CONTECH
2.5 of 5 19 reviews
www.contech-cpi.com West Chester, OH 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Long for the good ol days...yet another major reduction in work force

Sales Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at CONTECH full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat Product Line
Excellent Technical Support Staff
Solid people on the fron line

ConsToo many layoffs over past 5 years
Go on furlough, get an email....is that wrong or what?
Big Brother...everything is salespeople's fault
Incompetent middle managers including some Director positions

Advice to Senior ManagementYou don't win a war by depleting sales staff, i.e. those in battle on the front line taking the bullets. This company is WAY TOO Fat in the middle and continues to bulge at the seam. The overhead keeps pricing levels at uncompetitive levels. Signature PVC product is too high to sell, company insists on 15% profit margins in an economy that doesn't allow it but due to being fat in the middle it's 15% or nothing. As former Sales Engineer, it's been nothing for way too long. Too many managers sitting at their desk dictating selling strategies in territories they aren't familiar with (because they spend their day behind a desk) to contractors they never met (because they spend their day behind a desk) thus negating the human element which is so vital in relationship building as a sales organization

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great job, good people, poor senior leadership that gets in the way of having a great company

Project Consultant (Current Employee)

I have been working at CONTECH full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Great sales and marketing position, with great exposure to market due to breadth of portfolio. Create your own schedule, good benefits (car,… Cons: Management (ELC) gets in the way of progress and growth Stifilng of regional management to conform to a National model which doesn't work, since engineering/construction markets… Advice to Senior Management: Leave and never comeback. You destroyed a great company. Perhaps you can apply… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Titanic of a company - Another round of lay-offs - find a life boat!

Product Design Engineer (Former Employee)
West Chester, OH

I worked at CONTECH full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Good co-workers, good product line. Cons: Ineffective mid-level management combined with terrible senior management that lacks integrity. No upward mobility, chronyism, dishonest "bonus" as a part of salary, offshoring of… Advice to Senior Management: Let a real management team take over the company before… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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