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Comtech Telecommunications Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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  1. "Total Chaos"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tampa facility is filled with great people who were able to outperform their customer needs and quality

    Cons

    Company undercut it's revenue stream by letting go key revenue producers causing it to under perform on the sales and revenue side. Also, by pulling in revenue that was slated for future months, they created a gap in workflow. Company mismanaged consolidation of products due to one division trying to take only the large margin products and services and dumping other products that actually carried the company through slow times caused by the pulling in of revenue prematurely to contracts.

    Advice to Management

    I think they are actually positioning themselves for sale, so they are probably going to screw some poor company that comes in to buy them. Good luck guys.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Tough Transition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonably good perks. Free soft drinks & coffee. Business casual dress code. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Too many mother-may-I's to be able to get anything done in a reasonable amount of time. Lack of internal communication of company strategy. Too many rumors swirling means someone is leaking information.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Ever watch Office Space?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Comtech Telecommunications (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very few, and those are unintentional. It's possible to be completely invisible and unconnected from everyone you work with, especially management.

    Cons

    Quite a lot. Inept leadership that is indifferent to employees at best, antagonistic at worst. Hamstrung by bureaucracy and gratuitous processes. Getting anything done involves navigating a maze of disjointed offices and procedures. Management is utterly unconcerned with employees, and largely just going through the motions of practices they don't fully grasp.

    Since ComTech acquired TCS, there has been a very thick climate of fear and uncertainty. Several rounds of mass layoffs to cut costs while the President was having his giant office remodeled. Benefits have also been cut significantly. Compensation is mediocre.

    Advice to Management

    Lead, follow or get out of the way. Identify those committed, capable managers (and there are a couple), then empower them. Listen to employees. Acknowledge that you have bigger problems than a single panicked conference call can fix.


  4. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    There is no micro management

    Cons

    They are totally lost when it comes to software developement

    Advice to Management

    Start following a real process


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Disengaged and arrogant senior leadership. Very secretive and adversarial with employees."

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

    Pros

    None. Would not recommend working there. Some employees are hard workers just trying to do their job.

    Cons

    No long-term plan for growth or stability. Benefits and pay are not competitive except for senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Board should clean house and get rid of founder, or sell the company.


  6. "Great place to work"

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and very diverse workforce.
    Flexible managers
    Good benefit package
    Values hard work and provides insightful performance reviews

    Cons

    Lack of communication between departments
    It can be hard to get a parking spot
    Office can either be too hot or too cold

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, but you may want to improve the communication between departments. Reward hard work with incentives.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Comtech"

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    Current Employee - Staff Scientist
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary is above average. I have a great widow office with a view and have access to a state of art lab with all the test equipment that I need to do my job.

    Cons

    There is NO communication from management to the employees. I work in a satellite office so my co-workers and I are victim of the "red-headed step child" syndrome. Job security is always in question. Employees strengths are not utilized.

    Advice to Management

    Open the lines of communication with the field offices and promote a sense of "team" within the company. There are a lot of talented people in the field offices that are not being used to their full potential.