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Great professional growth opportunities with limited room for advancement.

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Current Employee - Account Manager
Current Employee - Account Manager

I have been working at Specialized Technology Resources (STR)

Pros

Entrepreneurial culture. Flexible work environment. Sharp co-workers.

Cons

Limited room for career and salary advancement.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Difficult for leadership to identify and capture long term opportunities that exist for the company in the market.

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at Specialized Technology Resources (STR)

    Pros

    People are really friendly and care about the industry they work in.

    Cons

    Leadership very weak, often regurgitating MBA textbook quotes rather than moving the company in the right direction. Market position has slipped over the years thanks in large part to this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at where the company was 10 years ago, relative to the competition, and look where it is today. It seems to have floated and grown slower than the rest. More investment in marketing is key -- moving from private to public should have taken the QA business specifically in another direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Great stepping stone

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Enfield, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Enfield, CT

    I worked at Specialized Technology Resources (STR)

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn about various testing (Softlines, Hardlines, Analytical, etc)
    Ability to be a self-starter encouraged
    Nice, down to earth co-workers

    Cons

    Little room for growth
    Many managers have been there their entire careers and have no fresh approaches
    Little opportunity for employees to interact outside of their departments
    Micromanagement occurs at many levels
    Company does not actively seek new talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some stock in how the competitor independent labs are doing.
    Invest in hiring technical leaders.
    Invest in your employees!

    Recommends
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