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Technology Advancement Group Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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  1. "the company was great to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Analyst in Scott Air Force Base, IL
    Former Employee - Network Analyst in Scott Air Force Base, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Technology Advancement Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    excellent pay.. they let you do your job.. no micro managing

    Cons

    the benefits were extremely high.. quite a bit of turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    interact with the company's more to get more contracts


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible experience would not recommend anyone work there"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Dulles, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a small company so there is good chance for corporate visibility. Lower level employees can speak directly with CEO and those in executive management positions. Honestly there is nothing else good about that company.

    Cons

    I don't know if I have enough words to describe the horrible working environment. They are VERY inflexible when it comes to time off, scheduling etc. -even in extreme weather! The company pays well below industry average. The quality of the computers they build is garbage, as they don't listen to what the customers want. Instead they are intent on building the "latest and greatest gadgets" even if their customers want something simple. Managers and Business Development experts are expected to push products that the customers don't want. Quality assurance is non existent, and when orders are not properly filled the first inclination of senior management is to blame the customer. There are cliques (more so than at other companies) where people who supposedly senior managers run the show without listening to the employees actually doing the work. They are stingy on travel expenses. I understand being frugal but making people take red eye flights to save $100 is a bit excessive, especially when that same employee must show up at the office at 8AM sharp the next morning! Again the work life balance is terrible. There is NO comp time for overtime work. Overall it is one of the worst job experiences I have had.

    Advice to Management

    Look at themselves. If employees are leaving in droves then maybe you should look at why. Look at your senior managers carefully! If computers are constantly not working, and your design efforts are taking too long, then perhaps your senior technology experts are not as senior as one thinks. Listen to your employees. Why do you think everyone is leaving? Listen to your clients-why do you think you are losing clients? Look at quality-why do you think items are constantly breaking?


  3. "It's going under"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a small company so there are some benefits. The management can (at times) show that they care about their people.

    Cons

    The company doesn't really listen to its people in the trenches. This is a big problem because they end up building a porsche when the customer wanted (and can only afford) a chevy. Add to it that they want to add all kinds of features to devices that don't need them. They need to understand K.I.S.S.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all you smart people and don't assume that you "senior technologist" is. It's better to go with a team effort than have one person who really doesn't understand your customer to try and design things that aren't really geared toward your customer.


  4. "Read All the Reviews."

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

    I worked at Technology Advancement Group full-time

    Pros

    The, "Real" Owner is a good man and Technology Entrepreneur.

    Cons

    This was a company that had tremendous opportunity and career promise. As stated in the, "Pros" section above, the, "Real"Owner was, and still is, a true Entrepreneur who made the grave mistake handing his thriving business to his brother to "Manage." The decision was probably his biggest regret to date as Sales declined and good employees left the organization at a record pace.

    Advice to Management

    My Advice would be to the, "Real" Owner. Separate your family from your business. Take advantage of the successful business friends in your inner circle and restore your company back to it's roots.