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Comtech, LLC Reviews

Updated January 25, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Nice Friendly Company - they treat people well"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Comtech, LLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A great place if you like the excitement of trying different things. There is always something new to learn. The pay is good but they are not going to give you any extra money. In all other respects they are very good to their employees

    Cons

    If don't like change or if you want to do the same thing day in and day out this is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the people out there on projects rather than HQ.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "New to the workforce and really enjoying this job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Comtech, LLC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As someone not only new to the company but new to the workforce I was more than pleased with the salary I was offered, and thrilled with the generous benefits package- something anyone entering the workforce can tell you is FAR from guaranteed anymore. The facilities are wonderful and the free and easy-access parking is a plus. What really has been a surprise and delight for me is that they truly value and believe in the talent of all of their employees, including newcomers. Despite being new, and despite being young, I was immediately considered valuable with ideas and expertise to contribute rather than being ignored or simply told what to do and given the less desirable tasks. I have received plenty of encouragement to contribute, share ideas, and pursue my interests and talents within the company. I see many opportunities for personal and professional growth in my future with this company.

    Cons

    As an small organization that is experiencing tremendous growth and constantly looking into new ideas and technologies there is significant internal change and occasionally seeming disorganization. However it has become an internal priority to ensure that all these problems and concerns are rectified.

    Advice to Management

    Continue working to establish processes and procedures, even while encouraging progress and new ideas, people do thrive when they have structure to start from.

  3. "Growing Company and Incredible Opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Comtech, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Comtech provides incredible opportunities to work with very senior clients on high-impact issues.
    There are many options to create/find your niche and take ownership/lead on a project with the wisdom and support of senior level management. Comtech treats their employees very well.

    Cons

    If you are looking to do the same thing day in and day out this is probably not the best fit for you.


  4. "Comtech LLC review"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SME in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - SME in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Comtech, LLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well oriented, compliant, great environment and culture, responsiveness, quick resolution to issues, nice benefits.

    Cons

    Will update when find one


  5. "Great small business to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Always looking to innovate.
    Client focussed, focussed on delivering results.
    Great benefits when compared to other small businesses.

    Cons

    None that I see currently.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Innovative Solutions and Friendly Colleagues"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Comtech, LLC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a small company, so you'll wear several hats. The advantage here is that you will have the opportunity to build your skills and diversify your value-add. There are several projects here that have long-life and high levels of customer praise. The company is growing and putting revenue toward building and maintaining measureable processes.

    Cons

    In staying agile, salaries tend to be on the low end. There's also more to do here, and if you allow it your work/life balance can be diminished.

    Advice to Management

    Paying people what they're worth at the start of employment, and rewarding a little annually without breaking the bank, is a good way to boost retention rates.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Has its strengths and weaknesses"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Comtech, LLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Comtech is pretty good at looking for opportunities to retain their talent. This is not always easy as the majority of employees are hired to work on government contracts. President willing to look at new business lines to help take company to next level. Benefits are good. Was impressed with health insurance in 2013. Met some very talented professionals during my time with the company.

    Cons

    Sales, business development and capture mediocre at best. Not all products the company advertises are ready to be backed up by the company when if the rubber were to hit the road. Contractors not really in touch with Corporate headquarters. Many contractors did not feel appreciated for their contributions. Majority of revenue came from a single contract, which has now ended. The company leadership believes that larger partners owe Comtech something. Perfect example was the shaky relationship with Verizon. Employees had to threaten to leave (even submit their resignation in many cases) to get a raise. Also, the non-compete clause in the employment agreement is ridiculous and needs to go. Has someone told them it's not enforceable. They can get rid of it and save a ton of money that is currently going to the lawyers.

    Advice to Management

    The company has come quite a ways over the last few years. The CEO himself has modified his outlook and expectations. I admire his openness to breaking new ground, especially since mid 2013. The company needs to be very careful how they market their new products. There have been situations in the past where a large potential partner sought a demo on one of the products and the company was not ready to deliver. The company also needs to improve upon how they discover and recognize talent. Some really great people have slipped through their fingers over the years.

    I would recommend the company to others but would caution them to obtain a very clear understanding of the job they're being hired to perform - and the terms/conditions of employment - before signing anything. This was an issue for many employees who were held (via intimidation) from applying to other companies taking over a contract that was ending.

    A final thought. I set the outlook over the next 6 months as neutral. However, if they play their cards correctly, the 12-month outlook could bring significant growth. Keep digging for those new business lines! Make sure the products are solid and deliverable before marketing!

  8. "Friendly work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Developer in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Comtech, LLC (More than a year)

    Pros

    Comtech is a small company that at times can have a family feel.
    Great opportunity for self management and growth
    Had an opportunity to work with some great people

    Cons

    Can be unstructured and frantic at times
    Little to no hands on management


  9. "Good company overall"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Spacious office, Not much work pressure, almost all weekends are yours

    Cons

    wont pay for extra work, shy on outings and team lunches, no tool to manage leaves, or to track employee's contribution and appraisal.

    Advice to Management

    quit the politics


  10. Helpful (2)

    "A growing company."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Comtech, LLC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have contracts with government agencies.

    Cons

    They are just staffing the job, not supporting the employee and their career.

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved with those you send out as contractors. Provide support system. Meet with them frequently.


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