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Senior Consultant

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Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA

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

Pros

- Performance driven salaries and bonus structure. If you work hard and contribute to the cultural and business growth of the company you will be compensated appropriately.

- Smaller IT Consulting Firm that relies on growth and promotions from within the company. They look to advance their own employees before hiring outside the company which is great.

- BC gives great opportunities to have a lot of responsibilities if you show, over time, that you are capable of taking on duties. Lots of room to learn and grow your knowledge base in IT security.

- Family oriented culture where you get to know your Senior-Level Management, the CEO, Principle, COO, CFO very well. They also provide 5-6 company functions per year for team building.

Cons

- Lack of professional training in-house and limited incentives to take IT training or certifications. While you receive $3,000 for "education and training", a lot of the more expensive training courses will not be approved except for special cases. They would prefer to pay the least amount of money and keep you billable as much as possible so week long trainings are not an option. If you are a self-study type of person than this company is for you. Self-study and BC will pay for you to take the exam but don't expect any 3-7 day training courses being approved on your first attempt.

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Keep up the good work.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Very interesting so far

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blue Canopy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company really cares about its employees, lot of concern about development and social interactions. Excellent career opportunities.

    Cons

    While they do genuinely care about their employees, following up and following through on any number of issues kills the morale. Lots of talk about professional development, no mentorship or actual leadership training. Lots of talk about training, but requests take forever to process. The senior leadership seems to be stuck on high level concepts and not very adept at giving tactical guidance to its mid-tier management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much emphasis is being placed on "PowerPoint" status report fiction. Pay closer attention to employees who consistently deliver actual results, live the core values, care about and develop their team mates and are desperately trying to advance company goals. These are the folks you want to surround yourselve's with. You hire really smart and talented people, smart and talented people know when it's time to stick around and when its time to go elsewhere.

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  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Good pay and bonuses

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blue Canopy full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and bonuses. Plenty of work in the federal gov't consulting space.

    Cons

    Hard to get them to approve training - they wanted you to use your vacation days to do training that would directly benefit your work at the company.

    Not a lot of opportunity outside of the federal consulting space. Once you are on one client, hard to get any work on another one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more benefits and perks to employees.

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