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CTS International Reviews

Updated October 23, 2017
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  1. "people do really come first"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great mentality for personal very team driven

    Cons

    lack of stsndards doesnot fit into schedule


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Clueless and Greedy. Avoid it at ALL COSTS."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CTS International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free parking, travel opportunities (but ONLY if you're favored by the president), might get a raise if someone gets fired.

    Cons

    Fear mongering management, to the point where you fear going to the doctor during work hours. Toxic work environment where random office staff keeps tabs on each other's workload and contributions, gossip, nepotism, EXTREMELY low salaries compared to the company GP and president salary. BARELY ANY commission for recruiters compared to other more reputable recruiting firms,. Management is so out of touch- they know nothing about the modern industry practices, but insist they know everything. 8 hour meetings where the President screams at you for doing your job the best you can. Sexist and questionable practices.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating employees like trash. Be transparent. Find upper management with a fundamental business education and understanding of the industry.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Very Unprofessional Leadership & Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CTS International full-time

    Pros

    Nice office space and company paid parking.
    Benefits package was decent in terms of medical, dental, etc.
    Fun employee events and birthday, holiday, anniversary, life event recognition.
    Casual work/dress environment.

    Cons

    Upper management is extremely unprofessional and lacks basic business acumen. I spent hours upon hours in waste of time meetings where the CEO either yells out of frustration or talks just to hear himself talk ad nauseam. No project management structure, and the constant starting and stopping of "initiatives" that don't ever go anywhere. I lost count of the amount of times I'd present a simple spreadsheet or document, and upper management couldn't grasp basic business concepts or strategy.

    Some managers are not held accountable for the performance of their teams. There is no professional growth opportunity or clear path for promotions. No formal performance reviews. Training budgets are non-existent, unless you have a relative working there or are related in some way to the upper management. Nepotism, and the resulting awkward working relationships, are common practice.

    No career stability or growth, despite leadership burying their head and denying these facts. Several layoffs in only a couple years indicate the business is being run into the ground. They continue to hire people for the same job titles, at increasingly lower ends of the salary scale. The result is entry level people who don't really have outside business best practices or knowledge. Market pay for the vast majority of employees is non-existent at CTS, despite the fact that upper management make well above market salaries.

    Advice to Management

    I implore you to get an education in basic business strategy, documentation and vocabulary. That, or hire a COO or somebody with a formalized business education. Actually show up to the office at regular hours to earn your incredibly inflated salary. Treat people with respect and realize it's incredibly unprofessional to constantly be raising your voice at your employees.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Very Entertaining"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CTS International full-time

    Pros

    Close knit w/ colleagues.
    Nice building.
    They have a pool table.
    Good holiday parties with alcohol included!

    Cons

    Constant changing priorities (as in every minute).
    Everything is a top priority (kind of the antithesis of prioritization when you are looking at a list of 20 priorities)!
    Stressful work environment with an owner who likes to yell (to be fair the yelling can be entertaining at times, but sometimes hurtful and always extremely unprofessional).

    Advice to Management

    Really, no advice could help management. I just wish you the best of luck in all of your future endeavors.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Would Never Recommend - From Direct Employee"

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    Former Employee - Talent Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Talent Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CTS International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They gave people a chance at employment who had no relevant experience. Casual office environment.

    Cons

    There is no room to grow within the company, but maybe a small chance if you are in the WA office.

    Employees are expected to take on an increasing amount of responsibility and statement of work without support, training, or compensation. The employees who are compensated are the ones who stick around after others quit or are let go. Employees are extremely underpaid per market comparisons. There are no performance evaluations or set compensation reviews.

    It was not an open door culture and the stability of the company was very uneasy. The future looked very shaky and was shown in moved by the company, such as a huge layoff.

    The culture in the office was toxic. The training was insufficient and it was every man/woman for themselves. There was no team building which made it hard to improve skills.

    Advice to Management

    Be open and involve your employees in business opportunities. You’d be amazed at the talent you have within your offices, so treat them well and grow them into long-term employees. Be willing to train and get rid of the competitive, cut-throat environment.


  6. "Tester"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company to work and very much employee friendly and good salary. Good work culture for women. Can recommend to others for joining.

    Cons

    Hikes are not really very good , not as per the industry standards


  7. "A reputable aerospace contract employment company..."

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    Former Employee - Procurement Agent in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Procurement Agent in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CTS International (Less than a year)

    Pros

    CTS has a highly professional staff, good benefits, quality contract assignments. I enjoyed working with the Boeing team to which I was assigned!

    Cons

    Currently handling only specific segments of Boeing contract work.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Phlebotomist"

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    Former Employee - Phlebotmist in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Phlebotmist in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    it is a very good company to work for really, I love the hour that I have to work it giving me the time to completed schools .

    Cons

    cons was that they let people known at the last minutes that they did not have a job I felt like that was wrong.

    Advice to Management

    advice to management get your thing organized so that your employ want feel out place where there want be any problem.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Direct Employee of CTS International"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CTS International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, raises when I did a a great job, felt valued by senior management, great opportunities

    Cons

    The company feared any type of change, waste of time meetings, some employees get away with never doing anything, secret meetings make you feel paranoid, some employees of management are running the company to the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace change. Make the decision to get rid of the people who aren't the best for the company


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Executive in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Executive in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CTS International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employee Centric organisation, provides room for learnin and development. Rewards and Recongnition are fair and spread throught the year

    Cons

    Management Transperency in minimal and the discussion are mostly closed door meeting and are implied on the associates

    Advice to Management

    Being more transparent with employees, especially direct reports


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