CALIBRE Systems

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

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

I worked at CALIBRE Systems full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Team members are top notch.

Cons

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

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

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Neutral Outlook

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employee owned, employee focused, with a dedicated customer set with high satisfaction.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at CALIBRE Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, employees are treated fairly, and the ESOP is important in that the earnings are distributed back to the employees. The folks that work hard and contribute the most are recognized and employment is a long-term proposition for a majority of personnel who have the commitment to working hard, remaining flexible, and putting the company first. IN addition to ESOP the company pays bonuses, matches 401K, and has other smaller perks that are great.

    Cons

    As is the case with most Government contractors, the market is tough, and competition is fierce. This industry is not one that you can come into and expect lifetime employment. You have to be flexible, work multiple contracts, and find ways to be better than the competition. CALIBRE does not pay the most--the base pay is fair, but it is middle of the pack as judged by salary survey--this is intentional. The good news is that total compensation is very good. The company pays overtime, the cash bonuses are great, and the ESOP really grows over time. But again, you have to work hard and be flexible--not everyone fits in Government contracting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue expanding service offerings and keep working to bring in younger talent with fresh ideas. Don't ever change the ESOP!

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  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Fair company,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

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