Computech, Inc.

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Computech, Inc. Reviews

Updated 18 November 2014
Updated 18 November 2014
9 Reviews
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9 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for a couple of years, then split

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Computech, Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Agile, collaborative environment. For the most part, does believe in user-centers design. Good project managers with experience in client engagement. Emphasis on communication: regular meetings, stand-ups, instant messages & chat, and encouraging specialists to co-locate on ad-hoc basis whenever needed; keeps everyone informed and involved. Multiple clients allow for specialists and managers to gain experience across projects—variety of work and opportunities.

    Cons

    Company does not invest in new hardware or software, leaving itself open to competitors with higher-performance offerings. Rarely sends employees to conferences or education-related events, neither as speakers nor attendees. Great difficulty when negotiating contracts: gives up much to keep clients. No one platform: each solution is custom-built, which has its Pros, yet will tend to make clients wary of becoming entangled. Extremely stingy on benefits and education support for manager and lower ranks, while execs globetrot on income from their work. Very specialized in public sector, with no experience or contracts in corporate or other verticals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve subject matter experts more. Push for company & specialists' needs for success during contract negotiations, rather than giving in to clients so often. Decrease exec pay slightly to pay for more continuing education of specialists and managers, helping both contracts' output and quality, as well as increased employee retention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Six Months a Wage Slave

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    Former Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Computech, Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are friendly and knowledgeable. Some client sites are metro accessible. One smaller contract permitted limited off-site work. Two weeks notice wasn't honored.:)

    Cons

    Client applications use antiquated technology. Employees don't accrue leave for the first six months. There was very little project documentation, and a few time-stressed superstar employees were relied on to ramp up newcommers. Headquarters staff don't interact with the contract staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer new employees something approaching industry standard benefits and they might consider being long-term employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Small Business King

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Computech, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Computech is small in number of employees (approximately 150) but revenue is solid. This results in their overall good retention for IT consulting. It is important to note that their retention rate should only be benchmarked against other IT contractors in Washington DC. They have many consultants that have been with them 5+ years. This is rare for IT consulting. There are some solid IT professionals to mentor junior level employees. Computech is the prime on most of their contracts. They have been in business for over 30 years. 4 weeks PTO is something that most people love. Most of their contracts are centrally located in the Washington, DC area.

    Cons

    Computech is as cliquish as a high school or college campus. The “In-crowd” and “Brown-nosers” have titles 1-2 levels higher than people with equivalent responsibilities at mid-sized companies. At one point, Computech had several employees with Project Manager titles that did not have enough years of experience to be Leads. In fact, for a few of them, Computech was the first and only company they worked for on an enterprise level out of college. If you are at a fortune 500 company and you are interviewing a manager from Computech, buyer beware. Make sure you drill down into their responsibilities to make sure the person is a Manager, Director, or Lead to a larger company’s standard. The in-crowd seems to have this notion that Computech is in competition with the top dogs in the industry, (i.e. SAIC, CACI, Lockheed, etc.). These companies have revenues in the billions and have over 10,000 employees. They are on a completely different level than Computech. Needless to say; if you do not brown nose your way into the in-crowd there is no upward mobility for you at Computech. The title of this review is “Small Business King” to put Computech in the proper perspective. Yes, they are small. All of their business is local to the Washington, DC metro area. If you want to work at a small business, Computech should be at the top of the list but don’t get it twisted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turn it down a notch. The atmosphere has an over tone of people acting larger than they really are. Computech Inc. doesn’t have close to the status of the major players (Lockheed, CACI, SAIC, etc.). Be one of the few small businesses out there that are proud to be in the top of their league. Don’t be like the many small businesses that are always trying to be something they are not.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Private company with nominal career growth potential.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Computech, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    The staff at the customer sites are very personable and friendly - friendships remain after leaving the company.

    Cons

    No overhead to support staff "on the bench". No clear career paths.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate appearance of preferential treatment of some staff over others that may be better suited to the work.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    management out of touch, boring projects

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    Current Employee - Developer in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Developer in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at Computech, Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    flexible schedule, 4 week paid time-off

    Cons

    no clear career path, boring projects, below average benefits package

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they need to understand what employees think

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Revolving Door @ FCC Project in DC

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    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Computech, Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The location and the customer was the best thing I experience while working with Computech.

    Cons

    A lot of cliques, like you would find in a high school setting . Managers very unprofessional, more interested in where you purchase your attire than using the existing talent of the staff. The cliques were so ridiculous, that people were afraid to voice their opinions in meetings and in general for fear of being "outed" by the "in-group". In just a year, they was so many people that came and left. I can honestly recall one person resigning after a week of employment. Computech has a federal contract with FCC for years, and there are so many conflicts of interest its crazy. There is a Computech Manager that was once a FCC Branch Chief. It amazes me that they continue to win this contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Widen the gap between the Professional and Personal you. Manage more and socialize less.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Knowledgeable and Challenging experience

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    Current Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Computech, Inc.

    Pros

    Good and knowledgeable working environment

    Cons

    Management of the business needs some work

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It's an ok place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Computech, Inc.

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    needs more resources within the facility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they're doing fine.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Great Neck, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Great Neck, NY (US)

    I have been working at Computech, Inc.

    Pros

    An excellent place to grow. A nurturing environment which will allow your career to grow to it's greatest and fullest potential.

    Cons

    It took me a while to think of how I could capture my thoughts on the feedback I would provide.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I came to one conclusion, that I wanted to echo the sentiments of many forming one cohesive thought process which

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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