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TESSCO Reviews

Updated April 21, 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. "Change is needed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lutherville Timonium, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lutherville Timonium, MD
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TESSCO full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    My co-workers are what get me through a work day. Have high hopes for our new CEO to make some great changes that are long overdue.

    Cons

    Compensation is a huge pitfall. Cost of living increases, your paycheck hardly does.


  2. "Administrative"

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    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.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Worst company - run"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lutherville Timonium, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lutherville Timonium, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros? Good question. Health benefits. That's it. Nothing else was positive at Tessco. Nothing at all. Besides SOME of the coworkers.

    Cons

    Management sucks. Leaders don't know how to practice what they preach. Compensation is barely anything. You're overworked and underpaid. Inequality between people who do the same job. Top heavy and only care about the people who make a ridiculous amount of money even though they sit around doing nothing all day. Favoritism towards the employees who bow down to their every wish. They preach "work/life balance" but don't care about families, especially working mothers. Overall, just an awful company to work for that just keeps losing money and losing money - making it impossible to pay their employees adequately.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect. Don't treat them like children. Stop micromanaging. Pay your employees what they deserve and what they're worth and maybe you wouldn't have such a high turnover.


  4. "Great work environment"

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    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Parkville, MD
    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Parkville, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TESSCO full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Very fun and relaxed atmosphere most days.

    Cons

    Poor management. Outdated sales software


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Stay Away from this business"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Timonium, MD
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Timonium, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health care benefits are good, that's about all I can say positive

    Cons

    You have to beg for a raise, then get a fraction of what you asked for. The direction of company and work processes change constantly. If you like to be micro-managed, this place is for you. No loyalty to employees, I've seen people with 10+ years be shown the door because company needs to go in another direction. This place is so top heavy with Directors, SR VP's and VP's it's a ship waiting to sink. HR dept is a joke, fails to answer even the smallest inquiry.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the low morale, we know you can see it. Stop micro-managing every aspect of every task we do. Cut out some of the layers of management.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Great people but bad place."

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    Former Employee - Account Specialist in Lutherville Timonium, MD
    Former Employee - Account Specialist in Lutherville Timonium, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers (really great!)
    Holiday celebrations
    Benefits package
    Location

    Cons

    Overworked & underpaid -this company takes that to a totally different level.

    9 hour work days but you will need to stay longer or work at home (way too often) after leaving for the day in order to get your tasks completed.

    Management is deceiving from my personal experience.

    Low PTO

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with those you hire.

    Speak up for your teams.

    Make sure you're fully staffed and don't take advantage of people.

    If you dislike this place, stop selling it to others - work with upper management to fix it.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Development Executive"

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    Former Employee - Customer Development Executive in Timonium, MD
    Former Employee - Customer Development Executive in Timonium, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a Great job! Great Company! 33 year old company with a super support system for the front line salesperson, the title of Customer Development Executive. Actually, Inside Sales Support title is Account Specialist and a great place to start at TESSCO, learn the Account Specialist role for X months, then get promoted to the Customer Development Executive position. Customer Welcome Center is another great starting point at TESSCO. if they have openings, They need all sorts of employees, Sales, Marketing, Product management, Vendor Relations, Logistics experts, Warehouse personnel, IT, Salesforce experts, Data Analytics, Remote salespeople. Huge potential to make alot of sales and earn alot of money.

    Cons

    Overall TESSCO is a great company with plenty of potential.

    Advice to Management

    Management knows what it is doing! They never asked for my advice.

  8. "Great company potential with the right leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting products (wireless technology) and lots of really talented, dedicated people at TESSCO. Good insurance benefits.

    Cons

    Web site is not easy to navigate and overly complicated. Sales leaders don't hold sales teams accountable. There's no consistent strategy and direction from leaders about how to reach company goals.

    Advice to Management

    Limit goals to most important and provide clear direction how to reach them. Don't make employees ask for raises.


  9. "Marketing Intern (web)"

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    Current Employee - Ecommerce Intern in Towson, MD
    Current Employee - Ecommerce Intern in Towson, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good company to start career off after graduating. Good work environment.

    Cons

    No cons so far. Really feel comfortable and enjoy the work at Tessco.

    Advice to Management

    No advice.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "very mediocre experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at TESSCO (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sales team was made up of good, nice, hard working people. Looks good on a resume for starting experience but get out quick!

    Cons

    Upper management was very hit or miss, seemed to be no real clear direction of where company was going. Tessco uses old school command line system for sales team, very very out of date. My boss was terrible, came in late everyday and did not give me enough to do.


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