Contech Engineered Solutions

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

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Former Employee - Sales Engineer
Former Employee - Sales Engineer

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

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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