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Havtech Reviews

Updated January 12, 2017
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  1. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Havtech full-time

    Pros

    - Positive culture: coming from a previous toxic, micro-management culture, Havtech is a breath of fresh air for me. I’m so happy I made the change to come here and love the people.
    - New HR team: new HR Director started in the middle of 2016 and is collaborative-cares about employees.
    - Management wants to make employees happy.
    - Nice building—free coffee always makes me happy.
    - Good benefits and salary.

    Cons

    - Departments can be very separate: Havtech covers so many different aspects of HVAC and can be difficult for departments to socialize with each other

    Advice to Management

    - Continue to grow and continue to be open to change with that growth!


  2. "Overall Great Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, quality work. Aimed at making employees happy.

    Cons

    Small building. Not very social workforce.


  3. "Mixed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Administrator in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Project Administrator in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Havtech full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - decent salary and benefits (once you are eligible/have been there for 1 year+)
    - working in smaller teams = good bonds, communication, etc.
    - nice facility and clean, pleasant common spaces

    Cons

    - no flex schedule or option to work remotely except in special circumstances
    - vacation days and sick days are not separate. you are given a limited number of days to use for all.
    - difficult to advance

    Advice to Management

    It would be helpful if there were more opportunities to move up i.e. opportunities to get new certifications, training, etc. in order to advance. Currently there are limited opportunities to advance within the company.


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  5. "marketing assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Assistant in Severn, MD
    Former Employee - Engineering Assistant in Severn, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Havtech (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I made my friends there so that helped

    Cons

    Men receive more opportunities than the ladies...good old boys club!

    Advice to Management

    micromanagement of the female office staff is crazy.


  6. "WORK HERE IF YOU DESPERATELY NEED A JOB"

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

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

    Pros

    Co workers are generally helpful and mind their own business

    Cons

    - Don't work here if you are a minority or a person of color Applications Engineer type
    - Sales Jobs, Account Executive Jobs are only offered to people who are either white male, know someone in the company, and even if they are clue less about the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (like the Feds say) that will still get them the job at this company
    - If you do not know any one at this company you can end up killing yourself by doing more without any reward

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone fairly


  7. "Mediocre Company, Work Here if You Need A Job to Pay the Rent"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good spring board if you want to get started in the HVAC business.
    Good cheap health insurance, 401k plan.
    8-hour work days, no need to stay late on most days.
    Most colleagues are nice and professional.

    Cons

    Work is repetitive and very boring.
    There is no room for advancement opportunity.
    Salary is low for a high cost area.
    Not all salesmen are respectful to female employees.
    Sales support employees are treated as replacable.
    Vacation days are limited and have to be accumulated at the beginning of each year.
    Paid Time-Off system, both vacation days and sick days are lumped into one.
    Very little training, have to learn everything on the job.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a more structure approach to employee training.
    Treat sales support staff like they are valued at the company.


  8. "Good company, poor management."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Beltsville, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Beltsville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Havtech has good health benefits, a 401(k) program, and profit sharing. As a sales assistant, my particular supervisor is caring and understanding, and concerned with my well-being as not only a professional, but a person.

    Soda is supplied without charge, and the occasional pizza is brought in.

    Cons

    No one is individually managed. No opportunity is available for advancement, and the pay is below average. Sexual discrimination is rampant, as women with the same qualifications are paid less, and required to do more. There is not a level playing field. Rules are changed without notice, and bent or broken for some, but not others. Employee morale is at an all-time low, and there are no incentives for employees to produce beyond a sub-par level. Employees feel replaceable, and not valued at all. Training programs are non-existent. New employees are set off to fend for themselves, looking to other peers (as opposed to management) for assistance.

    Advice to Management

    Manage people as individuals. One person's mistakes are paid for by all, and that is not how you run a successful company. Listen to the problems of the employees, may they be personal or professional, as these things all affect one's performance at work. Give incentives for the productive employees to work hard. Knowing there is light at the end of the tunnel provides for a happier work environment.