National Technical Systems Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Technician in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Test Technician in Rockford, IL

    I have been working at National Technical Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, average benefits, Willing to work with people for time off, friendly atmosphere, free donuts on Fridays, very nice cafeteria with foosball and ping pong

    Cons

    Getting approved to buy lab equipment is difficult, long hours at times, schedule can fluctuate quite a bit depending on test demands,

  2. Low pay, bad management, no training...Stay Away

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Technical Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots to learn, variety of projects

    Cons

    Technician pay for engineering work. Outdated equipment, no training, hostile work environment. Senior management never there. Poor quoting process by inexperienced application engineers causes many project to lose money. Outdated (Filemaker) system for tracking hours and billing.

    Advice to Management

    Improve training for sales and applications engineers. Reduce or eliminate working from home. Require senior management to come in to work, set better example.

  3. Not satisfied

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Technical Systems

    Pros

    Not Much but small company learn a lot

    Cons

    A lo, no future what so ever

    Advice to Management

    Bad Scheduling

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  5. Needs help

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Technical Systems full-time

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

    Pros

    Capable and talented technical, sales and program management staff dedicated to delivering on customer commitments.

    Cons

    Inconsistent and arbitrary monthly strategies from executive management led to catharsis and indecision at the execution level.

    Advice to Management

    While being nimble and reacting to market feedback is important, it is more critical to make a reasoned decision, empower management and employees to execute, and monitor the results.

  6. No Comment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Technical Systems

    Pros

    I don't have anything good to say about this company.

    Cons

    Worked for short period of time, and do not wish to document my negative comments.

    Advice to Management

    Honesty with employees

  7. Great pay, very challenging and interesting work.

    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Pittsfield, MA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Pittsfield, MA

    I have been working at National Technical Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company and higher ups are very accessible and interesting in every employee. I love working here, and the company really makes you feel valued in terms of pay, benefits, and such.

    Cons

    All of the "corporate roles" GM and above, are well defined. Roles below the GM - engineers, administrative staff, technicians, etc. are not well defined, making it difficult to show "going above and beyond" skills.

  8. Management

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

    I worked at National Technical Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work is very interesting

    Cons

    I don't have any input for this.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing comes to mind.

  9. Software/Hardware QA

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Software/Hardware QA Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Software/Hardware QA Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at National Technical Systems as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, New account programmer seems to do better compare to previous persons. It is good to work for a long term contract.

    Cons

    Never get raise or 10% cut back from previous year. Benefit package is not worth and out of your pocket. No Doctor/or Drug prescription.

    Advice to Management

    Better benefit package an vacations, sicks, and Holiday off.

  10. Senior Test Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Technical Systems (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Their style of management is excellent. They value input from everyone and will implement it company wide

    Cons

    The benefits package is lacking in some areas compared to other companies. I do think the benefits are acceptable.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep doing what your doing, the good far out weighs the bad.

  11. Excellent company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Camden, AR
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Camden, AR

    I worked at National Technical Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed the atmosphere and people I worked with more than anything. The company valued the employees that put the effort and time into making NTS stand out in the market.

    Cons

    I don't have anything bad to say about the company. Only complaint I have is the lack of capital allotted to get updated equipment for the department I managed.

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