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3 people found this helpful  

Run as fast as you can ....

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Citizant full-time

Pros

There were some positive items, but they were far out-weighed by the negative items.

Cons

At first the company appeared to be somewhere you would like to work and make a career, even if the interviewing process was unbelievable. Once inside you became aware of a company that was not organized, consistent, or interested in addressing their issues. Their approach to the staff is not with thoughts of staff first, but rather close to the bottom of the list. The staff turnover was horrendous. The percentage of staff that left/joined the company each month was in the double digits, and not just in the low double digits. No communication between (senior) management and staff; good, bad, or in-different. Consequently, when there is a change it is a complete surprise. The company strives to be process oriented in their work, including staffing, recruiting, contracts, and cost management. However, at times their approach prevented them from addressing the “reality” of the situation.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start over....at one time there was a thought to recruit talented management and senior leaders, but that was scraped to minimize costs and value of the company.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    If you enjoy being in a clique....this is the place for you!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA

    I have been working at Citizant full-time

    Pros

    Location. You can work from home when you need to.

    Cons

    There's no communication, not even within individual departments. Constructive criticism is not welcome, as it would be an insult. It is decided from day one if you are welcome in the "in crowd". If you are not part of the "inner circle", management will make it known and you will be ostracized and will be out in 6 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring your friends and co-workers, which I believe is called "cherry picking". And as I understand, it goes against OFCCP regulations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company has lots to learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst  in  Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Chantilly, VA

    I have been working at Citizant full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    With the RIGHT supervisor, lots can be learned about the overall contracting processes (proposals, bidding, etc.), business development, and similar details. The company is pretty good with paying for training and certs. The new CEO, Alba is great (super enthusiastic but still great) and has the best intentions. She's somewhat clueless about the inner-workings of contracts but she's serving as a PM so hopefully she'll get back in touch and out of that "CEO" mindset. It's a shame because most everyone enjoys her ideas but she's kinda made fun of behind closed doors. Offers flexible work schedules.

    Cons

    LOTS of cliques, comparable to high school cliques. If you're in, you're safe but if you're not, don't expect job security. Upper management is the primary promoter of such cliques. Nobody is loyal to the company or CEO, they're loyal to individuals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to breakdown the cliques so that corporate culture obtain a positive atmosphere, one that is less about gossip and more about upbuilding each other and the company/winning new business for the company. Also, stop using people just to fill a space on the contracts and really show sincere interest in their personal development. Careers and jobs are about developing, positive working relationships, not just using people and then throwing them away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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