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Sinking Ship

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Herndon, VA
Former Employee - Project Manager in Herndon, VA

I worked at Coop Systems full-time (Less than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

Pros

The staff at Coop Systems is relatively friendly. Management occasionally stocked the kitchen with junk food and soda.

Cons

The fundamental problem with the product the company is selling itself is that it is based on a free version of Microsoft SharePoint, no longer supported by Microsoft and no where near as useful as more recent versions of SharePoint have proven in the development of business continuity management (BCM) solutions

There is no transparency in accounting coupled with non-standard billing practices. Company income currently dependent on projects that are stalled, forcing staff layoffs. No standard BCM Product, leading to frequent undocumented custom work. No good future long term sales prospects. No development staff, only one lead developer. No road map for implementing features promised to clients in the previous year. Bugs in software leading to issues with existing clients implementations. Clients engaging in legal action against the company for unfinished or poorly implemented work. There is a customer support staff of only two individuals. Two overworked project leads focusing primarily on one major project as other are given little to no attention. All this as animosity towards the company builds and awareness of its incompetence in developing BCM solutions becomes clearer.

Advice to Management

I would advise on building out a development team quickly, in the interest of developing a standard product.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Not what I was led to believe when I was hired.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Coop Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Somewhat interesting technology to work on. Opportunities for travel, if desired. Ability to work with diverse client base and employees.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement at times seem slow. Management staff changes often, which changes direction of company frequently, in contradictory directions.

    Advice to Management

    Dedicate more time to listening to the employees who know what the customers needs are. Never give more weight to your experience than the customer needs and desires.


  2. Small company, big ideas

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Coop Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a place where you can learn and grow to build the career you have always wanted. Friendly, enjoyable environment with good benefits. Respect for the individual is paramount. Diversity is embraced. New ideas and new technology are encouraged and readily accepted by management.

    Cons

    Most employees work remotely, which can be a benefit (savings in time, travel expenses, etc.), but can also cause miscommunications.

    Advice to Management

    Work more closely with each individual.


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