Sotera Defense Solutions

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4 people found this helpful  

More focused on growth for profit than on employees

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Reston, VA
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Reston, VA

I have been working at Sotera Defense Solutions full-time for more than a year

Pros

Pay is decent, Health benefits are good*

Cons

No bonuses, promotions are nonexistent
They only promote people if you are "buddies" with the right people
Hardly any worthwhile prime contracts
company is just building up its portfolio so they can be bought by another company
Time off benefits are horrible

Advice to ManagementAdvice

honor your agreements with your employees that you make when you hire them

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Sotera Defense Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -They have a fantastic health plan
    -Are very hands off with employees which is great if you don't see work as a social club
    -Seem to be good at recruiting good talent for IT positions which makes a person take pride in being a part of the team

    Cons

    -Some would say hands off is bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't get a corporate mindset or you start to focus on the bottom line rather than having good employees. You grow business by providing the best people not by cutting corners

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Obsession over Growth without regarding employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Sotera Defense Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits - Their medical insurance coverage is the best I've encountered so far in the defense contracting industry with the lowest copay and the most options

    More assignments/contracts - with more acquisitions, come more potential work opportunities

    People - most of the people in the company are friendly and nice

    Cons

    I believe that the focus on growth has gotten out of control over the past few years. As the company bought more companies, many great employees ended up getting laid off because their position was suddenly rendered "redundant" and the "small company" feel/culture started to erode. Yes, growing has its pains but it shouldn't be at the expense of good people. Also, with some contracts there seems to be a major disconnect between the company and the contract itself, making it difficult to air grievances and making the employees feel isolated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down or stop with the acquisitions. Reorganize and restructure the company with the personnel and acquired companies we already have, run with that for a year or so then make adjustments as needed. Too much growth and too much rapid change makes us uneasy, and frustrated

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    Neutral Outlook
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