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Continental Datagraphics Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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  • There isn't a clearly defined progress plan for career growth within the company (in 4 reviews)

  • Not much room to advance; Currently downsized and changed business focus for the teams located in Washington state (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Continental Datagraphics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job stability, career growth, great benefits, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Being a Subsidiary to a large corporation, the company is not always in control over its own business.

    Advice to Management

    It's the people that make this company tick, continued improvement in employee recognition is appreciated.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The Boeing not so Boeing company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Continental Datagraphics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Convenient and that's really it...

    Cons

    Tribal mom and pop type management style, cheap labor, no career advancement, back stabbing self serving managers. BOEING company this is not, just a wannabe.

    Advice to Management

    Ethics, ethics, ethics, do what you preach.

  3. "Technical Authoring"

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    Current Employee - Technical Engineer I in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Engineer I in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Continental Datagraphics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Benefits
    - Very flexible schedule, can choose between 9/80, 4/10, or 5/8. no set time schedule, just clock in/out.

    Cons

    - Low pay for industry
    - Little room for advancement
    - Caught in a lot of Boeing bureaucracy - constant reminder of subsidiary status


  4. "Fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Continental Datagraphics (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Was a fun a and welcoming environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work got tedious


  5. "CDG"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Continental Datagraphics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work at.

    Cons

    Leadership could be better at communicating with their employees.


  6. "Technical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Continental Datagraphics full-time

    Pros

    Very easy job to pay bills

    Cons

    No challenges, no advancement in the career, mindless work


  7. "Great Corporate Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Continental Datagraphics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work Life balance
    Health Benefits
    PTO scale for long term employment
    Matching 75% 401K
    Sick Days
    Challenging work

    Cons

    The office space is shifting cubicles frequently.

  8. "Design Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Continental Datagraphics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, great benefits, great 401K matching, has ping pong table, great learning experience with exposure to various boeing design processes from planning to releasing of designed engineering parts and drawings.

    Cons

    Not much room for individual growth, fixed annual raised doesn't matter whether you a top performer or lazy worker, the raise is the same.

    Advice to Management

    Need to have more open discussion more with employees
    The company need to invest more money to train engineers on real engineer analysis skills like finite element analysis, stress analysis, thermal analysis, etc. in order to expand engineering portfolio


  9. "Technical Engineer III"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Constant advancment, pressure for accuracy and speed I loved it.

    Cons

    My job went to India


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Engineer 1-4"

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    Current Employee - Engineer I in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer I in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Continental Datagraphics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits and 401K Plan
    Flexible work schedule
    Great balance between work and home life
    Friendly work environment
    Great starter job for college students

    Cons

    Management lacks professionalism and common sense. Salaried employees are micro managed as hourly employees (office closing for the holidays and employees are expected to use vacation time or take unpaid day offs). Work is bottom of the barrel type engineering work proving to be boring to an experienced engineer. There isn't a clearly defined progress plan for career growth within the company. Current manager is ill equipped to manage the existing team. Manager makes poor decisions in taking on new work statements due to lack of experience which puts the team at risk for failure. Favoritism is exhibited in how employees are handled (working from home, promotions, preferential treatment). Push for growth in team in India is a priority over growth in U.S. positions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your employees like children. Company will continue to lose talent if management does not take staff concerns seriously. Create a clearly defined career growth plan for existing staff before taking on new employees. Level set the work load with accurate compensation. Current work assignments paired with employees salaries does not make sense at the moment. Some higher level employees are working projects of lesser difficulty than those being worked by level 1 and 2 engineers.


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