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TESSCO Reviews

Updated November 19, 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. "Marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting products, fun team. Good benefits

    Cons

    Management in transition. Marketing tools not used effectively.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in marketing tools and expertise.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Horrendous. HR is not on your side. Protectors of abuse in a very toxic environment."

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Sparks, NV
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Sparks, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TESSCO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Health Benefits. Don’t have 20 words of pros...awful cubby style setting. Still can’t think of anything positive to say for 20 word minimum.

    Cons

    Micromanaging, verbally abusive (VP Sales from back East the worst), commission plan changes frequently so you better be comfortable with base, goal is to ensure executives thrive financially while employees starve, no annual pay raises given, do not take HR complaints seriously, HR will share freely who complained about what, tons of water cooler gossip, sales teams compete agains each other ( sell to vs sell through), forced to watch Fox Television in break rooms, do not value sales people, more like a call center, cult-like culture, calls monitored (yes, they listen in on sales calls), 4-hours talk time required, lots of busy work. At the end of the day, unless you’re desperate don’t take a sales job here.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the abusive culture. Stop covering for abusive VPs. Pay your damn employees. Value your employees.

  3. "Team member delegation, coaching, administration, hiring and retention."

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

    I worked at TESSCO full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits package, good 401K matching, holidays, leave time accrual, personal days.

    Cons

    Lack of communication when its most needed

    Advice to Management

    Be more direct and up front


  4. "TESSCO ever evolving"

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

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

    Pros

    benefits, team members, growth potential

    Cons

    silo thinking, accountability, stagnation in the job

    Advice to Management

    accountability starts at the top


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

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    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  7. "Picker"

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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.

  8. "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.


  9. "Commercial Sales"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Sales in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Commercial Sales in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, friendly coworkers, main corporate office is centrally located and close to commuter routes/stores and restaurants/daycares. New upper management seems to have a good focus on changes that will make TESSCO a stronger company.

    Cons

    Lack of communication both between and within departments which slows work down and makes things confusing. Wide disparities in management styles: some managers are great, others are too far up their own butts, the remainder are clueless. HR is a prominent player in negative office politics and has some of the worst department turnover. Practically have to beg for proper compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Implement leadership training for managers that is more than a backrub for having the title "leader", understand that praise doesn't pay the bills.


  10. "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


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