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Could be great again

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Engineer
Current Employee - Engineer

I have been working at Concurrent Technologies Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Excellent technical staff that provides innovation without the high cost
Friendly people willing to go the extra mile
Great location

Cons

No long term focus
Business markets not defined by capabilities, focused on what is cool
Management has no loyalty to staff, all about how they can make revenue

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on the things you do well and right size the company for that work. There are to many people to support with the current level of direct labor.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional road to hell paved with good intentions

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

    I worked at Concurrent Technologies Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people with many talents that all want to "do the right thing"

    Cons

    Senior management not in business, more of a country club. Don't know what business they are in. We'll intended, but no discipline, follow-through focus,or accountability. "C" level filled with good people who like themselves just a little more than their charges and avoid conflict at all costs...including the business. That's why they are half the size they were 5years ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up, meet with customers and put their interest ahead of your own.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    SMEs need not apply

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnstown, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnstown, PA

    I have been working at Concurrent Technologies Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Concurrent offers a friendly work environment, highly competitive compensation and good benefits. The company has depth of knowledge in materials science, but is also broadly involved in intelligence, energy and a whole host of defense technologies.

    Cons

    CTC bills itself as a scientific R&D house, but that is only true in materials science. The company is technically ignorant of the state of the art in most areas. Technical leadership is totally lacking. Executive leadership seem oblivious to this, and views its own COTS mash-ups as "breakthrough" technologies. Feasibility, market strategy and current art are hardly considered before internally funded projects are launched. The company is not well spoken of by its customers or by its partners for its lack of rigor and dependability. The company gets by as a support agency or subcontractor to many programs. It is in no position to win and perform prime contracts on technically advanced projects. The firm oversells its capabilities to its customers and to candidate employees. Job security is nonexistent. Managers do little to retain good people; employees fend for themselves, finding their own next assignments. Hard workers can be furloughed at any moment, even in good times. (They don't tell you this when you hire on, but it's common practice at CTC to furlough professional employees. So much for integrity.) Well folks, the good times are over. The company is in a downward spiral and may not come out of it. Without earmarks and Murtha, it's not clear how the company will survive in the long run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of your insulated offices and meet the people you ignore. Find out what your company is really about. Get rid of the board of directors, they have no qualifications at all to be on the board of a scientific R&D company. Get someone on SELT who can manage operations (like a real COO) and stop depending on the CFO to run the show. Put someone who's been an engineer in charge of engineering. And fire the CEO; he is so out of touch with his own company that he needs to go. Maybe some of the IRS raiders who shut down the firm for a day will come back to carry him off. CTC needs to rebuild from the top down, decide what it wants to become good at, and develop the capability and maturity to perform quality R&D.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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