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Great first impression, but very quickly proven wrong

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

I worked at DHA Group for more than a year

Pros

Amazing location, easy to get to. The DC office is downtown on Pennsylvania Ave and very convenient to several metro stations.

Cons

No transparency and little stability. Leadership doesn't communicate with staff, and no one seems to know what's going on behind the scenes - ever. Very high turnover and seemingly no loyalty to existing team members.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stronger, more competent and trustworthy leadership needed.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Do not work for DHA.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DHA Group as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Base compensation higher than market range, if you get on a contract at the right time (i.e., the company needing to put a butt in a seat). Healthcare benefits were the best of any company I have worked for, although I believe those have recently been scaled back.

    Cons

    Company-wide, DHA management's philosophy seems to be "extreme delegation." This applies at the executive, PM, and functional lead levels. Tasking was assigned on my contract with little to no thought of individual contributors' subject matter expertise or ability. My functional lead delegated absolutely everything EXCEPT tasking decisions, to include his weekly status reporting duties and orientation of new employees on the task. As a result, he and ultimately the PM were out of touch with progress, issues, and future opportunities with the client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    During a government furlough wherein all your federal contractors are forced to take leave without pay for multiple weeks, it is generally a good idea for the CEO to deign to send out an email even acknowledging this fact. Show some loyalty to your employees and they will work hard for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Paradise Lost

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DHA Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Small organization with very knowledgeable individual members. Individual managers know the contracts and people working them very well. Managers are easy to approach and seem to care about employee professional development.

    Cons

    New COO who fires longtime employees with little or no warning and makes no announcement that they have left the company or who is taking on their duties. A bit of a climate of fear at HQ which works its way down to the individual contributor level. Folks seem afraid to go to bat for employees if it means rocking the boat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    David Hale should spend less time on leadership retreats and spend more time leading. He is not around and it appears that he is using the COO to do the dirty work while distancing himself from the unpleasant task of reorganizing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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