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I worked at COLSA full-time (More than a year)
Great atmosphere. Managers are very laid back and approachable, even with the busy schedules they keep. So many opportunities for advancement and/or movement and is supported throughout. Upper echelon management is very involved and knows even the employees NOT located at HQ. Benefits, especially 401k, are very nice! Hours are great, very flexible must of the time. Very family and community oriented. Many great volunteer opportunities in local area and supportive if you want to volunteer outside the area. Colsa tries really hard to keep employees IF there is a loss of contact. Absolutely loved working for this company/family and look forward to going back someday soon.
Retaining employees is great.... Until it becomes costly. Colsa seems to have a hard time during people that simply do not perform. I suppose every tree must have one bad apple and every family one black sheep.
Advice to Management
Keep doing what you're doing! Continue to recognize your people for the great things they do each day.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at COLSA (Edgewood, MD) in May 2015.
The interview itself was fine. Three people asked mostly technical questions in a conference room. It was a fairly comfortable setting. However, after the interview and offer this company was a disaster. The position required an interim clearance, and when it didn't go through, the job offer was rescinded. I asked if I might still have the job if/when my clearance did go through completely, and the only answer I ever got was "I'm not sure". Later, emails went unanswered but the clearance check continued! It's been months later now, I have another job (that I'm very happy with), and still no final word from anyone at COLSA. I don't think it's very nice to leave someone's life hanging like that.
- What was your biggest professional challenge? Answer Question
Don't say you will accept or be happy with the minimum range of the offer, or that's what you'll get.
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COLSA doesn't mind being called a little defensive. The company provides advanced technology systems and services to US government agencies such as the Missile Defense Agency and NASA. COLSA, which specializes in radar and guidance system technology, offers services including engineering and testing, developing war games simulations, analyzing radar technology, and virtual prototyping. Its information systems services include integration, maintenance, and administration for large computer centers. With offices in Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, and Washington ...