Concurrent Technologies Corporation

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1 person found this helpful  

Could be great again

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Senior Manager--Director. Worked at CTC for over 15 years.

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Used to be innovative place- not anymore. Maybe criminal problems will prompt a housecleaning. Overhead structure is breathtaking in size for a 1000-person firm. Overhead costs make CTC non-competitive on many Government contracts. Johnstown-centric culture of favoritism--project work is "sucked into" Johnstown, even if clients require the work to be performed elsewhere. Culture of blame and scapegoating

    Cons

    Bloated, incompetent management; too far removed from clients, both physically and conceptually; CEO is a not from a science or engineering backgroud, even though CTC touts itself as an R&D company. (He is truly an "empty suit"); bad reputation among clients and prospective clients; cost structure way higher than ability to deliver value; "tainted goods" because of DoD criminal investigations;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire executive leadership and start over. Find a new Dan DeVos. Maybe CTC needs a new Board, too-- they are either senile or clueless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Layoffs, Pay Freeze, Federal Raids... That pretty much sums up the current state of CTC.

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff in Johnstown, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff in Johnstown, PA

    I have been working at Concurrent Technologies Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Occasionally get to work on interesting and challenging projects
    - Decent pay (if you were hired back in the glory days)
    - Paid leave policy

    Cons

    I have worked at CTC almost 10 years, so I have seen first hand the steady decline over the past 6-7 years. The rate of decline will likely accelerate following yesterday's raid from federal agents. Employees coming into work found the roads blocked off and the parking lots filled with armed agents from the Defense Criminal Investigative Services, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, and the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS. 600 employees sent home for the entire day. Depending what the agents find, this really could be the final nail in CTC's coffin.

    Over the past few years employees have seen health care plan costs skyrocket, retirement contributions cut in half, less and less contract awards, hundreds of employees laid off, and a company wide pay freeze. Of course, the pay freeze does not include leadership bonuses. CTC had 1,500 employees a few years ago, now it is somewhere between 900-1,000.

    Nearly all of the staff that gave CTC credibility as a tech company have left. The few that remain are mostly employees that have family ties in the area, actively looking for another job, or holding out hope for a layoff with severance. There is one other type of employee at CTC that will never leave... those are the employees that have climbed the ladder and failed in their management positions. When you fail at CTC as a manager or above, your title is demoted but not your pay. Most often those employees are demoted to the highest technical level, yet most have entry-level technical skills (or less). Promotions for deserving employees are almost unheard of now. This leads to a common situation where low to mid-level technical staff, who have virtually no hope for advancement, are required to do the work of the unqualified upper level technical staff who are making three times their salary. In my professional opinion, about 75% of the upper level technical staff at CTC would be unqualified to hold those positions at any other tech company.

    Working for CTC evokes similar feelings as watching a loved one suffer with a disease or old age. Half the company seems to be hoping for death the other half is hoping for a cure. I am one of the ones hoping for a cure, but each day it is becoming more and more apparent that CTC's illness is terminal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Huge bonuses should be awarded to yourselves for success... not failure. Purge the unqualified technical staff and their bloated salaries. Invest in innovation, and stop expecting your employees to come up with ideas to save the company on their own time and funding. Retire or resign and bring in leadership that knows how to run a company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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