CTR Group

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CTR Group Reviews

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
10 Reviews

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  1.  

    A great and wonderful experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I love to work at this company . They are very friendly outgoing and helpful . A dynamic work setting to climb and excel.

    Cons

    Some things may seem challenging at first hand. If you are not determined driven and motivated then this opportunity may not be for you.

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    Unstable, unorganized company who tends to have many financial snags, causing their contracts to end prematurely.

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    Former Employee - Federal Sub: Painter, Pipefitter, Outside Machinist  in  Kittery, ME
    Former Employee - Federal Sub: Painter, Pipefitter, Outside Machinist in Kittery, ME

    Pros

    The contracts have good wages and per diem usually, the company provides lodging and rental cars for employees to share, and there is always an onsite supervisor to represent the subcontractors. Although, sometimes you end up with the onsite supervisor that is never onsite. Travel and airfare is always paid.

    CTR chooses excellent hotels for long term lodging. Every hotel either had a restaurant with comped meals for us, or free Happy Hour with complimentary dinner at night and comp breakfast in the morning, or we were lodged in suits with kitchenettes.

    If you are selected for a contract, the company is very accommodating during the hiring process. They will even assist you over the phone in compiling a resume if you don't have one, or it's not in the correct format.

    Cons

    Contracts were frequently cut short due to "administrative or financial discrepancies". The last contract I did with CTR was projected to last 3 months. We were onsite for less than one month and then sent home. Sometimes, contracts get extended and you get lucky. Sometimes, it's a crap shoot at how much work you'll receive that year. Being a temp isn't easy regardless of what kind of temporary work you are doing, but this company provides very unstable contracts when you do finally get work.

    Additionally, it is nearly impossible for someone to answer their office phone or return your call unless you are currently on a contract or someone was nice enough to give you their personal cell phone number. So if you are looking for work, need to update your resume, would like a reference, or basically any of a thousand reasons why you may need to speak to the company you work for, good luck with that. This is the type of company that constantly reminds you of how insignificant and expendable you are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try returning a phone call of your employees once in a while. And finish the contracts that you start. Also, a little professional courtesy goes a long way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Flexible Company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Fire Watch  in  Portsmouth, VA
    Current Employee - Fire Watch in Portsmouth, VA

    Pros

    Company treats you like a respectable employee. I've worked for CTR as a Fire Watch under Epsilon Systems. They care about their employees, if you don't show pay for a week, they call immediately to see why. They never hassle you, as long as you're working, they are fine. A great company to help seek steady employment, while waiting for a mire permanent job. However, you may find that suitable job through CTR.

    Cons

    On occasion stone employees have been called on short notice, that their job is no longer available. Work while you can.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The recruiters at CTR are only interested in "filling" the job - not in providing long-term employment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    there are no pros for this

    Cons

    The recruiter sent people for interviews where I was supposed to become a permanent employee and was dishonest about it to me as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Temporary

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    Current Employee - Outside Machinist  in  Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Outside Machinist in Newport News, VA

    Pros

    They always have work. This I like.

    Cons

    The down time between contracts is sometimes to long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay and benefits for people that have work for you for a while.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The staff cares about your well-being

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The pay is flexible and great

    Cons

    after job is over, there is a waiting perion

  8.  

    Rewarding path of Accomplishment

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    Current Employee - Recruiter  in  Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Newport News, VA

    Pros

    I enjoy working alongside the talented professionals located at our offices throughout the United States. I am fond of having the ability to place active job seekers into employment/ careers of their choosing. I love working with veterans of military service to help them transfer from military life to civilian.

    Cons

    Not enough hours in a day to help everyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pizza Parties every friday

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    disorganized, not interested in supporting staff

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter  in  Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Newport News, VA

    Pros

    Possible to work off site or from home. Management not checking up on you all the time unless there is serious slacking off going on.

    Cons

    No support from management or staff members, senior management set in their ways from 20 years ago. Many recruiters have better ideas and a better understanding of the market than the managers. Very difficult to make any type of changes. Management wants results but does not provide with the necessary tools to get the results. Have 2 hours to 1 resume site during the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide training, update your system, try to support employees instead of putting them down - many of them know what is happening better on the market

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great pay if working out of the area, but layoffs are inevitable

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    Former Employee - Pipefitter  in  Portsmouth, VA
    Former Employee - Pipefitter in Portsmouth, VA

    Pros

    The pay that CTR Corp will offer you is great, and this is especially if you are prior military with an (active/inactive) clearance.

    Cons

    Eventually, the project that they assign you to will end......., and once the project is done with you, so will CTR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When people are coming from out of state to work with CTR, it is sad to say that the employee must know of what he/she is entitled to. I wasn't aware that housing per diem was offered to out of state residents, and lost out on $12,000 (plus the money I had to pay from my regular paycheck to crash with a friend).

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    So-so

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    Former Employee - Distribution Agent  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Distribution Agent in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Easy to request time off, easy to learn, other associates are pretty nice

    Cons

    lots of politics, management practiced favoritism, treated like a "minion"

    No opinion of CEO

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