Comtech, LLC Reviews

Updated 12 February, 2015
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  1. Not what I expected

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Comtech, LLC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Team mates wheer great to work with. Everyone except the executive staff works really hard.
    Great customer service.

    Cons

    Scheduled where not at all flexable. Expected alot of work for lower end of the pay scale.

    Advice to Management

    Become more engaged with your staff and lsited to what they have to say.

  2. Poor management, no structure

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comtech, LLC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Upper management is very friendly

    Cons

    Location sucks
    Office space is hideous, there is no light, no one talks to each other

  3. Poor Management practices, not enough concentration on current projects

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comtech, LLC part-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company, capable of affecting the company heavily

    Cons

    vague goals, shotgun approach to determining projects, lack of focus

    Advice to Management

    Determine what is most important and focus on it. Instead of focusing on multiple projects, complete one move on while continuing to improve it. Need to bring in diversity and new ideas

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Has its strengths and weaknesses

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comtech, LLC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Comtech is pretty good at looking for opportunities to retain their talent. This is not always easy as the majority of employees are hired to work on government contracts. President willing to look at new business lines to help take company to next level. Benefits are good. Was impressed with health insurance in 2013. Met some very talented professionals during my time with the company.

    Cons

    Sales, business development and capture mediocre at best. Not all products the company advertises are ready to be backed up by the company when if the rubber were to hit the road. Contractors not really in touch with Corporate headquarters. Many contractors did not feel appreciated for their contributions. Majority of revenue came from a single contract, which has now ended. The company leadership believes that larger partners owe Comtech something. Perfect example was the shaky relationship with Verizon. Employees had to threaten to leave (even submit their resignation in many cases) to get a raise. Also, the non-compete clause in the employment agreement is ridiculous and needs to go. Has someone told them it's not enforceable. They can get rid of it and save a ton of money that is currently going to the lawyers.

    Advice to Management

    The company has come quite a ways over the last few years. The CEO himself has modified his outlook and expectations. I admire his openness to breaking new ground, especially since mid 2013. The company needs to be very careful how they market their new products. There have been situations in the past where a large potential partner sought a demo on one of the products and the company was not ready to deliver. The company also needs to improve upon how they discover and recognize talent. Some really great people have slipped through their fingers over the years.

    I would recommend the company to others but would caution them to obtain a very clear understanding of the job they're being hired to perform - and the terms/conditions of employment - before signing anything. This was an issue for many employees who were held (via intimidation) from applying to other companies taking over a contract that was ending.

    A final thought. I set the outlook over the next 6 months as neutral. However, if they play their cards correctly, the 12-month outlook could bring significant growth. Keep digging for those new business lines! Make sure the products are solid and deliverable before marketing!

  6. Helpful (1)

    Very short, unstable.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Technical Writer in Germantown, MD (US)
    Former Contractor - Technical Writer in Germantown, MD (US)

    I worked at Comtech, LLC as a contractor (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting technology, but cramped crowded offices.

    Cons

    Very unstable government contractor. Lost funding from the Congress for project I was working on.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Adequate but technical leadership is lacking

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comtech, LLC full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits package for contracting company. HR staff very responsive and helpful.

    Cons

    Upper management is more concerned with the overall company bottom line than what is best for the employees when it comes to contract negotiations. Direct manager at customer location was not equipped to manage a diverse technical team. This shows a lacking in upper managements vision and awareness in regards to personnel.

  8. Helpful (3)

    Don't waste any of your time here.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - IT Project Manager in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Contractor - IT Project Manager in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Comtech, LLC as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits were good for the position.

    Cons

    everything else except benefits were not good.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees!!

  9. Helpful (2)

    Poor management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comtech, LLC full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The building had a nice deli in it, parking was free.

    Cons

    No organizational structure, management is terrible, no middle management - upper management all think they're "Vice Presidents"...expected to work on vacations and through illness, no accountability, basically a staffing company and the owner likes to micromanage everything.

  10. Helpful (2)

    A growing company.

    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Comtech, LLC full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They have contracts with government agencies.

    Cons

    They are just staffing the job, not supporting the employee and their career.

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved with those you send out as contractors. Provide support system. Meet with them frequently.

  11. Growing Company and Incredible Opportunity

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Comtech, LLC full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Comtech provides incredible opportunities to work with very senior clients on high-impact issues.
    There are many options to create/find your niche and take ownership/lead on a project with the wisdom and support of senior level management. Comtech treats their employees very well.

    Cons

    If you are looking to do the same thing day in and day out this is probably not the best fit for you.

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