Buchanan & Edwards Reviews

Updated May 25, 2014
Updated May 25, 2014
7 Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Buchanan & Edwards was a positive work experience.

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Buchanan & Edwards as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very friendly and helpful staff.

    Cons

    Too much turnover in project management staff.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incompetent Management

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    Former Employee - Developer  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Developer in Washington, DC

    I worked at Buchanan & Edwards full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay is above average and the office space is top notch.

    Cons

    Management just doesn't get it. They lack clear focus and some director positions are revolving doors--one month you are reporting to one person, the next someone else. They are undergoing significant growing pains that may just tear them apart. Also one of the most politically driven places I have ever had the displeasure of working at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to focus and be more decisive in your decisions. Listen to your subordinates because they can offer you a perspective that you are oblivious to in your glass tower!

    Doesn't Recommend
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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good small company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Buchanan & Edwards full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Access to Microsoft Developers network.

    Cons

    All most all assignments are with the Federal government and the work is on-site with the client. Company management often times is not in the same location so there is no one to provide the buffer from the client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider putting your managers WITH the people they are responsible for. Also, have the managers periodically have a group meeting with their direct hires. Employees often feel like they are hanging out in the wind and vulnerable to the whims of the client.

    Recommends
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    Good experience, the team I work with is very collaborative and creates a wonderful working environment.

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    Current Employee - Sharepoint  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Sharepoint in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Buchanan & Edwards full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Young progressive company that is cutting edge!

    Cons

    The benefits should be evaluated to ensure a competitive edge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the halls when available.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Innovative Thinking & Creative Culture

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    Current Employee - Marketing Intern  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Buchanan & Edwards for less than a year

    Pros

    1. Everyone is so positive and helpful
    2. Management makes a conscious effort for employees to be able to grow within the company
    3. Teamwork is a huge component of this company - No one is ever left to do others' work

    Cons

    Switching from a fridge stocked with soda to a fridge stocked with healthy seltzer flavored water :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    "I learned more in my 3 months here than I have so far in college"

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    Current Employee - Information Technology Intern  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Information Technology Intern in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Buchanan & Edwards as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    1. I was mentored by IT professionals and was able to get an idea of what kind of work comes from professionals in the field
    2. I gained valuable experience with many tools, techniques and standards such as MS Visio, Visual Studio, AGILE development, MS TFS, MS SP, CMMI Level III processes,and ISO 9001:2008 standards.
    3. Everyone seemed so happy to come to work everyday and willing to help and explain anything I was interested in to me.
    4. Opportunities to meet with clients and work on real systems and projects
    5. Felt valued by the company in my work
    6. Great hours, work- life balance

    Cons

    No negatives at all to mention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company has a great company culture and people seem to genuinely care about one another which is hard to find in today's business world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    At Buchanan they don't care about their employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Buchanan & Edwards

    Pros

    Many of the coworkers do care about the work and the customer. Management tries to host events or gatherings, but mostly only the same 20 people in the corporate office ever show up.

    Cons

    1. Management / Owners do not care about employees.
    2. Your job is your job. There is not career at B&E
    3. Benefits are very expensive
    4. It is just a job - nothing more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to treat the people who make your company feel like they are valued. Ask questions of every level and at every project, not just the people who sit in the nice and new Arlington office.

    Doesn't Recommend

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