of the bigger consulting companies were still focused on Y2K issues
and client/server consulting.
Our jump into Web technologies gave us the edge on our bigger
competitors since we had more experienced people for the Web technologies,"
2000, Xorbix landed some major accounts including GE Medical Systems,
Rockwell Automation and Brady USA.
are very conscientious," says Tom Shenk of Brady USA, Wauwatosa.
"You never have to worry about what they are doing, they
have a very good work ethic with rates that are competitive
the only drawback to Xorbix is that Bakar likes to keep his staff
intact and if a full-time project takes off with Brady, there is usually
not an option to hire the Xorbix technician full time. "It sometimes
limits opportunities to work with Xorbix," says Shenk.
his company isn't a temp agency.
"We're a professional services firm and I want to make
the company grow with my current employees," he says.
he considers himself lucky because many small businesses have trouble
finding good help. Luck
aside, Bakar hedges his bets by making employee benefits a major focus.
Xorbix pays 100 percent of the premiums for full medical and
dental insurance for its employees. Staffers start out with three weeks of vacation.
The vacation package is sweetened in the third year when each
employee annually receives two airline tickets worth $650 each plus
$700 for lodging.
tell my employees when they start, if you work here and you keep the
customer happy, then I'm happy and I'll keep you very happy,"
Xorbix continues to grow and make new contacts, it also has started
to diversify itís focus.