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    Former Employee - Former Chief Operating Officer in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Former Chief Operating Officer in Sterling, VA


    This is Jeff Powell, the former COO referenced in previous reviews. I was made aware of the posts that mention myself, and while I appreciate the kinds words said about me, I would like to respond. First, i was not "abrasively pushed out" of the company. I left ECS for the opportunity to own and lead a small business, and the challenge of growing that business. It was a very positive move. Second, turnover at the ECS leadership level has been very low. Only a few people left in the last few years, and each had the usual reasons - retirement, career advancement, etc. None were related to myself as far as I know. Third, as pointed out, my current company continues to do business with ECS. I think that is because we are both trusted partners, and our company cultures are very similar. We enjoy working together. Last, ECS' owner has always cared deeply about his employees. That has never changed. ECS is a very successful company, and as ECS has grown over the years, strategies have been undertaken to not only survive in a difficult market environment, but also grow the company in a positive way (such as acquisitions). This has certainly resulted in changes, and the senior leadership always tries to make those changes positive for the employees. I want to say that nobody at ECS contacted me about these posts, or asked me to respond. I have no current interest, financially or otherwise, in ECS, and am only responding to ensure that new applicants know that the company continues to be run by very good people doing their best to create a positive culture for the employees. It has been, and continues to be a great place to work, as evidenced by ECS' recognition by Washingtonian magazine.


    It is the nature of the government contracting business that most employees are directly billable on a contract. Therefore, the experience of an employee is heavily dependent on the nature of their assignment, their immediate manager, and their customer. The company can only do so much to create a positive culture when employees are spread across the country working for very diverse customers. While some benefit from opportunities for growth within the company, I can understand why others would become frustrated or feel stagnant in their current position.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work of growing the company to create more opportunities for advancement for the employees, while recognizing and supporting your great employees!

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairfax, VA
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    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Electronic Consulting Services (Fairfax, VA) in July 2012.


    Applied on-line after being re-direct to their site via monster.com. Recruiter requested I complete their application and client's forms as they wanted to speak in-person. Unfortunately I only spoke with the client via telephone despite completing all the paper work. A few weeks later another recruiter sent me the same questionnaire and forms to fill out for the same position. There was an obvious disconnect between the former and latter recruiters. I ended up inquiring on the status as follow up communication was never initiated by the recruiter thereafter.

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Top Workplaces , The Washington Post, 2014
Top Workplaces , The Washington Post, 2015

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Website www.ecs-federal.com
Headquarters Fairfax, VA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2000
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

We are a full service technology and engineering company. ECS Federal, Inc. is a leading provider of technology services to the United States Federal Government. Every day, our employees focus on providing their technical talent to support the Federal Agencies and Departments of the US Government to serve, protect and defend the American People.

Mission: Be recognized leader in service, company culture, quality of workforce and growth.

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