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Telnet (Rockville, MD) Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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  1. "RF Engineer"

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    Former Employee - RF Engineer in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - RF Engineer in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Telnet (Rockville, MD) (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They get you best available positions in the job market, regular vacation & sick days and health insurance benefits

    Cons

    As most contracting companies you don't get the best fair portion of the salary received from the real company your work with.

    Advice to Management

    Telnet management is not the actual management your work directly


  2. "Great job"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Telnet (Rockville, MD) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loved working here everyone was nice

    Cons

    Unfortunately everyone in the office was pretty old

  3. "RF Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior RF/RAN Engineer in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Senior RF/RAN Engineer in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telnet (Rockville, MD) (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good employer for working in USA

    Cons

    nothing to tell about cons


  4. "Very Chill"

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    Former Employee - RF Technician in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - RF Technician in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, Good pay for a part time job, Lots of travel, Friendly employees, good location,

    Cons

    A little unorganized. Communicating job requirements are not optimal, Training for the jobs could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Give field techs more independence in making decisions


  5. Helpful (1)

    "*** Disappointingly Horrible ! ! ! ***"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Telnet (Rockville, MD) full-time

    Pros

    - You can tell people that you work for a tech company.
    - If you are Iranian/Persian, than you MAY grow and given opportunities

    Cons

    - Any and all decisions are taken by the top 3 (CEO, VP and CTO) : No mid-lvl management what so ever
    - Very low pay with suffocating contracts
    - No training, growth or learning will take place once hired
    - Logic is not used in any decision making
    - Micro-management at its quintessential form
    - HR is ONLY 1 person.
    - Company Lawyer is horrendous (Especially relevant if you are an F1/H1B)
    - Recruiting is all in INDIA and cannot be contacted. (They call from blocked or Private numbers)
    - They have been in business for 18+ years but do not learn from their failures
    - Keeps making same mistakes every year and suffer the loss of good employees
    - Absolutely opposed to advise, opinion or suggestions
    - Do not appreciate employees
    - Hire low quality/under-qualified employees and drive them like donkeys (ends up burning them up and kills motivation)
    - Creates a very stressful environment where your health, stress and emotional balance will be compromised
    - Be sure to work a LOT of hours without pay (INCLUDING WEEKENDS)

    I could go on, but ... if anyone is reading this, multiple red flags should already be raised in your head! ! !

    Advice to Management

    - Create a Mid-lvl management and delegate tasks to them.
    - Take Mid managements' feedback and work with them to lead the different projects instead of trying to micro manage and leading the project yourself.

    - Learn to employ qualified employees by firstly having a proper Recruiting team (who can be reached/contacted) and then,
    - Learn how to motivate and retain the good/dedicated/productive employees (pay them fair salaries, give them breaks and vacation, occasional remote work privileges etc.)
    - Let employees go to training, and educate them to let them grow in career.
    - Value dedication and loyalty and learn to reciprocate that back to them.
    - Hire new employees so Senior guys can move up the ladder and you can keep yours gears rotating and clean.
    - Learn to accept mistakes and amount up to them
    - Look for overall gain and long term gain rather then small/short time gains

    - Learn to have a work/Life balance and seeing employees as humans rather than numbers


  6. "RF Drive Test Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Drive Testing Engineer in Canton, MI
    Former Employee - Drive Testing Engineer in Canton, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome Well Mannered staff, They Pay on Time unlike many RF recruiting companies.

    Cons

    Nothing Much actually. Could get more experienced people in the Payroll Department.


  7. "What I think of telnet"

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    Former Employee - Senior Cluster Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Cluster Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Telnet (Rockville, MD) (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hard working friendly staff, good projects, great engineers. Quite good at staff retention too

    Cons

    Low pay, heavy administration, timesheets time consuming and annoying to fill out.
    Sometimes expenses rejected for no good reason and no argument tolerated

    Advice to Management

    Try and give Telnet a better reputation in the marketplace as it handles some great projects

  8. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - EMF Data Analysis and Documentation Specialist/EMF Field Technician in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - EMF Data Analysis and Documentation Specialist/EMF Field Technician in Germantown, MD

    I have been working at Telnet (Rockville, MD) (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent Wages, work at your own Schedule

    Cons

    they task you with Unrealistic deadlines


  9. Helpful (4)

    "NO NO NO"

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    Former Employee - EME Report Creator in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - EME Report Creator in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for students who needs a quick experience for two to three months. However, do not get comfortable with them.

    Cons

    Bad management.
    Use people like slaves
    Lies on the rates and the amount of work
    Trying to bully you so that you work more
    No incentives of improvement within the company ( not worth it anyway)
    Turnover rate is pretty high.
    ....

    Advice to Management

    Be careful, what you are doing can get you to clos your doors or have a lawsuit with government.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Only if you looking for a few months job"

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    Former Employee - Radio Frequency Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Radio Frequency Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Telnet (Rockville, MD) (More than a year)

    Pros

    On time payment
    Plenty of parking spaces

    Cons

    Low salary
    Family-based company
    If you are not related to someone, somehow, you are going to have tough times over there
    Low quality and outdated equipment
    High expectations
    Stay away from EME team


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