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Contech Engineered Solutions Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people, solid corporate reputation, great solutions (in 9 reviews)

  • Good work life/balance in outside sales (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management doesn't seem to know what direction to go (in 7 reviews)

  • Really poor management non-appreciative (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Enjoyable Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time

    Pros

    The people were exceptional and talented

    Cons

    Changes to ownership caused a lot of job loss


  2. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Encourage creative thinking. Opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Constant changes in corporate structure.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent . Efficiently communicate.

  3. "Customer Service Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time

    Pros

    No micro managing. Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Closing down offices and down sizing all the time


  4. "Worst company I've ever worked for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taylor, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taylor, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time

    Pros

    The low level employees, that I've met, are good people.

    Cons

    You constantly feel you will be fired.
    No communication at all between higher ups and those that actually make the company their money.
    The Quikrete buy out severely screwed over the employees and any future employees.
    They will fabricate reasons to fire you if they feel you are encroaching on their higher paid positions.
    If you refuse to sign a false allegation report, against another employee, they threaten your job.
    They have no concern for the environment as they just let chemicals leech into the ground and expose their employees to harmful chemicals without giving them proper PPE.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to be decent human beings instead corporate America scum who only care about yourselves.


  5. "It is what you make it."

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    Former Employee - Sales Support Engineer in West Chester, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Support Engineer in West Chester, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging projects to work on.
    Excellent storm water quality products.
    Great coworkers.

    Cons

    Managers change frequently.
    Not a significant amount of training.


  6. "Hope Quikrete is more employee focused."

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

    I worked at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, some autonomy in my role.

    Cons

    During my tenure, the company ownership was a revolving door of holding companies. There seemed to be a different management team every two years, so regardless of what management said, the rank and file simply continued to do whatever they wanted because they knew the "new" team would be gone before they ever figured out that they were being ignored. Also, as is often the case with large organizations, upper management made decisions from "on high" that seemed pretty comical (or frustrating, depending on the day) to the folks who had to implement them on the grassroots level.

    It seemed that the mid to upper managers were very good at preening and posturing, but hopelessly inept at anything other than justifying their existence with endless busywork.

    Advice to Management

    The company is now owned by Quikrete. Hopefully Contech is in better hands now than when I worked there.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Engineer"

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

    I worked at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good work life/balance in outside sales.

    Cons

    There was a lot of reporting required.

  8. "Going quikly downhill"

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    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


  9. "Structures Consultant"

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

    I worked at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Great resources and awesome people!

    Cons

    Even on good times, they layoff people!

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate better your team members efforts in each individual local market to identify better how they perform, to be able to make better and more sound final decisions regarding cutting work force.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Watch your Back"

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

    I worked at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Independence, ok pay, several good products/people

    Cons

    Very litigious to ex employees


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