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Helpful (3)

Great work/life balance at Management Concepts!

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
Recommends

Pros

Management Concepts (MC) is a privately owned, stable company that provides training courses primarily to the Federal Government. The company encourages its employees to take MC courses, which are free to MC employees. In the 35 years that MC has existed, the company has remained financially solvent, and has little-to-no debt. The company has less than 175 employees, most of whom are based in its Vienna, VA (Tyson's) headquarters. MC still has a small company feel, which can be quite refreshing. The two-person Human Resources team personally knows every MC employee. Taking personal time from work is not frowned upon at MC. In fact, the company has a very good liberal leave policy. Almost everyone, including senior management, who has an office at MC leaves their doors open while working. The senior management has been with MC for at least 10 years each, and many employees have been with the company for that long, if not longer. Overall, working at Management Concepts was a positive experience.

Cons

Since the company has less than 175 employees, career advancement can be stifled. For example, in the two years I worked with MC, no one under age 40 was promoted to a management position. For reasons unknown to me, there was a high turnover rate in the Accounting department. The pay is about average when compared to comparable positions in similar industries. MC does not have photographic IDs for its employees. That can be a safety issue when hundreds of students weekly walk the halls of both the Vienna, VA and D.C. offices.

Advice to Management

Provide employees with an annual "How are We Doing?" survey. Promote employees from within who are under age 40, to management positions. Encourage team building and get-to-know-each other events.

Other Employee Reviews for Management Concepts

  1. Helpful (1)

    Lost in their Ivory Tower

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with great clients, travel to interesting places and utilize your skills.

    Cons

    Senior Management doesn't know the meaning of customer service. Awful courseware, logistical nightmares and decisions made in a vacuum.

    Advice to Management

    Keep in mind that your client facing staff are the ones saving your business!


  2. The Changes are coming, some good some not so much...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Engagement Project Manager in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Client Engagement Project Manager in Vienna, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Management Concepts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people, great place to learn. New systems mean you learn more. The group you work within has great camaraderie and typically your manager is interested in your development.

    Cons

    Management keeps changing the plan/direction for the company. No specific growth path for the employees. You're never sure if you're going to stuck in one position with anywhere to go.

    Advice to Management

    Update your hardware for your people as well as your internal processes and software. Give them options beyond the same position.


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