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Great benefits, great perks, and great co-workers.

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

I worked at CALIBRE Systems full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Team members are top notch.

Cons

Managers and directors need to communicate more effectively and not be scared to voice opinions.

Advice to Management

Don't go public. Keep your employees happy, stay private owned.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Fair company,

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Analyst in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at CALIBRE Systems

    Pros

    Headquarters environment appears to be a nice place to work
    High degree of cohesion at company
    Fair wages
    Stock plan
    Very many great people to work for/with

    Cons

    You have to be lucky enough to find the good people to work for/with
    You have to put in your time before working @ corporate office (like indentured servitude)
    All the good aspects of the company can be completely negated if you are put on a contract with a poor client
    Very limited opportunities for high level advancement if you are not a retired military officer

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that non-management employees are performers as well, and provide recognition and opportunities that reflect this.
    Be more approachable and concerned with employee specific needs
    Be more in tune with ground level (on-client site) employees - just because the issue hasn't been raised doesn't mean it doesn't exist and hasn't existed for some time


  2. Helpful (4)

    Don't bother.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at CALIBRE Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Benefits were good. Professional development was encouraged but when you did try to take advantage of it and/or try to suggest changes or updates from what you learned, it wasn't taken into consideration.

    Cons

    Slow to change things
    Nepotism was rampant
    No professional growth unless you had prior military experience or connections to military or gov't.
    There was a revolving door of people quitting every few months but management would have you believe it was on par with the national average of employee retention rate.
    Whatever bonuses/awards that were given out to employees who exemplified CALIBRE's core values and mission were given to upper management. I don't doubt that certain ones in leadership were working hard but it does nothing for morale when the SAME directors and managers are getting these awards each year.
    Definitely was a good ole boy network.
    Accounting department needs to be completely overhauled.

    Advice to Management

    Actually take into consideration suggestions from employees. Do things right the first time so there's no need to have a back up plan or do things over multiple times.


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