TESSCO Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
39 Reviews
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TESSCO Chairman, President & CEO Robert "Barney" Barnhill Jr.
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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    The longer you stay, the less you are valued

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Associate in Timonium, MD
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Associate in Timonium, MD

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

    Pros

    Great work culture
    Small company feel
    Strong work environment

    Cons

    Growing company but still operate like a Mom & Pop shop
    Influences & opinions of people are made by people that don't know who does what

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They do everything they can to spin the archaic expectations

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Culture

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

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

    Pros

    Great people. The culture is open door, but it depends upon who you work for which will define your success. Some departments work hard with little compensation while others just seem to do little to add value.

    Cons

    no clear goals. Everything is subject to change as the executives see fit. Depends who you work for. There is never clear goals sets for each department. The KPM's for one department may work counter to another. Each business unit should have clearly defined performance measures that jive with others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the long view, walk the walk, don't just talk the talk.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    The people are great to work with but its tough to grow within this company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Cockeysville, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Cockeysville, MD

    I worked at TESSCO full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people you work with are great
    Benefits are decent
    Ability to accrue time off monthly

    Cons

    not much opportunity for growth
    pay could be higher for the work load demanded
    micro managing
    0 flexibility to work from home at a wireless tech company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You shouldn't have to write an essay explaining why you deserve a raise. Please reward people for the efforts. Growth seems more about who you know than what you have accomplished.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT

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

    I worked at TESSCO full-time (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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    I have been working at TESSCO full-time (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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Proceed with Caution! Call Center, not Inside Sales!

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

    I worked at TESSCO full-time (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
  8.  

    Worst company I have ever worked for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BENDIE in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - BENDIE in Hunt Valley, MD

    I have been working at TESSCO full-time (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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    If u want raises don't work here

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV

    I have been working at TESSCO full-time (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
  11.  

    Toxic Work Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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