Netstar-1

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Nice place to work

Former Employee - Consultant in Rockville, MD
Former Employee - Consultant in Rockville, MD

I worked at Netstar-1 full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Quick feedback with questions and senior management have an open door policy. Growing at a quick and steady pace. With new positions opening alot.

Cons

Changing structure of senior management over past year. With that there has been a lack of who you are now working with

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    Business Analyst

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at Netstar-1 full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Salary was good
    Interesting Work
    Culture was flexible with friendly people

    Cons

    Totally dependent of Government Contracts so was negatively affected by the sequester
    As with most consulting companies, they are more interested in extending the current contract or getting a new one rather than doing the job right. They are not always equivalent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With multiple mergers, most of the old NetStar managers are no longer there

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A company more concerned with executives filling their pockets vs preparing their employees for success

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Netstar-1

    Pros

    NetStar-1 is a great company to work for if you have the right job. They have great benefits such as 401k match, health, and dental. Very friendly executive staff. They are very flexible with your schedule as long as you perform. It is very corporate like and very political.

    Cons

    NetStar-1 lacks the tools for one to be successful. They more or less hand you the keys and tell you to drive. There is no opportunity to grow because all they care about is selling the company. NetStar-1 does nothing to train their employees, they lack structure and direction. There is no marketing innitiative and very minimal salary increases. If you work on the Federal side, you are probably ok, but do not fool yourself and work on the commercial side. They invest $0 in the commercial team. It seems like they have had the same overpaid sales people for quite some time. If you are planning on being an account manager, get ready to find all your leads yourself because they do nothing to assist in finding leads. If you know nothing about selling Cisco, get ready to read articles on line to learn about their products because there is no way they will send you to a training class to learn the product they want you to sell. Considering there is no parnter/vendor relationship, you only have one product to sell, and that is Cisco Systems. Good luck making money considering the market is so saturated. It seems like the executives and management have meetings with "new vendors" yet nothing comes out of it. They still just continue to sell Cisco, rather than focusing on a niche product with high margin. There are a few key people there that take care of all the big accounts, so don't think you will be handed anything because they are too greedy. It seems like they are very selfish and only want themselves to be successful and watch others fail. In a nutshell, NetStar-1 needs to grow up and act like the corporate company they are trying to showcase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your employees. Have a career path for the younger employees and take advantage of young people wanting to be successful. Invest some money into the commercial side of the business. Market your company. Have a more structured management staff that are actually managers. Try to have other relationships rather than just Cisco Systems. Find a niche product to sell. Have a real pre sales support team. Reward people when they do a good job. Dont talk behind peoples back.

    Approves of CEO
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