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An incredible company

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

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

Pros

I have been with the company a little over 4 years, and it has been an incredible ride. To watch this company grow at the rate it has, but still maintain that "small company" feel has been great. Even with revenue over 1.5B and 400 employees our president still has an open door policy for all employees. Of course there are amazing perks with the job (trips, shoes, etc), but that is not why people stay. People stay because of the growth opportunity within as well as the chance to learn everything there is about selling to the Federal Government. The motto here has always been "You get out of it what you put into it". Truer words have been been spoken.

Cons

The culture at Carahsoft is very young, with lots of energy, coming from a strict, buttoned up, Fortune 500 company there can definitely be a period of adjustment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to grow the people within your company. I think you will find good results.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    excellent first job; teaches you the ropes of the federal IT sales industry; wouldn't stay longer than 1 year

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    Former Employee - Government Account Representative in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Government Account Representative in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    - truly teaches you the ins and outs of the federal IT sales industry; train you in the traditional business model of the industry as well as the cold calling/account management process
    - everyone here is young, so it's easy to relate to your coworkers
    - fun little perks here and there such as a random car payment day, company trip (usually to Jamaica!)

    Cons

    - LOW PAY...it's acceptable if you're living at home for your first year out of college, but otherwise you'll be living paycheck to paycheck for SURE
    - long hours
    - sometimes unreasonable goals related to bonuses...you're basically doing the work of a manufacturer inside sales rep but getting paid about 1/4 of the pay for it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    thanks for teaching me the ropes of the industry...great place for a first job! maybe increase the base pay of the reps so that there will be less turnover

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Micro managed, felt like high school, is this a real post graduate job?

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    Former Employee - Account Representative in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Reston, VA

    I worked at Carahsoft full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    First off, Craig Abod has a great business model. They try to preach about their company culture, in which you can drink at the office and are awarded with liquor bottles. You do get to go on a company trip at the end of every year, the only problem is you actually have to work there for 7 months just to be able to attend.

    Cons

    Like I said, Craig Abod has a great business model. Does that mean it is a great place to work? Def not. The entire environment comes off as a great/fun place to work, but in reality they prey on the recent college grad that has no idea on what a post graduate professional job should be.

    You are constantly micro managed and monitored like you are in high school. Upper management sends employees to walk around the office to "catch" people on their cell phones. It felt like a giant call center, you will be making over 100 calls a day.

    Let's talk about the pay, for starters, it is horrendous. They start everyone at the same base pay. But pay attention your base is not the already low number of $32,000 a year. It is actually $28,000 a year. They have a very sneaky way of making your monthly bonus add up to your entire salary. Be careful, read the reviews, you may like it. But if you want a challenging and rewarding job that makes you feel like getting your college degree is worth it, then don't work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop giving your employees liquor bottles and beer, just pay them more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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