Digicon Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. 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)

    Pros

    They really care for it employees

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. TOXIC WORKPLACE

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Digicon

    Pros

    The pay is unusally high

    Cons

    micromanagement with petty goals. Has no idea where their talent and strengths lie. Managerial Incompetence and insecurity reign supreme.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like adults.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 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)

    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.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    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)

    Pros

    It is just another stuffing company.

    Cons

    They dump you as soon as contract is over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    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)

    Pros

    Great Pay! Excellent benefit packages!

    Cons

    Micro-managing, did not offer any training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide Funding to train your staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Worked an average of 60 hour weeks, only to be thanked being laid off

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    Current Employee - Network Administrator in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Network Administrator in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Digicon full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    My customers were wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed working with all my clients there. The pay was decent.

    Cons

    1. 60 plus hour weeks were not unusual for my position.
    2. You are not valued as an employee.
    3. There is a good chance of being terminated if you are not within their inner circle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seriously, why bother?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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