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"Great job, good people, poor senior leadership that gets in the way of having a great company"

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Current Employee - Project Consultant
Current Employee - Project Consultant
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great sales and marketing position, with great exposure to market due to breadth of portfolio.
Create your own schedule, good benefits (car, phone, med, etc)
Technical experts and staff second to none.
Old company promised good return for good work, you reap what you sow.

Cons

Management (ELC) gets in the way of progress and growth
Stifilng of regional management to conform to a National model which doesn't work, since engineering/construction markets are regional.
Nationalization has alienated customers and compromised product quality.
Inability of management to embrace 21st Century "Consultative Selling" of highly engineered systems and "Value Added" approach to customers.
Pressure to conform to Corporate initiatives for performance metrics, such as number of calls per week and reporting, rather than letting the sales numbers speak for success.
Company let too many good people go without realizing how poorly they would be missed and how underappreciated they were.

Advice to Management

Leave and never comeback. You destroyed a great company.
Perhaps you can apply your commodity sales experience in China.
You do not belong in the modern Engineering/Construction marketplace.

Other Employee Reviews for Contech Engineered Solutions

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Run, don't walk away"

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

    I worked at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great employees (if there are any left)

    Cons

    Yet another round of job cuts last month, how many more times will senior management do this before they realize they have decimated what once was a great company? Morale is awful, everyone is looking over their shoulders wondering what will happen next and nobody has trust in the executive team.

    Advice to Management

    Put your egos aside and leave so that some real leaders can come in and salvage what is left of this company. Your employees are smart enough to see right through what you are doing, stop spending money frivolously when you haven't made any contribution to the company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Don't be fooled by the rosy image at the interview process"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Contech Engineered Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Just like in any other place, there are descent people above you (nevetheless, they cannot deliver on promises because the multiple-layer structure and mentality).

    Cons

    Corporate mentality is so rampant here. It just puts you in a complete circle and makes you feel that you have gotten absolutely nowhere. Just stuck in a rut.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up, and look at your people as humans not just mere numbers.

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