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Great job, good people, poor senior leadership that gets in the way of having a great company

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Current Employee - Project Consultant
Current Employee - Project Consultant

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great sales and marketing position, with great exposure to market due to breadth of portfolio.
Create your own schedule, good benefits (car, phone, med, etc)
Technical experts and staff second to none.
Old company promised good return for good work, you reap what you sow.

Cons

Management (ELC) gets in the way of progress and growth
Stifilng of regional management to conform to a National model which doesn't work, since engineering/construction markets are regional.
Nationalization has alienated customers and compromised product quality.
Inability of management to embrace 21st Century "Consultative Selling" of highly engineered systems and "Value Added" approach to customers.
Pressure to conform to Corporate initiatives for performance metrics, such as number of calls per week and reporting, rather than letting the sales numbers speak for success.
Company let too many good people go without realizing how poorly they would be missed and how underappreciated they were.

Advice to Management

Leave and never comeback. You destroyed a great company.
Perhaps you can apply your commodity sales experience in China.
You do not belong in the modern Engineering/Construction marketplace.

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  1. Don't be fooled by the rosy image at the interview process

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO

    I worked at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Just like in any other place, there are descent people above you (nevetheless, they cannot deliver on promises because the multiple-layer structure and mentality).

    Cons

    Corporate mentality is so rampant here. It just puts you in a complete circle and makes you feel that you have gotten absolutely nowhere. Just stuck in a rut.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up, and look at your people as humans not just mere numbers.

  2. Titanic of a company - Another round of lay-offs - find a life boat!

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    Former Employee - Product Design Engineer in West Chester, OH
    Former Employee - Product Design Engineer in West Chester, OH

    I worked at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good co-workers, good product line.

    Cons

    Ineffective mid-level management combined with terrible senior management that lacks integrity. No upward mobility, chronyism, dishonest "bonus" as a part of salary, offshoring of engineering services, decliining customer base to more efficient and better run competitors. Product line has few unique attributes that can't be better produced by other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Let a real management team take over the company before it sinks.

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