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Tapestry Solutions Reviews

Updated January 3, 2018
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Pros
  • Good pay, flexible hours, interesting work, good people (in 11 reviews)

  • Decent first time intern / part time position to jump start you into a more legit role (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Opportunity for advancement is also not great (in 5 reviews)

  • Very low pay as a student, which is understandable though since they have the whole university right next door to choose and recycle from (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Friendly Environment, but the Job Lacks Meaning and Creativity"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Automated Software Tester in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Automated Software Tester in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tapestry Solutions (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Everyone is nice and is willing to help (to a limit)
    -Close knit group of people. Many events throughout the month (for sports such as running and softball); There's a group chat for different parts of the company to allow for more open communication
    -Free coffee, tea, hot chocolate and oatmeal
    -The majority of the desks are lined up in rows (this can be a pro or a con)
    -Can choose your own hours to work, during the school year and in the summer

    Overall this company is a good place to work at to kickstart your career, but not a place to work at for a long period of time.

    Cons

    -Get criticized if you ask more than a few questions; people are less open to help others
    -Job gets repetitive, and there's not much opportunity to use programming skills to the fullest (since the automated testing
    -Lots of documentation required
    -Low pay, despite working there for over a year
    -Everything you do receives a rating, and you are ranked on how many scripts you write
    -Didn't seem like I was doing meaningful work, and how it relates to the entire subsidiary
    -Not much room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to improving the company's work style and culture. Take part time student's advice for improvement. Let part time students take on more meaningful and important tasks.


  2. "Tapestry Review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People you work with on a day to day basis are enjoyable.

    Cons

    Culture and communication is not great. Opportunity for advancement is also not great. Salaries are not very competitive, benefits are decent although they keep cutting those every year.

    Advice to Management

    Work on the corporate culture.

  3. "Software Engineer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule, and a friendly environment.

    Cons

    No cons seriously, I really enjoyed my time there.


  4. "Software Tester Part-Time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great schedule flexibility
    Offers testers the ability to transition to becoming Software Developers

    Cons

    Can feel a bit disorganized at times, at least outside of the SLO offices


  5. "I like it here."

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    Current Employee - Software Tester in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Software Tester in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tapestry Solutions part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture. This is a good place for college (Cal Poly or Cuesta) students to start their career. Very flexible schedule and uplifting feel in the office.

    Cons

    The testers of the software are in a different building than the developers and some miscommunication can happen as a result of this divide.

    Advice to Management

    The management is great. They are very understanding and know, for students like me, that school is our number one priority and are willing to accommodate for that.


  6. "not healthy place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pro comments are all in the past for this place. Nothing really positive going on here.

    Cons

    Leadership is poor from very top through all director level. CEO is empty suit from parent company Boeing. Out of touch. BD is broken. Main product i(SW)is bad.... doesn't work as advertised

    Advice to Management

    Reexamine strategy. Fix your products / spend the money necessary to do so... or be prepared for parent company to carve ypu up. May be too late


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Beware!!"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tapestry Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The development groups outside of San Diego are great and know their stuff, and are largely left alone by the toxic nature of the San Diego development group.

    Cons

    Tapestry is actually comprised of 4 different companies that were consolidated through purchases by Boeing. The legacy company is located in San Diego and has been merged with a troubled company while the other remote offices have been largely left as is.

    The tapestry legacy company has largely given up after the forced purchase of a failing company and that failing company's culture has taken over the San Diego group. A large portion of the tapestry leadership was replaced with these executives and/or Boeing shills. Most of the legacy employees either have already left or are planning on leaving.

    The failing software group is reluctant to change and are they still learning how to do basic things such as how to commit code and come up with basic QA controls. The company claims the have been doing this for 20 years but is still working through procedures that startups solve their first year.

    The technical leadership in the group is detached and doesn't understand their product and customers. Much of their decisions seem to be driven off of the latest fad technologies and not off of a real need for those technologies. Developers are constantly talked down to, lectured, and thrown under the bus when executing ill conceived ideas given to them by the technical leadership. Unfortunately if anyone offers an alternative opinion to what is being promoted , their reputation will be destroyed and they find that you are no longer included in any technical discussions. Most of the technical group has left for other opportunities because of the poor treatment and lack of proper leadership.

    Program management is concerned only about schedule, even if that means delivering a non working product and/or one that does not meet the requirements of their customers. This has led to a lot of quality issues which will cost double the original development costs to fix. They claim they are interested in changing, but when it comes down to execution they fail miserably.

    Since the last acquisition, raises and bonuses are non existent. The bonus and compensation structures are built based upon unrealistic long range business plans made up by a business development group that doesn't even understand what they are selling. The company makes employees feel as if it is their fault that they are not meeting these goals which leads to even worse morale.

    Advice to Management

    Get real professionals to come in to fix things. Don't use Boeing resources that obviously just make it worse while tooting their own horns until they retire. Don't trust employees that defame all of the others to climb to the top of the junk heap.. They will lead you down deeper. Get rid of the toxic technical leadership.

  8. "Part-Time Tester"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tapestry Solutions part-time

    Pros

    * Very flexible schedule (You make it yourself)
    * Friendly people
    * Helpful co-workers

    Cons

    * Not organized
    * No holiday pay


  9. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA

    Pros

    Not much pressure on the employees, and a friendly environment.

    Cons

    They use ActionScript with is not a popular platform.


  10. "Excellent Job!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Tester I in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Software Tester I in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tapestry Solutions part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Create your own schedule, excellent work environment, friendly co-workers, and plenty of room for advancement!

    Cons

    I live over an hour away, so the only con I can think of is the fact that I have to drive so far to get to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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