Creative Computing Solutions Reviews

Updated March 21, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Recruiting in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Director of Recruiting in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    At CCSi, the upper management team was engaged and they really did care about their team, both at corporate and the folks in the field.

    Cons

    As with any Federal Contractor, there is always an issue with resource balance and when a contract does come to an end. At CCSi, they did try fairly hard to finds folks a position even after a contract went away.

    Advice to Management

    Please engaged with the employees who are on contract and make sure that they feel that they have a voice and that they have the tools needed for them to succeed. This is great place to work!


  2. Not that impressed. More interested in winning contracts than working them.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Creative Computing Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Social environment is good. Went down hill since they lost their top security guy.

    Cons

    The CEO is the most dense person I've met. He's not our father, God forbid he talk to us like we're adults. He's so focused on new business he's turned over his proposal team four times in four years. Says something.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your people. And get a diverse recruiting team. They just lost the Dir, of Recruiting after firing all the diverse people who worked in recruiting.


  3. Was horrible! The owners are completely out of touch with the rest of the company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Allowed me to develop some tools

    Cons

    Very discriminatory environment. They treat minorities like second class citizens. I think someone is suing them for this. They lie about opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to bigger company.


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  5. Good company if you are proactive with them

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Creative Computing Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small enough so you can get to know the management and large enough so you can potentially move to another contract at the end of one. However you would be wise to keep your ear to the ground to find out about opportunities. No one is going to look out for you necessarily.

    Cons

    Bonuses, if any, are on the small side. It is next to impossible to get a substantial raise without threatening to quit.

    Advice to Management

    Reward good employees or they will quickly find greener pastures.


  6. One of the best places I've ever worked.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Creative Computing Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very supportive of all staff. Even if you're billable staff, they don't just throw you away when the contract is over. Always working to improve your skill sets so you don't get pigeonholed. Telecommuting wasn't a problem either. Everyone I knew felt like they were almost family.

    Cons

    It is a Federal contractor - the pro's and con's of that are fairly obvious: you can't stay on the bench forever.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course!


  7. Very negative. Not winning a lot of business. They put more resources into proposals than operations.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not much. They promise a lot and throw a lot of parties. They are committed to community service. They just don't have Senior Manager participation. Bonuses have been decent.

    Cons

    A lot. The CEO is an idealist who listens only to those who give him information he wants to hear. Many employees get bullied out of the organization and all the CEO offers is money. They are loosing a lot of business and are not being clear with employees on what is the vision. They invest more in proposals and have a lot of Senior Managers in BD. I felt my last two years I worked more for BD than my contract.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the business you have, not the business you want to get.


  8. Issues with discrimination

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

    Pros

    The company has some decent talent and employees with strong work ethics

    Cons

    From colleagues and friends who are tied in legal matters with this organization, there seems to be a number of discriminatory issues in its management ranks. In addition to this, I have learned of many Human Resource violations derived from personnel and employee relations.


  9. my review

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Change Management Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Change Management Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Creative Computing Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employee concerned, great insurance, great benefits

    Cons

    None. CCSi was the best company I ever worked for.

    Advice to Management

    You are were the best management. No advice to give.


  10. Not as committed to diversity as they claim

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - N/A in Rosslyn, VA
    Former Employee - N/A in Rosslyn, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Creative Computing Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Knowledgeable in specific verticals. The SVP of Operations truly cares about employees. Commitment to training is impressive.

    Cons

    Commitment to diversity is misleading. The reality is only specific diverse groups are respected and defended. HR does not have a consistent methodology for dealing with harassment and hostile environments complaints. Rather it’s governed by the perceived power of the accused. Uses a “vilify the victim” approach. Claims a commitment to diversity but is unwilling to create diversity enhancing activates (committees, organizations and events)

    Advice to Management

    The head of HR should be required to get more direct training in Human Resources with a concentration of Diversity and Hostile Work environments. Memberships in HR organization are different from commitment to learning.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good on paper, bad in practice.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Functional Analyst in Rosslyn, VA
    Former Employee - Functional Analyst in Rosslyn, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Some upper-middle management are personable and care about employees. Those individuals strive to connect with people within their contract and are enjoyable to work with. Flexibility: Depending on the contract, you have large flexibility with your schedule (AWS is allowed for at least one contract.) Most employees are very qualified for their respective positions. The company contributes back with community volunteer opportunities and college scholarships. The company has numerous certifications and looks good on paper.

    Cons

    Retention: There is an extremely high turnover rate. I estimate at least 2 people leave every 6 weeks and 90% quit before reaching a year with the company. Growth/Satisfaction: None. There is absolutely no room for growth or advancement; which has been openly expressed by numerous management and HR personnel. There is no "cohesion.” In general, there is a lack of respect which is perceived on both ends. Contracts: Government management has expressed contempt and extreme annoyance for management at CCSi. I was a loyal employee but experienced and witnessed the extreme lack of business sense, professionalism, and the pure apathy expressed by the company towards its employees. If you are looking for quick work while you wait for another job or clearance, this is the place for you. However, it is not a lasting work place. If you have been contracting or in the IT field for over 20 years, you will probably not have the same experience as myself, But if you are relatively new to the field they will take advantage of you.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a potential career path for new and lower-level employees. Talk straight to employees that raise concerns. Foster a better work environment and encourage respect from all parties. Make the company a place employees are proud to work; subcontracting companies treat their employees better, which is detrimental to the work environment. Take control of your contracts and establish better relationships with your clients.



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