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  1. Nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in McLean, VA

    I worked at FedSources full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pros: Caring senior management team.

    Cons

    Cons: Behind in technology. Need to update


  2. Federal Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Federal Account Manager in Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Federal Account Manager in Tysons Corner, VA

    I worked at FedSources full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    On plus Fun youthful workplace

    Cons

    Run by Morons who make horrible strategic moves

    Advice to Management

    Don't fire the best talent you've ever had


  3. Lousy management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FedSources

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues but too many analysts were fresh out of college which hurt quality of work. Consulting group produced great work for top tier Fortune 100 clients.

    Cons

    High turnover. Management disconnected from products and services. Tough market for commodity market research services.


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  5. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    I have been working at FedSources

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is willing to invest in people and technology.
    Good work/life balance.
    Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Just been acquired by Deltek. Not sure how life will be post-acquisition.


  6. Executive management team lacks leadership, personal integrity, and competency.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in McLean, VA

    I have been working at FedSources

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great product offering....best in market at current price point (before deltek price fixing)
    Good staff...hard working, honest, compassionate staff who care about clients
    Great benefits...best in class; company pays 90%!

    Cons

    Job is constantly in jeopardy...
    Promotions are based on personal preferences, not competency or performance...
    Leadership is like sailing in a rudderless boat.....there is no clear direction or mission

    Advice to Management

    Clearly define company mission and objectives.
    Implement a strategic plan and share it with staff.
    Practice fariness and ehtics when making hire/fire decisions.


  7. You learn a lot but very low salary and no room for growth

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    Current Employee - Market Intelligence Analyst in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Market Intelligence Analyst in McLean, VA

    I have been working at FedSources

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Learn a lot about government procurement
    -Flexible work schedules
    -Decent benefits
    -Friendly people
    -interesting research

    Cons

    -very low salary
    -little chance of being promoted into another department
    -upper management claims that analysts are valued and important, but they don't really show us
    -other than mini promos not much chance of making decent money there
    -gets old doing the same thing everyday
    -treat analysts differently from cde's...seem to value them more
    -Working in Tysons is a pain with all the traffic
    -You end up covering for people a lot
    -Turn over is extremely high, someone quits at least once a month, they can't seem to keep anyone working there b/c the salary sucks
    -They are always "reorganizing", lots of "layoffs" for upper execs

    Advice to Management

    Don't claim that employees are important, show them by paying them better money
    Listen to employee suggestions more, don't patronize so much
    Stop hiring people that are ready to quit within three months or less
    Hire managers with more experience


  8. Seemed like a very good place to start off but one needs to move on quickly

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in McLean, VA

    I worked at FedSources

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - A great intro to the local IT and procurement environment (meeting players and systems)
    - Depending on your dep't., entrepreneurial spirit could be high and rewarded (position and salary)
    - Several intelligent, interesting and nice colleagues
    - A couple of nice employee parties per year
    - An annual United Way collection drive
    - Nice facilities and solid benefits

    Cons

    - Location - traffic and inability to walk and grab a lunch (it's an isolated building)
    - In 3 years, did not get a single formal, well structured performance review
    - Very high turn over (around 50% a year)
    - Very little structure and no formal employee development
    - Was praised verbally only to be 180 degree blind sided in writing a bit later
    - Some employees may have gotten ahead through inappropriate means
    - While on review/probation, received an email from a company employee that contained a virus that wiped out all my documents and thus made my project late :)

    Advice to Management

    Honest and open communication in writing
    Much, much, much more structure


  9. Do your homework before accepting a job here

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Research Analyst in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Market Research Analyst in McLean, VA

    I have been working at FedSources

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good experience. Bagles and cream cheese on Fridays.

    Cons

    Under paid. Over worked. I worked during lunch breaks and only one bathroom break with "you're not doing enough work" attitude from imediate supervisor.
    On my first day, an admin gave us 3" binders, told us to fill out the forms, and walked off. That certainly did not set the tone for a welcome to the company orientation.
    Most personnel are 30 years old or younger.

    Advice to Management

    Middle and upper management are clueless as to what analyst are up again. Give analyst the respect they deserve and compensate them appropiately, but not by underpaying them.


  10. There are Pros and Cons.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Research Analyst in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Market Research Analyst in McLean, VA

    I have been working at FedSources

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a good place to start off. You learn about Government procurement. You receive an introductory level of knowledge of the Defense Industry.

    Cons

    Work can become mundane. There is very little room for growth within company. This is not a long term position.

    Advice to Management

    I think that if the workers were allowed to be on some type of telecommuting plan, moral would be higher. Give more respect to the analysts.


  11. Disorganized and unprofessional

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at FedSources

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small company so people get to know each other very well.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between management and analysts. Little respect is given to analysts in comparison to the different divisions and members of the company. Management and company in general is very disorganized. Company culture is entirely too relaxed for a workplace, thus inappropriate dress and language is common. Not an intellectual environment, so professional and personal growth is severely hindered. Compensation is sub market standards.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better with each other and with employees. Create a professional workplace that helps employee development. Create policies and obey by them.



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