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Still a great place

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA

I have been working at TeleCommunication Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

The people really live the 9-1-1 life to help people in trouble
Management wants to grow this business so we all have good jobs
The good people get promoted and the poor people get gone
Not much politics here. The team work is really great.

Cons

The exercise room needs updating

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep helping us grow the business.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

99 Other Employee Reviews for TeleCommunication Systems (View Most Recent)

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    No business strategy, devalued stock, ongoing layoffs, low morale

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TeleCommunication Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    none I can think of

    Cons

    No clear business strategy. Management keeps laying off big groups of people every 3-4 months to improve short-term financial outlook. No bonuses or salary raises. Benefits are getting significantly worse every year.

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

    Nav and Telematics Division has no plan, strategy nor innovation

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I worked at TeleCommunication Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some great employees are still around from NIM days holding this place together.

    Cons

    Division management has no clue how to run a company. Management makes irrational decisions, ignores process, cuts corners to meet deadlines with half baked product. As a result, customers are not satisfied, employees are over stressed, commitments are broken, and plans are unrealistic before the deals are sealed.

    Management has no clue how to manage high-tech company. Engineering standards are obsolete, QA is a joke, responsibility is non existent. Efficiency is at its lowest levels - employees are forced to keep going in circles, test irrelevant cases, patch patches, etc.

    Innovation and strategy is absent all together which makes many think this places is just an outsourcing shop.

    Product Management has not created a single great product in several years - all new features are requested by customers. Product Managers don't understand the technology, user experience nor can they forecast tomorrows trends, there is no strategic initiative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate Management needs to:
    let go all of Senior Management at this Division
    review engineering standards and division structure
    hire product managers that will innovate
    get all employees involved in beta testing
    have managers/leads be responsible for their team performance
    create a realistic road map and plan for the division

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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