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Windward Consulting - mix of good and not-so-good.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Consultant in Herndon, VA
Former Employee - Consultant in Herndon, VA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Windward are primarily an IBM NetCool shop (though this may be changing) but they did have a good educational system for helping new employees. They also provided a course on ITIL but there wasn't many opportunities to use it. There wasn't that much distant travel (in my experience) and, in some cases, you could work from home (though this was not common). They do have some very professional, experienced and helpful employees and all aer willing to help with problems that you may encounter.

Cons

Windward tend to hire and fire on a regular basis (but this may be standard for other consulting companies). Paid time-off (PTO) was reduced from 20 days to 10 days though this only affects new employees - old timers get to keep the 20 day allocation. Also, any accrued PTO is not paid when you leave the company (voluntarily or involuntarily). A lot of the good staff have already left since I joined.

Advice to Management

Allow people to buy/sell vacation time and to get paid for their vacation when they leave.

Other Employee Reviews for Windward

  1. Windward IT Solutions - Employee Overview

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company size allows you access to all levels of staff. More opportunity to get involved. Excellent work /ife balance. Executive/Leadership team is accessible to all.

    Cons

    Growth, wish there was more of it.

    Advice to Management

    Enthusiasm, could be a little bit more.


  2. Helpful (6)

    Windward IT Solutions - Beware the False Facade.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Windward's Talent pool is some of the best I have ever had the honor of working with. The competencies of the consultants here are top knotch and the quality of the work is nothing short of exceeding a clients expectations.

    Cons

    There is a huge downside to Windward and that is the senior leadership. The main problems reside with a senior leadership structure that does not really give the entire or even partial story to its employees. I have seen them bring consultants on board for projects that are not fully in hand, only to let those consultants go when not needed any longer. CTO level down to Practice Management would be due for an extreme overhaul. Another area that is SEVERELY lacking is the HR departments. Highly under-developed and in dire need of more competent personnel.

    Advice to Management

    I would say to senior management that they would mostly benefit from listening to their employees vs. making attempts to do everything behind a closed door. While in turn providing the ever so familiar "open door" fantom policy. Instead of releasing employees, better development of staff would make for a much better enviroment. Training should not be used a teaser for employment, nor should it be moved away from when cultivating employees and your overall growth structure.


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