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Met a lot of great people, and the company is making changes to be more competitive

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Current Employee - Engineer
Current Employee - Engineer

I have been working at Concurrent Technologies Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Good pay and benefits, flexible hours, good coworkers, nice facilities

Cons

Management in Johnstown is out of touch with client needs; seems like they are wasting money on worthless initiatives that could be used to invest in the company's employees (e.g., training, certifications, etc); limited opportunity for promotion; culture of entitlement in Johnstown office

Doesn't Recommend
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    Not the company that started working for 10+ years ago

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

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

    Pros

    There are some really great folks that still work at CTC, but that list is becoming shorter and shorter. They have a decent benefit plan for this day and age. CTC also tries to be competitive with salary for most positions.

    Cons

    CTC has been struggling with how to deal with growth and business opportunities away from corporate headquarters (Johnstown) vs. being close to their customers. In others words, many in very senior management wanted PMs and business developers to win work and haul it back to Johnstown for execution. This created a dilemma and defied logic because most customers are far from PA and want the work executed near them. Also, the Johnstown offices have not generated a reputation within the DoD as a center of excellence for anything, despite many chances to do so. Over the years they allowed some growth outside of Johnstown but kept the people on a very short leash, and only when the few members of Senior Leadership that understood opportunities were much better outside of Johnstown supported the growth. Tepid commitment at best.

    This spring/summer the company “reorganized” and purged the senior leadership and most of the midlevel leadership that most adamantly supported “non-Johnstown” growth, including the COO, a VP, and 50 other directors. As a result 85%+ of the managers are now located in PA and subject to daily pressure from the clueless CEO and CFO to save money and to bring work back to PA. If you work for CTC are not located in the Johnstown office, well life will not be pleasant. I will not even start on the battles an employee/manager has to endure to get IT, recruiting, contract and HR support for a non-Johnstown office. Awful and bush league.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your company grow up in to a real company. Support growth where it is at. Step out of the PA ivory tower or you won’t have a company. Stop spending money on brand consultants from Harley-Davison (although he was entertaining). Allow patented and copyrighted to be licensed off instead of being mothered to death in house.
    Healthcare and shale gas initiative? Come on! What a joke.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    CTC afforded me the opportunity to work on diverse projects and to build a strong team of professionals.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Concurrent Technologies Corporation

    Pros

    Project managers learn the discipline of project management based on the PMI BOK.
    ISO 9001 QMS and ISO 14001 EMS registration speaks to management discipline.
    Diverse team of talented professionals across the company.

    Cons

    The company's history is tied to Congressional earmarks from former U.S. Representative John Murtha. News articles appeared frequently during my tenure pointing out how much money CTC received through Congressional earmarks.
    CTC is more of a technology demonstration and validation company and less a consulting company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the company's environmental work, reduce the dependence on the National Defense Center for Energy and Environment (NDCEE), or perhaps create a separate identify for work conducted under the NDCEE. The NDCEE is burdened with overly bureaucratic and politicized processes, which impact on the ability of project managers to serve clients effectively using the NDCEE contract.

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