Concurrent Technologies Corporation Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Concurrent Technologies Corporation President and CEO Ed Sheehan
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Pros
  • Concurrent offers a friendly work environment, highly competitive compensation and good benefits (in 8 reviews)

  • Great benefits, awesome resources are made available to employees (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • The end of another quarter brings to an end another group of careers outside of the senior management level (in 7 reviews)

  • From the outside you would never see that, in fact the PR spin runs full time in the company (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Inconsistent planning and inefficient use of employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Concurrent Technologies Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay. Good benefits. Excellent co-workers.

    Cons

    Inconsistent application of long term plans. Direct Labor model tends to under-utilze employee skills because projects need seat-warmers. Exodus of skilled workers due to project uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to your long term plans.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Nice while it lasted

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Concurrent Technologies Corporation full-time

    Pros

    There were great people and interesting projects in the early years. Some projects made a real difference for customers.

    Cons

    There has been a gradual downturn. Things got far worse after the Congressional ties went away and they found it difficult to compete. It was grim when they jettisoned or forced out many senior staff. Project stovepipes and zero indirect funding always ensured a lack of communication between projects. CTC as an enterprise didn't exist other than as a few buildings and as a name on a paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to compete with the big dogs in a post-Murtha world. Invest in staff training and collaboration. Take change seriously. In other words, fund it. The money you spent on branding should have gone into forward-thinking efforts like innovation and training. You have no brand without a cohesive enterprise. Alter your culture to make CTC more than just a collection of disjoint projects. Thin the layers of useless management. Remove the incentive for experienced employees to leave due to being too expensive to find work.


  3. DBA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Concurrent Technologies Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Minneapolis office is in a very nice neighborhood.

    Cons

    Minneapolis office is disjointed from the Seattle office.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Downward trend continues

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    Former Employee - Director, Market Segment Lead in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Director, Market Segment Lead in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Concurrent Technologies Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People at execution level have great attitudes and work together.

    Cons

    Lack of strategic vision and how to compete in competitive market due to Johnstown, PA centric business approach.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the DelTek report on Pennsylvania based government contractors and assess why the downward trend continues. The capabilities you have tried to market are no longer relevant. The business development practices you possess do not work in a competitive market place - bring in experienced senior management who understand how to grow business in the government market place. The directed contract awards missed an opportunity to map out long term transition strategy for sustained growth - you now must assess how to leverage existing capability to carve out a long term strategy.


  6. Awesome!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and people who like to get things done!

    Cons

    Systems can be poor or unreliable

    Advice to Management

    Make ideas happen, quicker!


  7. Functional Consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People. Great company. Outstanding benefits.

    Cons

    Poor training, lack of structure for processes, older team members expect newer Concurians to know aspects of the job that are not clearly documented and it stifles open learning and sharing.

    Advice to Management

    Training and processes need to be reviewed. Burnout is a serious possibly with this company.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Collectively this company doesn't know a thing about software engineering.

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Johnstown, PA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Johnstown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Concurrent Technologies Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Better than average retirement benefits (were better in the past, though). Very good vacation time. Average on other benefits. Good pay for the area.

    Cons

    No training whatsoever; left to fend for yourself. No culture of learning or sharing of knowledge between peers. Management is beyond inept. Read daily Dilbert to understand management. You have to fend for yourself. The paycheck might have CTC printed on it, but that's where your support from the company will end. It's every dog for himself; feels like independent consulting most of the time. Management preaches great things, but nothing changes. Morale is pretty bad.

    Advice to Management

    They won't read this or change if they did. My advice to you, the reader, is only go to this company if you plan to stay one to three years and use it as a stepping stone. Whatever you do, don't move back to the home of the mother ship and think this company will provide you a long-term, stable, happy career. Not if you are in software development, anyway.


  9. Wonderful opportunity and great employees

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    Former Employee - Director in Johnstown, PA
    Former Employee - Director in Johnstown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are top-notch; dedicated, innovative, team centric! Generous leave policy and benefits including pension contribution.

    Cons

    none, was a great experience.

    Advice to Management

    To improve understanding at the staff level engage with PM's , its their teams that are putting forth the products to the clients.


  10. Great company!

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    Current Employee - Industrial Hygienist
    Current Employee - Industrial Hygienist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and the work is rewarding.

    Cons

    Contract work can be precarious.

    Advice to Management

    Consider reviewing employees work more often.


  11. Helpful (1)

    legacy codes , out dated coding and software architecture

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Jupiter, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Jupiter, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Concurrent Technologies Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good for having new idea and execute it

    Cons

    hard to make any changes



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