TechFlow Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    A good group for contracting

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TechFlow as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Professional staff, speedy response to issues.

    Cons

    Pay a little low, very little end of contract support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your good people employed. They make you money. Pay more attention to end of contract redeployment of good personnel

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    TechFlow is not a real company. It is a scam of a group of subcontractors who do subcontract for bigger company.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at TechFlow full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Interview and hire in one day.

    Cons

    Don't expect that the company will employ you as the employee. They will dispose or laid off you anytime.
    I was interviewed and hired within one day, and after 4 weeks working there, they called the entire group of 8 developers, I am one of them :), to the office, drink a coke, then received laid off notice. When we return to our table, the computer was locked. They told us that we have 10 minutes to clean up table and pack our belong and out.

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

    Techflow is an "okay" starting company if you can't find a job elsewhere.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in San Diego, CA

    I worked at TechFlow full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most team members are 'nice and approachable, while others keep to themselves. Green flash brewery is right across" the street, so there are a lot of non-Techflow sponsored events there.

    Cons

    There is a high turnover rate. Most people don't stay here for more than 5 years. The pay is not good. This place is a dead end job, unless you are in upper management. Only a few select "special" people get stock options; if you do not get stock options, you are disposable. People are mostly nice, but certain people have power trips and treats coworkers like they're their own personal lackies; there is a bit of harassment that goes on. 'These people " would also play loud music and sing which is very annoying for working coworkers. Their personality flips a complete 180 when the CEO is around. Every year, we are asked to fill out forms to rate the company as the best place to work on SD, which is pretty rubbish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people more. You're going to lose good workers if you don't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at TechFlow full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    TechFlow offers a great benefits plan, co-workers are awesome people, HR department throws great events.
    I feel TechFlow's strongest pro is that employee opinions really matter to management. TechFlow seems to really care about the well being of it's employees and the HR department is always willing to listen and help.

    Cons

    TechFlow's location means sitting in traffic to and from work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Pretty good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Developer
    Current Employee - Applications Developer

    I have been working at TechFlow full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I primarily telework for TechFlow so I don't get a front row seat any politics that may occur at the main office. Some other reviewers mentioned management issues, and that's something I really haven't experienced, probably because I'm not physically at the main office to witness any of this.

    Since TechFlow has a lot of telework employees, the company meetings and conferences are nicely set up to accommodate them. Most employees at the main office are very accommodating to telework employees, making it very easy to work together with co-workers at the main office.

    As a telework employee, work hours are flexible, although, you still have to be present for meetings. Most meetings are in west coast time, which doesn't bother me.

    Training is encouraged and paid for. Maybe it's me, but I've always found that management is very eager to listen to employee's comments and constructive criticism, even for telework employees.

    I've worked on two major projects while I've been here. The first one had a horrible project manager who stressed out about everything and could never say no to the customers. He didn't last very long at TechFlow, and either quit or was laid off (I'm not sure what happened to him). The next project I've worked on has been a million times better and seems much more organized and peaceful. I've concluded that the discrepancies between the two managers is not reflective of the company as a whole. However, if the company had let the bad manager stick around, then maybe I would feel differently about it.

    Cons

    TechFlow is still trying to find their signature project management methodology. Every project is run slightly different, because in the past, at least one project on delivery was a disaster (due to a customer/developer miscommunication) and another project severely ran past the deadline. This has caused TechFlow to lose the bid for a major contract recently.

    Anyway, as a result, upper management has been really antsy about running new projects and following new project methodologies to a T.

    But TechFlow is still getting new contracts, even if they lost the bid for a major one recently. I'm not particularly concerned with my future here at the moment, and they have definitely shown that they can change things at the drop of the hat. TechFlow aren't like other companies that I've worked for where the managers refuse to change anything and are running everything into the ground. They are instead much more west coast style, very fluid kind of company. This can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your tolerance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Company lacking innovation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at TechFlow full-time

    Pros

    Some good people there
    Decent pay and work life balance
    Walking distance to a lot of restaurants
    Close to several highways

    Cons

    Office politics with upper management throwing each other under the bus frequently - awkward
    Lack of leadership
    Outdated technologies
    Poor culture and low moral
    Developers are taken for granted
    Dev's are not given any say on what technologies to use or design choices
    Feels like I am just another resource
    Employees jumping ship weekly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish some moral and sense of collaboration/teamwork
    Take notice at the alarming rate people are leaving the company
    Stop taking employees for granted
    Needs to be some separation of duties

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Management Has Issues

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at TechFlow full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent Pay
    Menial/Easy Work
    Flexible Hours
    You'll probably be the smartest in the room

    Cons

    Management
    No Growth
    Weak Products
    Weak CM Team
    Weak infrastructure

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    fantastic

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TechFlow

    Pros

    great people to work with - very professional

    Cons

    none that come to mind

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  10.  

    Okay

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TechFlow full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers! Used to have great company party.

    Cons

    No room for growth, unappreciative managers, salaries are bad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Techflow is a company where you work day in and day out but cannot grow.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Support in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Relatively simple job with stable, but lower pay.

    Cons

    No growth as a worker. This job can be almost treated as a dead end.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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