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Good Company, poor structure

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Systems Analyst II  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Washington, DC

Pros

Great people. The culture is friendly and supportive.
Good pay, perks, and an overall emphasis on internal development.

Cons

Upward feedback doesn't exist, period.
Little mobility (horizontal or upwards) unless you get on the good side of a senior manager or senior executive.
Your entire experience and work depend on your project and manager.
Projects tend to be boring and do not fully utilize analyst's skills

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If your subordinates express that they want more responsibility and tasks, give it to them.
Give promotions and ratings based on merit, not on tenure.
Allow for resources to be able to switch to roles that they are interested in and give them opportunities.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ

    Pros

    - Good place to learn latest technologies
    - Sense of strong team work
    - Most higher ups are approachable for any issues.

    Cons

    - Salary, perks was not up to market trends.
    - No clarity in employee hierarchy.

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    Keep Eyes Wide Open

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager

    Pros

    Potential exposure to many different clients and type of work in a short time span. Ability to grow professionally and learn from smart people, even if they are not all kind individuals. Its high performance delivered slogan is in the DNA so be prepared to deliver your best every single day or get left in the dust and frustrated.

    Cons

    No Cons - Just make sure you know what you want from this company. It is extremely competitive and cut-throat. You have to be the kind of person that can work smart and get results as well as give up your personal life and personal preferences to make "connections" with the right people i.e. Senior Executives and leadership. Otherwise you won't move up, just on merit and client accolades. "Network is everything" it is not a joke. And your networking efforts required, may not align with your personal values, if you have a family and take part in family responsibilities..forget it about it. Or be prepared to give all of that up! Also be prepared to learn on your own very quickly. No one is going to mentor you or help you develop, but you can always read some books and take some CBTs.
    If you do it, know when its time to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Clearly this type of environment works for burning out employees and getting fresh blood every few years, while delivering client results. The client margins are large enough to sustain 20 - 40% attrition each year and there are always more people lining up to sign their life away for a few years. It works!
    Of course, if you want a culture that cares about people and allows them to be individuals some changes will be required, but that will probably take a few decades and who cares anyway, the CCIs are all that count. Numbers not people should be the motto at one of those leadership events.

    Positive Outlook
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