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TESSCO Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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  • Extreme micro-management, though it ebbs and flows in intensity (in 6 reviews)

  • Upper management is disconnected from the employees (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Solid, stable company with an eye on the future"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TESSCO full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Continual education for your role

    Cons

    Getting a salary increase can be excruciating

    Advice to Management

    More formal mentoring program required


  2. "Negative employees Lacks diversity"

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, sales given more flexibility with time off, some of the people are decent

    Cons

    Very negative and mean spirited employees. Fake Nice on the surface ...full of daggers, manipulation, complaining, and just all around sucking the life out of everything.

    Advice to Management

    1. DIVERSITY! Tessco gets an F in diversity. To say "we hire based on skill" and then to only hire people that look like you implicates those who don't aren't skilled. Statistics PROVE that is a LIE. Period.

    2. Stop being cheap. All other companies are paying their employees more than enough...you're behind when it comes to base salaries and compensation packages for current employees. 45k for a base salary is ridiculous! Especially when the person has given you more than 5+ years of their life and loyalty ... smh We are adults. & too many other companies will do what you refuse to. You can because you people coming from other companies triple. Disrespectful.

    3. You reap what you sow. If all your team members do is sow discord, gossip and negativity....that is what your company will reap! Hire someone to "secret shop" your team members. Have them point out the cancerous people and fire them all! Seriously. You will not make it to the next level with that type of negativity in your company. It's very counter productive and unprofessional. & no it does not exist at every company stop lying to yourselves to sleep better at night.

  3. "Picker"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TESSCO full-time

    Pros

    Consistent pay with friendly management, air conditioning, willing to teach you cherry picker/ forklift.

    Cons

    Almost impossible to pick 56 items in an hour when one item can have 150 pieces to it but only counts as 1, don't think about going to the bathroom because it will make your count low, low pay ,

    Advice to Management

    High areas such as having to grab a ladder should be for the cherry picker, make more than one box with one item( especially when its across the warehouse) due to making you have low count.


  4. "Battleship turning"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits-- medical and 401k match. Promising leadership... a lot of changes recently, but streamlining upper management with forward thinking leadership. All the C-levels have changed. Hires really well.

    Cons

    Slow to turn. Antiquated systems that are in the process of being updated. Pressure sales. Company culture is a work in progress.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course. Vision for the company is promising.


  5. "Sales Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TESSCO full-time

    Pros

    Great team environment, busy schedule

    Cons

    Frequent manager changes, limited room for growth


  6. "Just a stepping stone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TESSCO full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance and co workers

    Cons

    Micro management, compensation and not a modern technology company. Systems are old !


  7. "Account Manager"

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

    I have been working at TESSCO full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The management team lets you sell to your account base your way. As long as you can prove that you are doing your job and doing it well, you are left to do so. If you start falling behind, leadership will work with you to move sales to the next level.

    Cons

    There are a lot of levels of people with different responsibilities making it difficult to get answers to customers in a timely manner. It is difficult to push items out of the warehouse when they don't keep stock of product your customers need. The inventory system is very old school and could really use an update.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for forecasts. Stock items that valued customers need so that we can cut lead times to those customers. Don't promote people based on tenure! Promote based on performance!

  8. "Decent"

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

    I worked at TESSCO full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are really really good

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive to the industry


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TESSCO full-time

    Pros

    Management cared about employees.

    Cons

    No real direction. Everything constantly changing.
    Pay wasn't great


  10. "Administrative"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TESSCO full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They have hard working professionals who come into the company wanting to do a great job. They do promote within first.

    Cons

    Some of the veteran leadership still tries to implement changes which are the same things we use to do but rename them, consequently they didnt work then and still do not now. They just give it a different color lipstick with yet another new acronym. Until they renew the old leadership changes will come hard.


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