Technology Advancement Group

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Technology Advancement Group Reviews

4 Reviews
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  1.  

    the company was great to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Analyst in Scott Air Force Base, IL
    Former Employee - Network Analyst in Scott Air Force Base, IL

    I worked at Technology Advancement Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    excellent pay.. they let you do your job.. no micro managing

    Cons

    the benefits were extremely high.. quite a bit of turnover rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    interact with the company's more to get more contracts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Bad Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sterling, VA

    I have been working at Technology Advancement Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get a pay check, a place to spend the day, and you get to tell the world you are not unemployed.

    Cons

    Extremely right-wing and intolerant environment. Some upper level people spend a lot of time trolling the internet. Pay is low. Customers aren't very happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your hard-right views to yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible experience would not recommend anyone work there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Dulles, VA

    I have been working at Technology Advancement Group

    Pros

    It is a small company so there is good chance for corporate visibility. Lower level employees can speak directly with CEO and those in executive management positions. Honestly there is nothing else good about that company.

    Cons

    I don't know if I have enough words to describe the horrible working environment. They are VERY inflexible when it comes to time off, scheduling etc. -even in extreme weather! The company pays well below industry average. The quality of the computers they build is garbage, as they don't listen to what the customers want. Instead they are intent on building the "latest and greatest gadgets" even if their customers want something simple. Managers and Business Development experts are expected to push products that the customers don't want. Quality assurance is non existent, and when orders are not properly filled the first inclination of senior management is to blame the customer. There are cliques (more so than at other companies) where people who supposedly senior managers run the show without listening to the employees actually doing the work. They are stingy on travel expenses. I understand being frugal but making people take red eye flights to save $100 is a bit excessive, especially when that same employee must show up at the office at 8AM sharp the next morning! Again the work life balance is terrible. There is NO comp time for overtime work. Overall it is one of the worst job experiences I have had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at themselves. If employees are leaving in droves then maybe you should look at why. Look at your senior managers carefully! If computers are constantly not working, and your design efforts are taking too long, then perhaps your senior technology experts are not as senior as one thinks. Listen to your employees. Why do you think everyone is leaving? Listen to your clients-why do you think you are losing clients? Look at quality-why do you think items are constantly breaking?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    It's going under

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA

    I worked at Technology Advancement Group

    Pros

    It's a small company so there are some benefits. The management can (at times) show that they care about their people.

    Cons

    The company doesn't really listen to its people in the trenches. This is a big problem because they end up building a porsche when the customer wanted (and can only afford) a chevy. Add to it that they want to add all kinds of features to devices that don't need them. They need to understand K.I.S.S.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to all you smart people and don't assume that you "senior technologist" is. It's better to go with a team effort than have one person who really doesn't understand your customer to try and design things that aren't really geared toward your customer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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