I worked at Columbus Technologies And Services as a contractor for more than 5 years
Pros – Overall I had a good experience with the company while working on one of their contracts at CDC. Benefits were decent, management seems to really care about the wellbeing of their employees.
Cons – Not many cons, except for the fact that vacation days are minimal and it takes a long time to earn additional days.
2014-02-20 08:19 PST
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I worked at Columbus Technologies And Services
Pros – Columbus has contracts with top companies such as the CDC. The firm is owned by a husband and wife who are very generous and good to employees. Benefits are better than most contracting firms who work with the CDC.
Cons – Since the position is through a contract with the federal government, it's possible that the job will end before the contract is actually up. In other words, there's no job security, no matter how good you are at the job. Local management is absent, showing up only occasionally to chat about mostly non-work related issues. Support staff at main office on California responds slowly to corresondence and request for direction, usually only responding if the owner is copied on the message.
Advice to Senior Management – Have your local manager be more involved and visible to employees at the contract site so they actually feel they are a part of the company. Have support staff (HR and payroll) improve response times to employees. I asked for direction on my benefits when I learned my job was ending, and got a response at 4:30 p.m. on the last day of work - too late to take advantage of benefits that I had already paid for.
2011-09-28 13:47 PDT
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