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National Technical Systems Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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National Technical Systems President, CEO, and Director William McGinnis
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Pros
  • Opportunities to learn new things (in 4 reviews)

  • Great place to start your career (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay if it was your first job (in 3 reviews)

  • Lots of responsibilities expected from technicians that detract from work (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "EMC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Technical Systems full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people to work with.

    Cons

    Managements are biases in some points


  2. "Technicican"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at National Technical Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Many engineers are very experiences in what they do

    Cons

    There is no structure to the training received

    Advice to Management

    Please provide more guidance and obtain more feedback from your employees.


  3. "Challenging Work, Challenging Processes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Technical Systems full-time

    Pros

    Environment is fast-paced and challenging. Every day is different. Great people solving tough problems on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are on the wrong side of the bell curve. Don't get the resources needed in a timely manner. A lot of micromanagement from the executive level.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the vision and long-term direction of the company rather than looking at quarterly or monthly earnings numbers. Empower the people to actually solve problems rather than hand-cuff them with restrictive policies. Stop asking how you can get 5 more cents out of a quarter and start asking how you can get more quarters in your pocket.


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  5. "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment and great co-workers.

    Cons

    there are people doing nothing but paid well and there are people working hard but paid less

    Advice to Management

    old school style, need more new people to fresh the company


  6. "Regulatory Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Regulatory Engineer in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Regulatory Engineer in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Technical Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good environmental, very experienced people, flexible.

    Cons

    Unstable, not organized, lack of communication between units.

    Advice to Management

    Need people from the area in the top levels to do a smart and efficient re-organization.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Creating lies, backstabbing, and being an immigrant is an ideal employee here"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - Technician in Fullerton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Technical Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The squeaky wheel gets the grease, no experience needed to work here, they can always find someone cheaper, unlimited overtime even if none is needed

    Cons

    The harder you work, the more work they give you, company protects extreme offenders, no raises unless you threaten to leave, no repercussions for breaking customers parts and false data

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and open your eyes, your lettikng a solid company fail due to repeat offenders


  8. "Growing Pains"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at National Technical Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company is growing quickly, among a network of previously independent labs across the country.

    Cons

    Management is not trusted and there isn't a clear or maintained direction. The sense of employee value is seriously lacking. Promotions feel like a popularity contest from the HS days.


  9. "Fast paced"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clarita, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clarita, CA

    I worked at National Technical Systems (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interact with many different customer and projects. Each one of them is always new and different, it's like opening a box of chocolate... you'll never know what you're going to be working on, and that's what's exciting about it.

    Cons

    Sometime work hours can be very long, and in some project you may have to work on the weekend


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Failing leadership"

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    Former Employee - Test Technician
    Former Employee - Test Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Having access to state of the art technology. Some of the coolest testing I've ever been apart of. Cutting edge weapon technology for the U.S. Military

    Cons

    No structure. The company is not growing organically. Expansion through acquisition is not growth. No place for employees to move up. Weak leadership that does not take care of their people. Managers degrade employees. Pay is horrible.

    Advice to Management

    No need, they refuse to listen anyway. Executive level management have conducted employee surveys ave have had round table discussions. They know the issues employees have and how they are unhappy with management and compensation. Nothing has yet to change


  11. "Great company to work for!!"

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

    Pros

    Excellent training. Very fast work pace. Very interesting work and the learning is endless!

    Cons

    Not for the people that want the stress free job.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the good employees before you lose them.



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