ARMA Reviews

Updated January 13, 2015
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  1. Generally, things are good here. Like every company there are negatives. The grass is always greener.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Systems Administrator
    Current Contractor - Systems Administrator

    I have been working at ARMA as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    3 Weeks of annual leave is nice. Most benefits are good for a smaller company. The company is relatively open minded regarding future ops and staying current in technology.

    Cons

    Upper management is pretty disconnected from the workforce. This poses issues with making proper decisions regarding upgrade strategies. The company offers money towards education but is extremely difficult to take advantage of.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Good company, if you look at the constraints of doing business with the government

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ARMA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, decent benefits, interesting work environments. I've seen many complain about pay, but that has a lot to do with what your position is billeted for and the government's compensation based on that position. I had the top pay for the area by far, but that doesn't necessarily mean that everyone will be compensated what they believe is fair.

    Cons

    Typical cons of working as a government contractor, which the company cannot mitigate. Their inflexibility to negotiate increased PTO. Annual performance review process can be improved and streamlined. Ultimately, the only reason I left was for a better opportunity elsewhere. Due to the constraints of working as a government contractor, my upward mobility was hindered if I wanted to stay in the same area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider allowing employees and candidates to negotiate an extra week of leave. Your inflexibility in this area is indicative of a young company, but there should be some form of wiggle room when it comes to leave. Don't fall back on the "well it wouldn't be fair to everyone else" excuse.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Arma has enriched my qualifications

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at ARMA

    Pros

    the atmosphere and the employees

    Cons

    the attitudes of the owners sometimes

    Recommends
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  5. Great working environment, Penny pinching company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Administrator in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Current Employee - Network Administrator in Kabul (Afghanistan)

    I have been working at ARMA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment, Highly responsive management, Good pay.

    Cons

    Every part of the hiring and employee management process has a clear penny pinching feel to it. Everything from the hotel to the bonus and evaluation system designed to kind of resemble the military.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Getting employees ready for these jobs takes a considerable amount of up front investment on your part. Make sure you get the most out of your effort by reducing salary pay and introducing a sign on and/or contract completion bonus. This will keep people who are serious about staying and save some money on employees who bail early. the money recouped from something like this could be used for things like better hotels or even go directly back into everyone's salary.

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    Positive Outlook

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