DSFederal Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
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  1.  

    Great Environment, Terrific Opportunity to Grow

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

    I have been working at DSFederal full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The unique atmosphere and culture are probably the best things about working here. There is a sincere commitment to client service, community service, and to employees. The CEO is very accessible to everyone, even bringing in home cooked meals. Staff are encouraged to express themselves, be creative and make the company their own. The HR department, senior management, and a Wellness Committee tries to plan things to take care of employees. Everyone is very receptive to suggestions from staff at all levels. Truly a breath of fresh air as "corporate cultures" go. Especially on the East Coast! Also its a very exciting time to be with this company, it's really taking off right now.

    Cons

    The cons are really all related to company size, not specific to this firm. As a small company, there are not as many options for benefits as you might be used to at larger firms. Also, again as a small firm, the infrastructure and processes are still evolving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the focus on creating standards and processes; encourage senior managers to focus on career path for staff; communicate what's going on at the top levels to everyone so that they feel involved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    The third year of a great learning experience at this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Technician in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - IT Technician in Gaithersburg, MD

    I have been working at DSFederal full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Being a relatively small company, it's easy to get in touch with someone who can help with any issues that may pop up. The CEO and management really care about the employees, and it shows with generous benefits, opportunities for growth, and support for gaining new skills.

    Cons

    There are some growing pains as the company expands, and internal communication could be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve internal communications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Been here for 2 years

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

    I have been working at DSFederal full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Really great CEO, chance for rapid career growth, lots of positive energy in the company

    Cons

    working long hours, location isnt the best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve communications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Still a small business, but they care about their people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Programmer in Gaithersburg, MD

    I have been working at DSFederal full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The CEO is like a mother to most of us. She really cares about her employees and takes an interest in how we're doing and really promotes the company's core values.
    The benefits package is more generous than it was at my last job.
    Profit sharing at end of the year.
    Still a small company, so the org is pretty flat and easy to get the attention that we need.
    Flexible working hours and ability to telecommute.

    Cons

    Small company is going through growing pains. Small management team means that communications could be improved, especially internal communications. Small management team also means that they're trying to do everything at once, and things may fall through cracks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communications from HQ to projects could improve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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