Technical Recruiter (Former Employee) – Reston, VA – April 22, 2016
A typical day would consist of making phone calls all day and setting up meetings with consultants. I learned that it is vital to have people that work internally to coach you. Internal relationships are just as important as external relationships. Management was good but feel like improvements could have been made to develop skills of individuals that are young in their careers. Most enjoyable part of the job is understanding the client's needs and business initiatives.
Initial roll out the goverment NMCI desk top computer system.
Computer installation technician (Former Employee) – Yuma, AZ – June 8, 2016
This was a government contracted short term job, with a expected time duration of about 6 weeks. We were given specific instruction on how to set up new desk top computers, and to transfer over the customers information on to the new hard drives. I learned how to store and upload customers personnel information to a server, and retrieve it and down load in back on to their new lap tops. The most difficult part was working around customer personnel stuff that seemed to always get in the way of production. We worked as a team of 12 technicians to install over 1300 computers in a period of 6 weeks.
Very professional consulting firm that is ahead of the curve in anticipating the needs of its clients.
Consultant (Former Employee) – Bloomington, IL – June 21, 2016
I was assigned to one, exceptionally large, Fortune 50 client. In this position, I was responsible for several of the project management processes for over 700 active IT projects. I wrote over 2,000 requirements and test cases, managed monthly forums for project managers, produced weekly articles for internal communication vehicles, wrote scripts, prepared speakers for on-camera presentations, and worked as second-level help desk support for the Lotus Notes platform.
TEKsystems management is very fair and consultant-oriented, while protecting the interests of its clients. I enjoyed working with the other TEK consultants and managers, and looked forward to team-building events held throughout the year.
Since I live 135 miles from the client, I enjoyed having a 4-day work week, working 10 hours per day, and having 3-day weekends most of the time. That was the best part -- the worst part was being away from my family for so much of the regular work week.
Director of Sales (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 27, 2015
TEKsystems is a great place to learn. They've got excellent training and a lot of great leaders. They definitely drive you hard but I think that enables TEKsystems alum to be successful anywhere else they go. The most enjoyable part is probably the people who work there. It's a great group of people to have fun with.
LABORER / INSTALLER TELECOMMUNICATIONS (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – September 30, 2015
Pulling cat5 cable through all different types of buildings, splicing and terminating cable. Running new backbone and taking down the old. Building cabinets and punching down wires. Anything can be possible. I had GREAT coworkers that were willing to teach with no criticism. We worked as a team. My coworkers made my job enjoyable. When I first started, I knew nothing about this job. When job was completed, I knew most of what they knew.
Server Operations (Former Employee) – Boulder, CO – September 15, 2015
TEK is not bad for a staffing company. They are fairly decent at finding positions for you, however like all staffing companies they take a significant portion of your pay that you would recieve from getting hired on as a permanent employee somewhere on your own. Also like most staffing companies they offer no paid vacation, holidays, or sick time. The benefits packages that they offered, (health and dental) were rather high making them unaffordable.
Contractor Senior SAP Business Analyst (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – November 15, 2015
No benefits, or paid time off without reduction in hourly rate. An employment contract does not actually mean contract. Nebraska is a right to work state and you are not guaranteed employment for the hired contract period.
Inventory / Data Entry Temp (Former Employee) – Newport Beach, CA – August 18, 2015
The nature of the assignment (for client Lexmark) involved performing tasks for every Kaiser Permanente building in Southern California. Location of job would therefore change every few days. This was fun, but could be very difficult on travel, home life for those who have families, and varied one's sleep schedule greatly depending on distance and anticipated traffic issues. When the data from the Northern California team (two weeks ahead of our team) came back with a low accuracy rate, the project was put on hold and I was one of 6 team members asked to stay on to go over physical and digital data to find errors. We, along with Lexmark project managers found serious errors in Kaiser Permanete's database at which point, KP terminated their project with Lexmark, thus ending need for TekSystems employees.
Compensation was highest I'd ever received. Location frequently changed for assignment.
1.5 year assignment was terminated after a few weeks upon discovering errors in client's database.
Account Manager (Former Employee) – Southfield, MI – April 5, 2016
Excellent work environment. The people are great to work with and the foster an excellent working environment. This is a great place to develop business acumen for those who are new to entering the work force.
Recruiter (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – September 15, 2016
To be successful, you have to commit at LEAST 10 hours or more to your job. You can leave "early" at 5:00-5:30, but will have a lot of judgement from other people in the office. If you consistently, leave at that time your integrity to the company will be questioned. The company culture is amazing and so much fun, but if you don't want to live at work I don't recommend it.
Free lunches, cafe, happy hours, team bonding events
Software Tester (Current Employee) – Frankfort, KY – August 4, 2016
Working for TEK means getting paid to be a contractor. If you are a contractor, you are treated as a replaceable cog in a machine and afforded that level of respect, especially if you work for state government via TEK. This is a good company to work for in terms of salary, but don't plan to stay in this role.
Good salary, nice people at TEK itself, ease of getting hired
Limited paid time off, mediocre benefits, limited advancement ability, limited to no training
Desktop Lead/SCCM Administrator (Current Employee) – Alexandria, VA – October 7, 2015
Working with TEKSystems at the United States Coast Guard was vary gratifying. I was able to learn alot and the management here was very supporting. The best part of my job is working with motivating and helpful people.
Technician (Former Employee) – Knoxville, TN – September 29, 2015
Good place to work. When work slows with one employer they are a little slow in getting you back to work somewhere else. Getting a raise is also a challenge once you start earning a wage it is difficult to get a raise.
The most enjoyable time working there was getting to know the work environment of a staffing agency. Also my co-workers were really great. This staffing agency worked mostly by calling qualified people on the phone and asking them about employment history and having them come in to do paperwork. I was typically the one that got to go over new hire orientation.
TEKsystems is a great company to work for; knowledgeable staff
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) – Newport Beach, CA – May 19, 2016
My typical day was to review/audit AT&T documents uploaded by AT&T turf vendors for accuracy and to ensure that documents uploaded followed AT&T guidelines; I attended vendor meetings to assist Construction Manager with document verification and driver verification. I was blessed to be able to work with a great people who are very knowledgeable and well informed on AT&T policy and procedures. Each work day was enjoyable as I enjoy to be working.
Software Automation Test Engineer (Former Employee) – Orange County, CA – June 30, 2016
Off and on over the last 5 years I have worked as a contractor for TEK Systems.
The most important thing I think any contract company should do is get to know it's people. That is what TEK has going for it. Every single person that I have dealt with takes time to meet me personally.
They take care of their people, and offer health care.
TEKsystems went above and beyond to work with me before, during and after my contract work.
System Administrator (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – July 17, 2016
I worked a 6 month contract for TEKsystem, and their management team handled multiple challenges to everyone's satisfaction and were always available after hours to help address issue that came up. I would highly recommend them and would not hesitate to work for them again in the future.