TESSCO Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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TESSCO Chairman, President & CEO Robert "Barney" Barnhill Jr.
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  1. Intern

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at TESSCO as an intern

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People were very nice and welcoming. Great internship program that allows you to be exposed to all parts of the company

    Cons

    They seemed to go through a lot of people. People were constantly leaving or changing teams which made things crazy at times

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing metrics every few days. It makes your employees want to leave because they feel like your are creating unfair goals

  2. Lack of transparency and strategy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TESSCO full-time

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

    Pros

    Employees from middle management and below are bright, passionate and fully capable to increase productivity if not micro-managed

    Cons

    Upper Management / CEO is adverse to change and relies on historical data versus current market trends.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the dead weight and reach your decisions in a collaborative and not dictatorial fashion.

  3. Marketing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD

    I have been working at TESSCO full-time

    Pros

    Co workers were dedicated professionals -- smart and eager. Another pro - I don't work there anymore.

    Cons

    Repressive and frustrating upper management entrenched in a pattern of pendulating from one business direction to another. . . . they never gave any plan a chance to make an impact..

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  5. Good experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TESSCO

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

    Pros

    Great industry, good co-workers, good experience!

    Cons

    Dress code is more formal, I don't mind that though

  6. Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at TESSCO

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid company to work for. Good benefits and strong team culture. Everyone at the office is friendly and always ready to help.

    Cons

    It sometimes has too many bureaucratic tendencies restricting employees. Team atmosphere should not make you jump through hoops and receive a certified stamp of approval from a faceless group to determine whether you are deserving of a compensation adjustment

    Advice to Management

    Keep up morale with some better out of office activities

  7. Helpful (1)

    Unprofessional, extinct philosophy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Hunt Valley, MD

    I have been working at TESSCO

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

    Pros

    There really are not any pro's here execpt the base is reasonable considering the area.

    Cons

    Rumors ran rampant at this company. No room for advancement. Managers treat advancement as a popularity contest and do not consider workers with great numbers and merit.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company.

  8. sales support representative

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    Current Employee - Sales Support in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Hunt Valley, MD

    I have been working at TESSCO full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The company was a flat organization and they provided a lot of small fun activities. fairs ect when there was a holiday for example at Valentines day they gave everyone in the organization a red or pink cup cake

    Cons

    There is not a lot of advancement potential. There is a lot of in-fighting between markets.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better.

  9. A growing company held back by small thinking

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    Former Employee - PK Specialist in Timonium, MD
    Former Employee - PK Specialist in Timonium, MD

    I worked at TESSCO full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are smart and helpful. The company is pretty laid back, and the benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    Management loves to preach how they want to act like an enlightened company, but they come back time and again to micromanage. Raises are a joke - you only are considered if you ask.

    Advice to Management

    New blood is needed - try and actually be a bigger company and you might succeed.

  10. TESSCO is a great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Sales in Lutherville Timonium, MD
    Current Employee - Sales in Lutherville Timonium, MD

    I have been working at TESSCO part-time (More than 5 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    At TESSCO emoyees learn something new everyday. It is a team of teams.

    Cons

    Lack of privacy and a tremendous amount of gossip. It unfortunate how quickly rumors are spread.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the goid work!!!

  11. Helpful (1)

    Old Men Need to Step Down

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PK Specialist in Timonium, MD
    Former Employee - PK Specialist in Timonium, MD

    I worked at TESSCO full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    I started working there during the time when ladies did not have to wear panty hose during the summer any longer and men did not have to wear sports coats and ties. So I would say a pro is relaxed environment. I was "upstairs" which was very different than the sales department downstairs. The infrastructure team was pretty laid back as long as you got your work done.

    Cons

    Leadership was deadset on staying in charge. A young friend was in the process of getting a promotion and one of the VP's told him he might be "too young" to handle the job. Two years later he is excelling in the role. Not only is this a HUGE HR violation, this is not how to run a company. It is good to have new ideas, and important to promote younger people to give them an opportunity to prove themselves instead to stereotyping them based on age alone. That's TESSCO for you. Its an old Baltimore company that is set in its ways.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management is listen to the younger generation. You don't have to take all their advice, but at least invite them into the board rooms and pretend to not be so discriminating.

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