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Tremendous learning and challenge

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC

I have been working at Arc Aspicio full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great opportunities for career growth and interesting work.
Very focused on clients' mission.
Really care about people and their interests.
Good leaders who are role models in consulting.

Cons

Clients in homeland security can be challenging (but this is often rewarding).
Government consulting is changing and very competitive right now.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on how to scale the company as it grows. Don't change the high standards for hiring great people.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Currently Employed  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Currently Employed in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Arc Aspicio full-time

    Pros

    Company is dedicated to the homeland security mission. They hire the best people out there. The people are very talented and are recognized by their clients frequently. The company has high expectations of its people. People can learn and grow quickly. Staff members are very close and there is a strong company culture. They've won lots of great awards including DHS one. Very good reputation. Company is mature and growing quickly!

    Cons

    Company expects people to work hard but they are rewarded for this with bonuses and growth opportunities. They get to learn about consulting and new business - overtime is not more than the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to help your people grow and learn. They are doing great things for the mission and they look to you for guidance and career growth!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 12 people found this helpful  

    Clients Beware

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Arc Aspicio full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you're a recent college grad or looking to make a drastic career change (and take a drastic pay cut) and get into the national security arena, this might work out. They bring in a lot of new government contracts by bidding low so there's always new work. If you love low-level administrative work or aren't good at much else, they probably have some opportunities for you.

    Cons

    Low bids on contracts means low salaries for employees; low salaries for employees means high turnover; high turnover means instability; and instability means clients are left wanting and probably won't come back when it's time for the next contract competition. Employees are required to spend extensive time on superfluous company fluff like writing blogs in addition to demanding hours fulfilling client demands. Employees who avoid the sophomoric self-congratulations of the company and focus on client delivery are ostracized by management. Compensation doesn't seem to be tied in any way to results and more on the level of flattery afforded upper management. Processes, while numerous, are immature but strongly adhered to and not suited to the scale of work the company is attempting to do which leaves associates fighting internal battles instead of delivering results. Employees who offer suggestions to management are punished and singled out during meetings. Interview and recruitment process is ridiculously long for a company of this size and for such inconsequential busy-work. Benefits provided don't nearly match industry standards and employees or clients are expected to bear much of the administrative costs of doing business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to your employees and be willing to change direction and alter arbitrary policy. Bring up your benefits to a level that matches the industry you claim to compete with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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