Halfaker and Associates Reviews

Updated June 2, 2015
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  1. Sr. Corporate Recruiter

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Corporate Recruiter in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Corporate Recruiter in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Halfaker and Associates (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The leadership, the employees, the missiona and the values all make Halfaker a wonderful place to work.

    Cons

    No cons thus far. Great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  2. Fast-Paced Environment: Work Hard, Play Hard

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Halfaker and Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Numerous project teams, offering variety of work options.
    Nice location in Shirlington Village.
    Program Managers and Project Managers are really kind, generous, supportive, helpful, and hard-working people.
    Executives are also helpful and nice people.
    Company culture has a "keep it lean and mean, and get it done" attitude.

    Cons

    Some executives have a tendency to publicly yell at and/or otherwise berate lower-level personnel, negatively affecting morale.
    COO has been a "revolving-door" position, with three different COOs (and one interim) in the past 12 months.
    CEO has vision to evolve the company's structure, but has not clearly articulated a plan to achieve this.
    The company is growing larger but still controls spending like a very small company, sometimes being "penny-wise but pound-foolish".

    Advice to Management

    Keep building a culture of mutual trust, respect, hard work, and hard play! Praise in public and rebuke in private.
    Clearly articulate the plan for the company's future evolution, and if this isn't decided yet then say so bluntly and solicit feedback and ideas from your management team and employees - they care about the company and like working there, and want to help and be heard.


  3. Great company to develop your career and have fun while you're doing it!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Halfaker and Associates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Halfaker provides its employees with the opportunity to grow by leaps and bounds. If you put in the time and effort you will definitely be rewarded. Halfaker's vision of Continuing to Serve resonates in all team members and fosters a culture of service not found in most places. The team participates in various community service events throughout the year and hosts lots of fun happy hours and an awesome holiday party at the Verizon Center. At Halfaker you're surrounded by some of the most dedicated and fun people in the industry.

    Cons

    Just remember to be flexible at all times and keep a positive attitude, and you'll be fine!

    Advice to Management

    Great people are attracted to your company! Consider implementing more non-traditional benefits.


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  5. Rising IT Consulting Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Halfaker and Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small business status, decorated, wounded veteran, women owned... all these attributes are advantages in government contracting businesses. Positive company culture is a big plus. Keurig coffee, tea, soda, granola bar and snacks for employees. Company sponsored birthday party, happy hours, active community volunteering events… It might seem no big deal but how many companies are doing that nowadays?

    Cons

    Every small company has similar issue when their businesses are project centric. You are “safe” when you are working on a project. But you are not, when the project is coming to end. Unless there is another project waiting.

    Advice to Management

    How the management plans for “between projects” issue for their employees will determine if Halfaker is just another small company or not…


  6. Diverse and Dynamic Team of Technology Expert Veterans and Civilians Serving the Country.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web and Graphic Design Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Web and Graphic Design Specialist in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Halfaker and Associates full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    What excites me more about my work is having the opportunity to collaborate with excellent co-workers in various areas and teams in the company, and contribute in a variety of corporate and federal government projects; it is a constantly interesting and challenging learning experience. Besides, the synergy among teammates is amazing, compensation is very competitive, and the benefits, such as flexibility to teleworking, access to paid training, receive performance-based bonuses, and accrue paid PTO, among others, are just awesome.

    Cons

    Limited career development opportunities for remote employees.

    Advice to Management

    Expand career development opportunities for remote employees.


  7. Amazing people at a fun company, that works hard and plays hard!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Associate in Arlington, VA
    Former Contractor - Associate in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Halfaker and Associates as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Top reasons to work here?
    Your work has a sense of purpose.
    The best benefits!
    The most amazing holiday parties you can imagine! (Seriously the best!)

    Cons

    Working with the government can be frustating or slow, but meh, that's everywhere in government contracting.



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