Buchanan & Edwards
3.4 of 5 7 reviews
www.buchanan-edwards.com Arlington, VA 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated May 25, 2014

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Brian Karlisch

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71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Buchanan & Edwards was a positive work experience.

    Technical Writer (Former Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsVery friendly and helpful staff.

    ConsToo much turnover in project management staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Incompetent Management

    Developer (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

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

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementLearn 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!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good small company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAccess to Microsoft Developers network.

    ConsAll 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 Senior ManagementConsider 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Sharepoint (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsYoung progressive company that is cutting edge!

    ConsThe benefits should be evaluated to ensure a competitive edge.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWalk the halls when available.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    "I learned more in my 3 months here than I have so far in college"

    Information Technology Intern (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    Pros1. 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

    ConsNo negatives at all to mention

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Innovative Thinking & Creative Culture

    Marketing Intern (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    Pros1. 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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    At Buchanan they don't care about their employees

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsMany 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.

    Cons1. 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 Senior ManagementLearn 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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