Communications Test Design Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
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  1. I worked there for 15 years

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, PA

    I worked at Communications Test Design full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, family owned company

    Cons

    It's all about the profit. More and more employees let go to be replaced by temp workers that have no rights. They are fired left and right for no reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a family business. Please remember that and start treating your employees, regular and temp, the way Mr. P did when he started the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. just a job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Communications Test Design full-time

    Pros

    Medical Benefits are one of the best. No training or time given to study.

    Cons

    everything is customized to the customer needs. No system reuse or standards.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Good family-owned company in the repair industry

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    Current Employee - ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN A in Flower Mound, TX
    Current Employee - ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN A in Flower Mound, TX

    I have been working at Communications Test Design full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Don't need a degree to be promoted, you can move up with "ability'

    Cons

    none none none none none none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Ctdi is Horrible place to work

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    Current Employee - Warehouse in Fontana, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Fontana, CA

    I have been working at Communications Test Design full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You get 40+ hours every week

    Cons

    The management are THE WORST type of people on earth. They don't care of you have a family, go to school, or have a life outside of work. They want you to work 10-12 hour shifts 7 days a week and if you have a problem they LITERALLY tell you "It's not my problem. Figure it out or go find somewhere else to work." Having a child and working there is absolute worstpossible experience I could ever imagine. They expect you to devote your life to a company that would fire you for sneezing the wrong way. They don't understand that is not a career is just a job. I don't plan on being there for life, just like 99% of the staff don't either, but mangement doesn't understand that and expect you live your life fir ctdi.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Die slow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. The workload allows me to use my training in my field to the highest level.

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    Current Employee - Electronic Engineering Tech, Level III in Flower Mound, TX
    Current Employee - Electronic Engineering Tech, Level III in Flower Mound, TX

    I have been working at Communications Test Design (more than a year)

    Pros

    At ctdi, you will find a Friendly working environment. Competive salaries in both degrees and non-degrees positions. The facility is clinic controlled year round.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges of working for CTDI are simple but strick. Timeliness is a major factor in employment with the company. As long as time off is requested in a timely manner, normally they are honored. Sometimes the need arises to work mandatory hours to make up for production time loss due to weather or holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend to upper management to offer more recognition to individual and departmental accomplishments. This would help display more appreciation for the hard work that is produced daily by both permamnat and temporary employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Electronic Tech

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    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in West Chester, PA

    I have been working at Communications Test Design full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    CTDI kept me employed for a long time. Steady 40 hrs per week. Good benefits. Sometimes interesting work.

    Cons

    Long stretches of monotonous work. Expected to work miracles with very limited resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open minded.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. One of the worst companies i have EVER worked for. Headend Engineer

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    Former Contractor - Headend Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Contractor - Headend Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Communications Test Design as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was competitive only because i was contracted. They claimed to hire people after 6 months of work, but after working for the branch for 2 years i still was never hired. After they "considered" hiring me, they basically laughed at how much i was getting paid and didn't plan on matching it.

    Cons

    Where to begin; the management team was insulting and constantly ridiculing everyones ideas and all the employees at the branch. They would fire people and hire them back the following week just to make budget. Corporate seemed to not care how each branch was managed. After filing an HR despite, i was basically told there wasn't anything they could until more employees file the same complaint. After i was able to have employees send in my same complaints, some of those employees were eliminated. Basically, i was in fear of my job. After the CEO came for a visit at our branch, i was almost remarked as incompetent for not doing my job after having almost no training and only be there for a month. Almost everyone i had worked with (engineer's in other branches) all left the company after only being there for a short time for the same reasons why i left. Thank goodness that i basically left due to "end of contract" and was neither fired nor let go. They treat all of their employees awful, no care at all for personal life or family life, let alone any benefits aside of maybe health. All of this i saw at my branch seemed to stem all the way to corporate after meeting the CEO and discussing how some of the other employees that have been there for years feel. Once again, after reading this and seeing everyone else's reviews of this company, i warn you, stay far away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect and utmost care. Considering this isn't possible for you i don't have anything else to say.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Repair Technician

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    Current Employee - Repair Technician in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Repair Technician in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Communications Test Design full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Constant work. No one will micromanage you as long as your making quota. They give you training to keep you up to speed with business practices at CTDI. I think its because of the high fire/higher rate. Have to keep the new guys coming in up to speed. 3 work shits. They will allow you to alternate any shift as long as there is an open bench. They are very accommodating to employees personal schedules. There is an archive with detail info on product models, but its not that effective because you wont have the time to research and study the info.

    Cons

    Repair parts are not always available, but quotas are still expected to be met. High turnaround rate as the company mostly hires through temp agencies, and will quickly end your assignment and bring someone else in. It seems employees are not valued, because they are so interchangeable at this company. There are guys still a temp at $14.00 hour after 3 years. No benefits for temps. Will be leaving at 1 year anniversary if no commitment, or salary increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I can't offer anything I'm sure they haven't already herd.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Disappointing.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, PA

    I have been working at Communications Test Design full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most of the worker bees are pretty descent people.

    Cons

    long hours, huge work load, zero recognition or appreciation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees. Invest in them. Communicate with them. Stop with the constant threat of layoffs due to budgetary cutbacks only to turn around and renovate, throw big parties, or buy other properties. Years ago I felt like part of a team I was vested in, now I just feel like a number and it has greatly impacted how hard and enthusiastically I'm interested in working for them. I've lost all respect due to the irresponsibility and disrespect coming from "the next generation" management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Good growth and opportunity

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Communications Test Design

    Pros

    Opportunity to give your own insight on operations

    Cons

    Senior management lack of forward thinking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better planning

    No opinion of CEO

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