Data Systems Analysts
3.9 of 5 7 reviews
www.dsainc.com Trevose, PA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Mar 4, 2014

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Fran Pierce

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100% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Decent smaller business company

Analyst (Current Employee)
Aberdeen, MD

I have been working at Data Systems Analysts full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood people to work with, good work/home balance. Seem to be gaining

ConsNot the most competitive salaries or benefits.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good safe place to work, not much room to grow.

Consultant (Former Employee)
Fairfax, VA

I worked at Data Systems Analysts

ProsGood benefits and a friendly place to work. Managers understanding of employees needs and willing to work with them on a matter of things. Deadlines are often extended to give off a no pressure environment at dsa.

ConsLow Pay. Not nearly competitive enough with other companies in NoVa. Resistance to change in many aspects such as organizational management. Company does not give any bonuses out. They do not give employees federal holidays off. Employees are discouraged from working from home when the weather is bad or when an employee is sick. benefits have been cut down every year for the past 5 years. many employees are leaving for other jobs.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay increases to hold onto employees before they go to other jobs in the area.

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Small company, great footprint

Business Analyst/Knowledge Manager (Former Employee)
Falls Church, VA

I worked at Data Systems Analysts full-time for more than a year

Pros*Salary was very competitive
*HR team was very personable
*Employees were assets to the company, very skilled, knowledgeable, and committed
*Severance pay
*committed to developing employees professionally
*style of management allowed for creativity in employees, managers did not hoover

Cons*diversity in portfolio
*lack of future planning or strategic planning for current employees working on government contracts that may be cancelled
*establish better relationship with government officials in contracting

Advice to Senior ManagementExpand your presence and diversity with government contracts

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company that looks out for its employees

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Fairfax, VA

I have been working at Data Systems Analysts full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFair compensation
Good benefits, including ESOP
Employees are easy to get along with
Direct access to upper management
Management supportive of career path - even if it means moving around within the company
Low turnover rate - many employees have been with company for years
Loyal - will try to find work for you within the company or on a different contract if your contract ends

ConsA more traditional IT/consulting company - not very innovative with ways to create a fun work environment
Employees often keep to themselves within their office
Few social activities (happy hours, company events, socializing with co-workers outside of the office)

Advice to Senior ManagementDSA is a great company to work for with a solid reputation. To be more attractive to new employees you should provide a more fun and open work environment with more interaction between employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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very challenging job

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Data Systems Analysts

Prosgood company
good hikes
great work environment

Consmay be fired out
bad project estimations

Advice to Senior Managementplease estimate properly, please recruit properly

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Ok company

Project Lead (Former Employee)
Fairfax, VA

I worked at Data Systems Analysts

Prosgood health insurance coverage, great employees, small company feel, direct managers readily provide feedback and growth opportunities. Easy access to other managers

Conspoor management foresight when projects end, recent C-Level leadership have lead to cutting back of programs for employees, the opportunities for professional development have been cut back

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't stray from the core values that made DSA successful. Work to retain quality employees, provide more flexibility with benefits and training.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Strategic Secure Solutions.

Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

I worked at Data Systems Analysts full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat middle management, stable company, interesting work for the intelligence and DoD communities, fairly good benefits including lots of time off.

ConsToo much reliance on federal opportunities, haven't been able to sustain commercial ventures with mortgage banking, energy, or pharma. VP level employees with no clue who take credit for others work. No work opportunities in the HQ region

Advice to Senior ManagementStick to your guns, to what made DSA a great company to work for in good times and bad. Reward every employee equally based on actual contribution, not just the VP and above levels. And fire any manager

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

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