Sotera Defense Solutions

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Still a good company to work for, used to be better.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Intelligence Analyst
Current Employee - Senior Intelligence Analyst

I have been working at Sotera Defense Solutions

Pros

The company has grown so much in the past three years which means more movement opportunities. Benefits are in line with national averages, and they just upped paternity time off to 10 days, which is very good.

Cons

The company has grown so much in the past two years that they can not offer certain benefits like they used to. When I was hired all employees got an annual profit sharing of close to 3.5% of their salary put into their 401K and it was vested after just two years. Now the profit sharing is just a meager 1% and its vested over 5 years. The other draw back how the company promotes its employees. The company is a "favortism" type company where if you know the right people you can move up, if you do a great job, are qualified for promotion positions, you dont even get asked to interview cause there is no interviews.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Put out all vacancies for all management positions as they would with other positions. Have a 360 degree review process for its management staff since many of their first and second line managers are not at HQ sites.

63 Other Employee Reviews for Sotera Defense Solutions (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Been with Sotera for just over a year

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sotera Defense Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent organization with great benefits in comparison to peers in industry. Leadership team has made some adjustments and is driving growth in a difficult market

    Cons

    Continue in investment in the development of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Becoming a commodity government contractor.

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

    I worked at Sotera Defense Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some nice people and freedom if you can arrange it.

    Cons

    This used to be an interesting company focused on building up a strong software development practice around big data. They were able to attract some good talent and treat them well.

    Unfortunately the company is now focused on commodity government services. They are competing on price almost exclusively and the sales force only knows how to respond to RFPs. They've lost the ability to engage with customers, understand what they need, and deliver something interesting to meet that need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide if you want to slug it out at the low-end with the other low price bidders or create some real technical capabilities that will differentiate you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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