Good folks

    Cons

    - Regional management may not be as strong as it needs to be (education, experience, management skills).
    - Project management ranks are a bit weak in capabilities and experiences which can cause some projects to struggle
    - Motto might be less is more, they tend to work people to the point of exhaustion at all levels in an effort to run lean.
    - Just too much to do with the available manpower resources which causes mistakes and lost profit opportunities
    - Can be very "high school" unfortunately
    - Internal processes can cause tremendous back ups and frustration although it is recognized that in many causes they are for good intentions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your team, your staff. I agree with a previous review where good engineering skills or the fact you like someone does not necessarily make them the high paced, effective leader that the company needs in all positions. They step over or 'on' very good people that are both very capable and willing to help the company more. However the issue right now is top management surrounds themselves with several folks that are not always the best people available but rather will tell them what they want to hear. Not a good practice in trying to become what they want to become I feel.

    There is so much potential given the available resources and connections in the industry however with the above situation, growth in sales and profitability is greatly limited.

    Neutral Outlook
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    Whitlock Austin

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audiovisual Installation Technician  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Audiovisual Installation Technician in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at The Whitlock Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good People and good salary

    Cons

    none, there was nothing bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk more to people below you and work to get thing done faster

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a Good Company If you want Stability

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Virginia Beach, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Virginia Beach, VA (US)

    I worked at The Whitlock Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good vendor Relations, good product and services offering

    Cons

    Horrible upper management communication down to the area managers. Very poor job stability, they fire fast to "manage" the quarterly and year end profits. They will fire you so they do not have to pay you on large commissions or bonuses. I witnessed it several times... Very poor training and communication to the branch managers. They preach integrity, honesty and loyalty but they do not practice... Alot of upper mgmt B.S. and Games... You have been WARNED!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop preaching what you do not practice... Playing with folks careers to save a buck by firing them to bank their commissions is disgusting... Hiring for build up of bread and butter accounts then firing to hand them over to your golden boys is disgusting. You need to take a serious look at your culture and values...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stale, old school

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at The Whitlock Group

    Pros

    Company has partnerships with a wide variety of manufacturers, has a good portfolio of completed projects, and is well managed at the top. Very competent leaders in national and regional positions.

    Cons

    While executive management shines, they have a hard time finding competent branch managers. Communications within the organization or very poor. Local managers seem to have no leadership training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good engineering skills don't automatically translate to good leadership skills.

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