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Technica Reviews

Updated March 3, 2019
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Miguel Collado
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  1. "Great place to work, bright future"

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

    I have been working at Technica full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Love working here. Really smart people

    Cons

    Need to be better know for our great client work


  2. "Not a good work place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Technica full-time

    Pros

    You may learn a thing or two there before moving on.

    Cons

    Very very high turn over.

  3. "Great Company that Needs Focus"

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    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding support from headquarters.

    Cons

    Allows employees to sometimes work menial jobs

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to consider focusing on certain areas for proficiency, instead of trying to meet all needs.


  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Technica full-time

    Pros

    Consistent work hours & holiday time off

    Cons

    Project work with sliding end date


  5. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall a polished, professional company that hasn't become stuffy or otherwise suffered some of the pitfalls of larger companies. Good PTO, decent benefits.

    Cons

    I don't recall any big 'cons' to working there, but that was my own personal experience.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Former internal member"

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

    I worked at Technica full-time

    Pros

    Unfortunately, I don't have any. Everyone I worked with has left, otherwise I would say the people.

    Cons

    I've never worked in a poorer managed environment.

    Communication is non-existent.

    The current COO is DREADFUL. Her was of working is screaming at anyone underneath her who tries to challenge her. Even a simple creative session, it will turn into her arguing with everyone and nothing constructive happens. I would never, in my life, choose to be in a company with her again.

    CEO has built an empire of "yes" people around him in his engineers. If you are not within this group, you will never have a conversation with him. He doesn't care about how the company does, but solely his "R&D" group. Unfortunately, that group has never accomplished anything of worth but continues to get unlimited funding, hence why Technica is falling apart.

    I enjoyed my time for the beginning, but once the COO came in it was over. It's a shame the non-existent CEO Miguel keeps her around, because I heard it's only getting worse.


  7. "Junior Technical Projext Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Meade, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Meade, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work schedule. Reasonable benefits.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive. Opportunities for growth are limited internally. Remote employees can feel distant or disconnected.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on mentorship and developing employees internally. Try to do morale building activities that involve remote/off-site employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "CXO Leadership Fortunate to have Some Exceptional Employees"

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

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

    Pros

    - Phenomenal co-workers who are exceptionally dedicated
    - Leadership honors hard work and dedication--with small monetary incentives/bonuses
    - Leadership (Owners) reward loyalty/longevity, but perhaps to a fault

    Cons

    - Dysfunction at the Senior Leadership level
    - Company faces an identity crisis causing a hemorrhaging of good personnel
    - Company leadership desires to be an exceptional Engineering firm, but "pet projects" rarely get lift-off; Services contracts seemingly unappreciated
    - After Company wins big, CXOs perform small--until crisis

    Advice to Management

    - CXOs must circle the wagons with the entire leadership team and chart a course for future success/life of Technica and definitely company culture change (consider a professional firm to conduct a climate assessment)
    - CXOs must grow as leaders too and care more for their business than their dedicated employees care for the business
    - Presence equates to caring for your employees--be more present--not just at HQ, but onsite periodically of your major Programs
    - "Understanding leadership and actually doing it are two different activities" - John Maxwell


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Negative experience overall, poor executive leadership, never felt the execs gave a darn about their people."

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    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have great people doing their best to support a few good contracts supporting some very important customers and missions.

    Cons

    Executive leadership is lacking and disconnected. Bloated headquarters with antiquated processes, and lots of dead wood hanging around driving up overhead/wrap rate.

    Advice to Management

    Get engaged, lean out the headquarters, and support your revenue/profit generators in the field!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "OK place to work"

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

    I have been working at Technica full-time

    Pros

    Against traffic commute, pay can be good. CEO is a good guy, technically savvy, straight shooter, but beware, he may, I mean will, yell at you if you don't deliver, which is totally fair. You can learn and grow, and your colleagues are always very helpful.

    Cons

    Can and will be tumultuous. You MUST know how to protect yourself. Very high turn over at some positions, and I mean VERY.