Akimeka Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
13 Reviews
3.4
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    A great place to Work!

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Junior Systems Administrative  in  Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - Junior Systems Administrative in Fayetteville, NC

    I have been working at Akimeka full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    they try to keep you in mind and share the wealth!

    Cons

    the only cons i can think of is that i am a remote employee so i dont have the visibility for the supervisor to see my work performance there fore my carrer opportunies are limited to my present job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get in touch more often with the remote areas

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It's alright!

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Akimeka full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance. no micro managerment

    Cons

    Not sure what'll happen after contract end.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    comatose

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Systems Engineer  in  Kïhei, HI
    Former Employee - Software Systems Engineer in Kïhei, HI

    I worked at Akimeka full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    if you are in coma, this is a place for you

    Cons

    reactive, do as you are told, think in the box

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care and listen to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall a good experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Akimeka full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Administrative staff is excellent. Top leadership is enlightened.

    Cons

    There was a little too much micro management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up and allow some growing pains while on the road to increased business development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Akimeka, LLC

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - President  in  Maitland, FL
    Current Employee - President in Maitland, FL

    I have been working at Akimeka full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Akimeka is a proud employer who has been in business for over 15 years. Akimeka does offer excellent benefits, many of which are offered at minimal cost to our employees.

    As part of the year-long integration of G&B Solutions into Akimeka, LLC, Akimeka’s management team, including the President, Program Director, and Human Resources Director, have sent communications two to three times a month about any organizational changes.

    Akimeka’s Human Resources department routinely responds to employee requests for information within 24 hours. If an inquiry requires research, it may take 36 to 72 hours, however every employee receives a response

    Cons

    With respect to the employee’s perception of benefits and SOSS contract specific pay cuts, the factual timeline is as follows:

    The open enrollment period was held at the end of November 2013 for all eligible employees to select benefits that would be effective January 1, 2014 (which is a similar timeline as occurs with many companies).

    The government’s award decision (and notification to KSI and Akimeka) of the SOSS contract occurred in mid-January 2014. The two companies have worked diligently to keep both company’s people employed on the new contract which takes effect on February 19th, however, that meant that all the SOSS contract employees were required to take a pay cut. As discussed in the conference calls on January 24, Akimeka followed through as promised with notification to employees of the new wage rates on January 28th.

    We understand that if wage changes had been known at open enrollment that employees might have selected difference benefits options, but Akimeka was unaware of the final financial implications of the new contract until the government’s award decision was made in mid-January. Due to IRS guidelines with respect to benefits plans/guidelines, the company is unable to offer an opportunity to change benefits until January 2015.

    Employees will continue to have an annual performance evaluation, and those employees that deliver measurable, substantiated results will be compensated appropriately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As the President of Akimeka, I have posted this response to let our employees, and potential employees, know that Akimeka (and its parent company VSE Corporation, which has been in business for 50 years) are confident of the company’s ongoing viability and success for the future. Any employee who wishes to engage in ongoing conversation can contact me via email or telephone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company, hard to move up.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Akimeka full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Seems like they treat their employees good. I dont see anything different compared to the other companies similar to Akimeka.

    Cons

    Tried moving to different positions to gain more experience/knowledge and be more helpful to the company by trying to learn new technologies and acquire more skills...but it seems as though they want to keep me in my position instead of letting me grow within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved with good employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Screwed all of thier employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Engineer  in  Woodlawn, MD
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Woodlawn, MD

    I have been working at Akimeka full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits. Upper management communicates very well with employees

    Cons

    Took on more work then they can handle. HR is often unresponsive. Recently handed down massive paycuts for everyone. Didn't communicate pay cuts very effectively (let us select our benefits and then gave us the pay cut!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't tell us in the same meeting that you're giving us a pay cut and we can expect raises in a month when we have our year end reviews - it makes it seem like the pay cuts aren't actually needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Slow pace

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Akimeka full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pace is very slow; going above and beyond is not rewarded; your job is to do as you're told (military culture).

    Cons

    Work is based on contracts with the Department of Defense and there are not very many contracts; if the contract you working on expires, you're probably done; tools are out of date and proprietary (java, perforce, oracle).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    No morale. Bad management.

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    Former Employee - Programmer  in  Kïhei, HI
    Former Employee - Programmer in Kïhei, HI

    I worked at Akimeka

    Pros

    On Maui. Flexible attire. Some nice co-workers.

    Cons

    Horrible people in management positions. Uninspiring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what you promise.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working near the beach

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Oracle Developer  in  Kïhei, HI
    Former Employee - Oracle Developer in Kïhei, HI

    I worked at Akimeka

    Pros

    Office 10 minutes from the beach

    Cons

    Fail to walk the talk.

    Doesn't Recommend

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