Sotera Defense Solutions

www.soteradefense.com
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Company ahead of its peers

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC

I have been working at Sotera Defense Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Recommends
Positive Outlook

Pros

Motivation of the company to move forward in these trying economical times, competing for every contract possible. They win far more proposals than they lose.

Cons

Better communication of vacancies, new contracts, and communications from higher.

Advice to Management

Slow the growth for the time being, listen to your assets (employees), and generate a more appealing 401k system.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    A once great company neutered by acquisition and sequestration

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Sotera Defense Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Speaking on the former Potomac Fusion (now, Sotera's DFA unit), honest management, interesting projects many with cutting edge technologies, laid-back atmosphere, free breakfast Fridays and occasional free lunches, nice building with Austin view, and very few cubes.

    Cons

    Questionable recent moves by management who seem to becoming less open/honest, especially that of the larger Sotera. Benefits used to be great pre-merger and are now mediocre. Austin site (and probably all "non-DC area" sites) no longer seems to be part of the larger organization but rather an afterthought. Lots of recent attrition of very good talent in light of acquisition changes and sequestration worries. Questionable near-term outlook in light of defense cuts. Not quite sure of our identity anymore.

    Advice to Management

    We must keep our talent. Lack of exit interviews is disconcerting. Figure out who we are and what our role is in Sotera and communicate this out clearly. This lack of leadership is not a good sign. If you don't know our identity, the employees don't. If the employees don't, we cannot prosper.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Appreciate my skills, little growth for non-tech people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Sotera Defense Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Immediate management was ready to learn about what I can do and put it to use. I'm respected as the SME in my area. Good benefits, even better people. I feel fairly compensated for my job title.

    Cons

    The company has become too corporate-focused. Worker bees creating the actual success don't feel appreciated. Growth is great, but people are feeling more and more disconnected as Sotera gobbles up company after company. If you're not in a technical or analyst role, there's virtually no growth opportunity for you.

    Advice to Management

    Put your focus back on the front-line people who create your success.

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