Headstrong Reviews in Fairfax, VA

329 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work life balance can be maintained since the working hours are flexible (in 29 reviews)

  • Very good work culture, Senior management is quite good (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • confused direction, weak senior management (in 17 reviews)

  • Dubious HR policies that are very subjective (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place to gain experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Headstrong

    Pros

    Very bright, educated people. Good benefits. Good place to gain experience for a young professional.

    Cons

    Executive management doesn't respect all employees as they should. Lots of politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect and appreciate the work of consultants who bring company business. Hire for talent, not conections.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Do not expect the company to do anything for you

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Headstrong full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Got a chance to work for good companies

    Cons

    No real focus on employee growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop talking and start doing something for your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Just another outsourcing company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Headstrong

    Pros

    - Some people are smart
    - A few were trying to make a difference
    - There was good parking space available
    - They were profitable

    Cons

    - They do not value technical resources
    - Only managers and sales people generally get any respect
    - The rest are treated like a commodity
    - The company always hid things from the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A company like this is all about the people that stay there. If you do not value your rank and file workforce, you end up with basically the kind of people that cannot find job elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Formerly good company fading quickly

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Headstrong

    Pros

    Not as bureaucratic as other big consulting firms

    Cons

    Career growth opportunities and company culture have been very poor since the merger. Used to be a project-based environment with short, strategic assignments. Now, business model is "body shop" with long, tactical staffing agreements. Margins are under severe pressure and competition is intense. Company has an upside-down pyramid structure - not at all what a consulting firm should be. Consequently there are few opportunities for growth. Benefits have been cut due to low profitability. Insurance costs more and we get less. No bonuses for over 5 years. Training opportunities are very limited - no budget.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to employee morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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