Technology Services Group Reviews

Updated 17 May 2020

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  1. "Good Culture - Bad Technology"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web/Systems Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Technology Services Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Culture and work/life balance are fantastic - hiring in with a class of peers made this a fun place to be socially. - High performers are given a fair amount of autonomy quickly. - Year over year raises are a generous percentage. - You can get paid overtime (if your project has budget for it).

    Cons

    - Compensation is below market rate for quality engineers. - Time with the company is weighted far more than performance. - Codebase is low quality, you will spend more time navigating enormous amounts of technical debt than you will writing code, which will hurt your ability to learn solid engineering principles. - Outdated tech stack - none of the three major front-end frameworks are used, nor is the most popular VCS. This will affect your ability to market yourself in the industry. - Zero emphasis on CI/CD, you will do code deployments manually, a tedious and error prone process which takes time away from writing (and learning how to write) higher quality code. - Unit tests are so tightly coupled to implementation that they are not useful. - You will not be rewarded for taking initiative to refactor or improve the stack. The emphasis is on implementing only the absolute minimum needed for enhancements. In summary, the technical environment here is brittle and promotes development patterns that are not industry standard. You can learn more, use better tech, and get paid more elsewhere.

  2. "Decent Start"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst/Web Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Technology Services Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Casual dress, open office, work life balance

    Cons

    - Low pay compared to other places - Loyalty over skill: you are rewarded for staying with the company over your merits - Big divide over who is manager and who is not and how individuals are treated because of it (makes it difficult to interact with managers and can cause resentment) - Blame culture: if you find a fix, you are told to blame it and have the person who broke it fix it, it really does not cultivate teamwork and fosters an environment of let's get code that doesn't break the branch over quality code - Churning out code over resolving technical debt: many parts of the codebase is archaic and never touched again due to no client need, new code is usually "bandaged" over it - Does not pay for travel: if you worked 8 hours and took 3 hours to commute to a client, you are not paid for the 3 hours.

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  3. "solid stepping stone"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Technology Services Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - great place to gain a breadth of skills across the tech stack and explore what you enjoy developing if undecided - regular evaluations and code reviews with generally constructive feedback

    Cons

    - insular, hiring too heavily based on arbitrary "culture fit" - focus on being fully billable often impedes internal product development - seniority alone determines job title and pay grade

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  4. "underpaid"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Technology Services Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    no pros whatsoever worst place I've ever worked

    Cons

    underpaid most software engineers there don't know anything about software engineering which stems from the fact that they don't pay more than 20 dollars an hour

  5. "Great Company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst/Web Developer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Technology Services Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Many outings and company gatherings. Super relaxed work environment. Casual attire.

    Cons

    A little bit too noisy since its an open office. Some of the managers are not very organized.

  6. "Great place to start a career!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Technology Services Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to start a career. Lots of opportunities to learn a lot of technologies and move up fast.

    Cons

    Younger culture - limited to ECM use cases.

  7. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Technology Services Group full-time

    Pros

    TSG has a great atmosphere, challenging work, great perks, and great employees/management.

    Cons

    Wide variety of tasks and responsibilities. Doesn't allow for specialization in one specific area.

  8. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Technology Services Group full-time

    Pros

    Small company. Good culture. Flexible Hours and Time Off.

    Cons

    Document Management is not the most exciting thing in the world.

  9. "Good place to start your career."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Web Developer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Technology Services Group

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Overtime pay

    Cons

    Lower Pay than most companies.

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