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Spectrum Comm Reviews

Updated July 28, 2017
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  1. "Part time/ on call with R&D Department"

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

    I have been working at Spectrum Comm part-time

    Pros

    The people and the work environment.

    Cons

    Still having to work on Government contract work which can change companies every few years.


  2. "Current Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spectrum Comm full-time

    Pros

    Management cares about employee welfare.
    Excellent benefits; some not covered by most employers.
    Numerous opportunities to learn new skills.
    Opportunities to advance within the company.

    Cons

    At this point in time, business is primarily government contracting.

  3. "Going Downhill Rapidly"

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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 Spectrum Comm full-time

    Pros

    Employee Ownership, remnants of what used to be a great culture still remain. Good 401K matching schedule. Ability to come in whenever you choose, no set working hours. Typical day for staff starts whenever they choose.

    Cons

    Poor leadership starting at the top. What used to be a structured environment is now the wild west of management and execution. The processes and procedures either are non existent or when they exist are simply ignored. Strategic planning does not exist. Employees find out the corporate direction in a newsletter. Vacation benefit is below par and below companies in the same trade space. Poor performance by corporate employees is either ignored or unknown to management. Pay cuts enacted for senior management to resolve financial shortfalls within the company, yet, investments for poorly planned and poorly performing sales initiatives go on. This company has continued to throw good money after bad ideas. A very demoralized staff.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at the key personnel you have in place and hold them accountable for the poor performance they seem to excel at. Reinstate the pay for those managers who perform according to expectations. Use business planning before jumping into investments for someone's poorly designed and incomplete product. Know when to cut bait and run, stop throwing good money after bad.


  4. "Caring professionals working in a challenging government environment"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Fort Belvoir, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Fort Belvoir, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive leadership. Talented co-workers. Generous benefits. Like a big family.

    Cons

    Spectrum does a lot of Federal Government work and the Federal Government is . .. well, it's the Federal Government.

    Advice to Management

    I always felt supported, informed, and appreciated. I don't know what more anyone could ask of their employer.


  5. "Decent company. Worse HR department probably ever"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spectrum Comm full-time

    Pros

    CEO is very hands on with the company. Participates in events and gatherings a lot. you can tell he cares about his company. Pay is good. at least for this contract.

    Cons

    HR department. I can't say how much they are the worse.

    Why? you may ask. well, when you're required to fill out and return a document to them, and you do, and they acknowledge they got it. and a couple weeks later (through the same email chain you sent your documents to them from) they will ask why havent you sent your documents. then you have to point out they're emailing within the very chain of emails with the very document they're asking for that they originally acknowledge they received it.

    that's just one example. the biggest is submitting your state tax form only to have never been finalized and find that you never paid state taxes all year and left with a massive bill to pay.

    Never in my entire career have I ever dealt with a more incompetent (from what it seems) HR department. though it primarily stems from one individual than it does the entire department.

    FYI, benefits are just ok. nothing great.

    Advice to Management

    HR management? i would say be more organized. having to send something multiple times gets quiet frustrating.


  6. "Starting pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Disconnects between customer care and field techs


  7. "store specialist"

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

    I have been working at Spectrum Comm full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    ok hourly and a capped commission plan

    Cons

    no room for moving up in the company, stagnant for this position. Manager are comfortable where they are at, and don't want to move up.

    Advice to Management

    start looking at why managers don't want to better themselves

  8. "Great Contractor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Personal service to the employees

    Cons

    The Government tried to keep them out of the loop


  9. "Ok Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits and people to work with

    Cons

    Too much work for the pay


  10. "SME PM"

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    Former Employee - SME in Warner Robins, GA
    Former Employee - SME in Warner Robins, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spectrum Comm (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, decent paid salaries during contract.

    Cons

    Went from small to large and didn't have a transition plan.


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