CareTech Solutions

  www.caretechsolutions.com
  www.caretechsolutions.com
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slightly above-par IT employer in Michigan

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at CareTech Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

fair compensation, decent benefits, not over-bearing, and well paced work environment with emphasis on work/life balance.

Cons

limited growth potential when on an outsourced contract. Feel very disconnected from "the mothership", more like a money generating body instead of a company member, it often seems like corporate has little interest in your personal development/well being or anything else for that matter. The last 4 years benefits have slowly been decreasing while cost of healthcare has risen.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

get better managerial oversight on your outsourced contract placement managers. An employee survey to "rate your manager" would be very surprising.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good company with some bad senior management

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CareTech Solutions full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, caring management at middle management level. Interesting work with a sense of purpose (healthcare).

    Cons

    Some upper managers are uncaring and even unethical. This 'black mark" casts a bad light on the whole company since it is tolerated. Employees working at client sites as opposed to those at corp offices are treated as second rate citizens.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up your high level management. Get rid of the "bad apples". Treat your remote employees with the same standard applied to those who work at corp.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    No clear direction from management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Troy, MI

    I have been working at CareTech Solutions full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible in terms of life balance. Friendly place to work, great location right off 75 with lots of restaurants in the area.

    Cons

    Two words: lip service. The pattern is the same regardless of leadership so it must be a cultural thing. My own belief is that things are on a big downward trend, and there are no resources to do what they say they want to do. They're afraid to tell the truth because they know too many will jump ship... and many have in the last 12 months.

    The cycle is clear:
    1) Year after year development teams are told they will get the resources they need to develop new products,
    2) Those resources then are pulled to work on other projects.
    3) They then wonder why their product is so behind the times technology wise
    4) They then panic and push out some new code half-assed without real thought as to the features or architecture, just so something can be "new".
    5) The code which is released is junk, and even more time is spent fixing it.
    6) Go back to step 1.

    On a non-work or day to day side of things, the culture here is very cliquish. I've never worked in a place where employees of other departments don't interact, and upper management doesn't really know their workers, and I've worked in much larger multinational corporations.

    There's a "fun" committee, and bless them, they try, but they probably have no money to do anything. The big event for the year is the "company picnic" which essentially amounts to a hotdog and coke during regular business hours in a tent in the parking lot. Every couple of months they give you a candy bar, or just recently, a donut and 4oz cup of cider. lol.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Say what you mean, and do what you say. You need to generate a clear focus on goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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