Computech, Inc.

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Computech, Inc. Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
9 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for a couple of years, then split

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Computech, Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Agile, collaborative environment. For the most part, does believe in user-centers design. Good project managers with experience in client engagement. Emphasis on communication: regular meetings, stand-ups, instant messages & chat, and encouraging specialists to co-locate on ad-hoc basis whenever needed; keeps everyone informed and involved. Multiple clients allow for specialists and managers to gain experience across projects—variety of work and opportunities.

    Cons

    Company does not invest in new hardware or software, leaving itself open to competitors with higher-performance offerings. Rarely sends employees to conferences or education-related events, neither as speakers nor attendees. Great difficulty when negotiating contracts: gives up much to keep clients. No one platform: each solution is custom-built, which has its Pros, yet will tend to make clients wary of becoming entangled. Extremely stingy on benefits and education support for manager and lower ranks, while execs globetrot on income from their work. Very specialized in public sector, with no experience or contracts in corporate or other verticals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve subject matter experts more. Push for company & specialists' needs for success during contract negotiations, rather than giving in to clients so often. Decrease exec pay slightly to pay for more continuing education of specialists and managers, helping both contracts' output and quality, as well as increased employee retention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Six Months a Wage Slave

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    Former Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Washington, DC

    I worked at Computech, Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are friendly and knowledgeable. Some client sites are metro accessible. One smaller contract permitted limited off-site work. Two weeks notice wasn't honored.:)

    Cons

    Client applications use antiquated technology. Employees don't accrue leave for the first six months. There was very little project documentation, and a few time-stressed superstar employees were relied on to ramp up newcommers. Headquarters staff don't interact with the contract staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer new employees something approaching industry standard benefits and they might consider being long-term employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    management out of touch, boring projects

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    Current Employee - Developer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Developer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Computech, Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    flexible schedule, 4 week paid time-off

    Cons

    no clear career path, boring projects, below average benefits package

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they need to understand what employees think

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Revolving Door @ FCC Project in DC

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    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at Computech, Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The location and the customer was the best thing I experience while working with Computech.

    Cons

    A lot of cliques, like you would find in a high school setting . Managers very unprofessional, more interested in where you purchase your attire than using the existing talent of the staff. The cliques were so ridiculous, that people were afraid to voice their opinions in meetings and in general for fear of being "outed" by the "in-group". In just a year, they was so many people that came and left. I can honestly recall one person resigning after a week of employment. Computech has a federal contract with FCC for years, and there are so many conflicts of interest its crazy. There is a Computech Manager that was once a FCC Branch Chief. It amazes me that they continue to win this contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Widen the gap between the Professional and Personal you. Manage more and socialize less.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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