TESSCO Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
36 Reviews
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TESSCO Chairman, President & CEO Robert "Barney" Barnhill Jr.
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Reno, NV

    I worked at TESSCO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits. The Reno office is head up by a great VP, but he is the exception, not the rule. Good employees, what a shame they are treated so poorly.

    Cons

    Horrible leadership is a complete understatement. Hostile, verbally abusive work environment. HR allows it! The CEO encourages it. Do not accept a position with TESSCO unless you are absolutely desperate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect. Your employees are people, not robots. Human Resources needs to stop protecting and encouraging a hostile work environment; and yes, she does encourage it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Absolutely Ridiculous. would find another job if finding one wasn't so Difficult

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TESSCO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people you work with and the vacation time

    Cons

    Everything else. You only get a raise when you ask for one and explain in a written document why you deserve one. A board of people who don't know you at all approve or deny it. You are a # to this company, not a person. There is no growth or way to move up as expressed when you start here. They allow people to use and abuse the system and get away with it, but others have to abide by every rule. All of you work can be done remotely!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Getting rid of the DOS system and come into the 21st Century of products/systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Proceed with Caution! Call Center, not Inside Sales!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Reno, NV

    I worked at TESSCO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Health Benefits. 401K. Some very nice employees, especially in the Reno office.

    Cons

    Micro Management. A "Be Seen & Not Heard" culture. Managed by fear. TESSCO is a great starting place for young people right out of college, but not for professional sales people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a sales-driven organization, you may want to consider valuing your sales staff. The constant beat-down and berating is not necessary to motivate sales professionals. If you continue to perform for the shareholders year after year, why the sky is falling mentality? There will NEVER be change until the CEO learns to take advice from others who may actually have something to offer. Dogma will never make TESSCO a billion dollar organization, get rid of the Yes-Men. Stop forcing employees to watch FOX Television.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Worst company I have ever worked for.

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

    I have been working at TESSCO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good health insurance bad pay snobby bosses.

    Cons

    NO RAISES! I worked 4 years with no raise. I made 9 dollars an hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your head out of your azz.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    If u want raises don't work here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TESSCO full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are ok..except 401k. Its terrible.

    Cons

    You have to ASK for a raise and PROVE that you deserve it. You never get what you've asked for and always expect at least 6 months before you will hear back from "senior management's" approval. Yes SVPs who have no idea who you are approve or deny the request. They are reducing a request for $2000 to $1500. Pathetic. But check out annual report. They always get raises and the % is so out of whack with what employees receive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire us if we r such poor workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    If Reno adds more jobs, a lot of people will be leaving Tessco Technologies in Reno.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV

    I have been working at TESSCO full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Finally have some work. For the longest time it was more play time than work time. I have to say there is some great people who work here.

    Cons

    Everything. You can't get fired at Tessco in Reno. There are a few people who should be fired in the ALC distribution center.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All of the Warehouse (ALC) leadership should be fired or trained on what leadership is. Barney needs to have a town hall with Team members and no leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Toxic Work Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TESSCO full-time

    Pros

    Great Medical Benefits
    If being a Stepford Wife is your idea of success - this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Management styles are negative and detrimental to team building and personal growth. Getting ahead is rarely based on your performance but rather who you know and how willing you are to leave your soul at the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the board room and onto the sales floor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Office Assistant/Warehouse Worker

    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker  in  Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Hunt Valley, MD

    I worked at TESSCO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working in a team environment

    Cons

    Opportunity for Career Advancement not available

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Opportunities to move forward

  10.  

    Wonderful Company, Great Friends

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD

    I have been working at TESSCO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing growth opportunities, great benefits, excellent vacation accrual. Friendly and Family like atmosphere even in a large corporate setting.

    Cons

    The process for obtaining a raise in pay is outdated. The systems utilized are outdated and need updated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update your IT systems, provide pay increases based on performance (or cost of living) without the requirement to write a book about why it should be provided.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Big IT issues and poor IT leadership

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TESSCO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some truly exceptional individuals, some truly nasty ones

    Cons

    Slow to make decisions, too many simultaneous initiatives. IT is in charge, but only certain projects get done; IT leadership is horrendous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some consulting partners to help you straighten out your IT issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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