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A Great Place to Work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

I have been working at Wood Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

WOOD Consulting Services, Inc. is a great place to work. Like most small businesses, the 2013 calendar year has been challenging. I like the fact that the President herself has step up and involved herself in all activities to include Human Resources. When asked why she is so involved ... her response was "Why Not". You as an employee is very important to WOOD and I am happy that the market changes now allow me the opportunity to get to know you personally and refocus the company strategically.

Cons

Working as a government contractor for 2012 and 2013 has been very challenging. Our customer has increased their priorities requiring us to work harder with fewer staff. I'm learning a lot but sometimes I have a lot of projects to coordinate during a short time span.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stay connected! We are moving in a positive direction.

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A Sinking Ship

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    Former Employee - Associate Technical Writer  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate Technical Writer in Washington, DC

    I worked at Wood Consulting full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You don't have to work hard at all to get everything done here. You get to pick what time you want to come in and what time you want to leave after you've served your 8 hours.

    Cons

    Pretty much everything else. No HR department whatsoever. You know it's bad when HR jumps ship. High turnover, low salaries (compared to other local salaries), and constantly changing style guides. Technical writers are slaves to management's sporadic decisions and moods.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advise to management because, in management's own words, "There are some things that we will not change, period."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Wood Consulting Response

    Oct 31, 2013President/CEO

    It is important for everyone to understand the economy and decisions employees and employers make in running their business. WOOD has been operating with two full-time human resource professionals ... More

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    This place is bad. Wasn't going to review until I saw the recent, suspiciously positive ratings.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Writer  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Washington, DC

    I worked at Wood Consulting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Disclaimer: this review concerns the DC office of technical writers

    This is an okay first job for new grads desperate for experience and willing to "pay their dues" in the hopes of getting a better job down the road.
    Good benefits.
    Convenient metro-accessible location.
    Friendly and eclectic coworkers.

    Cons

    Awful pay.
    Tense work environment.
    Highly unprofessional, disorganized, and inefficient people in management positions.
    Uneven distribution of work leaves a few employees overloaded and the others desperate for something to do.
    Bad relationship with clients due to the high employee turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not sure where to start here... yikes. Bottom line, stop hiring people with 5 years experience and hoping they stick around. The work isn't challenging or interesting enough to retain them and the office environment is depressing. Entry-level is really the way to go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Wood Consulting Response

    Oct 31, 2013President/CEO

    I'm happy the submitter noticed the "recent, suspiciously positive ratings" - its working! To address the "Awful pay" comments, WOOD is a federal contractor operating in an environment in which the ... More

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