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Employees are the assets; Senior Managers need to learn accountability starts at the top

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The employees are the assets in this company. Employees are well-educated (the majority seem to have masters degree or higher) and are genuinely focused on public health research. You can't find a better bunch anywhere. The employees make the company what it is - for the most part.

Cons

On the other hand, prospective employees should be aware that there are a lot of problems at the top and significant politics that often prevent you from really making progress. Additionally, you will find that senior management of this company is undereducated compared to the rest of the employees in the company. Prospective employees should also be aware that this company is employee owned, but not employee run. You will find the decisions made by senior management to be sometimes irrational and self-serving, and sometimes guided by cronyism, fear, narcissism, and even nepotism. Training options are few and far between. You should plan on having to use your own resources to grow and prosper. Senior Management could change by learning how to hold each other accountable.

Advice to Management

This company would do better with 360 reviews. Practice what you preach. Walk the talk.

Other Employee Reviews for Social & Scientific Systems

  1. SSS review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a employee owned company and good benefits to work. The dress attire is casual and a good group of ppl to work with

    Cons

    Getting things done is tough

    Advice to Management

    Organize more team events


  2. Helpful (2)

    It could be a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The working staff are dedicated and nice to work with, and the company is working in areas that have the potential to assist in benefitting public health. In addition it is a 100% employee-owned company. They have received workplace awards consistently over the last 10+ years.

    Cons

    Work on certain projects can be demanding at times both in intensity and time. SSS clients are primarily the federal government and that means not only having a "boss" in the company, but one at the client organization too -- both of which need to be satisfied.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the quality of communication with staff and work to regain their respect.


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