Concurrent Technologies Corporation

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Great company with pockets of small town attitudes that have to be overcome in order to progress

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Former Employee - Director in Johnstown, PA
Former Employee - Director in Johnstown, PA

I worked at Concurrent Technologies Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Executive leadership is approachable and open to all levels of the organization.

Cons

Individuals that have never left the Johnstown enivironment have difficualty accepting ideas or individuals with different backgrounds and are more concerned about offending feelings than with maintaining a viable company through healthy conflict that brings out creative ideas.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Discard the advancement from within and look outside to grow the company.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Incompetence Wrapped in Pretty Paper

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    Current Employee - Director in Johnstown, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Johnstown, PA

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    There is no devolution of decision making or authority below the VP level. The entire company is directed from the top down and ideas that don't fit with whatever the current direction is are disregarded without serious consideration.
    - Absolutely out of touch Senior Leadership. The decision makers are so inwardly focused they have lost any concept of being "client centric". Facts are no longer important and it's all about the "message". CEO spends all his time pushing the company image...i.e. "Most Ethical Company". Rearranging the deck chairs while the ship is sinking is an apt analogy.
    - Virtually no "in-house" technical capability.
    - No COO. Former COO was pushed out the door. CEO is acting as COO. Former COO was approachable by anyone in the company at any time. Acting COO is unapproachable at the best of times. Former COO had the ability to tell you what was going on anywhere in the company at any time. Acting COO simply does not know, and does not see it as his job to know. Former COO was a “get your hands dirty, get it done” guy. Acting COO would not even consider getting his hands dirty, and as a result is not respected by the majority of the employees. He expects others to do things he would not do. A historically failed leadership style.

    Summary: The company will continue to exist for many years, but will continue to downsize. The lack of govt contracts, sequestration, the phases of the moon, global warming, etc... will all be blamed, but the reality is simply the lack of solid senior level leadership. The C-Staff are not competent to lead in difficult times and their lack of talent is really starting to show in both the financials and the sheer number of current staff which are walking out the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about something other than yourself and your needs. Think about the company and the families depending on your ability to not only maintain but grow this company. You're being paid for success, not to just exist.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Jumped the shark long ago

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    Former Employee - Technical Staff in Johnstown, PA
    Former Employee - Technical Staff in Johnstown, PA

    I worked at Concurrent Technologies Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Above average benefits for the Laurel Highlands region.
    There were some interesting projects to work on, back in the day.
    Ability to work on DoD projects from far outside the Capital Beltway.

    Cons

    Heavily dependent upon the Federal government for contract work.
    Ultra-political.
    Lots of nepotism.
    When the work dried up, employees paid for it by getting hit with unscheduled furloughs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Get some sharper business development people. Time to start thinking outside the DoD box - look for work from other Federal departments, private sector firms.
    - Knock off the furloughs - if you don't have the capacity to gainfully employ folks, time to do some layoffs.
    - Trim some of the upper management deadwood.
    - Focus on the core competencies that you used to be successful at (metallurgy, information systems, environmental). Time to get out of the military dog training business, close shop in Afghanistan, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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