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"A unique place to work"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Military Analyst in Yorktown, VA
Current Employee - Military Analyst in Yorktown, VA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

The company has always postured itself to take advantage of growth and unique opportunities. The opportunity employees have to showcase their skills and potential is limitless, assuming they understand and take advantage of the role they play. For employees who go above and beyond, they are essentially self-managers who are not micromanaged. Tapestry has done a better job of screening new-hires, despite times when demand to fill positions was high. Overall, it is a great place to work if you know how to effectively contribute without any guidance.

Cons

To truly enjoy the working environment, you must me self-motivated and willing to embrace uncertainty. The only constant is change, and it is commonplace in Tapestry. There was a time when mentorship was abundant for new-hires, but many of the veteran employees have moved on as the culture of the company changed over the years. The biggest frustration is the lack of a recognized career path for younger/mid-level employees. Unless you are a real stand-out employee who makes it clear that upward mobility is your objective, then you will not be asked what path you prefer. Promotion comes by surprise or turnover. As others have posted, there are many managers who come straight from the uniform into a leadership position. This isn't entirely bad, but there ends up being a very rigid, military style of management that comes with it in most cases. There are some amazingly talented people in Tapestry that understand what it takes to properly support the customer and positively change the organization. But, when they leave or become overburdened, I fear a lot of cards will fall.

Advice to Management

While contracting always has unpredictability, there must be an internal program of sorts that allows aspiring employees to participate in the 'business of the business'. A resume of education and field work is great, if you only aspire to be an educated field worker... If the next generation of leadership isn't groomed to lead, the positive culture of the organization will vanish very quickly.

Other Employee Reviews for Tapestry Solutions

  1. "Program Management Specialist V"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tapestry Solutions (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is always a tremendous cross-functional effort to develop an improved product with input from just about everyone.
    Teams are well-led with leaders being very cognizant of the skills and capacities of each of their team members.
    The software product has tremendous functionality and the potential market is very broad.

    Cons

    When Boeing purchased the company, they were secretive about what their mid-term plans for the company were and did not respond even to direct questions from those who were well-experienced with mergers and acquisitions.
    Boeing's focus was more on moving from 25% to 45% profitability than it was on the product or the customers.

    Advice to Management

    Ethics need to be more than posters on the walls and fair-sounding words in meetings. Executives' actual ethics (or lack thereof) are quickly ascertained by their interpersonal activities with teams and individual leaders.


  2. "Better Before Boeing Bought Them"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Support Engineer/Representative in Bagrām (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Field Support Engineer/Representative in Bagrām (Afghanistan)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Field Support Engineers/Representatives had plenty of leeway in the states (CONUS). If your work was done you could leave for the day even if you were done by 10am. In the early days say 2000 - 2008 you could negotiate your own salary which if you were any good you could get a very high salary based off your skills without the need for a college degree.

    Cons

    Fields Support Engineers/Representatives are on the ground everyday with the customer and know exactly what they need.

    Management refused to listen and implement any of the suggestions, thus leading to an environment where it appears as if management is out of touch with their customer. All the understand is the corporate to corporate talk they do not get the worker on the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Stop swinging for singles and try hitting a home run with your software. Spend the money get great talent, make great software and the profits and success will come.


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