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"TCOM Has A Long History, But Its Longevity Has Come At A Price"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Their product, Aerostats, is interesting and fairly unique, and engineering and manufacturing aerostats encompasses a wide range of disciplines.
There are a lot of experienced engineers and programmers here, although more young and inexperienced employees are being hired as time passes.
Fellow employees are friendly and congenial; except for job security, management does not treat contract employees very much differently than permanent ones.
In the last five years, the company has upgraded its infrastructure (document storage system, xerox machines, and so on) as it has experienced a surge in new business.
It is not uncommon for the company to rehire employees with previous experience at the company.
The company has a work schedule that consists of eight nine hour days and one eight hour day every two weeks, with alternate Fridays off.

Cons

Human resources is ruthless: they have no empathy for employees.
Fringe benefits for permanent employees have historically been substandard; for contract employees they can be almost nonexistent.
This company is run using charge numbers and budgets: sometimes nothing else seems to matter. Because of this, product quality can suffer.
TCOM has had to radically downsize its workforce several times during its 35 year existence because of changes in demand for its products. Because of this, over half of the workforce are contractors.
Employees feel insecure about their jobs, which makes them reluctant to share information.

Advice to Management

TCOM needs to modernize its approach to management; the same managers have been there for decades: the company could use some fresh blood in its management ranks.
Communication needs to be improved amongst employees and management.

Other Employee Reviews for TCOM

  1. "Engineer at TCOM"

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    Former Employee - Senior Electronic/Mechanical Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Electronic/Mechanical Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Self directed. Small enough company that you make the decisions without justifying it to everyone.
    Hands on at every stage of the product.

    Cons

    On new contrqacts so company is down sizing

    Advice to Management

    Focus on new contracts.. Ron Benlin is the CEO (last 4 years)


  2. "Great place if you have the right certifications."

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    Former Contractor - Financial Service Representative in Elizabeth City, NC
    Former Contractor - Financial Service Representative in Elizabeth City, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TCOM as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back easy going but get any job done in a timely manner.

    Cons

    Works with staffing company's. If not Local to Elizabeth city it's can be slightly difficult to fit in if your not a people person.


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