- CTS (Computer Technology Solutions) update27 days ago
CTS, Inc. CTS was recognized as the #1 Company in the 2015 Best Companies to Work for in Alabama (small to medium category). This marks the 5th time to be honored and the 4th time to be named 1st in our category! #CTSinTheCommunity http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vITAt
Our people are our most important asset. We have over 250 employees across 6 different office locations, but we are all one team. Together, we work with Fortune 1000 clients across the southeast to build custom solutions to their business problems. Every project is unique and provides new challenges and opportunities to learn from some of the best minds in the business.
Our areas of expertise include software development, quality assurance, business intelligence, and application support. Each of our offices has a fun and unique culture, and we all share the same passion for our work. With our career development program and internal training initiatives, you have all the tools you need to reach your full potential. The rest is up to you!
Consulting Career Path
CTS provides continuous opportunities for professional development with a roadmap to help you navigate your career. You will have the opportunity to promote from Analyst to Consultant to Senior Consultant and eventually to Project Manager or Architect with clearly defined prerequisites along the way. The prerequisites are designed to keep you learning new skills throughout your career and provide constant goals and challenges for your professional development.
CTS also offers dynamic and rewarding careers for internal employees, including Human Resources, Recruiting, Internal IT Support, Accounting, Business Development, and Marketing. We want all employees to realize their full potential, so we offer the training, opportunity, and experience needed for success in every area of the business. We have experienced record growth year over year for the majority of our history, and we have an outstanding group of people managing our internal services and processes to ensure we stay ahead of the curve.
CTS offers multiple types of training year-round. We provide classroom training and self-study materials to help you meet your prerequisites for promotion, and we sponsor certifications in applicable technologies at each stage in your career. Not only do we pay for the certification exams, we pay for the resources to help you study and give you a bonus once you’re certified! You are also encouraged to attend external training courses and participate in industry-specific conferences and events.
Employee Programs and Perks:
- Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) Program of up to 4 weeks per year
- 40 Service Hours per year for giving back to the local community
- Monthly Fun Team Events
- Flexible Spending Accounts for health and dependent care expenses
- 401(k) Plan and Profit Sharing Program
- Tuition Reimbursement Program
- Certification Reimbursement and Bonus Program
- Travel Differential Pay when working at client sites
- Employee Wellness Program
- Maternity Leave Program for new mothers
- All CTS Offices are eligible for FMLA
Employee Insurance Benefits:
- Health Insurance Options:
- United Health Care PPO Health Insurance Plan
- United Health Care High Deductible Health Insurance Plan and Health Savings Account
- Principal Dental Insurance
- VSP Voluntary Vision Insurance
- Principal Life, Long Term, and Short Term Disability Insurance
We are a team, regardless of office location or work site. You might work at the client site for certain projects, but you’ll come back to CTS at least once a month for our Fun Team events. We’ve done everything from zip lining to Six Flags, but everyone’s favorite event is our annual Geekathlon. That’s when our employees across all offices come together to play games, win great prizes, and see old friends.
You also have the opportunity to participate in various sports teams at CTS. We dominate in softball, have some of the fastest runners in the Southeast, and our soccer team is led by a former collegiate athlete. We’ve even done our fair share of mud races. If we don’t already have a team together for your sport of choice, just ask around! We always have people willing to try something new.
Aside from fun team events and sports teams, we provide you with free snacks, sodas, coffee, and tea to keep you going throughout the day along with games in every break room when you need to take your mind off work for a few minutes.
Part of our mission is to give back to our local communities. We give every full time employee 40 hours per year to use towards local community service. You can do a service project as a team with other employees or do something on your own to impact the local community. CTS organizes events related to local STEM initiatives, but you can also serve other organizations that are particularly meaningful to you without having to use your vacation time!
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I made the change from the IT staffing industry to the IT services industry recently when I took my position with CTS. Within the first week I was blown away by the level of IT talent and institutionalized knowledge here. The retention rate is very high and it shows. They really care about the success of their employees and will help in any way possible to make sure that everyday works together to succeed. It is a dream job in the IT services field.
You will definitely feel like the dumbest person in the room at first, because these guys are SMART. But it is only a con if you want it to be. I have found it to be an excellent learning experience.
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The interview process was thorough and well coordinated. CTS is meticulous about who they hire and it shows. Their interview process is the heart of the reason why they have such a high employee retention rate. Recruiters are well trained to keep in constant communication, even if the process can take over a month. As a potential employee, you are never left in the dark about where you are in the process. My experience started with a brief phone interview with a recruiter. The initial conversation was relaxed and relevant. The recruiter explained in detail what the position was, the company culture and the business reason why the position was being created. She was open and honest about the challenges the position would have, but was also very optimistic about it. Our conversation flowed naturally, allowing for each of us to ask pertinent questions and answer them thoughtfully. The 2nd phone interview was with the company president. His questions were more targeted and challenging but the conversation also flowed naturally as we discussed my career history, his vision for marketing for CTS, his history with the company, why he liked working there, etc. The 3rd interview was with several key leaders within the company. It was obvious they had done their homework in reviewing my writing samples, resume' and design samples. I was impressed with the amount of knowledge that had been shared with them from my previous interviewers. It was clear that communication throughout the company was excellent. When given the opportunity to ask questions, I had quite a long list and some I thought were quite challenging, but each person answered them thoroughly and with great detail. What I admired is that if they were unsure how to answer a question, they were honest about it. What came through about CTS during this process was that they knew how to define themselves as a company, knew what they wanted to accomplish and made sure that I knew exactly what the expectation of the job was. That is rare and very commendable.
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CTS is a regional software consulting firm that specializes in solving complex IT problems with creative and customized solutions. With our full-time employee base, we deliver software development, business intelligence, quality assurance, and application support solutions. In other words, we build it, test it, report on it, and support it. Headquartered in Birmingham, with ...
Mission: To deliver superior solutions for our customers, careers for our employees, and growth in our communities.