MTCI

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MTCI Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
4 Reviews
3.3
4 Reviews

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  1.  

    "Maximizing Human Potential"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TDS Technologist in Fort Knox, KY
    Current Employee - TDS Technologist in Fort Knox, KY

    I have been working at MTCI full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Associates work in an environment of mutual respect, free of discrimination and harassment where each associate is regarded as a part of the “MTCI family”. Every co-worker is dedicated to meeting the customers needs. MTCI embodies stability, loyalty, and a depth of understanding that comes only with experience and total dedication. The company always strives to meet every customer’s expectations of:
     - Highest quality
     - Leading technology
     - Flexible customization capability
     - Individual and company accountability
     - Delivering best-in-class service and support

    The company never loses sight of their Core Values.
     - Going Above & Beyond
     - Loyalty To Mission
     - Care For Employees, Clients and Community

    Cons

    If you don't like traveling you may want to look elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never lose sight of the company's "Core Values"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I have worked for MTCI for more than 10 Years. It has been an honor and pleasure.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Fort Knox, KY
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Fort Knox, KY

    I have been working at MTCI full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The MTCI salaries, working environment and benefits for associates is excellent. The leadership team at HQ are some of the finest leaders and staff available with demonstrated expertise in their line of work. The company has an open door policy and is willing to work out all associate concerns quickly.

    Cons

    One con that is not really the fault of MTCI is that most associates are contractors working on government contracts that eventually end. The company does a good job of re-winning work and finding new opportunities for those associates whose contracts end

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to communicate with associates and those on contracts in the field. Continue to hold the company and associates to the highest standards of professionalism.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Look elswhere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dumfries, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dumfries, VA

    I have been working at MTCI

    Pros

    Clean offices, top-notch technology, conveniently located for where I lived at the time. Non-executive colleagues were professional and supported each other well. Executive staff is personable.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership from the top executives results in dysfunctional workplace environment. Company has no strategic plan, no business development plans and no structure for growth or sustainability. Hiring and firing occurs at whiplash speed with no explanation given to staff. Continual restructuring and resistributing of executive responsibilities leads to confusion -- support staff is constantly having to report to different managers at different times.

     For a management and training company they have a remarkably unenlightened view on training their own staff. Leadership places new hires and personnel in management positions with no training or relevant experience related to the position. Virtually every employee has, at one time or another, been handed the baton for "business development" and not a single one of them had/has any background or experience in that area. Support staff is often given the responsibility for securing new business, managing and writing proposals and structuring management solutions without the necessary authority or experience. Staff is often expected to burden repsonsibilities far above their paygrade, picking up the slack left by the executive team.

    Support and non-supervisory staff do have experience with proposal writing, proposal management, contract management, budget management and pricing. However, executive staff disregards this experience and continues to employ the same losing strategies upon which they have always relied. Company mantra is "if it hasn't worked so far, just keep hitting your head against that wall until it caves."

    Ridiculous amount of administration required to complete simple tasks. COO's coordinator is working out of Alabama, so all tasks have to be routed through him/her before getting to anyone else in the office. All staff responses also have to be routed to Alabama before proceeding. Proposals are monitored out of Alabama while all the actual work (writing, managing, editing, researching) is completed in Dumfries by the non-management staff. Still all pieces of the proposals are sent to Alabama and then forwarded to your colleague across the hall for changes, edits, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some training for your staff. Attend management and executive-level training courses yourselves. Hire a CEO who lives in the area and who has some management experience outside the military. Hire a COO who stays in the office beyond 3pm or better yet, one that actually works in the office rather than "from home." Eliminate the added layer of unnecessary administration so tasks can be completed more efficiently. When you do hire experienced people, listen to them, don't fire them because they don't agree with your worldview!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Think twice before submittig resume

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dumfries, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dumfries, VA

    I have been working at MTCI

    Pros

    Dynamic and committed co-workers. Easy location to travel to from DC area. Nice offices.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership from upper management. No strategic plan for company and management relies on the worker bees to provide this guidance. For a government contracting firm they are not positioned to be competive -- high overheads, limited past performance and heavy reliance on expensive consultants for business development. No pipeline and hires and fires personnel as the wind changes. Places employee in positions ill-suited to their talents and experience or assigns them tasks outside their job description with no training. Usually places a heavy burden of responsibility for company success on one person, drains them and then replaces them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some management and business classes. Cut your overhead. Stay in the office past 3pm to support your staff. Hire well-educated and experienced CEO who actually lives in the area and a COO with a business degree or at least some experience being a COO...somewhere...anywhere!

    Doesn't Recommend

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