Social Impact

  www.socialimpact.com
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A fast-based, satisying, and passionate place to work.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Program Manager in Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Program Manager in Arlington, VA

I have been working at Social Impact

Pros

There are incredible opportunities for growth, networking, and career advancement. The management team is responsible, knowledgeable, and open to new ideas regarding the company's direction. Similarly, they are open to understanding where your preference is for a balance of the management vs. technical tasks available.

Cons

Each program manager is managing somewhere between 10 and 20 projects at any given time. While this can be a great opportunity, it can also lead to stress and the need to prioritize. Perfection is not always possible.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to organize during this growth period in order to prevent chaos further down the line. The firm's culture could be bridged a bit between the younger and older generations; and additional benefits (bonuses, etc...) might be nice.

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    Growing Pains

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Social Impact (more than an year)

    Pros

    This is a company that until recently was a small business, and it has maintained its corporate ethos of quality and responsibility for delivering results. It has a young staff pool, and a very experienced top management team. It is now going after and winning larger contracts.

    Cons

    It is still feeling its way with respect to internal policies; a lot of decisions are ad hoc, with little reflection. Its business model depends a lot on getting 60-80 hour weeks out of junior staff,, and letting them burn out. This is because they consistently under-budget the projects to win the bids, then do what they can to try to deliver. As a result, there is a lot of turn over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A better work-life balance would be the most important change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great people, long hours

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Social Impact

    Pros

    The people at SI were excellent to work with. The company itself had a small business feel despite rapid growth. For example, there was an unofficial open door policy that included the CEO and senior management. It was also relatively easy to switch departments or try new project types.

    Cons

    Work-life balance was poor and staff went to extremes to meet deadlines. Most employees were issued laptops and continued working at night or over weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve employee training and work/life balance.

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