Tapestry Solutions

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Tapestry Solutions Reviews

Updated May 5, 2014
Updated May 5, 2014
24 Reviews

3.9
24 Reviews
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Tapestry Solutions President Roy (Sam) DeFord
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  1.  

    Great place for students to work while in school!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Luis Obispo, CA

    Pros

    Flexible schedules
    Great co-workers
    Interesting projects to work on

    Cons

    Half of the development side always has the lights off. It sometimes made me sleepier than I should have been.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work. Continue to stay involved with the students.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice people, close knit

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer, Part Time  in  San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer, Part Time in San Luis Obispo, CA

    Pros

    They mostly hire students part time, which gives you early work experience.
    Very flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    The pay isn't the best.
    The projects are large and confusing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company, bullied by Boeing

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

    Pros

    Great company with great pay. They care about their employees

    Cons

    They were bought by Boeing and they have Boeing policies forced on them that make the workplace less enjoyable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great for College Students

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test and Evaluation Engineer Part Time  in  San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Test and Evaluation Engineer Part Time in San Luis Obispo, CA

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, able to come in whenever you want, relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    repetitive work but it's not too bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay testers more competitively

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Military Analyst  in  Fort Lee, VA
    Current Employee - Military Analyst in Fort Lee, VA

    Pros

    Dynamic environment, good communication with emploees, employee centric company that continues to grow with various products.

    Cons

    Upward mobility, interview process is painful, you may have to interview with three to five people for the job at the same time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Challenging but rewarding in terms of bonus, flexibility, and respect

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Great place for someone who loves challenging tasks in dynamic environment. Excellent VPN coupled with high performance Dell laptop enables you to work anywhere and anytime. They paid 100% of medical insurance. They had the end of year bonus as well as instance reward. Family like environment where everyone is helping each other. Wonderful year end party at a top hotel with unlimited drinks until 2:00am and a quest room, and so on.

    Cons

    They use their own proprietary kernel for software development which can kill your skill slowly over the time.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Company struggling to grow-up

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    The people are great at Tapestry.

    Cons

    The company is facing more complex challenges than what the current leadership is capable of handling. They need to hire business leaders vs. their former buddies from the service. When they do that, they only add to the problems vs. lead us to a better place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire Sr. Leadership with past experience in performing the job vs. hiring your former buddy from the service.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Some good some bad

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Co-workers are great and they teach you what you need to know.

    Cons

    Bad HR. No real communication between employees and managers

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

    A unique place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Military Analyst  in  Yorktown, VA
    Current Employee - Military Analyst in Yorktown, VA

    Pros

    The company has always postured itself to take advantage of growth and unique opportunities. The opportunity employees have to showcase their skills and potential is limitless, assuming they understand and take advantage of the role they play. For employees who go above and beyond, they are essentially self-managers who are not micromanaged. Tapestry has done a better job of screening new-hires, despite times when demand to fill positions was high. Overall, it is a great place to work if you know how to effectively contribute without any guidance.

    Cons

    To truly enjoy the working environment, you must me self-motivated and willing to embrace uncertainty. The only constant is change, and it is commonplace in Tapestry. There was a time when mentorship was abundant for new-hires, but many of the veteran employees have moved on as the culture of the company changed over the years. The biggest frustration is the lack of a recognized career path for younger/mid-level employees. Unless you are a real stand-out employee who makes it clear that upward mobility is your objective, then you will not be asked what path you prefer. Promotion comes by surprise or turnover. As others have posted, there are many managers who come straight from the uniform into a leadership position. This isn't entirely bad, but there ends up being a very rigid, military style of management that comes with it in most cases. There are some amazingly talented people in Tapestry that understand what it takes to properly support the customer and positively change the organization. But, when they leave or become overburdened, I fear a lot of cards will fall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While contracting always has unpredictability, there must be an internal program of sorts that allows aspiring employees to participate in the 'business of the business'. A resume of education and field work is great, if you only aspire to be an educated field worker... If the next generation of leadership isn't groomed to lead, the positive culture of the organization will vanish very quickly.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Support Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Support Engineer

    Pros

    Very military friendly. Good leadership

    Cons

    limited locations in the US

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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