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Comtech EF Data Reviews

Updated May 1, 2017
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  1. "Good group of engineers."

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    Former Employee - Engineer III in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Engineer III in Tempe, AZ
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Comtech EF Data full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to work on some industry leading satellite modems using the latest embedded systems technologies with a talented group of engineers. Almost all of the engineers are very cooperative with each other. A lot of patents. The company provides holiday luncheons and ice cream socials.

    Cons

    The stock price has been going down lately. For some reason they go through a lot of frequent layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Need to stabilize the ship. Frequent layoffs are demoralizing and detrimental to long-term growth.


  2. "Expect long hours and no extra pay for salary personnel. Do not expect much...you are not going to get it."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Comtech EF Data full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Comtech EF Data wants top performers but the bottom performer's rate.

    Cons

    Throughout my working career with Comtech EF Data, management expected loyalty. But after 18 years of a loyal working relationship, I was laid off. All senior management staff except for one were eliminated. I suppose they had a golden parachute as a replacement to a pay check. I didn't. I knew when my boss was removed, it was a matter of time before I was let go. Oh ya, the severance pay after 18 years of employment...4 weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Get real.

  3. "Support Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Comtech EF Data full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good way to learn about corporate structure.

    Cons

    Expect to work for people that have no idea of how to manage, everyone out for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Provide training for those people that you promote.


  4. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Comtech EF Data full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay Well, Good work life balance, relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    Lack of direction, leadership, Processes, Culture


  5. "Best for college grad"

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    Current Employee - Engineer II in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Comtech EF Data full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is easily to be achieved here. Coworkers are friendly and helpful and there is almost no workplace drama.

    Cons

    There is not much room for personal growth. Pay raise has been cut. Benefits are decent but could be better.


  6. "Comtech Life"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Tempe, AZ
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Comtech EF Data (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A good place to start a career

    Cons

    advancement in pay is slow and raises are not that great.


  7. "Great place to work for driven individuals!"

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    Current Employee - Engineer II in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Comtech EF Data full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    New management does a great job of setting direction, creating a positive environment, and ensuring proper resources are available for the success of the group.
    We have been through a bumpy patch since 2014, experiencing layoffs and high turnover. New management has stepped in the wake of key departures to further improve the business unit.

    Cons

    None at this time. Before steady management was in place, there were plenty of issues to address. Most have been or are being addressed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and clear lines of communication!

  8. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Comtech EF Data full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Open door policy, many managers that really do care about the employees as well as the product. Awesome health benefits

    Cons

    Wages are a bit low, lack of resources for tasks assigned. Overtime for production employees can be brutal at times, leaving little time for family.

    Advice to Management

    Take more time to understand why each employee is there, and then help them build a better sense of company pride.


  9. "ANALYST"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Comtech EF Data full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great salary, benefits for Phoenix, relaxed environment for work hours and attire, many good people work there with a lot of long timers

    Cons

    Company mergers causing the loss of good people, low morale, managers micromanage and play favorites, job title means nothing,

    Advice to Management

    Complete department manager overhaul needs to take place, spend time money and effort to improve business process from bottom up


  10. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Comtech EF Data (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Can't find one right now maybe things will change soon

    Cons

    Way to many to list

    Advice to Management

    Please make decisions


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