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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. Run, don't walk away

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked 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 employees (if there are any left)

    Cons

    Yet another round of job cuts last month, how many more times will senior management do this before they realize they have decimated what once was a great company? Morale is awful, everyone is looking over their shoulders wondering what will happen next and nobody has trust in the executive team.

    Advice to Management

    Put your egos aside and leave so that some real leaders can come in and salvage what is left of this company. Your employees are smart enough to see right through what you are doing, stop spending money frivolously when you haven't made any contribution to the company.


  2. Long for the good ol days...yet another major reduction in work force

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer

    I worked at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Product Line Excellent Technical Support Staff Solid people on the fron line

    Cons

    Too many layoffs over past 5 years Go on furlough, get an email....is that wrong or what? Big Brother...everything is salespeople's fault Incompetent middle managers including some Director positions

    Advice to Management

    You don't win a war by depleting sales staff, i.e. those in battle on the front line taking the bullets. This company is WAY TOO Fat in the middle and continues to bulge at the seam. The overhead keeps pricing levels at uncompetitive levels. Signature PVC product is too high to sell, company insists on 15% profit margins in an economy that doesn't allow it but due to being fat in the middle it's 15% or nothing. As former Sales Engineer, it's been nothing for way too long. Too many managers sitting at their desk dictating selling strategies in territories they aren't familiar with (because they spend their day behind a desk) to contractors they never met (because they spend their day behind a desk) thus negating the human element which is so vital in relationship building as a sales organization


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