Stanley Associates

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Pretty Good

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Stanley Associates

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great Benefits
Competitive Pay
Work/Life Balance

Management cares about keeping good employees. If you're looking for something different, you'll have the opportunity.

Cons

Defense contracting
Limited Systems Engineering work
Recent Acquisition leaves culture and benefits in question

Like most defense contracting jobs, a lot depends on the site you work at, the customer you work for, and the management you deal with.

Advice to Management

At this point, the management is in flux. Here's hoping that the new company will look at what made employees happy to work for Stanley and make some changes to accomodate the new team members.

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  1. Stanley was good, CGI is like the Borg

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Springfield, VA

    I worked at Stanley Associates full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    When I first hired on, Stanley Associates was a spirited, small, employee-owned company, so the shareholders all were in favor of upper management (the "elephants of the 7th floor") providing excellent benefits for the employees. There was a definite pecking order within the company (*everybody* compared employee numbers to determine seniority), but underneath the cockiness and bantam-rooster personality was a work ethos of always getting the job done.

    Then came the buy-up by CGI, and the personality which permeated every layer from the CEO on down was displaced by CGI's uniformity even more quickly than CGI's logo displaced the Stanley anchor.

    Cons

    Not long after the acquisition by CGI, the Stanley upper management exited the company. I don't think they were quite forced out, but the CGI management culture has been a stark contrast to the days when we worked hard, played hard, and earned our pay by making our customers happy.

    Pinache and humor lost out to the grey flannel suit which demanded compliance. Now the company requires mid-level managers to be trained in CGI's corporate culture, and there are strict guidelines on things as mundane as office and cubicle size (I know of one office where walls were moved prior to move-in so that "oversized" offices were the proper size for the occupant's position). The benefits which once were "Caddilac plan" quality are now about par.

    Bottomline, CGI attempted to transition what had been Stanley Associates from a highly competent defense contractor into a more socially acceptable -- and less personable -- healthcare information systems company, and healthcare.gov typified the results.

    Advice to Management

    One size does not fit all. Grow a soul and do things with conviction and character. Indulge the instinct to micro-manage less and encourage folks with expertise to be entrepreneurial in their niche.


  2. Ideal Acquisiiton?

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Program Manager in North Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Assistant Program Manager in North Charleston, SC

    I worked at Stanley Associates (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stanley Associates is a fantastic company, well-balanced between DoD IT and non-IT programs, when they win contracts.

    Cons

    Loyalty to employees mixed. When the strategic objectives change which have negative impacts on employees, the employees are the last to know.

    Advice to Management

    Beware of the dead-sea effect! Most would rather want top management transparent and honest with its workforce. Colleges offer life-long benefits to its graduates, this company not. But that is why colleges are known for time-enduring scholars and mentors.


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