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Senior Technical Consultant

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Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant  in  Laurel, MD
Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Laurel, MD

I worked at Aquilent full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Competitive salary, excellent benefits including PTOs, reasonable health insurance, and tuition reimbursement. Got some really talented IT people working in the company. Lot of events for the employee to participate and have fun.

Cons

Poor HR department who have no clue on how to retain the good employees by allocating the resources properly. Short-sighted directors who never present the accurate situation of the project to the upper management, which results in frustrated employees who actually do the real work. After hour events are fun but only for those socialize and for those who have no family to deal with. The "GrowAquilent" idea is badly damaging the relationship between the employees and the company. Everyone knows that it does not work but the executives seem to be deluded that it has been a success.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do what actually works for the employees as they are the real assets. Not the numbers nor the pretty powerpoint.slides in the annual meetings.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Invisible Leadership Team

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    Current Employee - Lead Business Consultant  in  Laurel, MD
    Current Employee - Lead Business Consultant in Laurel, MD

    I have been working at Aquilent full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Solid benefits package. Wonderful colleagues that go the extra mile. Competitive salary. Financially stable with steady growth.

    Cons

    Senior leadership does not engage with the staff--an occasional "all hands" is not interacting. They are clueless as to the experiences, difficulties those "on the ground" are dealing with. HR is invisible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just depend on the quarterly reporting from the AD and PM. They will NEVER tell you the truth if it impacts how they are perceived. Reach out to those actually working with the client for some real answers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Looks good from far but far from good!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aquilent as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good compensation, employee benefits such as health snacks, food trucks, training and some flexibility in terms of work schedule.

    Cons

    Very cliquish with regards to leadership at the team and project levels. If you're lucky, you will land on a team with a Lead/PM that won't drive you insane, if you're not...you're screwed! Also, HR does not seem to advocate for employees. There were incidents of overwork and other issues relating to team cohesion that never went anywhere.

    It also seems as though upper management is not aware of a lot of things on the project level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For upper management: Drill down and talk to team members to get a better sense of what is happening. PMs and Directors will present rosy reports to you but all is not well...trust me.

    For Project Managers: Talk to team members on a regular basis to identify issues which could threaten team cohesion or efficiency. Do not take the team lead's word as gospel!

    For HR: Advocate for employees. Your role is not just to staff up for positions but also to retain employees by ensuring that they are treated fairly and with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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