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Comdev Reviews

Updated September 8, 2017
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  1. "Reward for hard workers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Manufacturing in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Manufacturing in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Comdev (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Comdev had a corporate driven policy to look for those that put in lots of effort, and got good results, and spent the time to take those folks up to corporate HQ for a week each year and put them through classes and also get the board of directors to meet them. They were a great company to work for from this perspective.

    Cons

    Lack of work within the USA and changes to ITAR made the manufacturing facility in the USA no longer a good financial decision, and they closed it down... so being laid off was the negative.

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking for the motivated folks, having the acknowledgment that hard work got noticed and that it was rewarded made me want to do even more for the organization.


  2. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Comdev full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great employees, decent work site

    Cons

    Really top heavy on mid-management, hard to get a promotion except if you were management - then you were promoted to "Director" of something

  3. "Technical Staff III"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Comdev full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging projects and team work.

    Cons

    Short term goals outweigh long term sustainability


  4. "Little left"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Professional environment, allowed time off when needed. Opportunities for advancement if you kiss butt (I haven't advanced!) will help pay for continuing education.

    Cons

    Worked for Com Dev for 12 years. It was absolutely awesome for the first 4 years and then a change in upper management caused the company to go down hill from there. Current CEO only cares about filling his own pockets. What was once an friendly and inspiring place is now a place most employees hate.

    Advice to Management

    Give people credit where it is due. Remember that without the hard work of the little guys, you bigger guys wouldn't be getting your bonuses.


  5. "Production Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Comdev full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Progressive company on leading edge of technology. Great pay and benefits including generous RRSP contribution plan.

    Cons

    No cons at this time. .


  6. "senior member of technical staff"

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    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Comdev full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Well known in the local region and participates in lots of charity activity. Good technical people, very talented.

    Cons

    affected by business downturns in aerospace defense industry due to stimulus cuts from government.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on new product line


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

    I worked at Comdev full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly and high tech environment. management is very respectful to employee

    Cons

    Strong culture sometime prohibits positive growth and higher profitability

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus on return to share holders by driving changes

  8. "General, a very good company to work for, but management needs to do a lot fewer organizational changes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Pay is average to above average depending on position and department
    - Their products are fascinating
    - Full service cafeteria
    - Flexible hours
    - Good benefits
    - People there work hard to be successful

    Cons

    - Management does way to many org changes, this causes stress to employees
    - Flex hours policies are not consistent thru all departments
    - There seems to be a bit of the old boys mentality


  9. "overall it was very good"

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    Former Employee - Technologist in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Technologist in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Comdev full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and excellent bemifits

    Cons

    to heavy a work load

    Advice to Management

    they must get in touch with employees


  10. "Decent opportunity with limited scope for career advancement after a certain point."

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    Current Employee - RF Test Engineer in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - RF Test Engineer in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Comdev full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent management, Competitive Salary and Benefits, Well known and reputed.

    Cons

    Limited career advancement. Project based approach has certain limitations.

    Advice to Management

    Provide fast track path to enthusiastic and energetic talent to advance.


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