TerpSys

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The "TerpSys Way" involves focusing equally on providing great customer service and excellent technical solutions.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Manager in Rockville, MD
Current Employee - Project Manager in Rockville, MD

I have been working at TerpSys full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

TerpSys is unlike any other company out there. You'll find a Team of highly skilled technical professionals who are as focused on providing great customer service as they are on providing excellent technical solutions.

The company is large enough to provide plenty of room to grow but small enough so that you'll know most everyone by name before too long. The company provides opportunities for staff to get to know each other in fun, informal settings. The friendships you make while engaged in community service activites in support of local or national charitites then carry over into your day to day work creating a positive working environment.

The company will help you get the training and certifications you need to take your skills and, ultimately, your career to the next level, and then to the next level after that. TerpSys has a supportive culture in which employees are encouraged to "climb on" and explore new roles and develop new skills.

As a Project Manager, I've been able to work with a large number of highly skilled individuals over the years and have seen Teams pull together through challenging projects and achieve great results.

There really is a "TerpSys way" that involves focusing equally on great customer service and excellent technical solutions.

Cons

TerpSys will challenge you to constantly learn and grow your skills. If you are complacent in your professional development and unwilling to meet this challenge, TerpSys might not be the right place for you.

At TerpSys it is just as important for you to help your team mates learn and grow as it is for you to personally learn and grow. If you only care about your own professional growth, TerpSys might not be the right place for you.

TerpSys asks that its employees look beyond themselves and generously give back to the community through community service activities. If you don't care about serving the greater community, then TerpSys might not be the right place for you.

TerpSys highly values delighting its customers. If sincere customer service isn't your cup of tea, TerpSys might not be the right place for you.

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Excellent work life balance and awesome perks

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Rockville, MD

    I worked at TerpSys full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very outgoing staff. Vast amount of opportunities to network during and after work with other colleague. Awesome perks including:
    - Outward Bound (off-site team building)
    - 1 day per year to participate with other teams in non-work activities (i.e.: golfing, gokarting, horsebackriding, etc.)
    - Team sports activities (i.e.: softball, flag football, dodgeball, kickball, etc.)
    - Profit sharing (pre 2011)
    - 2 reviews & potential raises/bonuses per year
    - Atypical CEO in a superb way, who is soft spoken and very accommodating to staff's needs and input
    - Free soda
    - Great learning opportunities, especially for those interested in getting professional certifications

    Cons

    - No telework option
    - Medical benefits are sub-par and rather expensive
    - Depending on team but could be hard to get promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide telework option once or twice a week

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  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Be aware of the TerpSys inner circle

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Computer Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Computer Analyst in Rockville, MD

    I worked at TerpSys full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Great benefits: 5-10% yearly bonuses and raises, compressed work schedule, free company gear, unlimited certification re-imbursement, 1 free training per year, 401K. These benfits will keep most people there
    -Endless opportunities for getting involved in company culture (pizza nights, softball team, brown bag lunches, outward bound events, picnic’s)
    -Great jobs for entry level candidates; you can learn a lot from the challenging work environments which will help you in the long run. Use this is a trnasition envirnoment
    -Free coffee and soda’s at most work locations

    Cons

    -Lower than average starting salaries
    -Internal promotions based almost entirely on being accepted/liked by management/the board. I have seen this in numerous cases where better technically qualified candidates did not get promoted
    -Most all advanced level positions are developed through this internal promotion system, thus the resulting TerpSys inner circle
    -Staying in one position for too long will result in you eventually being asked to leave/terminated. Although they will tell you the reason will be based on negative review criteria. So advancement is key once you hit 2-3 years
    -You can be asked to leave/terminated simply for not being involved in any of the company activities, I have seen this done. So getting heavily involved will save you in most cases but not all
    -HR actively looks if you post your resume on any job sites after employment begins

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Promote employees based primarily on technical ability
    -Make TerpSys a more fair and open place to work through clear communications and greater externall hiring

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