A look at IT service management company TechFlow (plus advice for getting hired)

TechFlow, the systems integrator and optimizer headquartered in San Diego, California, is a company defined by innovation, openness, and agility. The company is almost 25-years-old, but it hasn’t stopped evolving or growing.

In June 2016 it became a 100% employee-owned company, and it has transitioned from clients like MGM, DreamWorks, and Toshiba, to solving problems for the United States federal government.

Learn more about the technology solutions company TechFlow, including interview advice from CEO Rob Baum.

TechFlow rundown

Industry: Information Technology & Services

Locations: The company’s headquarters is in San Diego, California. TechFlow has other offices in Arlington, Virginia, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Idaho Falls, Idaho, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Founded: 1995

CEO: Rob Baum

How much do TechFlow employees make?

The average salary for a TechFlow employee is $128,037 per year. Ladders estimates are based on our calculations.

TechFlow Jobs

The company is currently hiring for a Senior Manager in Recruiting and a Scrum Master to join the Arlington, Virginia office. The headquarters in San Diego is looking for a Senior Staff Accountant and an IT Project Manager to join the team. View Ladders’ TechFlow Jobs page for a full list of open roles and information on how to apply.

TechFlow company culture

“When we look for candidates to add to our growing team, we look for a few key characteristics: strong work ethic and high integrity; competitive and driven; team player and collegial; innovative but grounded; customer- and solution-focused; and positive mindset,” Baum said. “I feel those words describe our culture and help us to identify people who share our philosophies.”

That being said, Baum knows that culture is ever-changing.

“When I came back, I made culture a big focus in terms of attention and refresh,” said Baum, who returned to the company as CEO in 2016. “We constantly assess our culture and attempt to influence through messaging and sharing experiences that demonstrate.”

Interview advice from the TechFlow CEO

“Apply for the right job! We have a lot of openings. Make sure you understand what is required and exceed the minimum requirements,” said Baum, when asked what advice he would give to someone interviewing at TechFlow. “Make sure you focus on what makes you different and why you are the best candidate. Be proud of what you have accomplished, and tell us why that matters for us. Be proud of yourself!”

In terms of what excites Baum in candidates, he loves to see someone who is energized and passionate about innovating.

“I am a tech geek, so I love to see employees leverage exciting technology in their solutions,” Baum said. “I love to see people stretch and do things they have never done to drive the company forward.”

Employee benefits

  • Health, dental, life, and vision insurance
  • Flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Accidental death & dismemberment insurance
  • 401K plan
  • Performance bonus
  • Military leave
  • Family medical leave
  • Vacation & paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Bereavement leave

Employee perks

  • Mobile phone discount
  • Professional development
  • Tuition assistance
  • Job training

Employee reviews 2019

Reviews on Glassdoor range from one-star reviews titled “unless you like micromanagement- then don’t” to five-star reviews stating that TechFlow is an “entrepreneurial focused company set on making a difference.”

“The company is well-positioned to get more work from their contracts,” one reviewer wrote. “They offer remote work. They are well organized, so there’s little crunch time and you can usually count on 40 hour work weeks.”

What does TechFlow do?

TechFlow creates services and solutions for customers ranging from the U.S. Navy and the General Services Administration.

Its solutions can best be broken up into six categories.


  1. Digital Services
  2. Scientific
  3. Cybersecurity
  4. Platform services
  5. Base and range support services
  6. Energy and mobility solutions