National Technical Systems

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National Technical Systems Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
22 Reviews
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22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an year)

    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,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    OK, I guess for now

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at National Technical Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn stuff

    Cons

    lack of training and support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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 an 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.

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  5.  

    Management

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    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The work is very interesting

    Cons

    I don't have any input for this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing comes to mind.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Software/Hardware QA

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software/Hardware QA Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software/Hardware QA Manager in Houston, TX

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Senior Test Engineer

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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 an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very poorly managed and no room for advancement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Technician in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - Test Technician in Fullerton, CA

    I worked at National Technical Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Various testing capabilities and knowledgable people around when needed.

    Cons

    No raises... And if they are it's very little. No room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a personnel with more knowledge in how to manage a department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Larger Company Benefits, Small Company Atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There are many smaller labs throughout the US so the work force at each is fairly small. Ability to contribute in more than one area (not only one job function), small company atmosphere but with a lot of support from other sites. Very flexible.

    Cons

    I perceive that they want mediocre people who are happy doing their job function. Not easy to move up in the company. Not the best pay for what I do. (about $20K less for my function).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to remember that each site has different needs and functions. Putting policies and procedures in place and forcing every site to conform makes it very difficult and inefficient for some of the sites. When one site has a problem, implementing that corrective action throughout the organization may cause more problems than it solves.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    People are easy-going, and helpful (to an extent), but systems/processes to do things desperately need to improve.

    • 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

    Pros

    Safe working environment: no office politics/drama, no backstabbing, people were friendly without crossing the professional line.

    Cons

    No separate area for just employees (breakroom was also open to customers). Management unwilling to implement change to improve processes in the long run because they were more focused on short-term goals of increasing revenue and minimizing losses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about the people who work here and be concerned about the physical and mental health of your employees, instead of only on making a profit. Offer real perks to help boost employee morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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