Comtech, LLC Reviews

Updated April 29, 2014
Updated April 29, 2014
12 Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    All talk no Action

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comtech, LLC

    Pros

    Cake on birthdays, accessible location, decent end clients

    Cons

    There would be talk about Comtech being a family company that will grow you, but all the decisions are based on how much money they can get, not on the best interests of the employee or growing the employee. There are very little agreed upon processes and many internal managers argue with each other and point fingers. The President is unpredictable and just does whatever he feels like doing, which in my opinion is unprofessional and has led to much turnover. Some employees are treated well and given sendoff parties if they leave, others are just dumped on the side of the road. Many times, the President or an upper manager sends a lower level employee to do his dirty work of getting rid of an employee and says nothing to them. Many new projects that have been attempted have failed due to a lack of listening to or caring for employees. Also, this may be small, but they don't have RECYCLING! Who doesn't have recycling on their premises?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, do what you say you'll do, don't dump big responsibilities on a few people just to save money.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    The height of unprofessionalism

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    I worked at Comtech, LLC

    Pros

    Cake served on people's birthdays.

    Cons

    Horrible work/life balance, no management structure, extremely high rate of turnover, nepotism, no clearly defined job descriptions, awful pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Investing in employee education/training along with paying market value salaries would increase employee retention.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Adequate but technical leadership is lacking

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comtech, LLC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent benefits package for contracting company. HR staff very responsive and helpful.

    Cons

    Upper management is more concerned with the overall company bottom line than what is best for the employees when it comes to contract negotiations. Direct manager at customer location was not equipped to manage a diverse technical team. This shows a lacking in upper managements vision and awareness in regards to personnel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't waste any of your time here.

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Comtech, LLC as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits were good for the position.

    Cons

    everything else except benefits were not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comtech, LLC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The building had a nice deli in it, parking was free.

    Cons

    No organizational structure, management is terrible, no middle management - upper management all think they're "Vice Presidents"...expected to work on vacations and through illness, no accountability, basically a staffing company and the owner likes to micromanage everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    A growing company.

    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Comtech, LLC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They have contracts with government agencies.

    Cons

    They are just staffing the job, not supporting the employee and their career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more involved with those you send out as contractors. Provide support system. Meet with them frequently.

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Has its strengths and weaknesses

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comtech, LLC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Comtech is pretty good at looking for opportunities to retain their talent. This is not always easy as the majority of employees are hired to work on government contracts. President willing to look at new business lines to help take company to next level. Benefits are good. Was impressed with health insurance in 2013. Met some very talented professionals during my time with the company.

    Cons

    Sales, business development and capture mediocre at best. Not all products the company advertises are ready to be backed up by the company when if the rubber were to hit the road. Contractors not really in touch with Corporate headquarters. Many contractors did not feel appreciated for their contributions. Majority of revenue came from a single contract, which has now ended. The company leadership believes that larger partners owe Comtech something. Perfect example was the shaky relationship with Verizon. Employees had to threaten to leave (even submit their resignation in many cases) to get a raise. Also, the non-compete clause in the employment agreement is ridiculous and needs to go. Has someone told them it's not enforceable. They can get rid of it and save a ton of money that is currently going to the lawyers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company has come quite a ways over the last few years. The CEO himself has modified his outlook and expectations. I admire his openness to breaking new ground, especially since mid 2013. The company needs to be very careful how they market their new products. There have been situations in the past where a large potential partner sought a demo on one of the products and the company was not ready to deliver. The company also needs to improve upon how they discover and recognize talent. Some really great people have slipped through their fingers over the years.

    I would recommend the company to others but would caution them to obtain a very clear understanding of the job they're being hired to perform - and the terms/conditions of employment - before signing anything. This was an issue for many employees who were held (via intimidation) from applying to other companies taking over a contract that was ending.

    A final thought. I set the outlook over the next 6 months as neutral. However, if they play their cards correctly, the 12-month outlook could bring significant growth. Keep digging for those new business lines! Make sure the products are solid and deliverable before marketing!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very short, unstable.

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer  in  Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Germantown, MD

    I worked at Comtech, LLC as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Interesting technology, but cramped crowded offices.

    Cons

    Very unstable government contractor. Lost funding from the Congress for project I was working on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Innovative Solutions and Friendly Colleagues

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Comtech, LLC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It's a small company, so you'll wear several hats. The advantage here is that you will have the opportunity to build your skills and diversify your value-add. There are several projects here that have long-life and high levels of customer praise. The company is growing and putting revenue toward building and maintaining measureable processes.

    Cons

    In staying agile, salaries tend to be on the low end. There's also more to do here, and if you allow it your work/life balance can be diminished.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Paying people what they're worth at the start of employment, and rewarding a little annually without breaking the bank, is a good way to boost retention rates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Growing Company and Incredible Opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Comtech, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Comtech provides incredible opportunities to work with very senior clients on high-impact issues.
    There are many options to create/find your niche and take ownership/lead on a project with the wisdom and support of senior level management. Comtech treats their employees very well.

    Cons

    If you are looking to do the same thing day in and day out this is probably not the best fit for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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