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TeleCommunication Systems Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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TeleCommunication Systems Chairman, President, and CEO Maurice B. Tosé
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  1. "Why I left"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Casual environment, friendly co-workers, good snack options.

    Cons

    Management was virtually anonymous, didn't display any hint of a teamwork dynamic at upper levels.

    Advice to Management

    Share the vision and what you have planned in the big-picture context.


  2. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free group birthdays. Free soda and coffee

    Cons

    Bad executive management resulting in low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Respect their engineers

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Dynamic team, great technologies even though old.

    Cons

    Salary is not great, Not a lot of opportunities going upward


  4. "Stay Until You Find a Better Job"

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

    I worked at TeleCommunication Systems full-time

    Pros

    TCS is a small company so you get to meet just about everyone.

    Cons

    Salary is low compared to industry levels. Benefits are average.

    Advice to Management

    Do not be so secretive. Your employees need to know what is going on.


  5. "Marketing Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    There was some flexibility in work schedule and duties. Smaller companies, like this, allow employees an opportunity to get some experience in other areas of the business if truly interested.

    Cons

    Lacked Diversity in the workplace. Very male dominated, old-boys-club kind of culture. No investment in employees from a career planning perspective.


  6. "Excellent company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Pay, dedicated employees, decent benifits

    Cons

    Sold this year. Not so great benifits - plant closing


  7. "Support Systems Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for. This company takes care of its employees as far as pay and benefits. Travel is always comped, and salary employees are compensated for their overtime.

    Cons

    The position I was in was extremely taxing, because there was so much travel involved.

    Advice to Management

    The management did their best to keep a good work/life balance on the installation team. However, there didn't seem to be a good understanding between the department heads.

  8. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Annapolis, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Simple management layers in general. People are mostly professional to work with. Couple of managers were very good managing the projects. Not much of bureaucracy in general.

    Cons

    Not enough good projects to work on. No performance reviews were held for 2 years. Management was changing often. The project managers were just getting paid and did not contribute much. The software development life cycle process was a mess. Code was given to QA before the features were coded. Software was delivered to customer with many many bugs. Another group I worked was very professional because of the Director who managed it so well having technical knowledge of the project he was able to manage and deliver quality software to customers.

    Advice to Management

    Have a good development life cycle process. Evaluate the employees formally once in 6 months and set expectations for their career paths. Reward good productivity and punish employees who do not produce any useful output. Set their goals and revise them periodically. Communicate the vision of the company and where it is headed periodically to the employees.


  9. "Can be okay if you have the right boss"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TeleCommunication Systems full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits and good time off policy

    Cons

    Bad management. Only looking out for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Try working as a team with your employees.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Terrible leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at TeleCommunication Systems full-time

    Pros

    Not one thing about this company has a pro.

    Cons

    The 911 division is a loorly made product. The leadership is terrible and HR turns a blind eye to favoritism and bullying. Take the lead from former customers and partners and run away from this place.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all leadership and replace them with people who have managed, have industry experience, and know how to inspire others.


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