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Contech Engineered Solutions Reviews

Updated April 5, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great people and best training in the industry" (in 12 reviews)

  • "great office and work environment" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Horrible upper management involvement" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Quikrete is all about the numbers and business was thriving before they aquired Contech" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Company for Career Growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Many opportunities to advance my career and grow within the organization.. Contech likes to promote from within when possible.
    - Contech has the best team in the industry. I learn from my coworkers everyday and enjoy the collaborative environment/culture.
    - Integrity is key at Contech. There is pride and ownership in being honest, fair and ethical.

    Cons

    - Health insurance costs are higher than some companies but competitive salaries make up for that.


  2. "Contech Engineered Solutions"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Welder/Fabricator in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Welder/Fabricator in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great facility and a great plant manager. He does his best to take care of everyone.

    Cons

    Nothing negative about this company or any of the empoyees

  3. "Great Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Bridge Consultant in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Project Bridge Consultant in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and best training in the industry!

    Cons

    Too much restructuring and pay for commissions seems to be coming down almost every yr

    Advice to Management

    Keep it simple, and stop reinventing the wheel


  4. "Lead welder"

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    Current Employee - Lead Welder
    Current Employee - Lead Welder

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

    Pros

    Good job. Good benefits. Steady work.

    Cons

    Lock of knowledge of leadership.

    Advice to Management

    You show picture all the sales engineers and office employees. I have not seen any picture who actually does the work. The hard labor so your dream can really come true. I miss on the pictures the guys who build, who weld all those structure together. Don't you think they deserve to be here? We appreciate your work. You are give us job. But we are the people who makes the blueprint come true. I think we deserve to be here. We are who makes the product real. In cold weather or in hot. Thank you.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "RSE"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Great company, they leave you alone to do your job. Lots of freedom.

    Cons

    There are no cons at Contech.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Stormwater Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Storm Water Consultant
    Former Employee - Storm Water Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Low level Management - Understanding & Supportive
    Great Products & Services - Add Value to Engineers, Contractors, Regulators
    Before Quikrete - Great Benefits

    Cons

    Quikrete is all about the numbers and business was thriving before they aquired Contech.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and defend them against the higher ups


  7. "Company has little regard for employees"

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist
    Current Employee - IT Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Was a decent company to work for at one time.

    Cons

    Horrible upper management involvement
    Sub standard industry pay
    Limited/expensive benefits
    Limited advancement opportunities

  8. Helpful (2)

    "IT Analyst"

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

    I worked at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time

    Pros

    WAS a great company to work for and with. All employees, no matter what job title, worked as a team. Great benefits, and rewards. Team work environment.

    Cons

    Company was bought out by Quickrete. Quickrete switched to an older platform (software and hardware) that is way outdated, provided less benefits for more money, cut the work force down by a third. Very aggressive takeover, workers are now overworked due to lack of resources and modern day tools.

    Advice to Management

    None to the Contech Management. To the Quickrete Management, step up to the modern times. No one makes company wide announcements through faxes anymore. You had such a great thing going at Contech and you moved it back to the 1960's. So sad. All that great equipment (hardware and software) ripped out to back to old school ways. When you walk into a meeting 20 mins late that you set up for the entire company to be present at, the least you could do is apologize for your tardiness.


  9. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Really dedicated and smart people, the Portland office was really fun.

    Cons

    Unless you were in Sales, no training, and limited career advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training for all managers on how to be managers, whether they are new to management or not, and regardless of what department they are in.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Losing Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing employees that really look out for one another and help each other out. Always something new to learn.

    Cons

    Changing culture now that Quikrete owns Contech.

    Advice to Management

    Remember to value your employees.