Blackstone Technology Group

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Blackstone Technology Group Reviews

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
58 Reviews
3.7
58 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of happy hours to go out drinking (in 5 reviews)

  • The developers on the software team were really good people (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • limited growth as its a small company (in 5 reviews)

  • said they wanted to be a top notch technology consulting company but kept body shop mentality (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Lots of potential for consultants looking to grow their career

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

    I have been working at Blackstone Technology Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    New office space in the DC area reflects where the culture is going - open, collaborative, more modern. There is a a lot of opportunity for individuals to contribute to the direction of the company, and grow in their career at the same time. There is no limit to how fast people grow.

    Cons

    I think you have to be self-starter and driven to be successful at Blackstone. There is an opportunity to learn, and people will help you, but you also have to take the initiative. It's definitely not a sit back and watch kind of place.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not good

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

    I worked at Blackstone Technology Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    benefits, office location and thats about all

    Cons

    leadership low salaries and not appreciated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    raise salary

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great atmosphere and people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Blackstone Technology Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Flat hierarchy: you interact with senior executives on a daily basis
    - Great people to work with: lots of young and driven co-workers
    - Professional growth: great exposure to different phases of project
    - Wide range of corporate activities: happy-hour events and sports

    Cons

    If you're a self-starter who takes the initiative to get involved in every opportunity, BTG is the place for you and you will succeed. If you wait for guidelines from senior management, you will not get much project exposure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architect in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Architect in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Blackstone Technology Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Take care of employees, nice perks (happy hour every month, stacked pantry, etc.)

    Cons

    No long term vision. limited growth as its a small company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great culture

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

    I have been working at Blackstone Technology Group full-time

    Pros

    The type of work and support from Senior Management

    Cons

    Long work hours are possible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Contracting with Blackstone to State of California

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blackstone Technology Group as a contractor

    Pros

    Reasonable management team, good support staff.

    Cons

    Contracters must carry all insurance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not what it used to be, and certainly not what they tell you it is.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Blackstone Technology Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There aren't very many "pros" to discuss with Blackstone, except that management cares enough about their outward appearance that they seem to be creating fake reviews on this very site. Upward mobility very possible as more and more senior leadership leaves!

    Cons

    Employees are expected to kiss their personal lives goodbye when they walk in the door. 40 hour work weeks are definitely possible during weeks with holidays. Bonuses were pulled in 2013 due to dismal company performance, but since the company headcount has roughly halved (at least in DC), they may have enough in the kitty for the few of us that haven't accepted other offers. Yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave while you still can?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Working for Trellis Group has provided tremendous personal and professional growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Blackstone Technology Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have been with Blackstone for close to 8 years, and have seen the Trellis product grow from a concept into a real product that is being widely sought after by the market.
    - If you have an entrepreneurial drive, this is the team to work for.
    - Management is hands off, people who seek ownership and work towards it, always get it.
    - Your voice is heard!! If you have a suggestion to make, just drop by at the management's desk who sit next to the team, and always available with open-door policy
    - Collaborative and fun team environment
    - Tremendous amount of flexibility to manage your time, including work from home when needed
    - Good work-life balance
    - Team outings, Friday breakfasts,
    - Impromptu pizza, yogurt, chocolate etc. that management keeps surprising the team with

    Most importantly, the Trellis group provides an opportunity to be part of building a great product. People with passion, drive and smarts excel in this team.

    Cons

    - This team is definitely not for people who are looking for a 9 to 5 job, expect their managers to plan out their work to hourly level and don't have a "can-do" attitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. Hire the best of best and continue supporting the team with open-door, fully accessible approach, which is one of the reasons why I love being here!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Large company infrastructure with small company culture.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Intern in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Blackstone Technology Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Get to work with a diverse group of interesting people who are experts in atleast one field. Great management.

    Cons

    Quiet office. Lots of computer screens.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Where are the life rafts?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Blackstone Technology Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Job security is good due to mass exodus. Many talented folks on board albeit for the short term. Frequent happy hours.

    Cons

    Nonexistent career growth. Executive leadership out of touch with the federal marketplace. Inability to retain quality consultants after the smoke screen clears.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are people too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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