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Environmental Tectonics Reviews

Updated August 4, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Could be a great company...but it isn't"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southampton, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southampton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Tectonics full-time

    Pros

    Variation of work, interesting topics

    Cons

    work environment...people were constantly coming and going, management didn't seem to care at all to treat their employees like they were valued


  2. "Not bad, not great."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southampton, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southampton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Tectonics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company does very interesting work, so for an engineer, I can imagine it being a great place to stay if you're interested in a small company atmosphere. The shop workers are incredibly talented. Work-life balance was fine.

    Cons

    Most of the people are great, but as with any company, some are not, and since it's a small company, you can feel it. There's little to no room for career growth in many places, and the compensation/benefits package is mediocre at best. There is little organization, even in large projects, and things rarely get done on time.

    Advice to Management

    Performance reviews should be mandatory for everyone, including management. Upper management should have a better idea of what is going on in day-to-day operations.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Lost"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Tectonics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great manufacturing division. The factory is well staffed with talented and hard working individuals.

    Cons

    Management is disconnected from day to day operations.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "From the heart"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntingdon Valley, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntingdon Valley, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Tectonics (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place if you like technology. Wonderful people.

    Cons

    Lacks organization and structure. A lot of time spent doing jobs 2 or 3 times.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Marketing"

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

    I have been working at Environmental Tectonics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is steady employment with little turnover unless you show up and literally do nothing. Even then...some people have coasted on that for far too long. A good place to get your career started but not long-term.

    Cons

    A culture laced with complacency and unwillingness to unload tenured employees who coast by based on relationships with senior management. Lack of forward thinking and false ideas as to what the market views as a viable product. Little to no room for advancement and growth within your position is limited.

    Advice to Management

    Fix your antiquated sick time and vacation time allocations. The idea of having to work for two years until you receive two weeks vacation is asinine compared to the industry average. The sick time system essentially forces you to either use vacation time (if you're lucky enough to have it) or come to work and spread the germs. Show your employees that you truly value their contributions and make them feel appreciated.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Run away from this company!!!"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Environmental Tectonics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the people were very nice. The Flight Training products included a human centrifuge. This was an amazing product line.

    Cons

    Very political with the family in all of the top slots and making all the decisions. Always seemed to be in litigation with companies and the US government.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of most of the familyt


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great atmosphere, but needs an update"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Southampton, PA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Southampton, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Tectonics as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    ETC had a great atmosphere and awesome people in the creative department. The overall feel of the creative office is completely different than the rest of the company and provides a nice welcoming contrast to the rest of the company.

    Cons

    its a hard place to reach, and many of the other departments lean on you without fully understanding what they are asking of you.

    Advice to Management

    certain workspaces need to be updated to feel more modern, and help impress future visitors. Also more perminate positions need to be added to the creative department, rather than student positions

  8. "Great experience for beginners definitely"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Environmental Tectonics as an intern

    Pros

    All engineering disciplines work closely

    Cons

    Public transportation is limited to location


  9. "Exciting products, progressive industry,"

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

    I worked at Environmental Tectonics as a contractor

    Pros

    Exciting products in an ever-changing simulation training industry
    Allowed to take on as much as you can handle
    Great people
    Can be a lifetime employee
    Loyal
    Compensation/Benefits

    Cons

    Structure of sales agent accountability in other countries - oversight
    Talent development
    Succession planning
    Hire/keep employees who can lead up/down and across

    Advice to Management

    Definitive goals for each business unit and subsequently each employee (function) under said umbrella, adopt more of a shared services model to maximize opportunities.
    Mentors are needed - Great body of knowlege and expertise that can be shared.
    Let the business units that operate well separately have that latitude but still be connected to rest of the company.
    Talent development - Get to know employees (CEO does do this as much as he can) - their goals, career path and find mutual benefits
    Succession planning- good practice - Hire your replacement approach should be taken and seen more.
    Hire/keep employees who can lead up/down and across.