Digicon Reviews

Updated April 10, 2015
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  1. computer systems analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Digicon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, bonuses, employee stock

    Cons

    Pay comes at the price of benefits.

  2. Senior AV Specialist - responsible for coordinating technical and personnel resources for over 12,000 events annually

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    Current Employee - Senior Audio VIsual Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Audio VIsual Specialist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Digicon full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    reasonable salary, contemporary technical resources although no corporate comprehension of those resources, consequently employees are without support to operate those technologies

    Cons

    Digicon has no awareness of which employees have competence. Absolutely no corporate employee support or representation. Managers drafted to serve against their will with no managerial training or experience. Terrified, inept supervisors. No training, no resources, no career track. No annual reviews, no organized disciplinary process. Extremely dangerous employee environment.

    Advice to Management

    Engage with employees individually. Offer corporate-sponsored opportunities to advance career credentials. Treat employees as adults.

  3. short term assignment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Digicon full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good past performance and experience

    Cons

    Not willing to give new employees a chance to perform their new duties before pulling the layoff trigger

    Advice to Management

    Management continues to retain long term employees who are not performing their duties adequately, but layoff new employees in ;less than a year

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  5. Great Company!

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    Former Employee - Apple Systems Administrator and Desktop Support in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Apple Systems Administrator and Desktop Support in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Digicon full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They really care for it employees

    Cons

    they are a contract company so job security can be an issue

    Advice to Management

    Think of your workers who help keep you on your job because without them you wouldn't be working with a paycheck.

  6. it's been a learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Digicon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the Job has been a good first I.T. Job experience. there is really a family atmosphere with co-workers. The continuing education is available and offered online from Digicon which works around everyone's busy schedule.

    Cons

    Head quarters office seems disconnected from the rest of the off site employees. All hands meeting are not designed to have maximum participation from off site works.

  7. Challenging work... Vision challenged.

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Digicon full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Gave me a great starting opportunity and allowed me to work upward quickly. Challenged myself and management to give me more responsibility. Worked out well. Clients and mid-level managers are fantastic.

    Cons

    Quickly realized a glass ceiling from an ownership perspective. Quickly saw who runs the show.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to ideas from employees, and try to be more transparent about the health of projects and the company.

  8. Helpful (1)

    A once great company and a great place to work ...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I worked at Digicon full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    CEO very humble, compassionate, and approachable. Employee owned ESOP company - but the employee stock is non-voting (i.e tax shelter for CEO/Owner - you would do it too if you could!). Above average benefits and PTO. CEO encouraged and supported all employees to seek out training and educational opportunities. The variety of opportunities/projects allowed for excellent professional growth.

    Cons

    After the ESOP cash-out the day-to-day operations were handed over to the HR manager, now the COO, who had no substantial business experience (P/L, BD, Sales, Presentation, etc). The above, combined with the last government shutdown and lack of sales, has crippled the company and eliminated most of the reasons to work there. Hopefully the CEO will return long enough to fix this hot wet mess!

    Advice to Management

    1) Move the COO back to HR where she was a great performer
    2) Bring back or higher a few experienced leaders for the c-suite
    3) Fix sales! (everyone knows what I mean)
    4) Remove the company's ability to delay, for years, the repurchasing of ESOP stock.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Just another stuffing company.

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    Former Employee - Computer Specialist
    Former Employee - Computer Specialist

    I worked at Digicon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is just another stuffing company.

    Cons

    They dump you as soon as contract is over.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Former Employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Digicon full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay! Excellent benefit packages!

    Cons

    Micro-managing, did not offer any training

    Advice to Management

    Provide Funding to train your staff

  11. Helpful (1)

    Chalk it up as a learning experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I worked at Digicon full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Attracted some good PM's. President and CEO very humble and approachable.

    Cons

    Upper management team of the most incompetent I have ever seen. Lots of infighting, especially between the executives. They were like children. Didn't hire the right technical people for the jobs when winning a contract. Then, they'd bring in a good PM to try to fix an already broken contract on the verge of being lost. This applied to more than one contract, including the largest one that comprised 25% of the company's total annual revenue. Upper management completely disconnected and did not care about the people performing the work on the contracts.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to completely reinvent how they're leading this company. Otherwise, I do not predict a good future for Digicon.

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