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Concurrent Technologies Corporation Reviews

Updated August 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Decent salaries, good benefits, great people (in 20 reviews)

  • Great people, family feel, very professional yet close (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (10)

    "Checking in........"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Concurrent Technologies Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    So, after being gone for some time now, I came back to town for the Labor Day holiday weekend (Ethnic Fest in Cambria City is an annual must even after moving) and in addition to seeing family and friends I thought I would check in with friends and former coworkers. As usual, CTC and its SELT never seem to disappoint and still surprise......

    Cons

    Here's what I discovered:
    Since I posted my original review the staffing levels have continued to decline....somewhere around 400 or so now.
    Not unexpectedly there was another round of layoffs in June.
    - Some PT staff with 0 hours maintained on the books were asked to resign.
    - The company that still touts itself on its website as " applied scientific research and development professional services organization." eliminated its chief technical officer and her staff (granted that was all of one person).
    - The company that does program management for a living eliminated its strategic PMO...again granted it was a total of one person, with no authority to effect change or provide oversight, but still at the executive director level at least there was a vocal advocate for the attempt at standardization and accountability. The Quality Director left under her own steam, however she was not replaced well technically she was replaced by one of her staff.
    - the company who does Government Contracting for a living, eliminated the Executive director of contracting position.
    - Two of the ranking financials guys have left as well.....

    So the company that does applied Research and development projects primarily for the DoD for a living awarded under Government Contracts, eliminated the CTO, the Contracts Executive Director, the PMO Executive Director, the Quality Director and key staff in the ELT from Finance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Its good to know that you are holding steady to your course and letting your own internal council and track record inform your decisions.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Pack your bags... It's over"

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

    Pros

    Good people work/worked here. Tons of talent. Leave time was OK.

    Cons

    I saw so many shady things when I worked there. People used CTC time to get degrees and not work at all. Then they leave the company for a better job. Punishment for behavior and discrimination went under the radar. Rules applied to some and not all. You do not matter nor does the time you put into the company.

    Advice to Management

    You need yo look for things outside the government and DOD. The big contracts are given to companies near facilities. Stop allowing employees to abuse your perks and stop covering it up and under the rug since they ran your program. Worked out for you didn't it?

  3. Helpful (8)

    "Sr director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnstown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnstown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good fellow employees Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Top management have no clue to run the company


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Engineer"

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

    Pros

    CTC had great salary and benefits for the Johnstown area.

    Cons

    Most of their work was for the Federal Government. They had talented people doing great work, but they couldn't shift to working on commercial projects when the Government cut spending.


  5. Helpful (12)

    "Working there"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Concurrent Technologies Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    May hire you quick if they just got a new contract and are desperate to fill positions

    Cons

    Not many good things at CTC
    Preach how good they are but not really
    Hire you and fire you just as quick
    Weak technical talent
    CEO is an odd duck
    Mostly a inbreed organization
    They say they are ethical and they won awards for that. But they are far from that once you start working for them

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice since they will never listen to it


  6. Helpful (23)

    "ready the life rafts, the ship is going down"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnstown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnstown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Concurrent Technologies Corporation (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Years ago there were many pros to working at CTC. Great co-workers helped to create an atmosphere that made it seem more like a family. Overall the benefits were good, but became pretty pricey over time. Pay was ok, and early on there was at least some sliver of hope of upward mobility.

    Cons

    The major con is executive management and the con job that they pulled on past and current employees. The decline started slowly a few years ago where periodic reductions in force took place, and accelerated over time to the point that recently on any given day when you went in, you weren't sure if you were going to be employed by the end of the day. Understandably, some cuts had to be made which is the nature of contracting as contracts come and go, but the excessive salaries, bonuses, and perks for the executives continued. All the while, town hall meetings were held to tell employees that everything was fine. The economy, sequestration, and every other excuse under the sun was used to explain away the decline in business. There is ZERO accountability for executive management in this organization. Employees that have stayed through the course of the decline have steadily taken on more and more job responsibilities with no appreciation and no compensation, all the while, they are told to be happy that they have a job. Management has run the company into the ground.

    Advice to Management

    You should have all been fired long ago, along with the board of directors. Any management team that tries to pad the negative (truthful) reviews on Glassdoor with obvious pro-company garbage should not be in a management position. You've created a toxic atmosphere in a once great company.You are all failing your employees and should be ashamed.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Concurrent Technologies Corporation full-time

    Pros

    can make connections with government employees and other contactors which can open the door for other employment options within Picatinny arsenal.

    Cons

    No room for growth, minimal contact with management in Johnstown, PA, small office. They also don't offer bonuses. Projects are based government contracts which can be cut. Management is focused on the business rather than the people.

    Advice to Management

    Try to focus on the people that work for you. Some managers are micromanagers who don't give their employees a chance to grow and build on their strengths. If the direct manager is not on the same site, make an effort to talk to your direct reports at least once a month.

  8. Helpful (15)

    "How to Ruin a Company"

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

    Pros

    Was an outstanding place to work, knowledgeable people, intelligent individuals good benefits, lots of interesting and intriguing projects and accomplishments very proud to have been part of a team. Did alot of good for the military and the community, achieved many goals.

    Cons

    Then Ed Sheean became CEO, prior to CTC he managed other businesses to failure. Upper management are a bunch of buffoons!! An inept board of directors round out the failure of Concurrent Technologies Corporation which only think about their pockets and perks and not about the community. Very secretive with the community. Unfortunately Concurrent Technologies Corporation left a bad taste in the Johnstown Community and beyond, that many companies don't want to hire you, because it is perceived that CTC didn't accomplish or do anything, which is hurting t former employees that are talented and hard working

    Advice to Management

    Leave, you people are the problem. To top heavy been their way to long "Decades" Love to tell them selves"That A Boy" and pat their self on the back. STOP MIS- MANAGING AND WASTING MONEY


  9. Helpful (2)

    "work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    provides a good work life balance

    Cons

    No cons at the moment


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Fighting For Money in a Tough DoD Contracting Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The change that leadership is leading now is in the right direction. Leading change is always a challenge (and is usually disruptive) but CTC's leadership is focused on achieving success while maintaining the integrity and honesty they're known for. That can be a cold shower for some, and can (and has) caused layoffs, but for others who remain, it can be refreshing and give them something to focus on that can enable them to ride out the bumps.

    Cons

    The DoD contract and money environment is a challenge for everyone right now. The continued effects of sequestration added to Lowest Price/Technically Acceptable (LPTA) contracting is driving down margins and salaries across the board for big and small contracts. That would seem good for the government. However, those influences can force contract awards to low-ball but winning companies that can end up unable to fulfill their requirements within the award price. Eventually, that damages the entire contracting process and especially affects those who act with integrity. Unfortunately, in the near future, it will get worse for DoD and defense contractors before it gets better. Meanwhile, CTC is stuck fighting with everyone else for scarce contracts and money.


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