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Contech Engineered Solutions Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
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Jim Winchester
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  • Great people, solid corporate reputation, great solutions (in 8 reviews)

  • I have a great work life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in West Chester, OH
    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in West Chester, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Atmosphere. Do not micromanage. Ok salary.

    Cons

    Company is constantly changing and could be bought out at anytime so job security is low


  2. "Going quikly downhill"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Finance and Accounting in West Chester, OH
    Former Employee - Finance and Accounting in West Chester, OH
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Contech Engineered Solutions (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome people and convenient location

    Cons

    Recent Quikrete ownership brought outdated systems/processes, horrible benefits, and bad morale

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "Sales Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent People, great products, no micromanagement

    Cons

    Slow to react/change with regulatory requirements to become more cost effective

    Advice to Management

    Be cognizant of how departmental changes and shifts in supervisory reports affect the soldiers in the field


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Decent Company stepping back in time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company offers good pay, good work life balance, a nice office environment. The company is large enough to allow for different opportunities.

    Cons

    Was recently acquired by another company and after years of continued drive and focus to improve efficiencies, systems and customer service, they are stepping back what feels like to business 10 years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Put more focus on the value of your employees, get to know them in order to help them work towards building their skills and fulfilling their career goals.


  5. "Do NOT waste your time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in West Chester, OH
    Current Employee - Project Manager in West Chester, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    .25 cent pop - sometimes a free lunch

    Cons

    POOR Management, vindictive and bitter employees that are constantly being reported to HR that nothing gets done about.

    Advice to Management

    Complete overhaul of management. Company was bought out by Quickrete and Quikrete needs to remove all former employees and start new. Some employees who are not part of the "clique" but do 110% of their job are looked down upon and the behavior is more like high school than a professional workplace.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Sacked by Quikrete - Run Away"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time

    Pros

    None anymore - this was a great place to work before Quikrete took over

    Cons

    Employee health care costs more than tripled since Quikrete took over. 401k is no longer matched until end of year at Quikrete's discretion. IT systems are moving back 20 years - Quikrete sees no value in modern IT and are ripping out superior systems currently in place.

    Advice to Management

    The old Winchester geezers that run the company should let someone take over that knows what a modern company looks like


  7. "Unappreciative to the non office employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with in shop

    Cons

    Horrible insurance, work the shop employees into the ground, 50 hour work week, horrible communication, all they care about is the dollar, keep on getting bought out, unfair wages, treat office people like kings but treat the people who get the product out like crap and a lot of bias to certain people.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone the same, better communication, lay up on the overtime.


  8. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in West Chester, OH
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in West Chester, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people have been great. I have been working here for 5 months and very helpful. Job is not too demanding, but is still challenging, which I enjoy.

    Cons

    It seems I can be a middle man sometimes. There is a lot of sending emails to other employees to get answers and then sending that back to the customer or precaster.

    Advice to Management

    At this time I there really is not any recommendations I would need to make. My boss has been great working with me and helping me get up to speed.


  9. "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in West Chester, OH
    Current Employee - Consultant in West Chester, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team members and leadership

    Cons

    Company is growing fast, still developing a path for the future, but leadership always listens to input.


  10. "Great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in West Chester, OH
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in West Chester, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, Great benefits, Opportunities to move and change with the company

    Cons

    None that patience and perseverance don't overcome

    Advice to Management

    Talk to employees not at them. If you are going to take the moment to ask a question, take a moment to listen to the response


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